Tuesday, 7 August 2012

TO REACH HEMKUND

Transportation & Access
A View

There are various modes of transportation which make reaching Hemkund convenient and hassle free. Hemkund is a well known pilgrimage spot and is known for its scenic beauty and rich religious fervor. Travelers who wish to have a hassle free trip to Hemkund should obtain information about the transport options in the region.

The nearest airport to Hemkund is the Jolly Grant Airport in the city of Dehradun. It operates lots of domestic flights to various parts of the country. Travelers can hire buses and cars to easily reach their respective destinations in Hemkund after landing at the airport. Buses, taxis, cars and four wheelers ply between Dehradun and Hemkund. The Jolly Grant Airport is equipped with a wide range of contemporary facilities like child care services, tour assistance desk, currency exchange services, disabled care services, and other convenient amenities.

The nearest rail stations to Hemkund are Haridwar and Rishikesh. Both of these cities are well linked with Hemkund. After coming to these stations, travelers can take buses, cars or four wheelers to reach the area. The journey is very pleasant. The rail network connects the area with various parts of the country. Direct buses are also available to Hemkund from Rishikesh.

The best way for reaching Hemkund is the bus services. There are direct bus links between Hemkund and places like Delhi, Dehradun, Amristar, Jammu and other places. The bus services are quick and relatively hassle free. There are both express bus services and economy bus services. The express buses are equipped with up-to-date facilities and services and are very quick. There are also economy and budget bus services. The main bus stand in Hemkund is located close to the main town center.

There are also local modes of transportation in Hemkund which travelers can avail of to go to various places in and around the area. Cars, scooters and bikes and four wheelers are popular transport modes among the travelers and local people. Other local transport consists of horse carts and carriages and so on. The local tourist board and other travel agencies offer useful information about the transport options in the area.
By Air
Airport - Jolly Grant Airport of Dehradun (268 km from Hemkund via Gobindghat and Rishikesh)
By Rail
Railhead - Rishikesh Railway Station (189 km from Hemkund and 170 km from Gobindghat)
By Road
To reach Hemkund, one has to reach Gobindghat, from where the pilgrim has to trek for two days. 

Hemkund, via Badrinath, is 514 km away from Delhi. Delhi Transport Corporation and Uttar Pradesh Roadways buses regularly ply up to Rishikesh from the Interstate Bus Terminus in Delhi. Gobindghat is 20 km beyond Joshimath on the road to Badrinath and 4 km before Pandukeshwar, the point at which there is a diversion for Hemkund and the Valley of Flowers.

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