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How to Reach Dharamshala

How to Reach Dharamshala by Air

There is no airport at Dharamshala. The closest airport is Gaggal 15kms away. Airlines like Kingfisher Red offers daily flights from Delhi to Dharamsala arriving at Gaggal Airport, well known as Kangra Airport. From the airport feel free to hire a cab to get to the main town.

How to Reach Dharamshala by Rail

The nearest rail station for Dharamshala is at Pathankot, 150 kms down in the plains. There is a narrow guage train from Pathankot to Kangra (18 kms). After getting off at the railway station, you can avail the bus service or hire private or shared taxis to get to Dharamshala.

How to Reach Dharamshala by Bus

Dharamshala is well connected to all the cities of New Delhi though the Inter State Bus Services. From Dharamshala and McLeodganj there are regular bus services to Dalhousie, Chamba, Manali, Shimla and further down to Delhi. You could drive in by rented car from any of these towns as well. The countryside is interesting but the roads are not so great.

Getting Around Dharamshala

There are plenty of local buses shuttling between Dharamshala and McLeodganj. Besides this, shared taxis at about Rs.5 per seat are available. Auto rickshaws also ply between McLeodganj and the hamlet of Bhagsu.

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