GMOU inquiry office is nearby Chandrabhaga bridge, Rishikesh and bus stand approx. 100 meters further. Char Dham yatra was about to begin and Badrinath temple opening day was 16th May, 2013. I inquire GMOU office via phone about Rishikesh to Joshimath bus ticket availability.
GMOU office hours: 7 days open 8 am – 8 pm
Enquiry: (0135) 2430076, 0 – 9412347367
I was told to visit GMOU bus stand.
Next day 5 pm I was at the GMOU bus stand next to inter-state bus terminal.
At GMOU bus stand there are three ticket counters run by different different bus operators. I was standing at GMOU bus ticket counter. Upon query about tomorrow’s Rishikesh to Joshimath bus ticket I was told currently they cannot confirm about advance bus tickets availability because buses coming from Joshimath yet to arrive. Only after their arrival they will issue advance tickets.
Another question: Rishikesh to Badrinath and Rishikesh to Joshimath bus timings?
There are two buses for Badrinath – 4 am and 4:30 am And for Joshimath there is one bus at 6 am.
Only two buses – I question.
Yes, because buses are already booked for yatra in-advance.
Anyway, the wait was over after an hour. Buses finally arrive from Joshimath. A bus conductor visited the ticket counter and requested the ticket counter person to hire his bus service for next day Rishikesh to Joshimath journey. He requested the ticket counter person to start advance ticket booking immediately.
Ok – He said.
How much for tomorrow’s ticket for two passengers journey to Joshimath? – I question.
Rs. 670/- He said. That means Rs. 335 /- per passenger. Paid. I was happy because during yatra days it is not easy to get tickets specially when there are only three buses.
Note: Badrinath is 44 km approx. from Joshimath. If in case you are getting advance bus tickets for Joshimath do not worry because from Joshimath one can hire a sharing jeep to reach Badrinath maybe same day or next day depending upon arrival of bus.
G.M.O.U. Ltd., also provides bus services for Nandaprayag, Pauri, Gaurikund/Bukhhadtaal, Jaurasi/Hapla, Kandi, Sabdarkhal, Gopeshwar, Chamoli, Kotdwar, Chailusain/Devikhet, Srinagar, Amola and many more…