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How to Reach badrinath

Travel Options

How to Reach Badrinath by Air

Given its location, Badrinath does not have an airport of its own. The nearest accessible airport to the town is located 314 km away by road, in the city of Dehradun. It is called the Jolly Grant Airport, a domestic terminal that sees flights arrive from major hubs across the country, including New Delhi, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Raipur, Varanasi, Indore, Chennai, Guwahati, Kochi and more. These flights are offered by a variety of airlines including SpiceJet, GoAir, IndiGo and Air India and can be quite budget-friendly when booked early. From Dehradun, you can avail of a taxi, bus or tourist rental vehicle to reach Badrinath by road. The journey might take up a lot of your time, but it more than makes up for it by offering you remarkable Himalayan vistas along the way. Do note that the monsoon and winter seasons might see slight disruptions in flight timings based on weather and visibility conditions.

You can also reach Badrinath from Dehradun by helicopter, with multiple flights taking off from the Sahastradhara helipad. The departure times are not always fixed and work as per your bookings, so arrangements will have to be made in advance. But that’s hardly an effort when you consider how much time it cuts off your journey and what a spectacular visual treat it is, flying over snow-capped peaks, dense green slopes and colourful little villages.

How to Reach Badrinath by Road

Badrinath is accessible by roads coming into Uttarakhand and one can hire a taxi or drive up themselves from various places in North India including New Delhi, Chandigarh, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Srinagar and more. The same journey can also be made by taking state and private buses, who offer premium and deluxe coaches. Badrinath does not have any train station or airport of its own, so driving into the town is ultimately the final mode of entry for most visitors and pilgrims. Road travel high up in the mountains can be quite precarious and you are advised to hire local drivers and vehicles who are familiar with the journey. Only opt for driving yourself if you have experience on mountain roads. 

City / Town

Distance to Badrinath

Delhi

526 km

Ghaziabad

505 km

Shimla

562 km

Chandigarh

501 km

Rishikesh

294 km

Nainital

315 km

Haridwar

319 km

Dehradun

337 km

How to Reach Badrinath by Railway

While Badrinath doesn’t have its own railway station, you can take a train to one of the nearest stations including Rishikesh, Kotadwar and Haridwar. Most people prefer to arrive into Haridwar Station as it has the greatest number of express trains while also being the most connected of the three. Once you reach the station, taxis, cars or buses can be availed to make the rest of the journey by road.

Transportation in badrinath

How to Commute Within Badrinath

By Car
Most travellers who tour Badrinath opt to hire a rental tourist vehicle for the entire duration of their stay as travelling around the town is then taken care of. Cars, minibuses and even luxury buses can be hired, from major northern cities, to stay with you and take you to all the must-visit sites in and around the region. Meanwhile, local taxis are available at the main town bus stop, that you can hire on a per ride or per day basis.

By Bus 
There are no public buses running within the town of Badrinath, they only ply between long distances.

Walking
The town itself is not very large and you can easily cover the whole area on foot. It allows you to freely explore every nook and corner, tiny lanes and walkways, the temple as well as find your very own picture-perfect spots from which to gaze at the sublime surrounding mountains and landscapes. Most people who are visiting the town for pilgrimage prefer to walk around instead of taking a vehicle. Even the mountaineers and trekkers who come to Badrinath end up walking more than anything else. 

If you’re looking to visit this incredible sacred place of the Himalayas, Thomas Cook Badrinath Tours will take care of all your arrangements and needs, especially now that you have an idea of how you’d like your journey to be. 

 

How to Commute Within Badrinath

By Car
Most travellers who tour Badrinath opt to hire a rental tourist vehicle for the entire duration of their stay as travelling around the town is then taken care of. Cars, minibuses and even luxury buses can be hired, from major northern cities, to stay with you and take you to all the must-visit sites in and around the region. Meanwhile, local taxis are available at the main town bus stop, that you can hire on a per ride or per day basis.

By Bus 
There are no public buses running within the town of Badrinath, they only ply between long distances.

Walking
The town itself is not very large and you can easily cover the whole area on foot. It allows you to freely explore every nook and corner, tiny lanes and walkways, the temple as well as find your very own picture-perfect spots from which to gaze at the sublime surrounding mountains and landscapes. Most people who are visiting the town for pilgrimage prefer to walk around instead of taking a vehicle. Even the mountaineers and trekkers who come to Badrinath end up walking more than anything else. 

If you’re looking to visit this incredible sacred place of the Himalayas, Thomas Cook Badrinath Tours will take care of all your arrangements and needs, especially now that you have an idea of how you’d like your journey to be. 

 

How to Commute Within Badrinath

By Car
Most travellers who tour Badrinath opt to hire a rental tourist vehicle for the entire duration of their stay as travelling around the town is then taken care of. Cars, minibuses and even luxury buses can be hired, from major northern cities, to stay with you and take you to all the must-visit sites in and around the region. Meanwhile, local taxis are available at the main town bus stop, that you can hire on a per ride or per day basis.

By Bus 
There are no public buses running within the town of Badrinath, they only ply between long distances.

Walking
The town itself is not very large and you can easily cover the whole area on foot. It allows you to freely explore every nook and corner, tiny lanes and walkways, the temple as well as find your very own picture-perfect spots from which to gaze at the sublime surrounding mountains and landscapes. Most people who are visiting the town for pilgrimage prefer to walk around instead of taking a vehicle. Even the mountaineers and trekkers who come to Badrinath end up walking more than anything else.

If you’re looking to visit this incredible sacred place of the Himalayas, Thomas Cook Badrinath Tours will take care of all your arrangements and needs, especially now that you have an idea of how you’d like your journey to be.

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