Road Routes to Salasar Balaji
If you see the map at Google, you will understand the various routes to Salasar Balaji Dham. what you will not understand is the actual time you will take and the type of roads that connect Salasar Dham to the rest of India. Ok let me take you through the major parts. The routes are only our suggestion and not mandatory. You can take your own route, we donot take the responsibility though for any kind of losses because of our suggestions.
South, Central and Eastern parts of Delhi to Salasar Balaji Dham/Temple
: From South of Delhi you need to take the Delhi Jaipur Highway NH8 which passes from Dhaula Kuan, Gurgaon, Manesar, Bawal, Shahjahanpur, Behror and then Kotputli. Till Kotputli it will be NH8 well made but conjusted with rowdy truck drivers who drive in all lanes. From Kotputli you can choose from 3 options there after:
(i) Route and Distance: Delhi-Gurgaon NH8 toll -Kotputli- approx 130 Km
Kotputli-Neem Ka Thana-Salasar Balaji Temple:194 Km Total: 324 Km
Take right from under the bridge at Kotputli towards 'Neem Ka Thana'
and leave NH8. From here on it will be the shortest in terms of distance however it is better if you have a big wheel car or SUV as the roads are not the best and broken at many parts. Mahindra Bolero is the most you will see with the locals ideal for this place. The roads are lonesome as well. After Neem Ka Thana, try to avoid the direct road to Balaji and you should go to Khandela and then join the Jaipur Sikar Highway at 'PalSana
'. Ask for the road to Palsana after Neem Ka Thana. Palsana is famous and thereafter you will be on the same highway and better road to go till Sikar. just before you reach Sikar, take a bypass at Sikar to Salasar towards left. From here on, Salasar would start appearing on boards as well.
(ii) Route and Distance: Delhi-Gurgaon NH8 toll -Kotputli- approx 130 Km
Kotputli-Shahpura-Ajeetgarh-Salasar Balaji Dham-221 Km Total 351 Km.
The Second way is you carry on straight on NH8 from Kotputli towards Jaipur till 'Shahpura
' and then take right and leave National Highway 8. You drive to Ajeetgarh and then Ringas. On this route, though the route is free from much traffic but due to less signage on roads, it is advisable that you ask people for the road to Ringas. There is an tri section you will reach where you should enquire about the direction if you are not sure. The other side will take you far off. So after Ajeetgarh at Ringas you will join the Jaipur -Sikar highway again which will pass through Palsana, Sikar by pass and then Salasar. Do not get inside the Sikar City.
(iii) Route and Distance Delhi-Gurgaon Toll-Jaipur-Salasar balaji- 422 Kilometer
The last option on this route is all the way from Gurgaon, Kotputli,Shahpura and Jaipur on NH8 and then take the Jaipur Sikar highway on the right. There is an alternate way again. Before the main Jaipur city there will be a road going to 'Chomu'
you can take that which will again be on the Jaipur Sikar highway. From Jaipur it is Chomu- Govindgarh-Ringas-Palsana-Sikar by pass- Salasar Balaji Dham.
From Western and Northern Delhi to Salasar Balaji Temple- There is an alternate route which is not a national highway and upon enquiry it is a 2 way road but with less traffic. Choose this in day time. This route is through Bahadurgarh-Jhajjar-Charkhi Dadri-Jhunjhunu- Lakshmangarh and Salasar Balaji. Over here also you can take some diversions. Please note that this is not the route we have travelled and it is based on enquiry with another traveller and also Google reference.
From Northern parts of India including Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir and parts of Haryana to Salasar Balaji: If you are north to Ambala, you can route from Ambala City- Kaithal-Jind-Hansi-Jhunjhunu-Lakshmangarh-Salasar Balaji Temple. However from some parts of Northern UP starting from Haridwar you should route from Muzzafarnagar-Panipat-Rohtak-Bhiwani-jhunjhunu-Lakshmangarh-Salasar Balaji etc People from Karnal also should touch Panipat rather than Ambala city.
From Agra to Balaji Salasar, Rajasthan: Agra-Jaipur-Sikar-Salasar Balaji is the much better.
For other Central, Southern and other parts of India, please refer Google or other maps by other services.
Note: Jaipur Sikar highway was under construction in Nov 2012 and should be a good highway in coming times, however not bad even today with good speeds that can be maintained than the inner roads of Rajasthan.
Other major cities surrounding Salasar Balaji either of which can be reached before reaching the Balaji Salasar Temple are: Jaipur, Ajmer, Nagaur, Bikaner, Churu, Jhunjhunu and Neem Ka Thana. This implies that if you reach either of these cities from your place, you do not have to reach the other city in this list. There will be a direct road from this city to Salasar Balaji.
As per a knowledgable panditji at Salasar Balaji, there are 4 different railway stations on the 4 sides of Salasar Dham connected with roads coming from Ratangarh which is 45 kms, Sujangarh(27kms),Lakshmangarh(30km) and sikar(54Km) from Salasar Dham. You can suite for a train to these stations and thereafter there is a decent bus service for you to take you to the Salasar Dham.
The closest airport to Salasar Balaji is Jaipur which is 170 Kms. The other option again is Delhi which is most favourable for international pilgrims/ tourists and then hire a taxi or otherwise to follow the NH8 route. Delhi airport is very close to the Gurgaon Toll which is mentioned in the routes above(around 10-12 km/ 10-15 minutes of clear and great road).