Uttaranchal is a major attraction with tourists in search of eternal
peace, for a change from their usual way of life, to live life on
extremes and as pilgrims. And if you are planning to tour Uttaranchal,
the state is easily accessible by air, rail and road.
Jolly Grant near Dehradun is the only airport. There are regular
flights to Delhi by major Indian airlines. Otherwise, one has the
option to travel to Delhi by road or rail and then take the air
route to various destinations.
Dehradun, Haridwar, and Kathgodam are the major railway stations
connected to almost all parts of the country with regular trains.
Not many places in the state are connected by rail because of tough
terrains. For those planning their vacations in the higher altitudes,
trekking and road routes are the only options available.
All-weather metalled roads connect almost all the important places
in the state. Many places in the higher altitudes may still remain
off for a period in 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.
The road distances of some prominent destinations from Dehradun
are as follows:
Mussoorie- 35 km
Delhi - 255 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
Valley of Flowers and Hemkund - 342 km
How to reach Uttaranchal - India