Srinagar Taxi Rates 2023 – 2024 – Updated List

by Vargis.Khan

Listed below are Srinagar Taxi rates applicable in the year 2023. You can go through the list below to find out how much you will pay for renting a taxi in Srinagar for either local sightseeing in the city, or for visiting other places in Kashmir like Gulmarg, Sonamarg, and Pahalgam.

If you are planning a trip to Ladakh, the applicable rates for Kargil, Leh and Zanskar Valley are also included. These are the taxi union rates but depending on the time of travel or your negotiation skills, you may also be able to get a lesser price.

For organizing your trip to Kashmir, booking a taxi, or getting the best hotel rates, you can contact Kunal @ 9910 402 252. Give him my reference and he will be able to get you the best and the lowest rates possible.

If you have any questions related to your upcoming trip to Kashmir, you can contact me on Instagram to clarify your doubts. For all other details on Kashmir like mobile connectivity, public transport, and several other tips, please take a look at How to Plan a Trip to Kashmir – A Complete Travel Guide.

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Srinagar Taxi Rate List 2023

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Tourist Route Drop Return
Airport Pick & Drop Rs. 940 Rs. 1665
Shankaracharya Temple Taxi Fare Rs. 950 Rs. 1200
Mughal Gardens Tour (Complete) Rs. 2500
3 Mughal Gardens Tour (Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Bagh, Chashm-e-Shahi) Rs. 1700
Mughal Gardens, Parimahal, Shankaracharya Temple, Hazratbal Rs. 2500
Srinagar Old City Tour Rs. 3000
Dachigam Return Rs. 2500
Srinagar to Tangmarg Taxi Fare Rs. 2300 Rs. 2600
Srinagar to Gulmarg Taxi Fare Rs. 2600 Rs. 2975
Srinagar to Yusmarg Taxi Fare Rs. 2600 Rs. 2975
Srinagar to Sonamarg Taxi Fare Rs. 3000 Rs. 4055
Srinagar to Pahalgam Taxi Fare Rs. 3000 Rs. 4055
Srinagar to Pahalgam Taxi Fare Return Rs. 3000 Rs. 4055
Srinagar to Mansabal Lake and Kheer Bhawani Temple Taxi Fare Rs. 1800 Rs. 2500
Srinagar to Wular Lake Rs. 4000
Srinagar to Baltal Taxi Fare (1 Day Trip) Rs. 5068 Rs. 7100
Srinagar to Baltal Taxi Fare (3-Day Trip) Rs. 9261
Srinagar to Doodhpathri Taxi Fare Rs. 3200
Srinagar to Naranag Taxi Fare Rs. 3200 Rs. 3200
Srinagar to Verinag Taxi Fare Rs. 4506
Srinagar to Achabal and Kokernag Taxi Fare Rs. 4052
Srinagar to Daksum Taxi Fare Rs. 4501
Srinagar to Sinthan Top Taxi Fare Rs. 7200
Srinagar to Kishtwar via Sinthan Top Taxi Fare Rs. 8200 Rs. 12560
Srinagar to Doda Taxi Fare Rs. 9500 Rs. 14600
Srinagar to Aharbal Waterfall Taxi Fare Rs. 4500
Srinagar to Peer ki Gali (Mughal Road) Taxi Fare Rs. 6000
Srinagar to Surankote (Mughal Road) Rs. 8200 Rs. 12500
Srinagar to Shahdara Sharief (Rajouri via Mughal Road) Rs. 9700 Rs. 4500
Srinagar to Poonch Taxi Fare Rs. 9800 Rs. 14700
Srinagar to Rajouri Taxi Fare Rs. 9800 Rs. 14700
Srinagar to Jammu via Mughal Road Taxi Fare Rs. 11200
Srinagar to Gurez Valley Taxi Fare (Dawar) Rs. 9600 Rs. 16500
Srinagar to Uri Taxi Fare Rs. 3200 Rs. 5000
Srinagar to Tangdhar Taxi Fare Rs. 9500 Rs. 16500
Srinagar to Kargil Taxi Fare (3 Days Trip) Rs. 9163 Rs. 16800
Srinagar to Leh Taxi Fare (2 Days Trip) Rs. 21300
Srinagar to Leh 6 Days Trip Rs. 39878
Srinagar to Jammu Taxi Fare Rs. 10500
Srinagar to Amritsar Taxi Fare (4 Days Trip) Rs. 1400 Rs. 25727
Srinagar to Jalandhar Taxi Fare (4 Days Trip) Rs. 19938 Rs. 30229
Srinagar to Chandigarh Taxi Fare (4 Days Trip) Rs. 23979 Rs. 32134
Srinagar to Delhi Taxi Fare (6 Days Trip) Rs. 32000 Rs. 51455
Srinagar to Ajmer Shariff Taxi Fare (10-12 Days Trip) Rs. 23979 Rs. 52217

Best Taxi Service in Srinagar

The important thing to remember while renting a taxi in Kashmir is that there is no enforced rate list as such. True that there is a union rate list which is mentioned in the image below but it does not always apply.

The final amount you will pay will heavily depend on your own negotiation skills, the type, and condition of the cab you were renting, and who were you dealing with.

If you went via a travel agency or a hotel, then they will charge you slightly more than this. If you spoke directly to a driver, he may settle for a lesser amount to win a customer over. It may also depend on how long you were renting the cab.

During the peak tourist season, if there are a lot of tourists in the valley, these rates get thrown out of the window. At that time, drivers tend to overcharge a lot and will quote just about any amount to the tourists.

If I am to recommend a name, then I will suggest contacting Kunal at 9910 402 252. Give my reference and he will quote you a discounted rate and possibly the next Srinagar taxi rates that you can get.

