Owing to the high altitude and rough terrain, Champawat has limited connectivity and is well-connected to the rest of India road only. Regular bus services ply to and fro Champawat, connecting the site to major cities of the region such as Dehradun, Haridwar, Mussoorie, etc. There is no direct flight or rail connectivity. Jolly Grant Airport at Dehradun is the nearest airport with multiple connections, around 408 km away from Champawat, while Kathgodam Junction is the nearest accessible railway station, approximately 180 km away.
The nearest airport is located at Pantnagar where small-carrier flights land from Delhi, Dehradun & others, about 160 km away. Jolly Grant Airport at Dehradun is the nearest airport with multiple connections, around 408 km away from Champawat. You can easily hire cabs, taxis, minivans, buses - private or government, from both airports to reach Champawat.
Nearest Airport: Dehradun
- 227 kms from Champawat
Tentative return flight prices to Dehradun from major cities in India.
Champawat is accessible by road as well. However, the journey by road is tedious and not recommended. Champawat is about 455 km from Delhi. The shortest route will be to reach Haldwani (294 km) and then approaching Bhowali (29 km from Haldwani). Champawat is 132 km from Bhowali, but the terrain makes it an unfavourable bet to travel by. A better option would be to travel by train or flight. If you're willing to go by road, be prepared for a harsh ride.
Regular trains like the Sampark Kranti, Shatabdi and the Garib Rath that pass through the Kathgodam station (58 km away) and the Tanakpur station (75 km away). Your best bet to cover the remaining distance is to take a tourist bus as cab drivers are often not willing to drive to Champawat - a lesser-known tourist destination.
Commuting within the city is mainly via taxis, with a variety of cars to suit your budget. You may also travel by local buses if trying to cut costs.