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How to Reach Dunagiri Retreat

Updated: Dec 21, 2023

Dunagiri Retreat (Google Maps Link), located near Mahavatar Babaji's Cave in Uttarakhand, is a serene eco-wellness sanctuary set in the breathtaking Kumaon Himalayas. This tranquil retreat is about 400 km north of Delhi, offering a blend of spiritual rejuvenation and natural beauty.



Reach Dunagiri Retreat By Road

The journey from Delhi to Dunagiri by road takes about 9 to 10 hours, passing through scenic towns and hill stations. The route includes Ghaziabad, Hapur, Moradabad, and the beautiful hill journey through Bhimtal, Bhowali, Ranikhet, and Dwarahat leading to Dunagiri. Alternative scenic routes, such as the one through Nainital, are also available but require checking road conditions.

"The journey to Dunagiri by road is not just a travel, but a spiritual ascent through the mesmerizing Kumaon hills, leading you to a place where nature's beauty and spiritual serenity meet"

Reach Dunagiri Retreat By Train

The nearest railway station is Kathgodam (KGM), about 135 km from Dunagiri. Trains like the Ranikhet Express and Shatabdi Express from New Delhi Railway Station (NDRL) are convenient choices. The drive from Kathgodam to Dunagiri is a picturesque journey of about 4 hours through lakes and hills. Dunagiri Retreat can arrange a taxi from the train station upon prior request.

Shatabdi Express from New Delhi Railway Station (NDLS) to Kathgodam Railway Station (KGM)
Shatabdi Express from New Delhi Railway Station (NDLS) to Kathgodam Railway Station (KGM)

Reach Dunagiri Retreat By Air

Pantnagar Airport (PGH) is the closest airport to Dunagiri. A flight from Delhi (DEL) takes 1 hour and from Mumbai (BOM) 2 hours 45 mins. Dunagiri is a 5 hour drive or 160 km from Pantnager Airport, offering picturesque views of the Uttarakhand landscape.


Typical roundtrip flight from Delhi (DEL) to Pantnagar (PGH)
Typical roundtrip flight from Delhi (DEL) to Pantnagar (PGH)
Typical roundtrip flight from Mumbai (BOM) to Pantnagar (PGH)
Typical roundtrip flight from Mumbai (BOM) to Pantnagar (PGH)

Local Insights

Dunagiri's location is ideal for exploring nearby attractions like Nainital, Ranikhet, Kausani, and the Valley of Flowers. It's also a gateway to spiritual sites like Badrinath and Hemkund Sahib. The retreat's proximity to these destinations makes it an excellent base for short excursions or weekend trips.


Conclusion

Each option to reach Dunagiri Retreat, whether by road, rail, or air, offers its own unique experience, setting the stage for the spiritual and natural serenity that awaits at this Himalayan haven. Contact us if you would like our help in arranging transportation.

Dunagiri Retreat Address: Dunagiri Retreat, Near Mahavatar Babaji's Cave, Block, Chari, Dwarahat, Uttarakhand 263653

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