Srinagar Taxi Rates 2023 – 2024

The Srinagar taxi rates mentioned above are applicable for a pick-and-drop at Lal Chowk in Srinagar. But the same rates will remain applicable from your hotel or the airport as well.

If the person you were speaking with was asking for more than the rates above, you can talk to the contact I provided and see if he can get you a better deal.

The rates above are all for private taxis but shared cabs too are available on some of these routes. These will cost you way less. I have provided information on shared cabs further in the article.

Srinagar Airport Taxi Charges

A private taxi to drop you at the airport in Srinagar will cost you Rs. 940. Pick up from the airport and drop you at your hotel will cost you Rs. 1665.

In the real world though, the charges can be a lot different. I had a driver pick me up from the airport and drop me at my hotel in Srinagar for Rs. 1200. It was only because But it was only because it was the peak tourist season.

In the off-season, do not be surprised if the diver charges you a couple hundred less than the regular charge.

Srinagar to Doodhpathri Taxi Fare

A private taxi from Srinagar to Doodhpathri (or Dudhpathri) will cost you Rs. 3200 for a return journey. There is no drop rate because when you go to Doodhpatri, it will mostly be a day trip only.

Accommodation choices in Doodhpathri are scarce and not a lot of people prefer to stay there overnight. For more information, please read How to Plan a Trip to Doodhpathri.

Srinagar to Gulmarg Taxi Fare

A prepaid taxi from Srinagar to Gulmarg will cost you about Rs. 2600 for a drop. For a return journey, a taxi fare from Srinagar to Gulmarg and back would come out to be Rs. 2,975.

Private taxi operators may charge you more for cabs like Innova but for a Sumo or Bolero, this is what you will pay. If you rented the taxi for two days then it will cost you anywhere between Rs. 4500 to Rs. 5000.

An important thing to remember here is that these rates are applicable only during summer. In winter, the road from Tangmarg to Gulmarg gets blocked and can only be traveled with help of snow chains.

So if you were visiting in the months from January to March, then the rates will be way high. You will first pay about Rs. 2300 for a cab from Srinagar to Tangmarg.

Then you would have to rent another taxi in Tangmarg for reaching Gulmarg. This will cost you an additional Rs. 1600 for a drop at Gulmarg and Rs. 2500 for the same day return to Tangmarg.

If you booked a tempo traveler for Gulmarg, it will cost you about Rs. 4500 for a same-day return trip and Rs. 7000 for a 2 days trip.

Srinagar to Gulmarg Shared Taxi

Shared taxis are available for Gulmarg from Srinagar but you will have to break your journey into parts. Finding a shared cab from Srinagar all the way to Gulmarg will be very tough.

By a shared cab, you will first have to travel from Srinagar to Tangmarg for Rs. 100 and then Rs. 50 for Tangmarg to Gulmarg. Another choice would be to board the Bus which will cost even less.

If you want to read more about how you can travel to Gulmarg by shared cabs and Bus, I recommend that you please read How to Plan a Trip to Gulmarg. If you were visiting in winter, then please take a look at How to Plan a Trip to Gulmarg in winter.

Srinagar to Pahalgam Taxi Rates

A taxi from Srinagar to Pahalgam will cost you about Rs. 3000 for a drop and Rs. 4055 for a return journey on the same day. For a 2 days trip, it will cost you about Rs. 7000 for a return journey. If you booked a tempo traveler for Pahalgam, charges will be Rs. 8500 to Rs. 10000 approximately.

An important thing to remember with Pahalgam is that your Srinagar taxi cannot be used for sightseeing here. It can only bring you to Pahalgam but for visiting other areas like Aru Valley and Betab Valley, you will have to rent another local taxi in Pahalgam.

Srinagar to Pahalgam Shared Taxi

Shared cabs as well as buses are available on the route and will cost you about Rs. 250 for reaching Pahalgam from Srinagar. For this, you will first have to find a shared cab from Dale Gate in Srinagar for Anantnag.

From Anantnag, you will then have to look for another cab to get to Pahalam. There is no direct bus or shared cab available between Srinagar and Pahalgam.

Srinagar to Sonamarg Taxi Fare

A taxi from Srinagar to Sonamarg will cost you Rs. 3000 for a drop and Rs. 4055 for a return journey on the same day. If you hired a taxi for 2 days, the charges will be about Rs. 8000.

If you hired a tempo traveler, it will cost you Rs. 7500 for a same-day return journey. The same rates will also be applicable for a taxi from Srinagar airport to Sonamarg.

Srinagar to Sonamarg Shared Taxi

Shared taxis too are available on the route. But you will not get a shared cab that can drop you straight in Sonamarg. From Hazratbal in Srinagar, you will first have to look for a cab for Kangan.

From Kangan, you will then board another cab for Sonamarg. In total, it will cost you about Rs. 150 – 200 per person to get to Sonamarg.

Srinagar to Drass Taxi Fare

A taxi from Srinagar to Dras will cost you Rs. 8000 for a drop and Rs. 10000 for a return on the same day. The chances however are that no driver will agree to make it a same-day trip because the distance is too great to be covered in a day.

Srinagar to Yusmarg Taxi Fare

A private taxi for a return journey from Srinagar to Yusmarg will cost you Rs. 2,600 for drop and Rs. 2,975 for same-day return.

If you hired a tempo traveler, then the charges would be about Rs. 5000 for 2 days trip. For more details on getting to Yusmarg, please read How to Plan a Trip to Yusmarg.

Srinagar to Baltal Taxi Fare

A private taxi from Srinagar to Baltal for one day journey will cost you Rs. 5,068. If you however booked the same cab for your return journey as well to Srinagar the next day then the taxi will cost you Rs. 7,100.

For a three days trip with a stay at Baltal or Sonamarg or any other place on the way, it will cost you Rs. 9,261. You will have to pay separately for your accommodation though. These are just taxi charges.

