Piran Kaliyar Sharif visit was pending since one year. The question was how to reach Piran Kaliyar Sharif from Rishikesh?
A thought: Visit Haridwar bus stand and from there bus for Roorkee but then another thought of asking local people and reply varies.
I question a known tempo wala. He suggested to visit Rishikesh bus stand close by Chandrabhaga bridge and from there catch a bus for Roorkee. Just before Roorkee get down from the bus in front of a school and from there Piran Kaliyar Sharif is 4 km approx.
It was afternoon hours and as per tempo wala suggestion I visited Rishikesh bus stand but do not find any bus for Roorkee at afternoon hours. Though there were few buses leaving for Delhi but no said the bus conductor for Roorkee. What to do?
The trip on that day was cancelled. Next day 8 am I was on the way to Haridwar bus stand from Rishikesh via tempo. Rs. 50 – The charges per person. Normally till Har-ki-Pauri tempo charges are Rs. 40 per person but as I have to reach Haridwar bus stand auto wala was charging Rs. 50 per person.
At 9:20 am I was at Haridwar bus stand. As there was nobody sitting at inquiry I decided to ask bus drivers / conductors close to bus stand exit gate – how to reach Piran Kaliyar Sharif?
A person standing near by Roorkee bound bus suggested take any bus because mostly all buses going via Roorkee and get down at Malakpur Chungi, Roorkee and from there catch an auto. Piran Kaliyar Sharif is approx. 4 km.
I question what about visiting Piran Kaliyar Sharif via Bahadarabad?
He said – 12-14 km is the distance. Better go via Roorkee.
Ok – said I and I was inside a Roorkee bound Uttarakhand Transport Corp. bus.
27 rupees bus fare for one person.
9:35 am bus left Haridwar bus stand exit gate and at 10:20 am I was at Malakpur Chungi, Roorkee. At chungi at a police check post I inquire a policeman how to reach Piran Kaliyar Sharif?
I was guided to walk for 5 minutes approx. to reach Ganga canal and from there autos are available. Thank you – said I.
After 5 minutes of walking I reached Ganga canal and on the right side of canal autos are lined-up. Rs. 10 the charges – He said.
3 km approx. driving close to Ganga canal. At 11 am I was at Piran Kaliyar Sharif.
Flowers, Prayers were offered.
Journey fulfilled. Was pending since a year.
And I question few locals which way is the shortest and the best to reach Piran Kaliyar Sharif from Haridwar?
All of them suggested Bahadarabad.
An auto was there for Haridwar waiting for more passengers. I decided to join. 11:45 am we left Piran Kaliyar Sharif and at 12:40 noon hours I was at Haridwar Railway Station.
Rs. 30 per person – The auto fare.
(During the journey the auto cross Bahadarabad auto stand and Jawalapur)
I again inquire auto wala. He said – one can catch auto either from Jawalapur or from Bahadarabad. No need to visit Roorkee.
Conclusion: Time wise, Money wise reaching Piran Kaliyar Sharif from Rishikesh or Haridwar via Bahadarabad is the best option. One can catch a bus from Haridwar bus stand and get down at Bahadarabad (near by Roorkee/Piran Kaliyar road intersection) and from there catch an auto to reach Piran Kaliyar Sharif.
If you hire a Scooty or a motorcycle from Rishikesh the journey till Piran Kaliyar Sharif is of one hour thirty minutes approx.