Delhi to Haridwar by Road – Distance, Time and Useful Travel Information

Sitting at the foothills of the Shivalik Ranges of the Himalayas, on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar is one of the most sacred Hindu pilgrimage destinations and a popular tourist locale. Along with its natural surroundings, rich cultural and religious history, and intense spiritual vibes, Haridwar offers a respite for all kinds of travellers.

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Delhi Haridwar Roadtrip

Why travel from Delhi to Haridwar?

While its divine vibe makes the faithful feel wholesome, the surrounding natural beauty of Haridwar equally enthrals the adventure seekers. When you take a road trip from Delhi to Haridwar, you can enhance your experience by enjoying everything that lies on the way. With a Savaari, you can turn your drive into a fun-filled journey and also customize the trip to your liking, travel time, and budget.

Traveling from Delhi to Haridwar by road

Traveling from Delhi to Haridwar by road is certainly one of the best ways of exploring the two most vibrant cities. The route passes through the sleepy little towns of Uttar Pradesh and gradually moves into the Himalayan plains, and finally the hilly locales of Uttarakhand. With our completely customizable Delhi to Haridwar trip packages, you can stop at any of these places and do a quick sightseeing. You can also directly hire a car from Delhi to reach Haridwar. Let us help you discover the best routes to travel from Delhi to Haridwar by car.

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Quick Facts about Delhi to Haridwar

Road Distance from Delhi to Haridwar242 kms
Aerial Distance from Delhi to Haridwar182 kms
Travel Time for Delhi to Haridwar by Road5 hours
Travel Time for Delhi to Haridwar by Train4 hours
Travel Time for Delhi to Haridwar by Flight1 hours
Best RouteDelhi to Haridwar Via NH 334
Best time to visitOctober – February

Best time to take a road trip by car

Situated at the foothills of the mountains, Haridwar experiences a moderate climate throughout the year, with warm summers and equally pleasant winters. So, you can visit Haridwar pretty much any season. However, the best time to visit Haridwar by car, plan a trip between October and February, when the mild chill in the air lets you soak in the mountain weather. Don’t forget to take part in different religious rituals and ceremonies that happen during this time in Haridwar.

Route 1: Delhi to Haridwar via Upper Ganga Canal Road & NH 334

Delhi to Haridwar distance Via NH 334

This is the only highway route from Delhi to Haridwar. As a result, it is used by all travelers and pilgrims. Via this route, the Delhi to Haridwar distance is only 236 KM and takes about five to six hours, depending upon factors such as the season, traffic, and roadwork, if any. Typically, the traffic is light on this route. However, for the most accurate assessment, always check for live traffic updates and use real-time maps to know about the road conditions.  

Delhi to Haridwar road conditions Via NH 334

Here’s a basic Delhi to Haridwar road map for this route:

Delhi — Muradnagar — Modinagar — Sardhana — Khatauli — Muzaffarnagar — Roorkee– Haridwar
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Popular places along the way:

  • Chhota Haridwar, Muradnagar: Before you reach your ultimate divine destination, you can also stop at 
  • Muradnagar and visit the temples of Chhota Haridwar in Muradnagar: The town is also famous for farm retreats for those who wish to spend a day amidst nature and enjoy the fresh environment. 
  • Ashtapad Jain Temple, Meerut: The historical town of Meerut is otherwise known for many monuments and significant places that make for an important part of Indian history and mythology. But the most iconic thing to see here is the ancient Ashtapad Jain Temple with its 151 feet high statue of 
  • Ganeshdham, Muzaffarnagar: On your way to Muzaffarnagar, stop by Ganeshdham. This temple is known for enshrining the largest idol of Lord Ganesha. Even if you are not religiously inclined, the awe-inspiring statue also makes for a thing of beauty to admire on your trip.
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  • Solani Aqueduct and Reservoir, Roorkee: The quiet but scenic town of Roorkee gives you the preview to the Himalayan plains. If you are looking for a refreshing respite on your journey, then make a detour from the town towards the huge reservoir, a popular picnic spot, known for its view.

Places to eat on this route:

  • Bikanerwala, Modinagar: A popular confection chain of North India. This particular outlet on NH 334 is one of the largest in the region and also offers endless options for breakfast, snacks, and sweets.
  • Jain Shikanji, Meerut: This is a locally famous store serving Indian-style, masala lemonade. This place is quite famous among summer travelers.
  • Cheetal Grand, Muzaffarnagar: This famous highway-side restaurant with huge indoor seating and garden, serves Indian meals, thalis, confections, and a lot more. 