Srinagar to Aharbal Taxi Fare

A taxi from Srinagar to Aharbal Waterfall and return will cost you Rs. 4500 for a same-day journey. For more information, please read How to Plan a Trip to Aharbal

Srinagar to Tangmarg Taxi Fare

A private taxi from Srinagar to Tangmarg will cost you Rs. 2300 for a drop and Rs. 2600 for a same-day return.

Srinagar to Gurez Valley Taxi Fare

If you take a rent a taxi from Srinagar to drop you in Dawar in Gurez, it will cost you Rs. 9600. For a return journey of 2 days, it will cost Rs. 16500.

Srinagar taxi drivers do not usually agree to go beyond Dawar due to bad roads. For that, you may have to rent a taxi from Dawar only. Either way, if you plan to go to Chakwali as well, be ready to shed another Rs. 5000 to Rs. 7500 extra.

Srinagar to Leh Taxi Fare 2023

A one-day journey from Srinagar to Leh in a private taxi will cost you about Rs. 18,000. The cab will travel non-stop for about 18 to 20 hours and will drop you at Leh.

If you break this journey into 2 days then the charge will increase to Rs. 21,300. For any more than 2 days and up to 6 days, this journey will cost you approximately Rs. 40,000.

For journeys of more than 2 days, your accommodation at places in between is of course not included. You also will not be required to pay for the driver as well. For a night’s stay, you will have to look for a hotel for yourself and the driver will find his own accommodation.

Please remember that any cab rented in Srinagar cannot be used for local sightseeing in Ladakh. The cab you rented from Srinagar can only drop you at Leh but for visiting other places in Ladakh, you will have to rent a local Leh-registered taxi. For more information, please read How to Plan a Trip to Ladakh – A Complete Travel Guide

Srinagar to Leh Shared Taxi

A shared taxi from Srinagar to Leh will cost you approximately Rs. 3,800 per person. If you are traveling alone or on a budget and do not want to be traveling on the bus then boarding a shared taxi from Srinagar to Leh is a great choice.

The only drawback is that these taxis travel non-stop for about 18-20 hours with very limited breaks and can get uncomfortable. It is not a good option if you are traveling with your family.

Srinagar to Kargil Taxi Fare

A private taxi from Srinagar to Kargil will cost you Rs. 9,163 for a drop.  If you want to stay at Kargil for a day and return to Srinagar on Day 3, then a 3 days journey will cost you Rs. 16,800. If you want to make it a 2 days trip, you will get charged around Rs. 14,000.

Srinagar to Kargil Shared Taxi

A shared taxi from Srinagar to Kargil will cost you Rs. 1500 to Rs. 1800 per person. The journey will be completed in one day and the cab will reach Kargil by evening.

Srinagar to Jammu Taxi Fare

For a drop from Srinagar to Jammu you will have to pay Rs. 4,900 for one day journey. If you however boarded a shared taxi for Jammu, it will cost you only about Rs. 700 per person.

The taxi will start from Srinagar in the morning and will reach Jammu by late afternoon. If you hired a tempo traveler, it will cost you about Rs. 9000 for the same-day drop.

Jammu to Srinagar Taxi Fare

A Private taxi from Jammu to Srinagar will cost Rs. 10,500 for a same-day drop via NH44. If you want to travel by Mughal road, you will have to pay Rs. 11,200.

For a shared cab, this cost will come down to Rs. 1500 – Rs. 2000 per person. These taxis are available at Jammu’s bus stand and complete the journey to Srinagar in one day. If you hired a tempo traveler, it will cost you about Rs. 9000 for a same-day drop.

Srinagar Pahalgam Gulmarg Taxi Fare

If you booked a cab from Srinagar to visit both Pahalgam and Gulmarg, it will cost you about Rs. 10000 for a 3 days trip. If you hired a tempo traveler, it will cost you Rs. 12000.

Srinagar Local Sightseeing Taxi Fare

The taxi rates in Srinagar for local sightseeing will entirely depend on what all places you wanted to visit. For example,

  • If you booked a private taxi for the Mughal gardens of Chesmashahi, Nishat, and Shalimar, then it will cost you Rs. 1,700.
  • A private taxi for an extended trip including the above-mentioned three gardens plus Parimahal, S. Temple, and Hazratbal would cost you Rs. 2,500
  • If you just want to go to Hazratbal and come back, it will cost you Rs. 900
  • For visiting Parimahal and Chasmashahi gardens, a private taxi will cost you Rs. 1500
  • A taxi for taking you sightseeing around the old city will cost Rs. 3,000
  • If you wanted to visit Wular Lake and Mansabal, it will cost you Rs. 4000.
  • For a day trip to Kheer Bhawani, it will cost you Rs. 2500


I hope the information above on Srinagar Taxi rates was of help. As I mentioned earlier, these rates can vary a lot depending on the time of your travel and negotiation skills. If you have any questions, you can contact me on Instagram and I will be happy to answer. You can also consider subscribing to my YouTube channel and asking a question there.

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N Iqbal June 5, 2023 - 4:16 pm

Mr Varghis,Why u r providing Kunals no and refering him for the services.Is he is a registered tourist agent with J&K Tourism.I am from Anti Corruption ,New Delhi nd National Coordinator of Anti Corruption Academy,New Delhi.T hv send a detailed message reg my proposed plan for visiting Kashmir ,but this man responded unprofessionally nd said he can’t read long messages.If he can’t read then how he can understand the tourist requirement.A recent Tourism Working Group Meeting was held in G20,& needless to say why such event was held,of course promotion of tourism there But if such guy is there ,unable to listen about request,then it’s very discouraging.However I will be writing to J& K tourism to check wether he is a free Lancer agent or an authorised. Such attitude can’t be tolerated as it only discourage the tourist and of course ur hardships in exploration of tourism will go in vain Do don’t refer such guys,this will downgrade your credibility.and further spoils ones reputation. Ur work is highly appreciated.

sarang agrawal May 27, 2023 - 10:36 am

we are 3 adult one child 9 year want taxi on 17th june from katra to pehelgam than 19th june pehelgam to gulmarg than gulmurg to srinagar on 20th and return back katra on 23rd so kindly give fares for sedan and inova my number is 9131652414

Anil May 21, 2023 - 5:43 am

I wish you had described with some photos about the differences between MCV and Deluxe buses from Srinagar to Leh!
Example, seats are wider, better, restroom on board, more lxurious, and likes!

