How To Reach Aru in Kashmir - India

Nearest Airport: Srinagar
Nearest Rail Head: Katra, (KEA), Jammu Tawi ( JAT)
Route Hubs: Srinagar - Pahalgam - Aru

From Airport:

Taxis are easily available from Srinagar airport or the Town Center to take you to Pahalgam and then to Aru. It should cost about 3000 - 4000 Rs. for a taxi which can accommodate a group of upto 7 members comfortably.

From Railway Station:

From Katra railway station or Jummu railways station, you can get a taxi to get you to Pahalgam and Aru directly. It will cost about 6000 - 8000 depending upon the vehicle and demand of the season. If you want to spend few days in Srinagar, you get vehicles easily to bring you to Srinagar and then to Pahalgam and Aru.

By Bus:

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Using Shared Vehicles:

From Srinagar -  Anantnag ( 53 Km, about 1.5 hour, 50 - 80 Rs. )

From Anantnag - Pahalgam  ( 45 Km, about 1.5 hour, 50 - 80 Rs. )

From Pahalgam - Aru ( 12 Km, about 30 minutes, 30 - 40 Rs.) You can hire a vehicle from Pahalgam if you do not find any shared cab near the Pahalgam TRC. They should charge about 400 - 500 per drop.


If you are coming from Jammu, take a shared vehicle form the Bus Stand towards Srinagar and get down at Khanabal ( about 7 hours ). From Khanabal, you get shared vehicle to Anantnag. 

Distance From Major Points:

  • Srinagar to Anantnag: 53Km
  • Anantnag to Pahalgam: 45 Km
  • Pahalgam to Aru: 12 Km

Adventure Activities And Travel Plans From Aru

Tarsar Marsar Sundarsar Trek
Tarsar Marsar Sundarsar Trek
  • Duration: 7 Days, Srinagar to Srinagar
  • Highest Altitude: 4000m
  • Grade: Moderate ( know trek grades )
  • Best Time: July to October mid
  • Terrain: Alpine Meadows, forest
  • Starts At: Aru
  • Ends At: Sumbal
  • Region: India - Kashmir
  • Country: India
  • Nearest Airport: Srinagar
  • Nearest Rail Head: Katra, (KEA), Jammu Tawi ( JAT)
  • Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Aru
  • Mobile Network: Postpaid BSNL, Airtel and Vodafone. Sparsely on treks
  • Internet Option: 2G near towns, 3G in Srinagar
  • Temperatures:
  • Is Cloak Room Available: No
  • Generic Food Menu: Indian, Kashmiri
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