If you are planning a trip to Kashmir anytime soon and were thinking of renting a taxi for your trip, then mentioned below are some details on Kashmir Taxi Rates that can be of help. The information below covers the major tourist routes like Srinagar City, Gulmarg, Sonamarg, Pahalgam as well as some other tourist spots.
The first question that comes to mind for everyone before going to Kashmir is whether or not it is safe to go. If you were wondering about it then you surely are not the only one. The first time I planned a trip to the valley, I thought for days whether or not to go. Take a look at How Safe is Kashmir for Tourists Now and hopefully this article will help answer your questions.
Kashmir Taxi Rates 2020
|Tourist Route||Drop Rate||Return Rate|
|Srinagar Sightseeing Taxi Fare ( 3 Mughal Gardens)||1270|
|Srinagar Local Sightseeing Taxi Fare (All tourist spots)||2330|
|Srinagar Old City Tour||1000|
|Srinagar to Dachigam||1200|
|Srinagar airport / Hotel to Shankaracharya Temple||600|
|Parimahal and Chashm-e-Shahi tour||900|
|Srinagar Airport to Gulmarg Taxi Fare (Drop from airport or hotel)||1800|
|Srinagar to Gulmarg Taxi Charges (Return)||2000|
|Srinagar Airport to Pahalgam Taxi Fare (Drop from airport or hotel)||2500|
|Taxi charges from Srinagar to Pahalgam (Return)||3000|
|Srinagar to Sonamarg Taxi Fare (Drop from airport or hotel)||2400|
|Srinagar to Sonmarg Taxi Fare (Return)||2850|
|Srinagar to Yusmarg Taxi Fare||2000|
|Srinagar to Verinag Taxi Fare||2400|
|Kokernag Achabal & Verinag||2900|
|Srinagar to Aharbal Taxi Fare||2500|
|Srinagar to Kheer Bhawani Temple||1300|
|Kheer Bhawani and Mansabal Lake||1500|
|Srinagar to Naranag Taxi Fare||2000|
|Srinagar to Wular Lake||2500|
|Srinagar Airport to Baltal Taxi Fare||3500|
|Taxi Charge for Baltal for 2 Days||5000|
|Srinagar to Kargil Taxi Fare (Drop)||6400|
|Taxi Charges from Srinagar to Kargil for 2 Days||13200|
|Srinagar to Leh Taxi Fare (Drop)||16000|
|Srinagar to Leh return Taxi Charge (6 Days Trip)||29000|
|Srinagar to Doodhpathri Taxi Fare||2400|
|Srinagar to Tangmarg Taxi Charge||1725|
|Srinagar to Sinthan Top Taxi Fare||5000|
|Srinagar to Tangmarg Taxi Charge (Drop)||1400|
|Srinagar to Baltal Taxi Charge (3 Days)||7000|
|Srinagar to Kishtwar Taxi Fare||10000|
|Srinagar to Doda Taxi||11000|
|Srinagar to Peer ki Gali Taxi||3700|
|Srinagar to Surankote via Mughal Road||9000|
|srinagar to Sharda Sharif Taxi||9000|
|Srinagar to Poonch Taxi Fare||9500|
|Srinagar to Rajouri Taxi Fare||9500|
|Srinagar to Jammu via Mughal Road||8600|
|Srinagar to Gurez Valley Taxi Fare||13000|
|Srinagar to Uri Taxi Fare||3700|
|Srinagar to Tangdar Taxi Fare||12000|
|Gulmarg Pahalgam Sonmarg Srinagar Tour (4 – 7 Days)||6000 – 10000|
Where to Hire a Taxi in Kashmir?
There are numerous travel agents and taxi providers that you can contact to rent a taxi in Kashmir. The entire city seems to be in the tourism business. You can, in fact, rent a cab from right outside the airport as well. If you need my recommendation, you can contact Salman Gulzar at 788 953 9008. Give my reference and he will quote you the best possible rates.
How to rent a Taxi in Kashmir?
There are a few things that you should know about renting a taxi in Kashmir. The first is that there are no set or decided rates. There is a rate list for sure but it is not really enforced by the union like in the case of places like Ladakh and Manali. So if you were told that it is a standard rate and the union won’t allow going lower, don’t believe it.
How much you pay for a taxi in Kashmir will entirely depend on your negotiation skills, duration of the trip, and places covered. On average though, a smaller car (hatchback) will cost about Rs. 1800 per day and a Sumo or Scorpio will cost Rs. 2000 per day. If you hired a luxury cab like Innova, it may cost a couple of hundreds more. These charges are inclusive of the cost of fuel and the driver.
The second thing to know is that the taxi you hired in Srinagar will not be allowed for sightseeing in Gulmarg, Sonamarg, and Pahalgam. All these three places have their own group of taxi drivers and they do not allow the non-local taxi to ply on their routes.
So for example, if you hired a taxi from Srinagar for Pahalgam, it will only drop you at Pahalgam. For visiting places like Aru Valley, Betab Valley, etc you will have to rent a local Pahalgam taxi.
But the taxi drivers usually coordinate around it. When you are renting a taxi, talk to the driver and operator and they will make arrangements for local taxis as well. The amount usually comes out to be the same that I mentioned above.
Should you rent on the spot from the Airport?
I will not recommend it because then you will end up paying more. Book a taxi in advance, negotiate hard and have the driver pick you from the airport.
Taxi Rates in Srinagar
If you did not book a taxi in advance and wanted to get a cab from the airport to your hotel in Srinagar, it will cost you around Rs. 500 for a drop anywhere in the city.
If you want to rent a taxi from Srinagar for a drop to places like Gulmarg, Pahalgam, or Sonamarg, please take a look at Taxi Rates in Srinagar City where I have provided this information in details.
Is Uber cab available in Srinagar?
No, Uber is not available in Srinagar yet. You will have to hire a local taxi from the airport or your hotel. Not just Srinagar, Uber is not available anywhere in the Kashmir region.
Is Ola cab available in Srinagar?
Like Uber, Ola is also not available in Srinagar or anywhere else in Kashmir.
Taxi Rates in Gulmarg
If you hired a taxi from Srinagar for Gulmarg, it will drop you all the way except for the winter season. During winters, the taxi will only bring you to Tangmarg, about 14 kilometers before Gulmarg. From here on, you will have to rent another 4×4 taxi with snow chains for the final stretch of the journey and pay another Rs. 1000 for it. For more details, please read Taxi Rates in Gulmarg.
Gulmarg is just a small town and you do not really need a taxi for sightseeing here. But if you do, the Srinagar taxi will not be good enough for it. You will have to rent another taxi here to show you around.
Taxi Rates in Sonamarg
For a visit to Sonamarg, you will first have to rent a taxi from Srinagar to drop you at the small town. Then you will have to rent another taxi to show you around locally like towards the glacier or zero point. For more details, please read Taxi Rates in Sonamarg.
Taxi Rates in Pahalgam
For a visit to Pahalgam, you will first have to rent a taxi from Srinagar to drop you here. After your arrival, you will rent another cab for local sightseeing. For more details, please read Taxi Rates in Pahalgam.
Best Taxi Service in Kashmir
If I am to recommend a name, then I will suggest contacting Salman Gulzar at 788 953 9008. Give my reference and he will quote you a discounted rate.
Kashmir Taxi Rates – Conclusion
I hope the information above on Kashmir Taxi Rates was of help. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask in the comments section below; or at our Community Forum; and I will be glad to answer.