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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What are the different ways to reach Joshimath?

Vaishali Singh DEC 10 2012
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Wondering how to come to this beautiful hill-station? Well, don’t worry as we give you a comprehensive list of ways on how to reach Joshimath. Just take a look at the options:

  • By Road
    The town of Joshimath is well linked to various place through an extensive road network, including Dehradun, Rishikesh and Haridwar. You can get both taxis and buses easily from these places for Joshimath. The buses generally leave early morning from places like Haridwar and Rishikesh. In Haridwar, the buses start leaving from "Yatra Bus stand" at around 04:30 am with the last one at around 07:00 am. The journey takes approximately 9 to 10 hours, with the fare being approximately INR 350 one way. You can also take shared taxis from Tehri bus stand in Joshimath. If you are coming from New Delhi, the distance to Joshimath is approximately 486 km and you will have to follow NH-58, which crosses Modinagar, Haridwar, Roorkee, Joshimath, Srinagar and Rudraprayag en route.
  • By Rail
    Joshimath does not have its own railhead, but the nearest railway station to Joshimath is Rishikesh, which is 253 kilometres away. Other than that the Haridwar railway stationis just 25 kilometres from Joshimath and is better connected with cities like New Delhi, Amritsar, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Howrah. You can even go to Kotdwar (280 kilometres from Joshimath) by train and continue your journey to Joshimath in a bus or taxi.

  • By Air
    Joshimath does not have its own airport, the nearest one is Jolly Grant airport near Dehradun (25 kilometres east of Dehradun city). This airport is 273 kilometres away from Joshimath and you can easily book a taxi or take a bus to reach Joshimath. Do negotiate the price/fare before hoping in one.

Even though this place does not have its own airport or railway station, it does have a well-linked road transportation which makes reaching this place comfortable and convenient.

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