Airports in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand is a picturesque Himalayan city known for its breathtaking landscapes, spiritual significance, and vibrant culture. Encompassing a diverse range of geographical features, from snow-capped peaks to lush valleys, Uttarakhand attracts tourists and pilgrims alike. The state is home to some of the holiest Hindu shrines, including the Char Dham Yatra destinations of Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath. To facilitate travel to and within Uttarakhand, the state is equipped with several Uttarakhand airports. 

The major airports in Uttarakhand include the Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, and Pantnagar Airport in the Kumaon region. These airports play a crucial role in connecting Uttarakhand to major cities in India, easing access for tourists and pilgrims to explore the natural and spiritual wonders that this enchanting state has to offer. So, if you are planning to travel with IndiGo, make sure to choose ‘6Exclusive Fare’ on your flight to the airports in Uttarakhand and avail up to 10% off.

Know all about the airports in Uttarakhand

Want to know about the airports in Uttarakhand in detail? We’ve got you covered.

1. Jolly Grant Airport 

Dehradun is one of the beautiful places in Uttarakhand with Jolly Grant Airport as the base. The airport is located approximately 20 km away from the main city centre. In terms of size, Dehradun Airport is a small with a single terminal. There are direct and connecting IndiGo flights to Dehradun from Delhi and many other cities. 

  • Airport address: Airport Rd, Jauligrant, Uttarakhand 
  • IATA Code: DED

2. Pantnagar Airport

Pantnagar Airport serves as a gateway to the scenic destinations of Nainital and its surroundings. It facilitates domestic flights, offering connectivity to this picturesque region. This airport is located approximately 69 km from Nainital.

  • Airport address: Udham Singh Nagar, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand 
  • IATA Code: PGH

What is Uttarakhand famous for?

Uttarakhand is famous for the revered Char Dham pilgrimage sites of Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath, drawing pilgrims and nature enthusiasts alike. Uttarakhand is also celebrated for its pristine rivers, notably the Ganges and Yamuna, which originate in the region. Apart from that, adventure seekers are attracted to Uttarakhand for thrilling activities such as trekking, river rafting, and skiing in destinations like Rishikesh, Auli, and Nainital.

Places to visit in Uttarakhand

  • Rishikesh and Haridwar: These two twin cities are known for their spiritual significance, located on the banks of the Ganges River, Rishikesh is famous for river rafting and its calm ambience, whereas, Haridwar is famous for the Ganga Aarti providing a gateway to the Himalayas.
  • Mussoorie: Often referred to as the "Queen of the Hills," Mussoorie is a charming hill station with breathtaking views, pleasant weather, and attractions like Gun Hill and Kempty Falls. It is one of the beautiful and calming places for a quick getaway from the city of Dehradun
  • Nainital: A picturesque hill station with a serene lake at its centre, Nainital is surrounded by lush hills and offers boat rides, trekking opportunities, and the mesmerising Snow View Point. 
  • Corbett National Park: India's oldest national park, named after Jim Corbett, is renowned for its diverse wildlife, including tigers, elephants, and a variety of bird species. It is ideal for adventure lovers, wildlife safari enthusiasts to come and indulge in some action. 
  • Auli and Valley of Flowers: Auli is a popular skiing destination with panoramic views of the snow-capped Himalayas. It transforms into a winter wonderland attracting adventure enthusiasts. Nearby, there are two most popular attractions ideal for a trek, that is, the Valley of Flowers and Sri Hemkund Sahib. 
  • Almora: Nestled in the Kumaon region, Almora is known for its scenic beauty, ancient temples, and vibrant cultural heritage. It provides a tranquil escape with its pine-covered hills.
  • Pithoragarh: Located in the eastern part of Uttarakhand, Pithoragarh boasts historical significance, natural beauty, and serves as a base for treks to the Milam and Ralam Glaciers.
  • Chopta: Known as the "Mini Switzerland of Uttarakhand," Chopta is a serene and untouched destination with lush meadows and stunning views, serving as a base for the trek to Tungnath and Chandrashila.

IndiGo add-on services

In order to enhance the travel expereince with IndiGo, you can add some of the services while booking your flights. These services include options like:

  • 6E Eats: Pre-book your meals while you are booking flights. You can choose from a variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals. 
  • 6E Prime: Along with the Fast Forward service, get your preferred seat and snack combo of your choice by using this service.
  • Seat Select: Choose a seat of your choice using the Select Seat service, whether it is a window seat, aisle seat or a seat with extra legroom.
  • Excess Baggage: Through this add-on service, a passenger can pre-book additional baggage up to 1 hour prior to the departure of domestic flight and 2 hours before international flight departure.
  • 6E Seat & Eat: You can get a preferred seat of your choice and a snack combo for the next flight with 6E Seat & Eat.
  • Travel Assistance: With Travel Assistance, you can traverse through essential airport security, check-in, and more hassle-free. 
  • Sports Equipment: You can pre-book sports equipment on the flight for a stress-free flight experience. 

Note: These are some of the services a passenger can add while booking flights. Please know that specific services and offerings may be subject to change, and it's advisable to check with IndiGo for the most up-to-date information.

IndiGo flights to Uttarakhand across India

IndiGo offers seamless and efficient connectivity to the picturesque state of Uttarakhand from various key cities across the country. Whether you are embarking on a pilgrimage to the sacred Char Dham Yatra, planning a trek in the majestic Himalayas, or simply looking to unwind amidst the serene beauty of this northern state, IndiGo's flights to Uttarakhand ensure convenient and timely transportation. The airline's modern fleet, punctuality, and customer-centric approach make it an ideal option for travellers seeking a hassle-free journey to discover the enchanting beauty of Uttarakhand.

  • Flights to Dehradun: Dehradun is a popular destination surrounded by lush greenery and backdrop of snow-capped mountains, making it a haven for nature enthusiasts. Dehradun is home to prestigious educational institutions, and beautiful attractions such as the historic Robber's Cave, and the tranquil Sahastradhara. You can book flights to Dehradun and explore the city, nearby hill stations and more.
  • Flights to Pantnagar: Pantnagar is a town known for its significance in agriculture, industry, and education. If you enjoy nature, you can book flights to Pantnagar and enjoy lush green fields as well as some of the popular tourist destinations in Uttarakhand.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which are the major airports in Uttarakhand?

Uttarakhand has two major airports - Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun and Pantnagar Airport in Pantnagar. Jolly Grant Airport serves as the primary airport for destinations like Dehradun, Rishikesh, and Haridwar, while Pantnagar Airport caters to regions like Nainital and surrounding areas.

How far is Jolly Grant Airport from Dehradun city centre?

Jolly Grant Airport is approximately 20 to 30 kilometres away from the Dehradun city centre. The journey from the airport to the city takes around 45 minutes to an hour, depending on the mode of transportation.

How can I travel from Pantnagar Airport to Nainital?

Pantnagar Airport to Nainital is approximately a 2-3 hour drive by road, covering a distance of around 70 kilometres. Taxis and private cabs are readily available at the airport for transportation to Nainital. Alternatively, travellers can also opt for pre-booked car rentals or shared taxis for a convenient journey.

Are there facilities for disabled passengers at Uttarakhand airports?

Major airports in Uttarakhand strive to provide facilities for disabled passengers, including wheelchair assistance and accessible restrooms. It is recommended to inform the airline in advance about any specific requirements to ensure a smooth travel experience.

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