VK Chawla May 13, 2023 - 2:19 pm

We are a family group of 8 adults. Want to hire a 12 seater taxi/van for pick up from airport 0n 09 June 23 . Our itinerary is Srinagar 09 Jun to 12 Jun in Srinagar hotel, 12 Jun 23 to 15 Jun 23 in Gulmarg, 15 Jun to 17 Jun 23 in Pahalgam followed by a drop off at the airport on 17 Jun 23 itself. We want to hire the 12 seater for the entire 9 days. Please intimate the cost .

Iftekhar Ahmed Ronnie July 20, 2022 - 11:08 am

Hi Vargis Bhai,
Greetings from Dhaka, Bangladesh…
Need your advise on the following-
a) If I understand your post clearly, even if we hire a SUV for whole 6 days for our entire Kashmir trip, we will require to hire separate local cab/taxis for Pahalgam (2 days), Gulmarg (2 days) and Sonamarg (2days) sightseeing. Is my understanding right?
b) As a foreigner, can I buy local SIM now? If yes, which is the best place to buy?
c) Any suggestion on better money exchange shops?
d) Is there any restriction to roam around Dal Lake during dawn time?
Thanks in advance.

Soni February 28, 2023 - 7:23 am

Hello brother , can you suggest any good cab guy in Srinagar pleas e. Tks for your nice info

Raja July 2, 2022 - 8:25 am

Any suggestions on two to three guys with goo SUVs or Innovas for 8 of us to travel
We need to do day trip to Gulmarg but want to see Ninghe nalle and others as well. Not just gondola point.
We also need three days of car to Zojila Pass via Mansorbal lake and Sonamarg incl glacier, back via Srinagar and then to Aru,Pahalgam, Chandanwari and back to Srinagar. With luggages. Good driver who can speak English, reasonable in rates, who knows the routes, and one who does not milk us, more importantly non smoking guy. May be two sedans like Etios as well.

satyajit arun mahadar June 27, 2022 - 3:29 pm

Want to book taxi for 4 people from shrinagar Airport to sonmarg on 13th July. Pl send me fare. Time morning 8am

Boby Thomas May 8, 2022 - 2:45 pm

Hi Vargis Khan
You post about taxi rates in srinagar is excellent.
I am visiting Kashmir as per details (We are a group of 9 persons-family members)-require tempo traveller.
29July: Srinagar Air port to location near Khayam Chowk (Evening 4.00PM)
30july: Srinagar sight seeing- 12hrs
31july: Srinagar to Gulmarg gondola station parking, Drung water fall & back
1Aug: Srinagar to Sonmarg, ZojiLa war memorial & back
2Aug: Srinagar to Pahlgam & back
3Aug: Not required.
4Aug: Location near Dal gate to Airport drop (morning time)
For this planning- is there any restriction for Srinagar taxis to go to Zojila, Thajiwas Glacier Trekking starting point? (Similar to restriction in Pahalgam)
Please give some guidance
Boby Thomas

Vargis.Khan May 10, 2022 - 7:37 am

Hi Boby – No restrictions for Zojila and Thajiwas but you will not be able to take your Srinagar cab for sightseeing in and around Pahalgam, like Betab Valley, Aru Valley or Chandanwari.

Majid May 25, 2022 - 6:36 am

The are you mentioned are Absolutely Wrong. Please verify and then post.

Anish Kumar May 28, 2022 - 6:13 pm

We are planning to come In srinagar on 04 June 2022. And planning to go zozila pass on 08-06-2022. We are 7nprople in group with 6 adult and our child. Kindly suggest which vehicle will be appointed and what would be the charges in single day return.

Aashiq hussain bhat February 25, 2023 - 5:00 pm

Vargis khan sir can you please send me your contact number it urgent

Utpal Kumar Saha June 16, 2022 - 4:44 pm

Hello Mr Khan,
We need a cab from 13.07.22 to 22.07.22. The tentative itinerary is as follows:
13th Morning in Jammu. Pick up.
22nd 7 pm Drop at Jammu Rly. Station.
We want to visit –
Pahelgam, Amarnath , gulmarg, Sonmarg, DalLake, Baltal
May kindly help.

Vikas Gupta April 30, 2022 - 2:05 am

Hello Mr. Khan,

My name is Vikas Gupta and we’ll be traveling to Srinagar for 5 nights/6 days stay with my family – total 5 family members.
KIndly advise on the best possible itinerary for us to explore Srinagar, Gulmarg, Sonmarg, Pehelgam and any other places of interest that we can visit. Also, if you could please advise how best we should book an Innova or such car for the complete trip.

Would it be possible for us to visit Kargil and return the same day to Srinagar as well?

We already have flights and hotel arranged.

Thank you for your advise in advance Mr. Khan.

Warm Regards,

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Vargis.Khan May 5, 2022 - 8:06 am

Hello Mr. Gupta,

For booking a cab, you can talk to Faisal at 9596410670.

