For people who are new to the area, here is detailed information about reaching Uttarkashi. (All locations on map below)
From Rishikesh / Haridwar
The nearest Railway Station is at Haridwar. From Haridwar take a bus or a shared taxi or a shuttle train to Rishikesh. The fare is a maximum of INR 75.
If you're at Haridwar, take a bus / shared cab / auto-rickshaw / shuttle train to Rishikesh.
From Rishikesh, you can either take a bus or a shared taxi to Uttarkashi. At Rishikesh, shared cabs ply for Uttarkashi from Sumo Station. Vishwanath Seva buses ply from the bus stand on Nirmal Ashram Road.
The buses leave frequently till about 1.00 pm from the main bus stand at Rishikesh. The fare is INR 300/- per head (this is the fare for 2021). It takes about 8 hours to reach Uttarkashi on a bus. The fare is likely to change every year. Please inquire about the latest fares.
You can get shared taxis from the Taxi Stand near Natraj Hotel in Rishikesh. The fare is INR 250/- per head. (Please inquire about the latest fares) The fares change every year.
You can also hire a full taxi to bring you up to Uttarkashi. The cost is INR 5500/- to 6000/- depending upon your bargaining skills and type of vehicle. The taxi takes about 5 hours to reach Uttarkashi from Rishikesh.
Buses and taxis ply till 12 noon, with some waiting a little longer for passengers to fill up.
The nearest Airport is Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun.
A new service, called 'Vishwanath Seva' has been started from Dehradun. These buses are comfortable and ply directly to Uttarkashi without stopping anywhere en route like other buses. They start from 'Parade Ground' early morning till 1 pm and charge Rs.300 per person via Rishikesh, and Rs. 300 per person via Mussoorie. (Subject to change at regular intervals. Please inquire about the latest fares.)
Taxis also ply between Dehradun and Uttarkashi. You can either take a shared taxi or hire one for yourself. The fare of a shared taxi is INR 300/- per head (subject to change at regular intervals. Please inquire about the latest fares) and a full one depending on your bargaining skills can cost you between INR 5500/- to 6500/-. The travel time is between 5 - 6 hours from Dehradun to Uttarkashi. You can find taxis at the taxi stand near Risapana Bridge.
If you wish to hire a Taxi driver familiar with Monal and the town of Uttarkashi, we recommend Mr. Narender Rawat. You may contact him giving the reference of Monal Tourist Home. His Phone Number is: +919456766310, +919458127601
A new road has been opened from Dehradun to Uttarkashi, via Mussoorie and Suwakholi. This new road cuts the distance between Dehradun and Uttarkashi by almost 40km. A lot of taxis and buses now ply this route from Dehradun and reach earlier.
Fare changes every year and since the Covid Lockdowns and restrictions, the fares mentioned here may not be accurate and may be out of date. These are mentioned for reference only. Please find out the latest fares upon reaching Rishikesh or Dehradun.
How to reach Monal Tourist Home From Uttarkashi
From the bus stand follow the Gangotri Highway, past Kailash Ashram, till you reach Hotel Shivalinga. There is a road that goes up from opposite Hotel Shivalinga toward Kot Bungalow. Leave the highway and take the road up towards Kot Bungalow; follow the road up until you see Monal.
Based on prior request and upon owners' availability, we can arrange to pick you up from the Uttarkashi town for a charge of Rs. 200