Thursday, September 11, 2008

How to reach Uttarakhand Meet site

Getting to Dehradun

One can get to Dehradun, by 3 routes, road, rail and by air.

By road- Roadways Buses of all types (AC, non AC dlx. Semi dlx and ordinary) run from Kashmiri gate ISBT all the time. Most of the buses run at 10.30 pm from Delhi and reach at 5.00 am to ddn. By bus it’s a 7 hrs journey. One Can reach by own car even in the same time (7hrs.) via Meerut (bypass), Muzaffar nagar (bypass) Roorkee, Mohand.

By Rail-

One can travel by the Dehradun express which starts from Bombay. It’s a 40 hour long journey. Other options are getting to Delhi and traveling by trains like

  1. Mussoorie express - (from old Delhi Rly Stn) 10.25 pm from Delhi and reach at 7.00 am to dehradun
  2. Jan Shatabdi express (Ac and non Chair car) from New Delhi Rly St. - 3.00 pm from Delhi and reach at 9.30 pm at DDn
  3. Nizamuddin A/c Express from Nizamuddin Rly stn start at 11.00 pm from Delhi and reach at 6.00 am at ddn.
  4. Shatabdi Express. From New Delhi Rly Sty 6.30 am from Delhi and reach at Dehradun 12.30 noon.
  5. Dehradoon Express came from Mumbai (please do not use this as it’s very slow from Delhi to Dehradun)
  6. Okha Express came from Okha via Delhi (While coming from Delhi usually the timings are indefinite)

By Air - Doon has a tiny airport called JollyGrant. Its quite far from the main town and is on the Doon- Haridwar road. Not sure of what flights one can take to get here.

More details on where to report for pickup will be announce soon here.

Special thanks to Rekha W and Bhumesh Bharti for information

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