How to reach Uttarakhand

Sky-reaching Himalayan peaks crown the colossal hoary glaciers from which the mighty rivers Ganga and Yamuna begin their glorious journey. Aptly called ‘Dev-Bhoomi’ (Land of Gods), Uttarakhand boasts of high-altitude pilgrimages, adrenaline-spiking adventures and treasures of rich biodiversity. Visiting this North Indian state should be on everyone’s bucket list.

Uttarakhand has two domestic airports – Jolly Grant Airport near the state capital Dehradun and Pantnagar Airport near the city of lakes, Nainital. While the former boasts of connectivity with the cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad, the latter connects only with the national capital Delhi. The closest international airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport at New Delhi.

With more than 3/4th of the state consisting of hilly terrain, rail connectivity is limited to the southern and south-western destinations like Dehradun, Haridwar, Rishikesh and Kathgodam. Dehradun is a busy rail head while Rishikesh and Haridwar railway stations offer convenient access to the hill destinations.

Uttarakhand has excellent road connectivity with nearly 2,900 km. of national and state highways. Uttarakhand Transport Corporation covers bus routes to and from Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and other adjoining regions. Roads tend to get narrower at the upper reaches but promises to showcase the beauty of nature.

For local transport, there are taxis, cabs, auto-rickshaws and cycle rickshaws available as the best modes. Interestingly, a number of tourist destinations are accessible only on foot which leads to a number of exhilarating trekking expeditions. 

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