Joshimath, Photo: Ajay Bhatt

How to Reach Joshimath

Joshimath is well connected with most of the important towns and cities of Uttarakhand. Getting there guide below provides detailed information about how to reach Joshimath by Road, Train or Flight.

Location of Joshimath

Joshimath lies on the NH58, connecting Delhi with Badrinath and Mana Pass in Uttarakhand, near the Indo-Tibetan border. Therefore all the buses and vehicles that carry pilgrims from New Delhi to Badrinath via Haridwar and Rishikesh in pilgrim season (summer months) pass through Joshimath.

Joshimath Getting There - How to Reach

By Road: Joshimath is well connected by motorable roads with major destinations of Uttarakhand state. Buses to Rishikesh and Srinagar are available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate and buses and Taxis to Joshimath are easily available from major destinations of Uttarakhand state like Rishikesh, Pauri, Rudraprayag, Karnaprayag, Ukhimath, Srinagar, Chamoli, etc. Joshimath is situated on NH58.

You can get to Joshimath from Haridwar or Rishikesh by bus or hiring a taxi. The drive is very scenic and runs along the Ganga and its tributaries. The buses are mostly private-run and generally in poor to average condition. The buses leave from Haridwar/Dehradun/Rishikesh in the morning starting at 4:30 am. The last bus leaves by around 7 am. The journey is long, takes about 9-11 hours depending on the number of stops your bus is making on the trip.

You can also take a taxi to Joshimath, which will be more comfortable and the time it takes to reach is about 7-9 hours.

By Air: Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport to Joshimath situated at a distance of 272 kms.It is well connected to Delhi with daily flights. Joshimath is well connected by motorable roads with Jolly Grant Airport and taxis are easily available to Joshimath.

By Rail: The nearest railway station to Joshimath is Rishikesh railway station at a distance of 250 kms on NH58. Rishikesh is well connected by railway networks with major destinations of India and trains to Rishikesh are frequent. Joshimath is well connected by motorable roads with Rishikesh. Taxis and buses are available from Rishikesh, Srinagar, Rudraprayag, Chamoli and many other destinations to Joshimath.

Joshimath Distance Chart

Road distances and travel time from/to Joshimath from/to various cities within or outside Uttarakhand - Joshimath Distance Chart

You can also hire or rent a Cab/ Taxi to Joshimath. More details about Joshimath Car Rentals.

Joshimath Tour Packages

Auli Skiing - 5 Nights Super Saver Package
6 Days / 5 Nights
₹. 35,000.00
3 Nights Tour of Auli with Joshimath
4 Days / 3 Nights
On Request
Kuari Pass 4 Nights Package ex-Joshimath
5 Days / 4 Nights
₹. 16,500.00
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