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How To Reach Jorhat
A city and a significant urban centre, Jorhat is renowned for its creative writers, journalists and historians like Birendra Kr. Bhattacharya, who was the first Assamese to win the highest literary award in India. Popular for its historic monuments, gardens and cultural heritage in addition to its tea plantations, Jorhat is the tea capital of India. The city’s well connected to most major cities in the country via rail, air or road transport. This picturesque town is commercially and culturally the second largest city in the state of Assam. If you want to reach Jorhat easily, here's how you can do that.
One of the fastest ways to get to Jorhat is to fly from New Delhi to the Jorhat Airport at an average fare of Rs. 8,500 in a flight time of 4 hours and 30 minutes. The airport JRH is typically called the Rowriah Airport within the city premise, about 7km from the city’s center. With daily flights operated by Indigo Airlines, there are flights alternatively from Kolkata as well. It is one of the most comfortable and evidently the fastest way into Jorhat from any nearby city. From the airport you get plenty of options to head into the city; from city buses to hired cabs.
The cheapest way of getting to Jorhat is to take a train from New Delhi, from where trains leave twice a day to Mariani Junction, and the travel time is roughly 34 hours and 50 minutes at an estimated fare of INR 900-1,000. On arrival at Mariani Junction, it is about 20 minutes or so to Jorhat Airport by cab. Operational under the Tinsukia Rail Division of the Northeast Frontier, Jorhat Railway Station has services that include Jan Shatabdi Express, Mariani Inter-City Express and more between Jorhat and Guwahati, Dibrugarh and other neighboring areas. The Mariani Junction is the main station for Jorhat at the Lumding-Dibrugarh Section, located about 18km from the city.
The travel distance between New Delhi and Jorhat is about 2,048 by road with no direct bus service in between. You can, however, travel to Guwahati by train and then take the Baikuntha Travels Bus under ASTC to Jorhat. Jorhat’s Inter State Bus Terminal is situated at Tarajan, in the city’s western end in Kotokipukhuri and is connected with a number of bus services from the state transport corporation and private bus operators. You can also drive your own vehicle to Jorhat if you so wish.
The daily commute is made easier by using autorickshaws and cycle ricks as the main modes of transport in the city of Jorhat. To get in and around Jorhat, there are rental taxi services, and ferry boats as well that operate daily. The buses operating within the city’s major areas are pocket-friendly and reasonably accessible too. Other than these, you don't have much choice other than the vehicle you may have driven if you came here on a road trip.