You can plan the trip like this

1. Srinagar
2. Srinagar to Gulmarg
3. Gulmarg to Doodhpathri and return to Srinagar
4. Srinagar to Sonamarg and return
5. Srinagar to Yusmarg and return
6. Fly out

or like this

1. Srinagar
2. Day trip to Gulmarg
3. Day trip to Sonamarg
4. Srinagar to Pahalgam
5. Sightseeing in Pahalgam and return to Srinagar
6. Fly Out

Dhaval Mehta May 8, 2022 - 11:53 am

Hi Vargis Khan, This is an excellent post. Thanks. I called up at the mobile no given in the photo and enquired about innova, for pickup in the morning 9 AM, sightseeing(Dal lake and mughal Gardens) and drop in the evening 6 pm. He is quoting 1500 for pickup from airport, 2000 for sight seeing and 1000 for drop in evening. According to him, the rate card you mentioned in photo is of 2012 and he is quoting lump sum of 4000 for the day and asking to deposit advance of 1000 in his personal account. Price seems to be too much and not sure if we should deposit in personal account or not. Any guidance plz ?

Vargis.Khan May 10, 2022 - 7:40 am

Dhaval Bhai – The price in that picture is a little old and that is why I mentioned the update charges in the text below. Please try calling Faisal at 9596410670 and see if he can quote you a lower price.

Sahil June 11, 2022 - 10:38 am

Hello Mr Khan We will reach Jammu on 13th of June 2022 in morning at 7. We are 4 persons . We need a taxi from jammu to shrinagar for 6 days and back to jammu on 18th of June to JMU railway station. Contact no: 7017770220 . Sahil

MONSURUL ALAM August 9, 2022 - 11:43 am

Mr. Khan
I need good ac taxi for drop only from srinagar airport to leh via kargil stopover at night that is for 02 days. Passengers 02. Please advise me how can I get booking from dhaka, Bangladesh with out paying advance to Driver. Can you help in this booking. I will be coming on 24 September 22. My air ticket is confirmed from del to srinagar.

Sachin Salim March 19, 2022 - 6:03 am

Kunal, the contact you gave here, misbehaved with my wife. I went on my honeymoon to Kashmir from March 11-15th, 2022. I called Kunal on second last day requesting him to add Srinagar sightseeing to our tour on last day. I gave the phone to my wife to convince him. Without provocation, he started shouting at her asking to give phone back to me saying he wouldn’t waste his time talking with a “ladki” (girl). He then called our driver and ordered him to drop us right there after collecting our money. The driver was on our side hence we were saved from that dangerous situation. I hope no one else go through what we had to go through.

Devesh Salunke February 16, 2022 - 12:26 pm

Hey Vargis Khan
I will be visiting Srinagar this FEB 2022. Need to know how to do the following via shared taxi and if it is possible
1. Srinagar to Gulmarg return. Visit Drang Waterfall on the way
2. Srinagar to Pahalgam return
3. Aharbal waterfall.
Will appreciate a quick response

Vargis.Khan February 22, 2022 - 10:19 am

Hi Devesh – Drang Waterfall and Aharbal will be tough by shared taxis but it is doable. For Pahalgam, you can get shared cabs from Dal Gate to Anantnag and then Anantnag to Pahalgam. For Gulmarg, you will have to board a shared cab from Lal Chowk to Parimpora, Parimpora to Tangmarg and Tangmrg to Gulmarg

Debashis Roy February 1, 2022 - 6:25 pm

Dear Khan,
We intend to visit Kashmir in April, 2022 following the tour schedule as below. We need a cab which is affordable to our budget tour plan.(4 aged members).
9/4/22 — Pick up from Srinagar Airport and drop at Hotel/Houseboat. Sight Seeing (Gardens or local)
10/4/22 – Whole day Srinagar Sight Seeing.
11/4/22 – Gulmarg and local tourist spots on way. Back to Srinagar.
12/4/22 – Sonmarg and local tourist spots on way. (Is it possible to visit Pahalgam from Sonmarg? If so, what is the distance & how much time it
will take to reach Pahalgam from Sonmarg?
13/4/22 – Back from Pahalgam to Srinagar & drop at Srinagar Airport within afternoon.

Please provide us the daily-wise rate of small cab (suitable of 04 members). Also provide us the daily-wise rate of Innova or Xylo for the above schedule.

With regards,
Debashis Roy
West Bengal.

Thanking you in anticipation

MUKUL October 2, 2021 - 6:27 pm

Sir I would plan to come kashmir what are the condition there….and cost of transportation from DELHI to srinagar for 2PERSON

Abdul Aziz September 30, 2021 - 6:16 am

I need taxi from Srinagar airport to surankote city ،distt poonch 07 October
How much ???

Neeraj Saini September 5, 2021 - 10:10 am

Hlo sir can we visit Kashmir in december 2021 first week
Sonmarg, Gulmarg, Pahalgam, doodhpatri,dal lake.
We r 4 person travelling in Kashmir so any contact number he will give best plan for 6 days and 5 nyt

SOMADUTTA TRIPATHY August 29, 2021 - 11:06 am

Hello Mr Khan,
We need a cab for 10 days w e f 08.10.21 to 17.10.21. The tentative itinerary is as follows:
8th Evening: Arrival Srinagar in Evening. Pick up.
9th to 11th: Pahalgahm
12-13: Gulmarg
14th: Sonmarg
15th and 16th Srinagar: Day trip to Mansbal and Doodhpatri
17th: Departure 9 AM. Drop
May kindly help.