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Other means of traveling from Delhi to Haridwar

How to Reach Haridwar By Train

You can also travel from Delhi to Haridwar by train. There are about 20 trains that run between these two cities weekly, of which 11 trains are available daily.

The fastest train is the HARIDWAR EXPRESS (22917). Another preferable train is the Shatabdi express. The Delhi to Haridwar train Shatabdi ticket prices ranges from Rs 550 to Rs 1300 depending on your preference of seats. For Delhi to Haridwar train booking, you can visit the Indian Railways website or check any online travel portal to get the best deals.

It usually takes four to eight hours by train, depending upon factors such as the train you choose, season of travel etc. For the most updated Old Delhi to Haridwar timetable and fare, always check the latest timetables of IRCTC, before booking.

How to Reach Haridwar By Flight

There are no direct flights from Delhi to Haridwar. The nearest airport is Jolly Grant, at Dehradun (DED), which is around 41 KM from Haridwar. The nearest airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), New Delhi. 

The average Delhi to Haridwar/Dehradun flight duration can range from 45 min to 1.5 hours, depending on the airline you choose. For your Delhi to Haridwar flight booking, visit any online travel portal for the best deals or check the official website of the airline you prefer.

If you choose to travel by flight, the cost of air ticket may range from INR 2500 to 4000, depending upon factors such as the travel season, booking window, and available deals. 

Explore Haridwar Like a Local: A Handy Guide

More than a sacred Hindu pilgrimage site, Haridwar has also evolved to be a popular tourist destination over the years. While the seekers come for the divine vibe, the adventure-seeking souls come to bask in the beautiful natural environment of the Garhwal Himalayas. You can always book a tempo traveller in Delhi in case you are travelling in a large group. You can also choose from Delhi to Haridwar bus. Check Delhi to Haridwar ticket price on travel websites well in advance.

Attractions in Haridwar for Sightseeing

One of the most famous places that you may want to start with is the Har Ki Pauri. This is the famous embankment on the Upper Ganges with temples around it for religious rituals. The ideal time to experience its magic is during the early hours of the morning or the sunset hours when it is buzzing with pilgrims, tourists, and wanderers.

Do stop by at the Ganga Mandir. This place is famous for its evening ‘aarti’ and you will see the Ganges light up in a million lamps.

Also, visit the beautiful architecture Daksheshwar Mahadev Temple and the spiritual center of Shantikunj Gayatri Parivar.

You can also step outside the town and explore the wilderness of the Himalayan plains, at the Rajaji National Park. It is the biggest and certainly one of the most popular wildlife sanctuaries in the area with eco-tourism options. 

Since Haridwar has always been a sacred place and a religious center, its local cuisine is a far cry from any kind of non-vegetarian fare. The food here mostly revolves around traditional home-style recipes, passed down through generations, or ‘satvic’ food served at temples or local cafeterias. However, you can easily find all north Indian food, albeit in a purely vegetarian version. 

To sample the simple but delectable local flavors of Haridwar, visit these traditional eateries in town-

  • Hotel Raghuvanshi Gujrati Bhojanalay
  • Chandra Mohan Vaishnav Bhojanalay
  • Sattvik Restaurant 
  • Pandit Ji Poori Wale 
  • Pracheen Mathura Wala
  • Shantikunj New Canteer & Bhojanalay

Hotels and resorts – Accommodation in Haridwar

Hotel Name Address
Golden Tulip National Highway 58, Rishikesh Rd, Opp. Dev Sanskriti University, Haridwar, Uttarakhand 249411 PH: 01334 262 684
‘Devnadi’ The Heritage Hotel Niranjani Akhara Marg, Near Safe Parking, Haridwar, Uttarakhand 249401 PH: 090684 85106
The Haveli Hari Ganga Hotel 21, Pilibhit House, Ram Ghat, Haridwar, Uttarakhand 249401 PH: 095550 88000
Amatra by the Ganges Near Rajaji National Park Shyampur Noamabad, Haridwar, Uttarakhand 249408 PH: 076690 04301
Godwin Hotel Rishikesh Road, Opp Shanti Kunj, Haridwar, Uttarakhand 249205 PH: 090122 11111

Nearby Road Trips from Haridwar

DestinationsDistanceTime Taken
Haridwar to Dhanaulti 78 km2 hours
Haridwar to Ranikhet 289 km7 hours
Haridwar to Mukteshkar 280 km7 hours
Haridwar to Lansdowne 104 km3 hours
Haridwar to Rishikesh 31 km31 mins
Haridwar to Mussoorie 85 km2 hours
Haridwar to Shimla 313 km7 hours

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