Ananda in the Himalayas, Narendra Nagar, Uttarakhand



Accessibility


By Air
A short 1 hour flight from Delhi to Dehradun’s Jolly Grant airport followed by a one-hour drive. Flights are daily (possibly excluding Mondays – to be confirmed) and leave in the mornings in both directions. Timings to be confirmed.

By Helicopter
The resort’s private helipad is available for chartered flights from New Delhi and Agra. 1 hr 20 mins

By Train
The Shatabadi Express, one of India’s finest trains, operates between Delhi and Haridwar. This excellent 4 ½ -hour train journey is then followed by a one-hour drive into the hills. The Shatabadi Express departs New Delhi station daily at 07.00am, arriving in Haridwar at 11.25am. The Jan Shatabadi departs Delhi daily (except Sundays) at 15.30pm arriving in Haridwar at 19.50pm. The Shatabadi Express departs Haridwar daily at 18.10pm, arriving in Delhi at 22.40pm. The Jan Shatabadi departs Haridwar daily (except Sundays) at 06.20am, arriving in Delhi at 11.25am.

By Road
The driving time between Delhi and Narendra Nagar is approximately six and half-hours.

Important Note
In lieu of the upcoming Kumbh Mela, please find mentioned below details pertaining to Arrival & Departure for Ananda in the Himalayas

From January 7 – May 6, 2010, all pick up and drop of guests will be from Dehradun Railway Station.

After May 7, 2010, Ananda will re-start transfers from Haridwar Railway Station.

Please note that the car charges for one way transfer from Dehradun Railway Station remains INR 2400 per car (same cost as Haridwar railway Station). Equally, the car charge for pick-up or drop from Delhi remains INR 14,000 per car.

During the said period, it is recommend to travel by flight from Delhi to Dehradun. Flight schedules provided below
All visitors to India require a valid passport, except citizens of Nepal and Bhutan

Immigration
Categories of Tourist Visas Issued to Foreign Nationals
Durations EntriesExtendible
15 days Single No
15 days Double No
3 months Multiple No
6 months Multiple Yes

Please check with Indian embassy/consulate in your country for further details


Arrival / Departure
In lieu of the upcoming Kumbh Mela, please find mentioned below details pertaining to Arrival & Departure for Ananda in the Himalayas:

* From January 7 – May 6, 2010, all pick up and drop of guests will be from Dehradun Railway Station. After May 7, 2010, we will re-start our pick up and drop from Haridwar Railway Station. Please note that the car charges for pick-up or drop from Dehradun Railway Station remains INR 2400 per car (same cost as Haridwar railway Station). Equally, the car charge for pick-up or drop from Delhi remains INR 16400 per car.

* During the said period, we recommend travel by flight from Delhi to Dehradun. Flight schedules provided below:

Kingfisher -Red: Schedule for a 1 Hour flight from Delhi Domestic Airport to Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun - followed by an hours’ picturesque drive to Ananda in the Himalayas is given under:
IT-2359 Delhi 1020 hours Dehradun 1120 hours Daily
IT-2815 Delhi 1450 hours Dehradun 1550 hours Daily>
IT-2360 Dehradun 1150 hours Delhi 1250 hours Daily
IT-2816 Dehradun 1620 hours Delhi 1730 hours Daily

Bookings can be made directly on the Internet by logging on to http://www.flykingfisher.com or you can call to buy at the following numbers:
Toll Free No: 1800 209 3030 / 1800 2333 131
* Surface:We suggest the option of 2 Routes from Delhi to Ananda for all arrivals by Road.
It is advised to leave early in the morning from Delhi, it reduces the travel time.

o Route 1: Delhi to Ananda (Via Bijnour)
Delhi to Meerut (70 Kms)
Meerut to Hapur (30 Kms)
Hapur to Bijnour (35 Kms)
Bijnour to Najibabad (34 Kms)
Najibabad to Haridwar (70 Kms)
Haridwar to Rishikesh via Chilla (27 Kms)
Rishikesh to Ananda (18 Kms)
Total Distance: 284 Kms (Approximately 8 hours)

o Route 2: Delhi to Ananda (Via Saharanpur)
Delhi to Bagpat(55 Kms)
Bagpat to Baraut (18 Kms)
Baraut to Shamli (44 Kms)
Shamli to Saharanpur (64 Kms)
Saharanpur to Dehradun (83 Kms)
Dehradun to Rishikesh (45 Kms)
Rishikesh to Ananda (18 Kms)
Total Distance : 327 Kms (Approximately 9 hours)

However, please note that the above mentioned Routes may be altered depending on the real time traffic movement and the decision of the Government Authorities.

All rates mentioned above are subject to change, without notice. Rates as offered in the final proposal as per the inclusions asked by the guests will be treated as final rates.

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