Road Trip from Amritsar to SrinagarIf Amritsar in Punjab attracts tourists with its significant religious and historical monuments then Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir has unparallel natural beauty to mesmerize visitors. A short trip from Amritsar to Srinagar can be easily planned on a weekend.
The entire journey is enthralling with many wonderful hotels and restaurants in between where one could enjoy good food.
Route for Road Trip from Amritsar to SrinagarThe total road distance from Amritsar to Srinagar is about 468 KM and the time taken to cover this distance is about 10 -11 hours. It is possible to reach Srinagar by evening if you could start around 6 to 6.30 AM in the morning just after having your morning tea. Breakfast packages can be taken for the road or you could stop for half an hour or so to have your breakfast in between. You must carry some emergency medicines for the road journey from the nearby Medicos Dispensing Shop. Your journey starts from Copper Road in Amritsar.
While you are on the Copper road, you will have to turn northwest to reach Court Road or Anjala Road which leads to State Highway 25. While you are driving on the Court Road, you will come across Amritsar GPO, located about 600 m away. You will reach Rialto Chowk after 4 KM and you will have to take 2nd exit to remain on the Court Road. On the left you will get Indian Oil Petrol Pump on the left about 700 m away. You must check if sufficient fuel is there in your vehicle or not and get the fuel tank filled accordingly. You will have to take right turn to get onto National Highway No. 1.
While you take the ramp leading towards NH 1, you will come across Fortis Escorts Hospital located on the left. This hospital is located on Majitha-Verka Bypass Road. You can order for your breakfast at the Punjabi Dhaba located on Majitha-Verka Bypass. You can also try out delicious chicken and fish dishes at Makhan Fish & Chicken Corner on the Majitha Road.
When you reach Verka Chowk, you will have to take 2nd exit to keep driving on the National Highway No. 1. After driving for about 65 KM take slight left turn to get on to National Highway No. 15. Drive for around 38 KM after you turn right and you will pass by another filling station, Rana Filling Station that is located at a distance of about 9 KM on the left. After driving for another 1 hour or so, you will get a roundabout. Now you have to take 1st exit to get onto National Highway 1A Partial Toll Road and you will get another bank, Punjab Gramin Bank on the left.
After driving for quite some time, you have to turn right to get on the Samba Mansar Udhampur Road. You will keep driving on this road and after turning towards left you will get onto Udhampur Road and you will pass by Mega Vision that is located on the left. You will have to take sharp left turn to remain on NH1A. After about 2 KM, take slight left side to remain on NH1A and you will get a temple, Shudh Mahadeva Temple on the right. Now it is time to turn left and remain on NH1A for some time and then a right turn has to be taken to get onto Verinag-Feedar Road. While driving on this road, you will come across Khidmat Larkipora on the right.
After traveling for half an hour or so, you will turn towards left to get onto National Highway No. 1B. You will pass Uqaab Medicate that is situated on the right. While you are driving on this National Highway, stop for some time to relax and enjoy a steaming cup of tea/coffee or a glass of cold lassi at a dhaba or an eatery nearby. When you start you journey again you will continue on this national highway and will pass by another filling station called Dilkash Filling Station. After another 2 KM or so, you will pass by another petrol pump, Galandar Petrol Pump located on the right.
Take a right turn after a kilometer and again take a right turn after reaching Shaheed-e-Azeemat Road. You will also come across Masjid Char Yar Frestabal located on the left side of this road. When you get onto another part of this National Highway No. 1, NH 1D, you will come across Jammu and Kashmir Bank, Badami Bagh branch. You will now get onto the Residency Road by taking left turn. This road is also famous for one of the best hotels of Srinagar, Ahdoos Hotel. You will come across the Ram Munshi Bagh Police Station located on the left.
When you reach the roundabout, you will drive towards the 3rd exit to get the TRC Road. On the left you have Jammu & Kashmir House Boat Owners Association’s office. You will also get Highway Telecom and will now fall on MA Road. You will have to turn right to get Munawar Link Road .It is an important road having J & K Bank, Amazing Kashmir Tours & Travels and famous restaurant, Lounge Seven. You will again get a round about where you should take 1st exit and turn left to reach Habba Kadal Bridge. After passing another 300m, you will have to turn right to reach Medical College Road. After driving for another 300 m or so toward left, you are in the Srinagar City.
Now it is time to freshen up, have evening snacks and wander around. You can get your local sightseeing booked at any of the local travel agent and enjoy your time in Srinagar.