Nitin Dongre August 25, 2021 - 8:59 am

Hello Mr Khan,

Good work on kashmir information. Need your help to book the taxi for below itinary

Day1 10 sep Pune-Pahalgam,stay@Pahalgam
Day2 11 Sep Pahalgam sight seen,stay@Pahalgam
Day3 12 Sep Pahalgam to Sringar,stay@Sringar
Day4 13 Sep Sringar to Doodhpatri to Sringar ,stay@Srinagar
Day5 14 Sep Sringar to gurez stay@gurez
Day6 15 Sep gurez sight seen,stay@gurez
Day7 16 Sep gurez to Sringar,stay@Sringar
Day8 17 Sep Srinagar Gulmarg Srinagar stay@Sringar
Day9 18 Sep Srinagar Sonmarg Srinagar stay@Sringar
Day10 19 Sep Back to Pune

Nitin Dongre August 24, 2021 - 11:27 am

We are looking taxi for below itinary
Day1 10 sep Pune-Sringar-gurez ,stay@gurez
Day2 11 Sep gurez sight seen,stay@gurez
Day3 12 Sep gurez sight seen,stay@gurez
Day4 13 Sep gurez to Sringar,stay@Sringar
Day5 14 Sep Srinagar local, stay@Srinagar
Day6 15 Sep Sringar to Doodhpatri to Sringar ,stay@Srinagar
Day7 16 Sep Sringar to yusmarg to Sringar, stay@Srinagar
Day8 17 Sep Sringar to Sonmarg stay@Sonmarg
Day9 18 Sep Sonmarg to Sringar stay@Srinagar
Day10 19 Sep Srinagra to Pahalgam

Gaurav August 20, 2021 - 11:56 am

Is it safe to visit srinagar in next week i.e august last week.

Vicky prithyani August 14, 2021 - 2:02 pm

I am planning trip to kashmir from pune for 6night 7 days with family from 13th to 18th sep. Need private car for the same. Tried calling Salman gulzar as recommended above but is not reachable. Request of you can help with another contacts for good taxi.

S BABU July 1, 2021 - 7:46 am

Enquiry: we need a seven +1 seater innova car.
As per the details given.

Day 1 Air port pick up.
Check in to house boat.
Sight seeing srinigar ,
Late Evening drop to house boat.

Day 2: Sight see to Gulmarg, Gondola and Gulmarg wild life sanctuary. Lunch on the way in any place. In returned sight see Hazaratbal and Meena bazzar shopping.
Drop to house boat.

Day 3. Check out: proceed to Kargil.
Sightseeing on the way Sonmarg,Drass,war memorial, and any other places of importance Kargil. Drop in Kargil

Please give us your best rates for the above itinerary.


Vargis.Khan July 2, 2021 - 8:05 am

please contact Kunal @ 9910402252 and give my reference. He will quote you the best possible rate.

R Malakar May 29, 2021 - 5:36 pm

Sir we can join me.

Goutam Misra April 28, 2021 - 10:28 am

Mr. Khan I am from Kolkata and visit to kashmir in end of February 2020. Its a 7 night and 8 days tour including 2 days each at Gulmarg and Pahelgum and 3 days at srinagar. Kindly help me to book hotels, house boat and taxi for entire tour.

Goutam Misra April 28, 2021 - 10:22 am

Dear sir,
I am from Kolkata. I want to visit in kashmir on end of February on 2022 with my daughter and wife. I am 60 years old. It will be the 7 nights and 8 days tour probably. 2 days in pahelgum, 2 days in Gulmarg and 3 days in srinagar. Kindly help me to book hotels, house boat and car for entier trip.

maria mani kumar April 17, 2021 - 10:46 am

hi Mr. Khan, my husband , daughter n I plan to visit kashmir mid may 2021,
i have got the contact of mr.salman from your above messages…
we plan on visiting srinagar, gulmarg, sonmarg, pahalgam- aru, and cannot decide between chatpal and yusmarg…
may u give me your personal opinion regarding tis.
also we were debating whether to hire the taxi for 10 days, or if its cheaper to hire poibt to point as most places u need to hire the local cabs.
would be great if you can reply to my queries.
thanking you.

Vargis.Khan April 17, 2021 - 9:27 pm

Hello Mrs. Kumar – My strong recommendation is that you wait out and see how the Corona situation unfolds before planning a trip to Kashmir. It will be better to hire a taxi for the entire 10 days rather than point to point. It will be cheaper and convenient that way.

Bharti February 3, 2021 - 3:24 am

Hello Vargis, Thank you for the details! We (3 ppl) are planning to visit by mid Feb- and the taxi rates that have been communicated to me seem a bit high- from Airport to cricket stadium as ₹2500. Can you pls guide and let me know any contact of reasonable taxi operators. Thanks!

Mamuni March 25, 2020 - 11:02 pm

I already booked my ticket for srinagar on 17th June 2020.
First of all I planned like :
1st day: reach house boat at 7 am srinagar, go for shikara ride and local side view.
2nd day : way out for gulmarg and return to srinagar
3rd day : way out for pahalgam, explore and night stay in pahalgam.
4th day : explore pahalgam and return to srinagar. Night stay in srinagar.
5th day : way out for sonmarg explore and return back to srinagar.
6th day : morning 6 am flight for delhi.

First time I m visiting for kashmir. Kindly suggest any tips want to give for my trip planing.
And the second thing is I want to book one cab for 4 days. Any numbers u want to share, who can provide me better price and also good human being.

prashant gunjan March 15, 2020 - 4:41 pm

Hello Mr. Khan
Good work on kashmir information.
I will plan to visit srinagar in july (17th july). Also visiting vaishano devi.
plz suggest me the program.

Neha February 27, 2020 - 5:08 pm

Sir I would plan to come kashmir what are the condition there….and cost of transportation from jammu to srinagar for 6 person

Mukul Maaheshwary February 29, 2020 - 5:30 pm

May I talk with you over mobile. Pls post your mobile number , if it suits you.
We want to tour Kashmir in last week of May 2020 , hence need your help.

Vargis.Khan March 1, 2020 - 12:56 am

It is safe to go as of now. For taxi charges, please speak with Salman Gulzar at 788 953 9008 and he can give you the total cost.

