HOW TO REACH UTTARAKHAND (Uttaranchal)
Uttaranchal in India, is accessible by air, rail and road.
Air: Jolly Grant near
Dehradun, the capital city, is the only airport. There are
regular flights to Delhi by Indian Airlines. Otherwise,
you can travel to Delhi by road or rail and then catch a
flight to your onward destination.
Rail: Dehradun, Haridwar,
and Kathgodam are the major railway stations connected to
the rest of the country by regular trains. Within the state,
railway lines are fewer due to the difficult terrains. To
visit places at higher altitudes, trekking and road routes
are the best options.
Road: All-weather metalled roads connect almost all the
important places in the state. Many places in the higher
altitudes may still remain inaccessible for some time during
the year due to landslides and snowfall. National Highways
such as 58, 73, 74, and 87 connect places in the state to
other parts of the country.
Regular bus services connect
Delhi and other major centres in North India with Dehradun.
The road distances of some prominent destinations from Dehradun
are as follows: Musoorie, 35 km; Delhi, 255 km; Mumbai,
1927 km; Chennai, 2488 km; Haridwar, 54 km; Rishikesh, 43
km; Shimla, 221 km; Nainital, 485 km; Kedarnath, 270 km;
Badrinath, 344 km; Gangotri, 301 km; Yamunotri, 265 km;
Chakrata, 92 km; Corbett National Park, 236 km; Har-Ki-dun,
187 km; Valley of Flowers and Hemkund, 342 km.