Places to Eat during the Road Trip from Amritsar to SrinagarDuring your road journey from Amritsar to Srinagar, you will have to stop once or twice to have some food and drinks so that you can restart your journey with fresh mind and full stomach. To energize your body, you can try out authentic Punjabi delicacies at various eateries that you get on your way from Amritsar to Srinagar. You will also get cafes, fast food centers and road side dhabas on this route.
Find here the information about various restaurants and eateries located on the way from Amritsar to Srinagar.
- Raj Bhojan Bhandar, Rialto Chowk, INA Colony, Amritsar
- Sharma Bhojan Bhandar, Rialto Chowk, INA Colony, Amritsar
- Lala Sheikh and Sona, Lala Sheikh Crossing, near J & K Bank ATM
- Mughal Darbar, Residency Road, Lal Chowk
- Momos and More, Srinagar
- Munawara Abad, Srinagar
- Bangs, Residency Road, Lal Chowk
- Milad Restaurant, Srinagar
- Lacima Café and Pizzeria, Srinagar
- Alka-Salka, The Bund Road, Munshi Bagh
- Krishna Dhaba, M A Road, Munshi Bagh
- Ahdoos Hotel, Residency Road
- Mummy Please Restaurant, Residency Road
- Tao Café, Residency Road, Munshi Bagh
- Hat-Trick Foods, Rajbagh
Public Utilities during Road Trip from Amritsar from SrinagarYou will certainly look forward towards a hassle free journey from Amritsar to Srinagar. To have safe and enjoyable journey, you must know the important phone numbers and contact persons that you may need to get in touch during this long road journey covering two states. Find here information about tourism offices, police stations, and other emergency services in Amritsar, Srinagar and places in between.
Tourist Information Center
Find here the tourism office contact numbers of Jammu and Kashmir State and Punjab.
- Punjab Tourist Information Centre, Youth Hostel, Amritsar 0183 223 1452
- Punjab Tourist Information Centre, Amritsar International Hotel, Amritsar 0183 255 5991
- Srinagar, 0194 245 7930 / 0194 245 7927 / 9596 098 882
- Jammu, 0191 257 9554
- Toll Free Number, 1800 103 1070
Emergency Services during Road Trip from Amritsar to SrinagarEmergency services like Police, fire brigade, ambulance may be required by passengers who are travelling from Amritsar to Srinagar by road. It is important to have the emergency phone numbers at hand so that any kind of unprecedented situation can be handled fast.
Police Control Room: 100
Fire Service Control Room: 101
Officer of Commissioner of Police, District Court Complex, Amritsar: 0183 222 7779
Women and Child Helpline, Lawrence Road, Amritsar: 1091 (toll free) / 9781 101 091
Police District Headquarter Jammu: 0191 254 7807
Police Station Women Cell Jammu: 0194 250 1537
Police District Headquarter Srinagar: 0194 245 5047
Police Station Women Cell Srinagar: 0194 246 6971
Raj Bagh Police Station, NH1A, Rajbagh, Rakh Hushiari: 01922 234 311
When you are on your road trip from Amritsar to Srinagar, you will pass by certain hospitals. These hospitals are:
A 290 – 292,
Phone no.: 0183 256 6738 / 240 0693
Dr. Daljit Singh Eye Hospital
Radha Soami Road,
Majitha Road Chowk,
Fortis Escorts Hospital
Majitha-Verka Bypass Road,
Phone no.: 0183 301 2222
Khyber Hospital Srinagar
Phone no.: 0194 245 5130
Phone no.: 0194 247 7827
G B Pant Hospital
Phone no.: 0194 246 9988 / 0194 246 9989
Car Rental Services for Road Trip from Amritsar to SrinagarWhether you are looking for car rental services in Amritsar, Srinagar or any other places in between or you are looking for rentals for your road trips, you will have to get in touch with reputed and authorized service providers to enjoy hassle free journey and local tours. Find here the information about some car rental services in Amritsar and Srinagar.
Sahib Tour & Travels
Phone no.: 0172 650 1210
Email Id: email@example.com
Srinagar Car Rental
Phone no.: 9244 292 442
Phone no.: 9914 404 090
Phone no.: 9988 856 787 / 9517 008 002
Kashmir Car Rental
Phone no.: 9316 492 888 / 9316 151 888
If you love driving and are looking for a small vacation on a weekend then you can easily plan for a short trip from Amritsar to Srinagar. Apart from enjoying captivating natural beauty during the journey, you can enjoy mouth-licking food items, local sightseeing, shopping and other activities provided you have a spare day to spend in Srinagar. With proper information about road route and the other emergency numbers you may need on the way, you will surely have a memorable road journey from Amritsar to Srinagar.