The tonga, although a most bone-shaking vehicle, possesses the advantage that one endowed with the requisite amount of endurance Of motion, dust, and mud can reach Srinagar in two to two-and-a-half days from Rawalpindi. Should the much Slower landau be pre ferred. As being more comfortable, the traveller has to take the chances of the overcrowded bungalows for five or Six nights, and the correspondingly greater chance of delay and danger from storms. Still more comfortable, though considerably more expensive, is the recently established motor-service, which covers the distance in two days; but this, with its Indian chaufieurs, upon the narrow road congested by ekka and bullock-trains and with inadequate. Protecting wall, in places, along the precipices above the J belum river, presents Special elements Of danger from which many would shrink.