Arrrive in Srinagar, Kashmir

Breakfast in Jammu Airport: Nescafe, Rs.20 and Cup corn, Rs 40.

Flight Jammu – Srinagar
SpiceJet SG-851
Class: Economy
Fares/pax: Rs. 1671
Leaves 10:40, Jammu – Satwari (IXJ)
Arrives 11:15 Srinagar (SXR)
Distance: 294km Duration: 35min

Shuttle bus Srinagar airport to Srinagar town: Rs. 45/person

Jammu Airport is a sweet little airport which probably doesnt operate so many flights. Yet it has this shoe-cleaner thingy which is machine-operated device located at a corner at luggage-pickup area. We had never seen such thing before and thought it was cool (still forgot to take photo, also Jammu airport itself). It also has the cleanest toilet we have ever entered in India. Probably because of not many people using the airport in the first place. We had our quick breakfast at the boarding room before our flight.

SpiceJet was our first domestic flight in India and we would give 5 out of 5 rating. It’s a modern low-cost carrier like our AirAsia and I am so hoping that it would fly internationally too (like, being an alternative for AirAsia’s KL-Delhi route). The flight was quick being Srinagar only about 300km away (even KL – Kota Bharu is farther, but interestingly, according to Manu, if you take taxi from Jammu to Srinagar, it would be more than 10 hours on bumpy road).

When we were getting down the plane, we asked from the flight attendants if we can keep this on-board copy of magazine, and they said yes! :) We so hope to fly SpiceJet again!

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Train to Jammu

Cycle rickshaw to Amritsar train station: Rs 30

Train Amritsar – Jammu
Bti Jat Exp # 19225
Class: 2AC upper berth
Fares/pax: Rs. 460
Leaves 01:10 Amritsar Jn (ASR)
Arrives 06:15 Jammu Tawi (JAT)
Distance: 206km  Duration: 5h, 5min

Rickshaw Jammu Tawi train station to Jammu airport: Rs. 150

We reached Amritsar train station a few hours before our train, so whether we like it or not, we had to kill the time in the waiting room. We were totally tired by this hour and not in mood to do anything. I took a short nap while Az laying down watching our luggage.

I sent sms to Sudhir asking if he’s in Jammu and if we could meet, and he replied that he was away for work.

Thankfully the train arrived on time and it was our first sleeper train (2-Tier AC). We had our upper berth on top while a middle-age couple sleeping at the lower berth. The bedding was perfect, and by the moment we climbed onto it, we closed our eyes and dozed off.

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