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How To Reach Rishikesh From Delhi

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Best time to visit

Feb - May, Oct - Nov

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3 - 4 Days


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Delhi To Rishikesh Guide

DistanceBy AirBy RoadBy TrainBy Sea
New Delhi to RishikeshN/A1.0 hours5.0 hours9.0 hoursN/A

Located at a distance of 35 kilometres from Haridwar and 90 kilometres from Mussoorie, Rishikesh is one of the popular Char Dhams that are sacred to Hindus across the world. The town is also gaining popularity for adventure tourism that is now being developed well, owing to the natural resources available here. Thousands of people from across the country, and its capital visit the holy town of Rishikesh to gain some peace and for their overall well being.

And so, knowing how to reach Rishikesh from Delhi is essential.

Delhi To Rishikesh By Air: There are no direct flights from Delhi to Rishikesh, since Rishikesh does not have an airport. The closest airport is Dehradun from where cabs are available to reach Rishikesh. Flights from Delhi (DEL) to Dehradun (DED) are operated by Air India, Jet Airways, IndiGo etc. The average flight duration is about 1 hour only. The airport is located about 45 kilometres from Dehradun, and is only a 1 hour 20 minutes drive.

Delhi To Rishikesh By Train: For those who wonder how to reach Rishikesh from Delhi by train, rest assured as there are about 21 trains from different destinations that can help one plan their journey. These are direct trains which have a pickup from Delhi’s railway station to Rishikesh’s railway station. If one is travelling with kids and older members, then taking a train is the most convenient option.

Delhi To Rishikesh By Road: Anyone who admires picturesque views with mountains and greenery during a fun road trip, traveling to Rishikesh from Delhi by road is the best option available.  The road journey takes around five hours, so one can easily stop by for photography with the backdrop of the mountains.

1) Delhi To Rishikesh By Bus

Travellers can board a direct bus to Rishikesh from Kashmiri Gate ISBT on any time of the day. Regular buses from state transport and private operators can be booked easily. It may take up to 7 hours to reach Rishikesh from Delhi.

2) Delhi To Rishikesh By Car

Travellers can follow National Highway 334 (NH 334) to drive to Rishikesh from New Delhi. A section of this highway has four lanes which is easy to drive on. It may take at least 4 hours to reach Rishikesh from Delhi by car.

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

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

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

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.

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