Delhi to Rishikesh by train or bus if arriving @ Delhi airport @ 10:20am?

#1 Jan 2nd, 2010, 14:50
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Dear all

I'm solo girl backpacker, will arrive by flight @ Delhi on Jan. 16 @10:20am.

I've checked IRCTC, the latest train to Haridwar will be
#8477 UTKAL EXPRESS departure 14:35 arrival 20:30

Do you recommand take this one? or are there other trains that i missed?

If arriving 20:30pm, is it better to stay overnight at Haridwar?

Or rather take the bus to Rishikesh instead?

#2 Jan 2nd, 2010, 15:00
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Hello mumusasha and welcome to IndiaMike!

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I have moved this thread to a more appropriate forum.
#3 Jan 2nd, 2010, 15:09
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That's not a good choice. The Utkal Exp is a long distance train and could be delayed. Better take the 2055 DDN JANSHTBDI DEP NDLS 15.25 ARRV HW 19.30.
Its a super fast train.
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mumusasha,

It will be Kumbha time at Haridwar and the bus stand from where you'll get buses to Rishiesh has been set up at Motichur, which is some 4-5 Kms. from the Haridwar Railway Station and during Kumbha there will be no local transport also, so be ready to walk this distance.

Better will be to do Delhi - Dehradun in train/bus and then take a bus to Rishikesh. It'll addup to your travel time, but will be convenient.
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delhiwawa & jyotirmoy, thank you so much for your information!
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bus to rishikesh?

Hello! Picking up this tread...
Iīm going to Rishikesh 31 January, and have been reading alot of helpful information at this site.
My question is: after getting of the train in Dehradun, how will I find the bus to Rishikesh? And, the train I would like to go whit arrives at 18.00... how long does the bus trip take, would it be to late in the eavning for a single woman to go alone..?
Itīs my second time in India, but the first time going alone... So Iīll be happy aboute any help you could give me.

Also..! Iīll be staying at an ashram for four weeks, but the last week ( I will go home march 6) is free for other plans... Any suggestions what I should do?
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snow_white,

Welcome to indiamike.

The Train will leave you at Railway Station. Just outside Railway Station you'll get Autos (Tuk Tuks) or shared Vikrams for ISBT (Inter State Bus Terminus). Buses to Rishikesh are available from there till around 9 9PM. It'll take 1 Hr. to Rishikesh.

I hope your ashram is pre booked.
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:-)

Thank you, and thankīs for answering!
Yes, itīs prebooked. The ashram could arrange for pickup at Delhi airport, but it was quite expensive... and 7 hours in a car is after all not that fun...

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