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Prof. H.S.Dhami Coordinator CEMS,
Department of Mathematics SSJ Campus,
Kumaun University Almora (Uttarakhand)


How to reach Almora

  • By Air: The nearest international airport is New Delhi and the nearest domestic airport is Pantnagar. From Delhi (DEL) to Pantnagar (PGH) AirIndia (Star Alliance partner) runs air service  (small aircraft) on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Pantnagar to Almora is 120km and it takes 4 hour to reach Almora by Taxi. For timings and further details visit www.airindia.in
  • By Train: The nearest train station is Kathgodam. Several important rail stations in India have direct connection to Kathgodam. From Delhi, there three main trains run almost daily from New Delhi (NDLS) to Kathgodam (KGM): 12040 NDLS-KGM Shatabdi (06:00 AM), from Delhi (DLI) to Kathgodam9KGM)15013 Ranikhet Express (22:40) and  from Delhi(DLI) to Kathgodam (KGM)15035 UTR-SAMPARK Express (16:00). We recommend the first two connections. One may also get down at Haldwani (the station just before Kathgodam). Please note that train number 12040 starts from New Delhi (NDLS) railway station at Delhi and the other two trains depart from OLD DELHI (DLI) railway station. So, if you plan to reach Kathgodam by train, after arriving at the airport there is airport express metro to New Delhi railway station. If you are going to Old Delhi station you can get underground metro from Rajiv Chowk or New Delhi Metro station to Chandni Chowk. Summary of trains: *1. Delhi(DLI) - Kathgodam (KGM) by Ranikhet Express. (Train No. 15013) *2. New Delhi(NDLS)-Kathgodam (KGM) Shatabdi (Train o. 12040) 3. Delhi(DLI) - Kathgodam(KGM) by Uttarakhand Smprk Kranti Express (Train No.15035) 4. Delhi - Lal Kuan by Pooja Express. (Train No. 0517) Trains with asterix are recommended. On 1st October new railway timetable will be displayed. Do not forget to visit  http://www.indianrailways.gov.in
  • By Road: This option is little expensive, but direct and in many cases, would be flexible. This option is to travel to Almora from New Delhi Airport by road. You can book a (private) taxi at the airport or in advance. By car it generally takes 8-10 hours to Almora (from Delhi airport) assuming that you will take one or two breaks in between the journey. AC Volvo buses are also available from ISBT Delhi (Anand Vihar) to Kathgodam.
    • Car Direction: Delhi - Hapur bypass - Moradabad bypass - Rampur - Bilaspur - Rudrapur - Haldwani - Kathgodam [approximately 270 kms]- Ranibagh  - Bhimtal - Bhowali - Khairna Bridge - Kwarab  Bridge - Almora. From Kathgodam/Haldwani to Almora: One has to travel this route by car or bus. It takes around 3 hrs to reach Almora from Kathgodam. We recommend you to hire a car or shared taxi at Kathgodam/Haldwani. If you intend to travel by a shared taxi, it is better to get down at Haldwani since the availability of shared taxis are better there. On the way to Almora from Kathgodam/Haldwani, you will have to cross some beautiful tourist locations, for example, Bhimtal (http://www.bheemtal.com/nainit/bheemtal.html).
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