The scenic terrains and the charming landscapes of the picturesque Himachal make this an attractive hill station. From Dalai Lama’s abode McLeodganj to the epitome of Buddhism, Lahaul and Spiti, Himachal often will make you feel like a mini Tibet. Explore the dynamism of Himachal’s snow-clad peaks and spectacular mountainous regions on a holiday here. For those wondering how to reach Himachal from Kolkata, the information below can help you in this regard.
Kolkata To Himachal Pradesh By Air
There are no direct flights from Kolkata to Himachal so you can take a flight from Kolkata to Chandigarh and then take a state transport bus from Chandigarh till Shimla. It takes about 3 hours to travel from Kolkata to Himachal Pradesh. The Shimla airport is about 9 kilometers from the city center and you can easily take a cab or private taxi.
Kolkata To Himachal Pradesh By Rail
If you are travelling by train from Kolkata till Himachal, there are no direct trains connecting the two destinations. You can take a train from Kolkata till the Delhi station and then hop on aboard the train to Kalka or Shimla from here. You can also travel by the scenic Kalka to Shimla toy train that takes about 5-6 hours to travel and covers a number of tunnels. This journey takes about 27 hours in total and you can cut down the travel time by taking a flight from Kolkata till Delhi and then take a train from here till Shimla.
Kolkata To Himachal Pradesh By Road
You can travel by cab or private taxi from Kolkata till Himachal and it costs about INR 5 per kilometer. There are also several private and government buses you can travel by from Kolkata until Himachal. These include Volvo A/C Multi Axle Semi-sleeper, Volvo A/C Semi-sleeper and Volvo A/C -Multi Axle Semi-sleeper. You can book these buses online on the Indian bus transport corporation website.