All of Jammu, Kashmir Valley and several parts of Ladakh enjoy road connectivity. Of course, the road conditions, duration and other factors come into play while planning to travel by road. Jammu is connected via NH 1 to the rest of India, and to Srinagar via the Jawahar Tunnel, which enables year round connectivity, except for certain times in the year when there’s heavy snowfall. In addition, bus services to Jammu are operated in major cities like Ambala, Ludhiana, Pathankot, Manali, Shimla and Jalandhar. Buses operated by J&K State Road Transport Corporation also connect Jammu to cities located in close proximity like Srinagar (264 km), Patnitop (110 km) and Amritsar (214 km).
You can reach Ladakh by both bus and jeep. If you choose to travel by bus, be ready for a bumpy ride. There are two routes which lead to Ladakh, one from Srinagar to Ladakh via Zoji La Pass and the other, Manali to Ladakh via Rohtang Pass. Zoji La Pass remains open from June to October while Rohtang Pass remains open from June to September. While travelling by jeep/car to Ladakh, you will have to cover a distance of almost 434km from Srinagar and 494 km from Manali.
Of course, there is nothing more exciting than a bike trip to Ladakh. It is the very definition of thrill, adventure and daredevilry. There are two routes which lead to Ladakh, one from Srinagar and the other from Manali. If you follow the route from Srinagar to Leh, then you will be covering the following places, some of which are the most beautiful places to visit in Jammu & Kashmir: Srinagar, Sonmarg, Zoji La, Drass, Kargil, Mulbek, Lamayuru, Saspol and Leh.
You will be covering an entire distance of 434 km. The route from Manali to Leh, which will require you to cover a distance of 490 km approx, will cover the following places: Manali, Rohtang, Gramphu, Kokhsar, Keylong, Jispa, Darcha, Zingzingbar, Baralacha La, Bharatpur, Sarchu, Gata Loops, Nakee La, Lachulung La, Pang, Tanglang La, Gya, Upshi, Karu, Leh.