Getting to Puruwala
The nearest town to Puruwala is a small town, Paonta Sahib (a.k.a. Ponta Sahib), where hotels and accommodation are available. Puruwala is 13 Km in distance from Paonta Sahib, easily accessible via local transportation such as taxis (approximate cost Rs350-400) and tampo (three wheelers, Rs10/person or Rs100-150 per booking). It is approximately 261 km from Delhi and 45 km from Dehradun train station to Paonta Sahib. There are different ways to get to Paonta Sahib.
- From Delhi to Paonta Sahib direct
One can travel by car or taxi from Delhi to Paonta Sahib via NH 44, continue via SH7 onto NH 905 to Paonta Sahib. The duration of travel is around 4 ½ to 5 ½ hours depending on traffic condition. Alternate driving routes are also available.
If arranged in advance, Puruwala taxis could travel to Delhi to pick up passengers, the fare will generally be cheaper than Delhi taxis going to Puruwala.
Puruwala Taxi pick up from Delhi
Big Taxi Rs. 4500-5000
Small Taxi Rs. 3700-4000
(If you need assistance from the EOC in arranging the Puruwala taxis, please contact the EOC via email firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name, contact details, pickup location (such as airport terminal or hotel address), time, two weeks prior to your departure. The pick up is only confirmed when you receive email confirmation from the EOC.)
Delhi Taxi from Majnuka Tilla to Paonta Sahib/Puruwala
Big Taxi Rs. 6000-6500
Small Taxi Rs. 5000-5500
- Delhi to Paonta Sahib by bus
There are a few buses from Delhi going to Yamuna Nagar daily, where one could transfer to another local bus at the Yamuna Nagar terminal to go to Paonta Sahib. However, the most direct way is from the Delhi Kashmiri Gate Bus Terminal, where a direct night bus departing at 10:00PM and arriving in Paonta Sahib around 5:30AM the next morning. The fare is Rs350. The bus option is generally recommended for seasoned travellers who are experienced in travelling in India.
Some useful websites for bus information:
- From Delhi via Dehradun to Paonta Sahib
One can travel via road, train, air or bus from Delhi to Dehradun, which is about 250 km in distance. Then from Dehradun, one will need to travel to Paonta Sahib either by car, bus or taxi, which is approximately 45 KM from the Dehradun train station. This option is suitable if a person plans to be in Dehradun in advance for some other purpose.
Taxi from Dehradun to Puruwala
One way: Rs. 1800
8 hour day rental (to and from Puruwala): Rs. 2600
Trains from Delhi to Dehradun
NDLS – DDN Jan Shatabdi: Departure: 3:20pm / (Fare CC coach Rs.520) (2S coach Rs.160)
NDLS – Shatabdi: Departure: 6:50am / (1A coach Rs.1405) (CC Rs.740)
DLI – DDN Mussoorie Exp: Departure: 9:20pm / (1A coach Rs.1385) (2A Rs. 830) (3A Rs. 580) (SLRs.215)
NDLS – DDN Nanda Devi Exp: Departure: 11:30pm (1A coach Rs. 1375) (2A Rs.825) (3A Rs.590)
Buses from Delhi to Dehradun:
From Delhi ISBT: Volvo Rs. 950, semi deluxe Rs. 450
From Delhi Ama Bus from Majnuka Tilla: Rs. 600
From Delhi Snow Region Bus from Majnuka Tilla: Rs. 600