Sanjay Sawant February 4, 2021 - 5:02 pm

Vargis brother, thank you so much for number of Gulzar bhai…..He really gave reasonable prices when others were trying to loot. Thank you once again for your kind help and very informative blog.

Vargis.Khan February 10, 2021 - 4:28 am

You are welcome Sanjay Bhai !!!

Jesslyn Raj February 21, 2020 - 2:56 am

Please give me the taxi contact. Thank you. We are 8 adults.

Vargis.Khan February 21, 2020 - 3:11 am

Please talk to Salman Gulzar at 788 953 9008. Give my reference and he will give you the best possible rates.

Zahid October 30, 2019 - 4:05 pm

अस्सलाम वालेकुम जनाब मैं दिसंबर के लास्ट वीक में कश्मीर घूमने का प्रोग्राम बना रहा हूं क्या यह वक्त सही रहेगा घूमने का और मैं बाइक से घूमना चाह रहा हूं please give some advice

Vargis.Khan October 30, 2019 - 9:55 pm

Walaikum As-Salam – Fihal plan na banaiye. Pehle Kashmir situation thoda sudhar jaane dijiye. Abhi vahan ke haalaat ke baare mein kuchh kaha nahi ja sakta

Mahesh October 9, 2019 - 10:10 am

Hi.. . I am planning for trip to Shringar in last week of December, 2019.
My plane will be-

29th- Arrival
30th-1st Jan- Gulmarg+Pehalgam+Sonmarg
2nd- local sight scenes

Can you please let me know the best way to stay (which place? Or return each day to shrinagar?) and how to book taki for this journey at less cost?


Ashok October 5, 2019 - 2:40 am

Thanks Vargis for all the very useful information given. Me and my wife plan to visit Kashmir end of the month. Its my own itinerary ! Trying to go to Srinagar, Yusmarg, Kokernag and Chatpal (staying 1-2 nights in these places). In the event that communications are not up, and I need to engage taxis , is there some place I can go to where they would be there? I was thinking of hiring one for the whole trip. Does this sound practical ? Thanks in advance

Vargis.Khan October 5, 2019 - 7:33 am

It is not safe to visit right now Ashok. Even I cancelled my own trip. Curfew is still imposed, phones disconnected, internet shut down. No one knows yet how this situation will develop. Best cancel your plans for now.

Ashok October 6, 2019 - 2:47 am Reply
Amar Dhanuk August 17, 2019 - 5:40 am

Mr Khan I am planning to srinagar on 25th Sep 2019 till 30th
1st day from katra to srinagar
2nd day srinagar sightseeing
3rd day srinagar to sonamarg return to srinagar
4th day srinagar to gulmarg return to srinagar
5th day srinagar to pahalgam,night stay at pahalgam and next day to srinagar airport.

Pls help me regarding cab charges and the plans that I had made wether it is ok or not, or I need to modify it

Vargis.Khan August 18, 2019 - 4:09 am

Phone connectivity has not yet been restored in Kashmir Valley Mr. Dhanuk. Please allow some time before things there get back to normal and then try contacting Faisal.

Amar Dhanuk August 18, 2019 - 6:37 am

Thank you Mr Vargis Khan for your kind help and support for the same.

Surely will call to Mr Fazal after some day and will collect the information.

Vargis.Khan August 20, 2019 - 12:11 am

You are welcome Mr. Dhanuk !!!

Sanjay August 13, 2019 - 7:36 am

Hello, Mr.V.Khan . Really, I appreciate your good work. Sanjay from Lucknow planned & booked Kashmir trip with my family of( 6 ) for May 25th 2020.onward…25th to 27th May..Srinagar (houseboat stay)..27th to 29th May (Gulmarg). a guest house..29th to 31st May (Pahalgam )..i will definately contact Mr.Faisal..regd rental car..still pls tell me how much shall I pay from jammu to srinagar for 6 person..again a favour whether my planning is good regd above beautiful places of kashmir…waiting for your reply…rgds & best wishes for your good life…Sanjay Masiwal. Lucknow (u.p)

Vargis.Khan August 13, 2019 - 11:58 am

Hello Mr. Masiwal – Your planning is good. Please talk to Faisal about Jammu – Srinagar as well. He will be able to give you the best estimate.

Puneet Agarwal July 6, 2019 - 11:22 am

Hi,i dont want to book taxi for entire trip and go from point to point

What are the taxi rates from

Srinagar airport to Gulmarg

Gulmarg to pahalgam

Pahalgam to sonamarg

Sonamarg to srinagar

Vargis.Khan July 6, 2019 - 5:07 pm

Assume it to be around 2000 – 2500 for all points so better to book one for the entire trip and get a better deal

Mahendra July 4, 2019 - 8:48 am

What will be the Taxi Charges From Srinagar Airport To Daal Lake ?

Vargis.Khan July 4, 2019 - 4:27 pm

About 500 – 600

Ishan Sharma June 16, 2019 - 1:55 pm

Thank you for the time and effort, Mr. Khan that you took to avail this information for everyone.

I wanted to seek information on same day return taxis. Requesting information as, Suppose I go to Gulmarg and do the Gondola ride and return the same day.

Ques 1. Is it possible to complete that in one day and return?
Ques 2. Any waiting charges that may apply for the taxis to return after so many hours or will the driver wait as normal process and let you know of the leaving time?
Ques 3. Can the same be done for Sonamarg and pahalgam? I mean one day return OR would it be too tiring or rushy?

After reading your blog I have decided to keep Srinagar as centre point and operate from here, daily. Planning for 4 Night 5 day stay and want to go to Gulmarg, Sonamarg and Pahalgam. Would you recommend the same?

Thank you in advance.

Anita June 9, 2019 - 2:45 pm

Thank you for this detailed information.

