Joshimath is well connected to the rest of India only by roadways. Regular bus services ply to and fro the city of Joshimath. There is no direct flight or rail connectivity, however, to Joshimath. Some 268 km away is the Jolly Grant airport in Dehradun, the capital of Uttarakhand, which is the nearest airport that connects Joshimath to the rest of India. The nearest commercial railway station accessible to Joshimath is in Rishikesh which is 251 km away from Joshimath.
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How to reach Joshimath by flight
The nearest airbase to Joshimath is Jolly Grant Airport at Dehradun which is located around 270 km away from the town. The airport is well connected to Delhi via regular flights. Taxis are easily available outside the airport till Joshimath.
Nearest Airport: Dehradun
- 149 kms from Joshimath
Tentative return flight prices to Dehradun from major cities in India.
How to reach Joshimath by road
Situated on the NH58, Joshimath is connected to its several neighbouring cities as well as other major cities in the country via a well-maintained network of roads. There are several private as well as state owned buses that ply to and fro to Joshimath from cities like Pauri, Karnaprayag, Srinagar, Chamoli, Rishikesh, Rudraprayag, Ukhimath, etc. To travel till Rishikesh, there are buses that run from ISBT Kashmiri Gate on a regular basis.
How to reach Joshimath by train
Rishikesh serves as the nearest railway station to Joshimath about 250 km away on NH-58. This railways station connects the city to several major cities of India via regular train services. You can hire a taxi or even a bus from the town of Rishikesh.
Local transport in Joshimath
Joshimath is a small town where one can feel its spirit and feel its aura by best travelling on foot. However, for travelling in and around the town, taxi or private cars are the best option. They are very convenient and comfortable considering the rocky terrain of the area. But before visiting make sure you check the weather condition prevailing in the region and avoid travelling during monsoon and winters owing to heavy rainfall and snowfall respectively.