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How to Reach Gangotri

Gangotri is situated in the lap of the mighty Himalayas in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand, which is easily accessible from the major cities and towns of the country. River Bhagirathi originates from the Gangotri glacier and later becomes River Ganga in Rishikesh when it merges with the Alaknanda River. The nearest airport from Gangotri is Dehradun Airport and nearest railhead is Dehradun railway station.

The government and private buses ply regularly for Gangotri from Dehradun, Rishikesh, and Haridwar. Here is the detailed information about how to reach Gangotri by air, rail, and road. Take a look to gather useful data, which can make your Gangotri trip memorable.

Gangotri by Air 

The nearest airport from Gangotri is Jolly Grant airport in Dehradun, which is situated at a distance of 260 km. This is a domestic airport and is connected to Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Lucknow, and Thiruvananthapuram with direct and connecting flights. If you are looking for an international airport, then the closest airport is in New Delhi, which is well-connected with all over the world. You can hire a taxi from Jolly Grant airport to reach Gangotri or you can opt to board a bus from Dehradun ISBT.

Travel by Flight

Travel Time

Air Distance

Departure Airport

Delhi to Dehradun

50 minutes

202 km

Indira Gandhi International Airport

Mumbai to Dehradun

2 hours 10 minutes

1349 km

Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport

Ahmedabad to Dehradun

2 hours 30 minutes

962 km

Sardar Vallabhai Patel International Airport

Bangalore to Dehradun

4 hours 50 minutes

1924 km

Kempegowda International Airport

Pune to Dehradun

6 hours 10 minutes

1374 km

Pune International Airport

Kolkata to Dehradun

4 hours 30 minutes

291 km

Netaji Subhash Chandra International Airport

Chandigarh to Dehradun

4 hours 35 minutes

129 km

Chandigarh Airport

Gangotri by Train

The closest railhead from Gangotri is in Dehradun Railway Station, at a distance of 240 km. You can hire a taxi, board a bus, or hop on to a shared cab from Dehradun to reach Gangotri. There are regular direct and connecting trains from Puri, Amritsar, Mumbai, New Delhi, Howrah, Varanasi, Dehradun and other towns and cities of India to Dehradun.

Travel by Train

Nearest Station

Travel Time


Train Name

Delhi to Dehradun

Dehradun Railway Station

5 hours 50 minutes

275 KM

DDN Janshatabdi Express

Mumbai to Rishikesh

Dehradun Railway Station

37 hours 35 min

1645 KM

Golden Temple Mail & Hemkunt Express

Ahmedabad to Rishikesh

Rishikesh Railway Station

45 hours 30 min

1175 KM

Yoga Express & Hemkunt Express

Jammu to Rishikesh

Rishikesh Railway Station

14 hours 10 min

583 KM

Hemkunt Express

Bangalore to Rishikesh

Yog N Rishikesh Railway Station

37 hours 10 min

2347 km

YPR DEE Duronto Express & YNRK UDZ Express

Kolkata to Dehradun

Dehradun Railway Station

29 hours 10 min

1756 km

Kumbha Express

Amritsar to Dehradun

Dehradun Railway Station

12 hours 05 min

429 km

ASR DDN Express

Rishikesh to Dehradun 

Dehradun Railway Station

2 hours 15 min

51 km

YNRK HWH Express & Mussoorie Express

Gangotri by Road 

Gangotri is well-connected with the major cities by well-maintained national and state highways. There are frequent bus services owned by the state government and private agencies, connecting to Gangotri from neighboring towns and cities. There are bus services to and from Yamunotri, Mussoorie, Tehri, Dehradun, Rishikesh, Haridwar, and other places that offer great connectivity.





Delhi to Gangotri distance

527 KM

12 hours 40 min

NH 34 & NH 334

Rishikesh to Gangotri distance

267 KM

8 hours 10 min

NH 34

Haridwar to Gangotri distance

286 KM

8 hours 50 min

NH 34

Dehradun to Gangotri distance

241 KM

8 hours 10 min

NH 34

Chandigarh to Gangotri distance

409 KM

12 hours 10 min

NH 7 & NH 34

Jammu to Gangotri distance

769 KM

18 hours 10 min

NH 44 & NH 34

New Tehri to Gangotri distance

215 KM

6 hours 40 min

NH 34

Kedarnath to Gangotri distance

322 KM

11 hours 20 min

NH 107 & NH 34

Devprayag to Gangotri distance

251 km

7 hours 40 minutes

NH 7 & NH 34

Yamunotri to Gangotri distance

213 km

7 hours 15 minutes

NH 34 & NH 134

Uttarkashi to Gangotri distance

99 km

7 hours 15 minutes

NH 34

Badrinath to Gangotri distance

420 km

13 hours 31 minutes

NH 7

Barkot to Gangotri distance

179 km

5 hours 33 minutes

NH 34 & NH 134

Gangotri to Yamunotri distance

227 km

7 hours 15 minutes

NH 34

Kedarnath to Gangotri distance

408 km

13 hours 15 minutes

NH 34 & NH 134

Kolkata to Uttarakhand distance

1594 km

33 hours 00 minutes

NH 19

How to Reach Gangotri Temple

Gangotri Temple is frequented by devotees from all over the world during the Char Dham Yatra period. It is well-connected by all modes of transport. The vehicles can reach directly near the Gangotri Temple. Also, you can visit there by helicopter from Dehradun. Here are the different modes to travel to Gangotri Temple.

Gangotri By Bus/ Cab/ Shared Taxi

´╗┐There are regular buses available from Harsil, Uttarkashi, Tehri, and other nearby cities and towns of Uttarakhand. The government and private buses ply regularly for Gangotri Temple that you board at minimal prices. Shared taxis and private cabs are also well-connected from the temple. You can choose these options for hassle-free travel for local sightseeing near Gangotri.

Gangotri By Helicopter

You can also visit the Gangotri Dham by chopper and board a helicopter from Dehradun airport.The helicopter service is available from Sahastradhara