Regarding shared taxi, I wanted to know the departure timings from
(i) Srinagar to Sonmarg + return; and
(ii) Srinagar to Jammu

What time would the last shared taxi leave from Srinagar for Jammu? And how long is the journey?

Arindam Das May 11, 2019 - 5:46 am

Dear Mr. Vargis khan,
First of all, thank you for your valuable explanation and informative blog which is a treasure trove with respect to tourism, trekking etc. to entire Jammu & Kashmir region.

Now, please guide me regarding the following tour to SRINAGAR and around:-

I shall reach Srinagar on 18-05-2019 and stay there for 5 nights (18-05-2019 to 23-05-2019 @ 5 nights & 6 days). I’ve booked hotel “THE GRAND MAMTA” in Srinagar 5 nights.

It is pertinent to mention here that I’m not willing to stay anywhere outside of Srinagar. On 23-05-2013, I shall start for LEH.

Tour itinerary as follows:-

1. 18-05-2019 = SRINAGAR (Night stay at Srinagar));
2. 19-05-2019 = Local sightseeing (Night stay at Srinagar);
3. 20-05-2019 = SRINAGAR-GULMARG-SRINAGAR (booked ticket for gondola riding both
Phase – I & Phase – II) (Night stay at Srinagar);
4. 21-05-2019 = SRINAGAR – PAHALGAM – SRINAGAR (Night stay at Srinagar);
5. 22-05-2019 = SRINAGAR – YUSMARG – SRINAGAR (Night stay at Srinagar);
ACHABAL-KOKERNAG- DAKSUM (Night stay at Srinagar);

It is pertinent to mention here that I’ve not included SOANMARG in my tour list as I shall start for LEH on 23-05-2019 through SOANMARG. On the way to KARGIL, I shall visit SOANMARG. Please tell me whether this decision is right or wrong?

Now, if necessary, you can modify this tour program for better tour program/schedule and please tell me which one is appropriate.

With thanks,
Arindam Das.

Vargis.Khan May 11, 2019 - 5:48 pm

Hello Mr. Das, I would have suggested you to stay for the night at least at Pahalgam but if you have already booked your hotel in Sringar, then the itinerary looks good. Go for Yusmarg and not Achabal. Yusmarg is better. For 19th, go to Doodhpathri. You can do sightseeing in Srinagar in the evening.

Arindam Das May 12, 2019 - 1:31 am

Dear Mr. Vargis Khan,
Once again, thanks a lot for your valued suggestion.

I shall surely follow your suggested itinerary, keep you informed about the advancement of my tour.

Warm regards,
Arindam Das.

Vargis.Khan May 12, 2019 - 4:24 am

You are welcome Mr. Das !!!

Arindam Das May 12, 2019 - 1:01 pm

Dear Mr.Vargis Khan,
I’ve followed your suggested itinerary except night stay at PAHALGAM. Because, at present, I’m not in a position to stay at PAHALGAM as I’ve already booked my hotel in Srinagar from 18-05-2019 to 23-05-2019 (5 Nights & 6 Days).

Henceforth, according to your suggestion, my itinerary follows such as:-

1. 18-05-2019 = SRINAGAR AIRPORT- HOTEL (Night stay at Srinagar));

2. 19-05-2019 = 1. Doodhpathri,
2. Mughal Gardens – I. Chesmeshahi, II. Nishat, III. Shalimar,
3. Parimahal,
4. Shankerchariya Temple,
5. Khir Bhavani Temple,
6. Hazratbal,




It is also pertinent to mention here that I’ve got quotation from a recognized tour operator of Srinagar which costs Rs. 10,800/- for the entire itinerary. Please inform me whether the quotation is reasonable or not. I’ve not finalized yet with the tour operator.

Warm regards,
Arindam Das.

Vargis.Khan May 12, 2019 - 4:32 pm

Hello Mr. Das,

1. For sightseeing in Srinagar, spread those places evenly among all days rather than just for Day 2. You may not be able to cover all at the same time. Visit a few after you return from Doodpathri, then from Gulmarg and likewise.
2. Yes, 10800 sounds fine.

Rakesh Lata July 7, 2019 - 5:11 pm

Dear Arindam,

Can you please share the details of the taxi operator you booked

Jay May 3, 2019 - 2:50 pm

Hello Vargis,

Your blogs are really helpful for anyone wanting to plan their Kashmir trips. Highly appreciate your efforts and keep up the good work!!!

I have a question. For how many seater vehicle are the rates that are mentioned on the Tourist Taxi Stand board? For example, a day trip to Mughal Gardens quoted as Rs 1260 is for how many seater vehicle?

Thanks in advance.


Vargis.Khan May 3, 2019 - 7:06 pm

Hi Jay – These are usually a 5 seater cars, either a hatchback or Sedan.

meetesh jain, mobile no. 9425039500 April 25, 2019 - 5:41 am

mr. khan, namaskar we are planing for srinagar gulmarg sonmarg and near by places, where we got snow,
please suggest us near by places. i have time of 6-8 days,
i want to ask one more question visiting srinagar, gulmarg, sonmarg and near by places are safe on family point of view,
and please guide me where we go first then we plan properly because i have no idea abt the area.
we also help for hotel & car booking. we are total member 4 adult and 2 children.

meetesh jain
from bhopal

Pavan Shukla April 25, 2019 - 2:31 am

I want to drive delhi Srinagar Leh manali delhi by a self drive rented car from delhi. Is this allowed ? What all are the terms and conditions?

DILIP GHOSH April 7, 2019 - 3:50 pm

Mr Khan , take namaskar from our family, wish you good health, this post about Kashmir Taxi Fare rate for 2019 has helped us more to project kashmir tour in near future, we stay in kolkata , before confirm our tour plan we need your valued help in ( car booking, hotel, food availability ) . thanks


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