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How To Reach Dharamshala From Bangalore

Dharamshala Tourism

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How To Reach Dharamshala

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Bangalore to Dharamshala --42.0 hours

How To Reach Dharamshala From Bangalore

Surrounded by cedar forests on the edge of the Himalayas, Dharamshala is a beautiful hill station home to Dalai Lama and the Tibetan Government in exile.If you’re planning to visit the town, you should go through the following information that will assist you on how to reach Dharamshala from Bangalore by the different modes of transport available:-Banglore To Dharamshala By Air: The nearest airport to Dharamshala is Gaggal Airport in Gaggal near Kangra at a distance of around 15 km from Dharamshala. However, there are no direct flights available.The best way to reach Dharamshala via air from Bangalore is to take a flight from Bengaluru International Airport to Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi (2 hr 40 min) and then take another flight from Delhi to Gaggal (1 hr 10 min to 1 hr 40 min). There are a number of flight operators providing daily services from Bangalore to Delhi. Air India and SpiceJet provide with daily flights from Delhi to Gaggal.You can then opt for a bus or a cab which will take around 30 minutes to reach Dharamshala from Gaggal Airport. Alternately, you can take a flight to Chandigarh International Airport from Bangalore (2 hr 55 min) which is about 255 km from Dharamshala for which you have to book a cab or opt for a bus which should take around 5 to 6 hours.Banglore To Dharamshala By Train: You can opt among a number of trains to Chandigarh from Bangalore (47-55 hrs). From Chandigarh Railway Station, Dharamshala is about 253 km for which you can book a cab or opt for a bus which should take around 5 to 6 hours.Banglore To Dharamshala By Road: The distance between Dharamshala and Bangalore is 2,626 km. You can opt to self drive or hire a cab. It will takes about 42 hours on a road journey via NH44 from Bangalore to reach Dharamshala. Unfortunately, there are no buses available that connect the two cities.


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Where should I eat in Dharamshala?

The market in McLeod Ganj will offer you a vareity of cuisines. Tibetan, English and Indian food is easily available. There is a cafe named 'Shiva Cafe' in Bhagsunag, which is a must try in Dharamshala, serving great continental food. Accessible by only foot, it takes about an hour hike to reach the cafe.

What adventure activity should I go for?

Trekking to the famous Triund hill top and paragliding at Bir (World's second best paragliding platform) are the activities one should definitely try while in Dharamshala.

What are the best stay options for a solo traveller?

Backpackers Hostel, McLeod Ganj and Zostel, Bir are the top options for a person travelling alone. These are the hostels introduced with the concept of getting travellers from different countries and places together at a very nominal rent that is ideal for a solo traveller.

What things can I buy in Dharamshala?

Dharamshala has plenty of shops selling Himachali clothes and various kinds of handicrafts mostly associated with Buddhism and Tibet.

What places can I visit in Dharamshala?

Dal lake, Namgyal monastery, Bhagsunag temple and waterfall, Kangra Art Museum, HPCA stadium and Tibet museum are some of the places one can visit in Dharamshala.

Is Dharamshala safe to travel to?

Yes, it is completely safe in Dharamshala. One will find hundreds of tourists anytime they visit the place. Moreover, the locals are quite friendly and helpful.

Is Triund Trek suitable for all?

The Triund trek is suitable for most people. It is an easy trek of 11km with an uphill trek of 4-5 hours.

Is paragliding at Bir safe?

Paragliding at Bir is quite safe. Just follow the instructions properly. Do ask your para-pilot for his license to make sure he is an expert. However, no adventure activity is 100% safe.