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Transportation at Dharamsala

Train Transportation

Reaching Dharamsala is very easy from various other important states in India. Delhi, Chandigarh and Shimla are some of the cities from which tourists embark on a journey towards Dharamsala. The city has been famous for its beautiful scenic views, its historic relevance, students with interest in Tibetan administration and followers of The Dalai Lama.

Additionally Dharamsala is a good starting point for trekking adventures. There are several trekking expedition packages available with the tourist guides here. The tourists who are interested in climbing slopes and taking a good walk through nature’s beauty are always attracted towards Dharamsala. Apart from walking to the target points in trekking expedition, dharamsala is accessible by bus, cars and other vehicles by road.

The following summation will help in processing the suitable way to reach this beautiful city.

Dharamsala by Air

The nearest airport to the city of Dharamsala is Gaggal Airport. The airport is situated about 15 kilometers to the south of the city and about 10 kilometers from Kangra town of Himachal Pradesh. It takes about 30 - 45 minutes to reach the airport from Dharamsala city by car.

Dharamsala by Road

The major cities near Dharamsala has got bus services daily. One can board these buses from Chandigarh, Delhi and Shimla. There are seat options for the travelers. In fact the traveler can have a very comfortable journey by booking air-conditioned and deluxe buses. Tight budgets can also avail the facility of boarding regular buses to Dharamsala from these cities. There are more options for bus travels from Dharamsala. Several buses ply from McLeod Ganj till Majnu Ka Tila, a Tibetan settlement in Delhi.

Dharamsala by Train

There are two ways of reaching Dharamsala by train. The first option is to descend the train at Pathankot raiway station and take a car. It takes about 2 and half hours to reach the city by road after a train journey till Pathankot.

Narrow Gauge trains

The next option is to take the narrow gauge train from Pathankot and reach Kangra Valley which is situated about 94 kilometers from Pathankot and then take a taxi or car or bus to Dharamsala. One can also take the narrow gauge line train to Jogindernagar and get down at Chamunda Marg. Chamunda Marg is nearest railway station from Dharamsala on this line.

Local Transportation at Dharamsala

Generally people staying in Dharamsala take buses run by state government to traverse from one part of the city to the other. however, the steep ascend from Lower Dharamsala to Upper Dharamsala within the city only allows taxis and private cars on the road. Buses take a different and longer route winding from the outer parts of the city.

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