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How to ask directions in Hindi Posted by on Nov 28, 2012 in Hindi Language

Many of you may be traveling to India or would like to learn how to ask the directions in Hindi. So, I present to you this post which will tell you the same.

The post only not has the required vocabulary and phrases but also some sample questions which maybe useful to you. Some of the included vocabulary will help you to understand the answer. You will find English, Hindi and romanized Hindi in this post which will help you in your speaking skill.


Direction in Hindi is called दिशा (Disha) and the plural is दिशायें (Dishayein).

पूर्व – Purv

पश्चिम – Paschim

दक्षिण – Dakshin

उत्तर – Uttar

उत्तर – पूर्व – Uttar – Purv

उत्तर – पश्चिम – Uttar – Paschim

दक्षिण – पूर्व – Dakshin – Purv

दक्षिण – पश्चिम – Dakshin – Paschim

Left side
बायीं ओर – Baayi Aur

Right side
दायीं ओर – Daayin Aur

की ओर – Ki Aur

सीधे – Sidhe

पीछे – Peeche

In front
सामने – Saamane

दूर – Door

निकट/पास – Nikat/Paas

At the end of
अंत में – Ant mein

At the beginning of
शुरूआत में – Shorooath mem

At the corner
कोने पर – Kaune par

पुल – Pul

सड़क/गली – Sadak/Gali

सड़क – Sadak

Red light
लाल बत्ती – Laal Batti

Next street
अगली सड़क/गली – Agli Sadak/Gali

चौराहा – Chauraaha (actually, it is a junction)

पार करना – Paar karna

मोड़ – Mod

यहाँ – Yahan

वहाँ – Vahan

कहाँ/जहाँ – Kahan/Jahan

कितना – Kitna

कब – Kab

कौन – Kaun

क्या – Kya

कैसे – Kaise


Can you help me/us?
क्या आप मेरी/हमारी मदद कर सकते हैं? (Kya aap meri/hamari madat kar sakte hain?)

I want to go there (showing on the map)
मुझे यहाँ जाना है (मानचित्र पर देखते हुए) (Mujhe yaha jana hai)

How far is this place/Temple/Fort?
यह स्थान/मंदिर/किला यहाँ से कितनी दूर है? (Yeh Sthan/Mandir/Kila yaha se
kitni dur hai?)

Where is this street?
यह गली कहाँ है? (Yeh gali kahan hai?)

Where is this hotel here?
यहाँ होटल कहाँ है? (Yaha hotel kaha hai?)

Where does this road go?
यह सड़क कहाँ जाती है? (Yeh sadak kahan jati hai?)

Where is the public toilet/bank/police station/railway station/bus stop?
यहाँ शौचालय/बैंक/पुलिस स्टेशन/रेलवे स्टेशन कहा है? (Yaha shochaalya/bank/police station/railway sation kaaha hai?)

Where is the telephone booth?
यहाँ फ़ोन बूथ कहा है?(Yahan phone booth kaha hai?)

When does the bus/train comes here?
यहाँ बस/ट्रेन कितने समय आती है? (Yaha bus/train kitne baje aati hai?)

Where are the tourist places here?
यहाँ घुमने की जगह कहाँ-कहाँ है? (Yaha ghumne ki jagah kaha-kaha hai?

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About the Author: Nitin Kumar

Nitin Kumar is a native Hindi speaker from New Delhi, India. His education qualification include Masters in Robotics and Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering. Currently, he is working in the Research and Development in Robotics in Germany. He is avid language learner with varied level of proficiency in English, German, Spanish, and Japanese. He wish to learn French one day. His passion for languages motivated him to share his mother tongue, Hindi, and culture and traditions associated with its speakers. He has been working with Transparent Language since 2010 and has written over 430 blogs on various topics on Hindi language and India, its culture and traditions. He is also the Administrator for Hindi Facebook page which has a community of over 330,000 members.


  1. Aramis:

    Just came across this site…thanks for sharing. Really useful Sahib Kumar.

  2. Pooja:


  3. shehab:

    thanxxxxxx I was searching this direction.

  4. Dg:


  5. jitu koshti:

    Very useful details, thanks

  6. Angel:

    Thanks so much.
    Really really helpful.