Reaching Gangotri is not a problem, rail head as it is well connected by air, road and railway networks.The Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun makes for the nearest airport, while Rishikesh railway station is the railhead at a distance of 250 km from Gangotri. Cars and tourist buses are another viable options to undertake the journey by road.
Dehradun is the home to the Jolly Grant Airport, which is the nearest to Gangotri. Taxis and cabs are easily available from the airport to Gangotri, which take roughly 7 hours to reach the destination.
Nearest Airport: Dehradun - 115 kms from Gangotri
Tentative return flight prices to Dehradun from major cities in India:
|Starting City||Return price (approximate)|
|Mumbai||₹ 13,332 Non-stop|
|New Delhi||₹ 6,556 Non-stop|
|Bengaluru||₹ 16,779 Non-stop|
Gangotri is well connected to cities like Yamunotri, Mussoorie, Tehri etc by regular tourist buses. Alternatively, you can also drive down to Gangotri from nearby cities. The time taken ranges between 5 to 6 hours.
The closest railhead is located in Rishikesh at a distance of 250 km. You need to travel to Rishikesh by train to get a bus or taxi to Gangotri. Haridwar is another close railhead.
Being a pilgrimage centre, people often travel more on foot. Hence, public transport is not well-developed. However, you can take the government buses, private buses and tourist taxis to travel around the city.