How To Reach Dharamshala & McLeodganj By Air, Road, Train


Dharamshala and McleodGanj

As the residence of the Dalai Lama and all exiled Tibetans, Dharamshala, which is located in the Western Himachal region, is well-known among Buddhist visitors to the state. It is a well-known location for learning about Buddhism, its sutras, tantras, and important literature associated with it.


Best ways to Reach Dharamshala:

You can reach Dharamshala by all means, say Air, Road, and Trains. You can take buses, private cabs and or book your train or flight tickets as well.

Reach Dharamshala by Air: Kangra Airport or Dharamsala-Kangra Airport is a domestic airport that is approximately 14 Kilometers 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.

Reach Dharamshala by Train:  An overnight train journey is a good option to reach Dharamshala. The nearest major railway station is at Pathankot, 85 kilometers away. There are numerous trains that go to Jammu and Kashmir that stop in Pathankot.

Reach Dharamshala by Bus: 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.


Climate of Dharamshala: A humid subtropical climate with monsoon influences prevails in Dharamshala (Köppen: Cwa). Early April marks the start of summer, which lasts until the beginning of June and reaches its height in May when temperatures can exceed 36 °C (97 °F).

Best time to visit :  March to mid-July

Nearest Airport  :  Gaggal Airport

Other Connecting  Airports: Chandigarh International Airport, and new Delhi International Airport

Nearest Railway Station : Pathankot

Other Connecting Railway Stations: Kangra Railway Station

Nearest Bus Station: Inter State Bus Terminal, Dharamsala

Other Connecting Bus Stations: Kangra Bus Stand

dharamshala skyline


Frequently asked questions about Reaching Dharamshala and Mcleodganj 

1.What is the best route from Moga to Dharamshala?
Ans. There is a direct cab from Moga to Dharamsala. The minimum time taken by a cab from Moga is 6h 16m. The cheapest way to reach from Moga to Dharamsala is cab to Chandigarh, then bus to Dharamshala and takes 10h 5m. The fastest way to reach from Moga to Dharamsala is cab to Dharamshala and takes 6h 16m. The recommended way to reach from Moga to Dharamsala is cab to Dharamshala and takes 6h 16m.

2.Which place is preferable for a long weekend getaway with family, Dalhousie or Dharamshala?
Ans.Dalhousie has many tourist attractions that make Dalhousie a place wherein you can indulge in a variety of activities. Thus, based on activities if you have to choose Dalhousie or Dharamshala, Dalhousie is the clear winner.

3.Month of October is good to go visit Dharamsala?
Ans. October to February as this is the best time to visit Dharamshala. These are winter months when the temperature ranges between -1 degrees Celsius to 15 degrees celsius and views of snow-capped valleys are quite pleasing.

4.What are the best places in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh for a family vacation?
Ans.Best Places in Dharamshala , Himachal Pradesh are mcleodganj, Namgyal Monastery, Kangra Art Museum, The Tibet Museum , Triund Hill , Dharamshala Cricket Stadium ,The War Memorial , Dal Lake.

5.How far is Dharamshala to Triund trek?
Ans. At a distance of 8 km from McLeod Ganj Bus Stand and 13 km from Dharamshala, Triund is a beautiful hill situated in Dhauladhar Mountains in Kangra district

6.5 Best Adventure Sports in Dharamshala for a Thrilling Trip?
Ans. 5 Adventure Sports in Dharamshala are Paragliding @ Bir Billing.,Rock Climbing @ Dharamshala-Nayagroeon., Trekking To Triund.,Rappelling @ The Dhauladhar Range.,High Rope Course & Zip Lining @ Snow Monk.

7.How many days are required for a Dharamshala trip?
Ans. 3-4 days are enough for dharamshala trip.

8.Is it ideal for trekking and paragliding in December in Dharamshala?
Ans.Yes its good time to visit. Bright sunny days with cold nights. Paragliding and trekking are quite good activities to do in surrounding areas.

9.Planning a trip in November with a kid. Need advice as to which is better, Dharamshala or Nainital?
Ans.I think you should go to Dalhousie, Dharamshala. It would be more scenic than other places but would take more time to travel.

10.Is it ideal for trekking and paragliding in August in Dharamshala?
Ans.Other than the months of July and August, any time is ideal for paragliding in Dharamshala.

11.Where should I stay in dharamshala hotel or mcleodganj hotel?
Ans.Mcleodganj is the major tourist attraction, not the Dharmshala, because of the favorable weather and nearby tourist places. Dharamshala is much a local resident, and Mcleodganj is a major tourist spot.

12.What is special about Dharamshala?
Ans.Dharamshala is a scenic and panoramic hill station, tucked away in the Himalayas. With the Dhauladhar ranges and thick deodar forests in the background, Dharamshala has become an important highlight in most Himachal tour packages.

13.Why do people go to Dharamshala?
Ans.An ideal destination for trekkers, there are many trekking trails that set off from Dharamshala. Dense forests of pine, oak, rhododendron with the occasional lake waterfall and glaciers make it a scenic choice for a trek. Many treks begin from Dharamshala and lead you all the way to the Chamba district.

14.Which season is best to visit Dharamshala?
Ans. March to mid-July is the best season to visit dharamshala.

15.How is the road from Delhi to Dharamshala?
Ans.By road, the Delhi to Dharamshala distance is around 490 Kms.



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