Throughout the August yatra season, helicopters fly almost constantly ferrying pilgrims between Gulabgarh and the Chandi Mata site at Machail in just seven minutes. It's usually essential to book ahead, though ticke…
Shared taxi-jeeps to Gulabgarh (basic/luxury per seat ₹100/150, three hours) fill up outside this small shack-office facing Surya Dhaba in the 'old bus stand' area near the Jamia Mosque. It's also the most reliable …
Nagrota-bound minibuses from beneath the BC Rd flyover are the cheapest way of getting to Amar Mahal (₹5).
Ticket booths for numerous long distance services are clustered around the old bus station. Check the exact departure point for your bus, though, since some services actually load at other points.
The cheapest way to reach Bahu Fort from the city centre is on the matador from just south of Indira Chowk. Alternatively take a service bound for the train station and change at Bikram Chowk.
Numerous stands sell tickets to a variety of destinations. While some touts are aggressive, most folks are genuinely helpful and can guide you to a suitable service…eventually.
Shared jeeps to Srinagar start from the ramp just south of the old bus station, but there can be lots of manoeuvring between vehicles and a potentially long wait.
Although the new ISBT has been built, most buses still seem to use this rotting, sweaty concrete eyesore surrounded by its chaotic plethora of ticket agencies.
The bus station has a rarely staffed ticket office but most buses actually leave from the road outside (between here and the Jamia Mosque).
Matadors from here run to Janipur (via the bus stand area) and Panjtirthi (via Jewel Chowk and Shalimar Rd, except at rush hours)