Rishikesh to Uttarkashi,/span>: A Road Trip Insight

Rishikesh to Uttarkashi– Uttarkashi is adored on the right banks of the Bhagirathi River. This alluring town is seated at an elevation of 1,550 meters above sea level. Nestled in the serene hills of Garhwal, Uttarkashi lies adjacent to the hill named Varun Parvat.

Where is Uttarkashi?

Uttarkashi is a town located in the state of Uttarakhand in India, founded by Gangadhar Gautam. It’s known for being close to Rishikesh and is known as a holy town due to its high population of ashrams and temples, something largely attributed to its spirituality-driven location on the banks of the sacred river, Bhagirathi. Being home to many ashramas and temples is not the only thing that makes this town so popular around the globe.

Rishikesh to Uttarkashi Distance

It is located around 170 kilometers away from  Rishikesh town in the northern region. The nearest hill station is Rishikesh. The Uttarkashi Grant Airport is the closest airport near Uttarkashi where Jolly Grant airport is located at Dehradun in the north of Uttarkashi.

Rishikesh Uttarkashi

Uttarkashi is a city located on NH 108, which is a major road that connects Gangotri. The nearest airport to Uttarkashi is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun. Buses and taxis can easily be arranged by travelers who are coming from major destinations in Uttarakhand like Rishikesh, Tehri Dam, Chamba, etc

How to Reach Uttarkashi

If you’re looking for a local bus that runs only once every 72 minutes and makes inconsistent stops at undisclosed locations where you may or may not get off depending on how far the driver thinks he needs to go before his lunch break, look no further than Bhatwari.

By Private Taxi

Uttarkashi is well connected by motorable roads with Rishikesh. You can easily commute between Rishikesh and Uttarkashi. One can take taxis or public buses (both serve the purpose).

Nearest Airport -Jolly Grant

Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport to Uttarkashi. The airport is located at a distance of 160 km from Uttarkashi. Jolly Grant Airport has connecting flights to Delhi, which run daily. The roads in and around Uttarkashi are well maintained and commuters can opt for cabs from Jolly Grant Airport to reach the city.



Namaste! I am Om. I am a licensed Tourist Guide ( Approved by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India), I’m originally from Varanasi. Now, I am living in Rishikesh. I set up this blog to share my tips and experiences for traveling to inspire and help you to travel more. Hari Om

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