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How to Reach Dharmsala

A peaceful town in the Kangra district of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, Dharamshala is world famous as the residence of the popular Tibetan leader Dalai Lama. It has been selected as one of the 100 Indian cities to be developed as a smart city under PM’s flagship Smart Cities Mission. Some of the must see tourist attractions in Dharamshala include Triund Hill, Dalai Lama Temple Complex, Bhagsu Waterfall, Jawalamukhi Devi Temple, Tibetan Museum and Church of St. John. Being an important travel destination, Dharamshala is well-connected to other major Indian cities by air, road and rail.
How to Reach Dharamshala by Air
The nearest airport to Dharamshala is Gaggal Airport, located about 13 km away.
How to Reach Dharamshala by Road
Dharamshala is connected to Delhi and other parts of North India via a network of both state operated buses and private tour operators. Most buses stop at the main bus terminal of Lower Dharamshala.
How to Reach Dharamshala by Rail
The nearest major railway station to Dharamshala is at Pathankot, located at a distance of 85 km away. You can take a taxi or avail bus services from Pathankot to reach Dharamshala.

How to reach Dharmsala by Air

Kangra Airport or Dharamsala-Kangra Airport is a domestic airport that is approximately 14 Kilometres South-West of Dharamshala. It is connected to New Delhi Airport. The Chandigarh Airport is one of the major closest domestic airports that is approximately 250 kms from Dharamshala. The Indira Gandhi International Airport is the nearest international airport that is approximately 480 kms away and connects Dharmashala globally indirectly. You can take flights from Delhito major domestic and international destinations.

Nearest Airport : Gaggal Airport, Dharmsala

How to reach Dharmsala by Rail

The major railhead is located in Pathankot which is nearly 80 km from here and you can hire a taxi or bus to reach this place.

How to reach Dharmsala by Road

Dharamshala is connected via road to all the major cities of Himachal Pradesh. One can reach this city by taking state owned buses or by following the national highway to reach Dharamshala. Buses from Chandigarh (275 km), Jalandhar (154 km) and Amritsar (187 km) are directly connected to this city. Volvo, luxury and sleeperbuses from Dharamshala to Delhi, Amritsar, Jalandhar, Chandigarh are available.

Quick Info

  • Attractions

    Hill Station, Pilgrimage
  • Altitude

    1457 meters above the mean sea level
  • STD Code

  • Best Season

    September - March
  • State/Code

    Dharmsala/1762xx (vary)

    Hindi and Pahari
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