Gunji, a quaint village nestled in Uttarakhand, India, lies in proximity to the borders of Tibet and Nepal. Although administered by India, there exists a territorial dispute with Nepal over this region. Situated at the east end of the Kuthi Valley, Gunji is strategically positioned near the confluence of the Kuthi Yankti and Kalapani River. The village holds significance as it is situated on the traditional route taken by Indian and Nepalese pilgrims heading to Kailas–Manasarovar. Despite the ongoing border dispute, Gunji stands as a testament to the shared historical and cultural ties between India and Nepal in the context of this ancient pilgrimage route.
It is well-connected byroad to several major cities and towns in Uttarakhand. The road journey to Dharchula offers stunning views of the Himalayan landscape.
Delhi: The most common route to Dharchula from Delhi is via Haldwani. You can drive or take a bus from Delhi to Haldwani (approximately 290 kilometers) and then continue the journey to Dharchula (about 225 kilometers) by road. The entire road journey can take around 12-14 hours.
Kathgodam: If you prefer a shorter road journey, you can take a train or drive to Kathgodam, which is well-connected to Delhi. The road distance between Kathgodam and Dharchulla is approximately 225 kilometers, taking around 8-10 hours by car.
Dehradun: If you’re traveling from Dehradun, you can drive to via Tanakpur. The distance is approximately 380 kilometers, and the journey takes around 12-14 hours.
Local Transport: Once you reach There, you can explore the town and its surrounding areas by local taxis, auto-rickshaws, and on foot.
* The nearest airport is Pantnagar Airport. * Pantnagar airport is situated 317kms from There * Taxis are available from Pantnagar Airport to Pithoragarh, Champawat.
The nearest railway station to Dharchula is Tanakpur Railway Station. located approximately 218 kilometers away.
From Delhi: You can take a train from Delhi to Tanakpur. Several trains connect Delhi to Tanakpur, and the journey takes approximately 8-10 hours. Once you reach Tanakpur, you can continue your journey to Dharchula by road, either by hiring a taxi or taking a local bus.
From Kathgodam: Another option is to take a train from Kathgodam to Tanakpur, which is a shorter journey. Kathgodam is well-connected to Delhi by train, and the train ride from Kathgodam to Tanakpur takes around 3-4 hours. After reaching Tanakpur, follow the road route to Dharchula.