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How To Reach Badrinath

By Air: Jolly Grant Airport, located at Dehradun approximately 317 kilometers from Badrinath is the nearest airbase that connects this holy city to rest of the world via air. This domestic airport is nestled at the footings of the Himalayas is very well connected with the capital of the country i.e. New Delhi via air. Moreover, Mumbai is also accessible from the Jolly Grant Airport via connecting flights. The three major airlines that cater their services at this airbase include Air India, Jet Airways and Kingfisher Airlines. To reach Jolly Grant Airport from Badrinath tourists generally prefer to rent a cab that costs around INR 3000 to 4000 for a one way trip. The nearest international airport from Badrinath is located at New Delhi roughly 542 kilometers away. New Delhi International Airport provides an extremely good connectivity with almost all the major destinations across the globe.
By Rail: The nearest railway station from Badrinath is located at Rishikesh approximately 297 kilometers away. Even though, the Rishikesh Railway Station is quite small and only three slow trains that ply between Rishikesh and Haridwar daily run on this route. The Passenger Trains on the Rishikesh Haridwar route run pretty empty and they charge just 4 rupees per person. The two noteworthy trains that stop at Rishikesh include Hemkunt Express and Rishikesh Jammutawi Express. Other weekly trains that can be boarded from Rishikesh are Rishikesh Delhi, Rishikesh Haridwar and Rishikesh Bandikui Express.
Haridwar Railway Station, located about 20 kilometers from Rishikesh provides better connectivity via railway. Chief destinations accessible through train from Haridwar include Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Amritsar, Allahabad, Indore, Jaipur, Shri Ganganagar, Ahmedabad, Puri, Barmer, Dehradun, Howrah, Varanasi, Ujjain, Gorakhpur etc. Some of the major trains that halt at Haridwar include Haridwar Ahmedabad Mail, Allahabad Exp., Haridwar Amritsar Jan Shatabdi Exp., Haridwar Shri Ganganagar InterCity Exp., Dehradun Shatabdi Exp., Nizamuddin Dehradun AC Exp., Dehradun Varanasi Exp., Indore - Dehradun Exp., Hemkunt Exp., Dehradun Amritsar Exp., Dehradun Gorakhpur Exp., Bandra-Dehradun Exp., Doon Exp. Etc.
Kotdwara Railway Station located about 327 kilometers from Badrinath is also sometimes used by the tourists to reach Badrinath by train.
By Road: National Highway no 58 links Badrinath with rest of the state and country via Road. The hilly roads of Badrinath are very narrow and hazardous so it is highly recommended that those who want to reach Badrinath by road must use the all terrain vehicles for traveling. Earlier there was no motorable road up to the Badrinath Temple but now one can drive right up to the temple. Regular public and private buses operate to Badrinath from various destinations such as New Delhi, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Dehradun and other Kumaon regions. The private buses from Delhi to Badrinath charge around 700 to 900 INR per head.