Thursday, 2 August 2012

TRAVEL TO HARIDWAR

Reaching Haridwar

Reaching Haridwar is not a difficulty at all with the availability of a huge variety of conveyance alternatives. With transportation access in and near the city of Haridwar being made accessible quite easily, you can anticipate a smooth itinerary in Haridwar.

Following are the various choices of transportation access in Haridwar:

By Air:
In case you are speculating as to how to reach Haridwar by air, you can avail of the Jolly Grand Airport, which is around 35 km from Haridwar. Although there are not many airlines that ply between New Delhi and Dehradun, you can easily avail of a Simplifly Deccan flight, which plies on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. However, it is advisable to access Haridwar by train or by road.

Train to Haridwar StationBy Rail:
If you are in a dilemma about how to reach Haridwar by rail, you have plenty of good options. Haridwar has a railhead of its own, linked with all the important cities of India. Several trains plying from Mumbai, Delhi, Varanasi, and Kolkata halt in this station. There are numerous trains available for reaching Haridwar from New Delhi, with the ones to Dehradun also making a halt here. Some of the important trains touching the Haridwar railway station are as follows:
  • Bombay-Dehradun
  • Doon Express
  • Gorakhpur - Dehradun Express
  • Ujjaini Express
  • Varanasi-Dehradun Express
  • Dehradun-Allahabad Link Express
  • Mussoorie Express (Delhi-Dehradun)
  • Shatabdi Express (Delhi- Dehradun)

    By Road:
    An excellent roadway and road transport network connect Haridwar to and from all major cities and towns of Uttaranchal and north India by bus services offered by the UP Roadways and transport corporations of other states. Private bus operators and taxis are also available. The National Highway no.45 stretches across the city of Haridwar, so as to connect different cities of the state and other states too. Distances to some important cities are: 
  • Agra (386 km)
  • Ambala (168 km)
  • Badrinath (320 km)
  • Dehradun (52 km)
  • Delhi (214 km)
  • Gangotri (282 km)
  • Kedarnath (250 km)
  • Meerut (141 km)
  • Mussoorie (90 km)
  • Nainital (386 km)
  • Saharanpur (81 km)
  • Yamnotri (255 km) 
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