How to Reach Champawat

Owing to the high altitude and the rough terrains, Champawat has limited connectivity, well connected to the rest of India only via road. Regular bus services ply to and fro Champawat, thus connecting the site to major cities of the region such as Dehradun, Haridwar, Mussoorie, etc. There is no direct flight, or rail connectivity, however, as of now, to Champawat. Jolly Grant Airport at Dehradun is the nearest airport, around 408 km away from Champawat, while Kathgodam junction is the nearest accessible railway station, approximately 180 km away from Champawat.   

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How to reach Champawat by flight

The nearest airport is located at Pantnagar, about 160 km away, from where you can easily hire cabs, taxis, minivans, buses, both private and government, run to reach Champawat.

Nearest Airport: Dehradun - 227 kms from Champawat

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Tentative return flight prices to Dehradun from major cities in India.

Starting city Return price (approx)
Mumbai ₹ 9,674 Non-stop View
New Delhi ₹ 4,979 Non-stop View
Bengaluru ₹ 11,551 View
Chennai ₹ 11,087 View
Hyderabad ₹ 9,106 View
Kolkata ₹ 11,265 View

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How to reach Champawat by road

Champawat is accessible by road as well. However, the journey by road is very tedious and not much recommended. Champawat is about 455 km from Delhi. The shortest route will be to first reach Haldwani (294 km) then to Bhowali (29 km from Haldwani) and then via Bhowali to Champawat (132 km from Bhowali), but the terrain makes it an unfavourable bet to travel by road. Better options would be by train or flight, but if you're willing to go by road, be prepared for a harsh ride.

How to reach Champawat by train

Regular trains like the Sampark Kranti, Shatabdi and the Garib Rath that pass through the Kathgodam station that is about 58 km away from Champawat and the Tanakpur station, about 75 km away. Your best bet is to cover the distance is to take a tourist bus since many individual cab drivers are not ready to drive to Champawat since it's a lesser known tourist destination.

Local transport in Champawat

Commuting within the city is mainly via taxis, and tons of car varieties are available to suit your budget. You can also travel by buses within the city but the buses are a more time consuming option, however, a superior option if you are looking at cutting costs.

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