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Best Road Route from Delhi to Rishikesh

Rishikesh is a wonderful place to be in with full of Temples, Yoga Ashrams and Teaching Institutes and Adventure Sports Clubs. In our previous Posts, we have already discussed about the Best Tourist Attractions in Rishikesh which describes the best of all the tourist places in Rishikesh.

Rishikesh is also a popular place for Camping, Rafting, Bungy Jumping and a lot of other Adventure Sports. You can also spend a lot of quality time doing some Awesome Adventure Sports Activities in Rishikesh.

I have been to Rishikesh only once till date, but someone said that ‘If you do it right, once is enough ! ‘

By now you must be wondering how to reach Rishikesh by Road. Well, this article will describe all the road routes from Delhi to Rishikesh and you wil also know about the best route according to us. After reading the complete post, You will be able to choose from those road routes and see which one suits you the most.

Route 1 : Delhi – Ghaziabad – Hapur – Meerut – Muzaffarnagar – Roorkee – Haridwar – Rishikesh

This route would be best suited for people who stay on or near Hapur Road in Ghaziabad. This route is also the longest route of all. So, think about it when you choose this route to reach Rishikesh.

Distance from Rishikesh : 263 km

Route 2 : Delhi – Sonipat – Bagpath – Meerut – Muzaffarnagar – Roorkee – Haridwar – Rishikesh

This route is best suited for people who stay in and around the areas of Alipur, Pitampura, Kundli, Rohini etc. Though it passes through the small towns like Bagpath but it saves a lot time by not entering the other parts of Delhi. Road may not be in a good condition near Bagpath.

Distance from Rishikesh :259 km

Route 3 : Delhi – Sonipat – Panipat – Shamli – Muzaffarnagar – Roorkee – Haridwar – Rishikesh

This route is best suited to the people staying in and around the areas of Alipur, Pitampura, Kundli, Rohini etc. People who stay in the areas mentioned before and do not want to follow the Bagpath Route(Route 2) can follow this Route. This route may be in a bit better condition than Route 2.

Distance from Rishikesh : 253 km

Best Road Route from Delhi to Rishikesh

Route 4 : Delhi – Ghaziabad – Modinagar – Meerut – Muzaffarnagar – Roorkee – Haridwar – Rishikesh

This is undoubtedly the quickest and the best road route from Delhi to Rishikesh. People may suggest you a number of Routes to reach the same place. But I tell you that there is no better way to reach Rishikesh than this one. If you start your journey early morning, at about 5-5:30 a.m. you would not find any traffic in Delhi and you can easily cover this distance quickly. This means by Route 4, you can reach Rishikesh within 6 hours if the traffic is normal.

If you like Adventure Sports and want some suggestions regarding it, You can also read about My first Exciting Adventure trip to Rishikesh.

Distance from Rishikesh : 241 km

Important Note : You might face traffic jams in and before entering Rishikesh. So it is advisable to start your journey as early as possible. So, whether you are going to Rishikesh or coming back, you must start early in the morning.

Traffic Free Route While Returning from Shivpuri towards Delhi (Via Bypass)

If you are Camping in Shivpuri or Nearby area and want to leave for Delhi right from there, you can return from Shivpuri without entering Rishikesh City Via a Neat and Clean Bypass Road without Traffic.

While returning from Shivpuri, you will find 2 ways : The way on the left will take you to Rishikesh City. If you take the Right Route, you will be on the ByPass Road which will take you out of Rishikesh without being in the risk of getting stuck in a Traffic Jam inside rishikesh.

Hope you liked to know about all the Road Routes from Delhi to Rishikesh and also the Best Road Route from Delhi to Rishikesh. If you have any doubts or questions, you may leave your comments below.

Don’t forget to check out crystal world water park if you are in or around Rishikesh :

Also, Check out Vlog about Road Trip to Rishikesh and Offbeat Camping close to Rishikesh City :

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Rishikesh – Lakshman Jhula” by Tylersundance is Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

About Anirudh Singh

Anirudh Singh is a passionate blogger and the man behind Amazing India Blog. He has 5 years of experience in the newspaper industry and he founded Amazing India Blog in 2015. Apart from writing and editing articles on Travel, Business and Technology at Amazing India Blog, he also contributes to other well known newspapers and online news blogs.


  1. Haridwar alternate route

    it is not safe in dark hours, not even after 6 PM. Many planned robberies I know happened on this thin road with people in Scorpios and safaris. Moreover, the risk of jumping your car in the canal is always there is driving at 60+ speed.

    Advice –
    I have used alternate route many time but I do NOT suggest this to anyone. road conditions is not good & forest road & narrow road. It is risky & planned robberies route. Never use this route after 5pm.

    Robbers & Risky Route –
    Haridwar – Najibabad – Bijnaur – Mirapur – Mawana – Meerut – Delhi
    Distance covered – 242 kms
    Time – 4hours

    Always use national highway 58. Best route.

    Route – Delhi – Muradnagar – Modinagar – Meerut – Muzzafarnagar – Roorkee – Haridwar

    Distance covered – 221 kms
    Time – 5hours

  2. Hi Ravi,

    Thanks for the Suggestion ! Hope that many travelers will get a better idea by the route you mentioned.

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