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How To Reach Rishikesh From Mumbai

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Tourism In Rishikesh

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Quick Information

Current weather:

Best time to visit:

Mar - May, Oct - Nov


On Arrival

Ideal Duration:

3 - 4 Days

Nature Ideal For Family Adventure

How To Reach Rishikesh

From-To Distance By Air By Train By Road
Mumbai to Rishikesh 2.0 hours24.0 hours27.0 hours

How To Reach Rishikesh From Mumbai

Rishikesh is one of the oldest towns located in the Uttarakhand. The destination today is not only popular among those seeking peace, but is also highly popular among adventure lovers, photography and wildlife enthusiasts. The town also has a special mention in the Puranas and Ramayana. Being a developed town that has a thriving adventure tourism, wildlife tourism, yoga and meditation retreats, many wish to visit here.

For those who wish to know how to reach Rishikesh from Mumbai, here are the best mode of transport available for you:

Mumbai To Rishikesh By Air: For anyone who wishes to travel the distance from Mumbai to Rishikesh by air, there are multiple options available. Carriers like Jet Airways and Indigo fly their airlines on this route till Dehradun, which is the closest airport to Rishikesh. From Dehradun, one can take a cab to Rishikesh. However, the shortest travel time by air between Mumbai and Dehradun is about 2 hours and 20 minutes, which is covered by Jet Airways.

Mumbai to Rishikesh By Train: A train covers the distance between Mumbai and Rishikesh in a time span of about 24 hours. Udyan Express and Pushpak Superfast Express are the two trains that one can board from Mumbai,  since both take almost the same travel time. Udyan Express can be taken from Dadar, and Pushpak Superfast Express from Kalyan Junction towards Rishikesh. There is no denying that train is certainly the most fun mode of transport to cover the distance between the two destinations.

Mumbai To Rishikesh By Road: The road drive from Mumbai to Rishikesh via NH48 also takes about 29 hours. Even if one splits the journey, one can easily reach the town in two days. For those who do not wish to drive themselves, there are outstation cabs available that can be hired on an hourly basis.


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FAQ's of Rishikesh

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What is the best time to visit Rishikesh?

Since Rishikesh is located in the foothills of the Shivalik range, the weather generally remains pleasant throughout the year. Still, the ideal time to visit the place is February-March and August-October as May and June are quite hot.

Does Rishikesh see any major festivals taking place over the year?

The International Yoga Festival, Beatles Festival and Science Festival are some of the festivals in Rishikesh that are celebrated with great fervour and enthusiasm.

Are ATMs readily available in Rishikesh?

Rishikesh is one of the top tourist destinations in India. Thus, there are numerous ATMs at various places spread across the city to cater to the financial needs of both tourists as well as the residents.

What is the best route to get to Rishikesh?

Delhi – Ghaziabad – Modinagar – Meerut – Muzaffarnagar – Roorkee – Haridwar – Rishikesh, this is undoubtedly the quickest and the best road route from Delhi to Rishikesh.

What is the local mode of transport in Rishikesh?

The town is virtually run by auto rickshaws and shared jeeps which are the local modes of transport in Rishikesh.