The nearest airport is Jaipur. The temple is about 260km from the city.
Kota is the nearest railhead. Several regular trains run between Delhi and Kota.
Garadia Mahadev Temple lies on a slight detour from NH 76 that runs between Allahabad and Pindwara (Rajasthan) and is well-connected to Jaipur and Kota. It is about 30km from Kota and it’s best to hire a local cab from here. After covering a stretch of about 25km on the highway, look out for a road diverting left. You will have to cover the last 3km on a non-concrete road before finally arriving at the forest gate. Public transport is also available from Kota but it drops you a good number of kilometres ahead of the forest and you definitely do not want to walk that isolated stretch.
Ideal For: Nature-lovers, photographers, spirituality and inspiration seekers.
Entrance fees: The entry to the temple is free. However, it is situated in a protected forest and the Forest Conservation Department charges the following: Indian Citizen-₹75, Non-Indian Citizen-₹500, Students-₹20 (you must carry a valid ID). There is also a separate charge on the entry of vehicles: Two Wheeler-₹30, Car-₹250, Bus-₹400.
Opening hours: 7am to 8pm (visiting after dark not advised)
When to go
The ideal months to visit Garadia Mahadev are between August and January. However, late monsoons are the best time to experience this place at its prettiest.
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