The implementation of the Road Transport Corporation Act in 1950 led to the establishment of the public bus service of Jammu & Kashmir - J&K State Road Transport Corporation on the September 1, 1976. The corporation has made a significant effort trying to connect all corners of the state. A few interstate services operated by JKSRTC help connect J&K to neighbouring regions of Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh with the state.
JKSRTC Online Booking
JKSRTC bus tickets can be booked online on its official website. Also, tickets can be cancelled if required. Another way to book tickets is to directly book them from ticket counters at bus stations. Apart from the official site, there are a number of other websites which help travellers book JKSRTC bus tickets.
JKSRTC : Bus Types
The fleet of buses operating under JKSRTC covers nine routes on a daily basis. The types of buses included in this fleet are AC Sleeper, Volvo AC, Volvo AC Sleeper, AC Seater, Non AC Seater and Non AC Sleeper buses. Also, the corporation runs super-deluxe, hi-tech and semi-deluxe buses.
Popular Routes of JKSRTC
The top routes covered by JKSRTC include the ones running from Jammu to Manali, Katra to Chandigarh, Chandigarh to Jammu, Jammu to Kullu, Jammu to Mandi, Jammu to Amritsar, Jammu to Chandigarh, Jammu to Amritsar, Jammu to Delhi and Chandigarh to Katra.
The ride from Pahalgam to Sonamarg was really one of its kind. The roads are not big enough. Hardly two buses can pass through. And there are no railing so weak hearten don't seat next to window. But for the person who want to see amazing scenery, picturesque mountains touching sky and deep down valley and canyons. This is trip for you.
We are family of 17 gone there by mini bus. The distance between two is roughly 31 km but but we enjoyed it thoroughly. There are some army base camps, some small restaurant come in the way and tea stalls. So for roadside food lovers you have must go there.
I even think of riding by bike there as place is just too much beautiful.
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After having traveled to Pahalgam and Gulmarg the beauty of Kashmir had already taken our breath away but Sonamarg takes the cake. The landscape of the place is magnificent, surrounded by meadows, huge valley leading up to Zozilla pass and snow covered peaks. The beauty of the place is awesome....more »
I had no plans to travel to Leh. After reaching Kargil, and meeting up with new found friends, an impromptu plan was made to go to Leh. Lucky for me the bus did have a seat empty (the very seat I came to Kargil on). The journey was a lot different from the first leg, with now a barren desolate landscape covering our views compared to the snow from the previous day.
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352… 353… 354… The white dome now disappears from view behind the rocky walls. I let a curse slip out along with my breath, to the artisans and master builders of yesteryears, who always aspired to build structures to let them reach the abode of the stars. 390… 391… the effects of the...more »
The buses can be booked from the JKSRTC ticket counter near the Dal Lake. It is best if you can book the tickets a day before. The bus ride takes you through nefarious roads, even the slightest of wrong pedal movement, is a sheer vertical drop. Even with these challenges, the bus ride is definitely worth every 'fearful' penny though.
The road to Pahalgam crisscrosses the Kashmir Valley and passes through some amazing scenery. The best one of them being almost a half a kilometer long Green Tunnel. Trees have covered the road and no light crosses through and that acts like a dark tunnel. The experience of that stint was amazing.
Journey towards Mysore is always peaceful and one would not feel stressed about side view is also good while traveling. Bus comfort was very nice did night realise when we reached Mysore and roads we're awesome and for people like us who travel from Bangalore we always love the journey as it's quick and peaceful .rnrnI personally did not feel like carrying any eatables.