All major Indian cities are easily approachable from the other countries with good flight networks. Apart from that, the internal connectivity within the country has seen tremendous change in the past few years. With the development of national highways and expressways, travelling has become comfortable and hassle-free in India. Also, many modern trains have been launched by the government in recent times to provide fast and easy travelling to the tourists. The overall approachability has given many conveniences to travellers who wish to explore different parts of incredible India.
International airports in India
In the past few years, many airports in India have been modernised and revamped as per international standards so that more flights from foreign nations could be connected to other cities in India apart from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai.
Below are the international airports, from where tourists can enter and exit India.
- Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi
- Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai
- Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata
- Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru
- Chennai International Airport, Chennai
- Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, Guwahati
- Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel International Airport, Ahmedabad
- Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad
- Pune International Airport, Pune
- Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport, Nagpur
- Dabolim Airport, Goa
- Trivandrum International Airport, Thiruvananthapuram
- Coimbatore International Airport, Coimbatore
- Cochin International Airport, Kochi
- Jaipur International Airport, Jaipur
Domestic Flights in India
Domestic flights in India have a good network among the major cities. With a rise in the number of passengers travelling by air, many flight operators have expanded their flight services between the business cities and tourist circuits.
Some popular airlines in India that operate their domestic flights are:
- Air India
- IndiGo Airlines
- Go Air
- AirAsia India
Among the above listed airline companies, Air India is a government-owned enterprise that operates within India as well as abroad. Rest are privately owned airlines.
Train Connectivity in India
Being one of the largest rail networks in the world, Indian Railways plays an important role in India. That’s why it is often known as the lifeline of the country. For long-distance travel and movement of bulk commodities, the Railways network is considered ideal as apart from being energy-efficient, it is an economical way of transport and conveyance.
For passengers, the Indian Railway runs more than 20,000 trains daily, for long and short distances. Among these, there are premium passenger trains like Rajdhani and Shatabdi Express that operates throughout India. On the other hand, trains like Gatiman Express and Vande Bharat were newly launched as the fastest trains in India. All these premium trains provide a comfortable journey and cut down the travel time.
Other trains are available in both AC and Non-AC options, and passengers can opt for them as per their budget and comfort level.
Uttarakhand is also well connected with train networks from other Indian towns and cities. Dehradun, Haridwar and Kathgodam are some of the major railway stations for tourists who want to visit the state.
Accessibility in Uttarakhand / How to reach Uttarakhand
Uttarakhand was carved out from its neighbouring state Uttar Pradesh in the year 2000. Initially, for a few years after its formation, the state wasn’t satisfactorily accessible from other Indian cities. But, with the efforts of the state and central government, the transportation system improved year by year. Today, Uttarakhand is very well connected with all other Indian states by flights, trains, and buses.
The air transport network in Uttarakhand is improving day by day. Dehradun’s Jolly Grant Airport is the busiest in the state, with daily frequent flights to the national capital Delhi. Apart from that, there are direct flights to Mumbai, Lucknow, Jaipur, Bangalore, etc. The airlines operating from Dehradun airport are Spice Jet, IndiGo, Vistara, Go Air and Air India.
On the other hand, Pantnagar airport that is located in Pantnagar city in the Kumaon region has a daily Air India flight service to Delhi.
Uttarakhand currently has three main railway stations – Dehradun, Haridwar and Kathgodam, that are connected by trains to other cities in India. Dehradun and Haridwar Railway Stations serve as the last railheads for the Garhwal region. Kathgodam is the last railway station for Kumaon.
These three cities are also connected with Shatabdi and Jan-Shatabdi trains from Delhi. There are other trains as well that connect these stations of Uttarakhand to all corners of India. The other stations like Rishikesh, Kotdwar, Kashipur and Ramnagar are also connected with the rail network but with a few trains only. Apart from that, there are several ongoing rail projects in Uttarakhand hills too and, soon in the upcoming days, you might get a chance to explore the Garhwal and Kumaon hills by train.
For train bookings in India, there is an online platform – IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation), from where passengers can book their train tickets in advance.
The road network in Uttarakhand is being continuously improved every year to provide a comfortable journey to the travellers. Currently, there are many ongoing projects in Uttarakhand to enhance the road conditions, especially in the Himalayas.
The State Road Transport Corporation in Uttarakhand which is known by the name Uttarakhand Transport Corporation (UTC) provides all types of bus services, from Ordinary to Luxury (Volvo) to other states in North India. Dehradun, Mussoorie, Rishikesh, Haridwar, Kotdwara, Haldwani, Nainital and other cities of Garhwal and Kumaon Himalayas are very well interconnected and also connected with Delhi and other states by UTC buses.
Apart from UTC buses, there are many private operators as well who provide bus service within and outside Uttarakhand.
For a convenient trip, tourists can book taxis for both short and long distances in Uttarakhand. We at Three Sixty Holidays provide comfortable and tidy vehicles for all our valued guests, with best drivers.
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