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How To Reach Ghaziabad
Ghaziabad in the Ghaziabad district of western Uttar Pradesh is the largest city in the district, with a population of 2,358,525. Since Ghaziabad is so close to New Delhi, it is also known as the ‘Gateway to UP’ and it is a part of the region of Delhi. Archeologists have excavated the place and ancient civilizations have been dug up stating the fact that life has existed in the city from a very long time; as early as 2500 BC. Ghaziabad is termed as one of the fastest growing cities in the world and is a planned industrial city that is well connected by road, airways and railways. The city is a major rail junction for the northern part of India and has great connectivity from other neighbouring states. Let’s look at some of the best ways to reach Ghaziabad.
Ghaziabad does not have an airport of its own; the closest airport to Ghaziabad is the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi. This airport is located at a distance of 45 km from the center of Ghaziabad city and is the fastest way to get to this city. This airport is one of the busiest airports in the country and sees thousands of people everyday traveling from other cities and vice versa. Flight carriers like Indigo, Spice Jet, Go Air and Vistara among many others transport passengers to cities like Kolkatta, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Chennai, just to name a few. This airport is also connected to international destinations like Malaysia, London, Dubai, Moscow, Toronto and many others by means of various international flight carriers. Once you land at the airport, you can easily get a cab, rickshaw or a bus that will take you to your hotel in Ghaziabad city; the trip would take somewhere close to an hour to reach the main city.
Taking a road trip is always fun and if you want to go to Ghaziabad by road, you will find some of the best and well developed roads to drive on. The roads leading to this city are well maintained and well connected with various expressways and highways that will get you there at a very quick pace. This is not the fastest way to reach Ghaziabad, but it is definitely a much more fun way to travel. If you don’t want to drive but enjoy the roads up there to the city, you can travel by bus. If you are going to Ghaziabad from inside the state of Uttar Pradesh, you can take one of the buses by UPSRTC, which are quite frequent and also fit into your budget.
You can also take various luxury buses from different neighbouring states that will bring you to Ghaziabad on an overnight journey. This mode of transportation is one of the cheapest ways to travel and is safe at the same time.
The nearest railhead to the city of Ghaziabad is the Ghaziabad Railway Junction and it is located at a distance of 5.1 km from the Ghaziabad city center. Traveling by train is a fun experience to have, especially if you are travelling from far away. Various regular as well as express trains run from different cities in India to this railway station and vice versa. The railhead is situated right in the middle of the city, making it one of the most convenient ways to reach Ghaziabad. The railway station is well connected to other cities like Delhi, Faridabad, Allahabad, Indore and Aligarh to name a few. Once you get off at the station, you can choose to take a cab, rickshaw or a bus to your desired destination in the city and this should take you about twenty minutes.
Since Ghaziabad is a well developed city, public transportation is very easy to get. There are different modes of transportation that you can use to move around in the city. Busses that are run by UPSRTC will take you to different places within the state of Uttar Pradesh and they are the cheapest way to move around and go sightseeing. On the other hand you can also choose to travel by a cab or autorickshaw, which is more comfortable and personalized. If you want to drive in the city, you can even think of renting a car and moving around or you can rent a car with a driver for the whole day. You can even use the Delhi metro that reaches a few places in Ghaziabad to get around the city.