The best way to explore the town is on foot, since it is surprisingly compact. Finding your way around is not that difficult as it may seem at first glance. Rajpur Road is the main avenue and Chakrata Road is also quite an important street. They both intersect at the Clock Tower Roundabout. Walking across town can take up to 30 minutes.
By Shared (Fixed-Route) Autorickshaws
The cheapest way to get around town is via the ubiquitous blue three wheelers called Vikrams. These vehicles are often crammed, with capacity for 8 cramped passengers in the back. The Vikrams are numbered according to their routes through the city. Fare is 3-5 rupees.
1 - Rajpur Road: begins at Astley Road and travels North to the Rajpur-Mussoorie Road Fork.
2 - Sahastradhara/Raipur: begins at Survey Chowk, procedes eastward to Sahastradhara Crossing, before splitting towards the North Sahastradhara Road or East Raipur Road depending on the Autorickshaw.
3 - Dharampur, Rispana Bridge: begins at Survey Chowk, procedes to Haridwar Road and Dharampur, before proceding through the Nehru Colony to Rispana Bridge.
4 - Doiwala: begins at Rispana Bridge and procedes to Doiwala.
5 - Majra/ISBT: begins at Astley Hall, procedes South to Majra and the Interstate Bus Terminus.
6 - Kaulagarh Road: begins at Connaught Place, goes Northwest up Kaulagarh Road.
7 - Chakrata Road: begins at Connaught Place, goes West on Chakrata Road.
8 - Kanwali/Kaonli Road: begins at Astley Hall, procedes South to Saharanpur Chowk, before going West on Kanwali/Kaonli Road towards Balliwala. The last stop on this route varies between Seemadwar/Indranagar, Anurag Nursery or Vasant Vihar Chowk.
10 - Premnagar: very infrequent, goes West to Premnagar via Kaonli Road.
By Auto Rickshaw
Auto rickshaws are plentiful in the downtown area. They are not metered, but instead use a fixed rate system. However, as the rate is often not prominently displayed, it is advisable to have some idea of the cost to your destination before taking an auto rickshaw. Otherwise, you are very likely to be charged well over the odds.