Getting Here

Getting Here

By Road

The main route is New Delhi-Modinagar-Meerut by-pass-Muzaffarnagar by-pass-Roorkee-Haridwar-Rishikesh-Shivpuri. The total distance is 239 KM and should take you around six hours if you leave well before peak hour traffic kicks in, i.e., around 5:00 AM. Any later than that, and it will take you around eight hours - which includes pit stops for breakfast/lunch and restroom breaks. The highway is pretty clean with a double lane most of the way until you reach Purkazi. Pit stops for food - we recommend the new Cheetal Grand bang on the highway, at the Khatauli intersection. This is on the new highway, NH-58. If you're looking for the original old favourite Cheetal Grand, then you will need to take a slight detour. Just follow the signages - won't take you off for more than 15 minutes. Still well worth it - the best tandoori chicken, rajma-chaval and aloo parathas this side of the universe! And their chicken sandwiches aren't bad either! The cherry on the cake is of course their pristine clean loos. Another decent pit stop on the new highway is the Namaste Holiday Complex which has Haldirams, McDonalds and Costa Coffee. At Roorkee you'll find the Polaris Hotel, its on your right on the main highway itself - can't really miss it. The drive from Rishikesh to Shivpuri is all up hill so you really want to get here before dark - and will take you around 30 - 45 minutes. If you're planning to catch a taxi, it will cost you around Rs 5,000 to Rs 6,700 for a round trip. Bull's Retreat is on the right side of the road, so just keep an eye out for it. There's an Indian Oil petrol pump right opposite.

 

Getting Here

By Train

Haridwar is your last stop and there are five trains that leave from Delhi for Haridwar. They all depart between 5:30 AM and 11:00 AM. Your best bet, however, is the Dehradun Shatabdi. It leaves New Delhi Railway Station (NDLS) at 6:50 AM and 4 Hrs 35 min later, you're in Haridwar - at 11:25 AM. We can arrange for a car to pick you up from there. It's a 37 KM ride to Bull's Retreat from the station and should take you around 1.5 hours.

 

Getting Here

By Air

Haridwar does not have an airport and the closest one is Jolly Grant Airport at Dehradun. The major airlines that fly this circuit are Jet Airways, Spice Jet, JetKonnect and Air India. It's a one hour flight from Delhi and we can arrange to pick you up from the airport if you let us know in advance. There are no direct flights from any of the metros - Delhi is is the mid-way halt for all flights. The drive to Bull's Retreat is around 57 KM and the trip should take you around 1.5 hours. The one way fares start at roughly Rs. 2,500 depending on when you book your tickets.

 

Getting Here

By Bus

Rishikesh is your last stop and there are several different bus companies to choose from. Almost all the buses leave Delhi at night post 9:00 PM and it's approximately an 8-hour ride to Rishikesh. From there, it's an 18 KM ride to Bull's Retreat and should take you around 30 min. Let us know if you would like a car to pick you up, that can be easily arranged.