The lush and refreshing hills of Dharamshala

How To Reach Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh

Tourism in Dharamshala

Rated 4/5 (based on 4931 reviews )

See Map

Quick Information

Best time to visit

Oct - Jun

Ideal Duration

2-4 Days

Visa

N/A

Starting from

Rs. 4,838

Phone

0177 2625864

Address

Tourism & Civil Aviation Department Director, Tourism & Civil Aviation Department, Block No. 28, SDA Complex, Kasumpti, Shimla-171009.
  • Food
  • Ideal for couples
  • Shopping

How To Reach Dharamshala

With tourists visiting from every corner of the world, Dharamshala has been a personal favourite of thousands of backpackers. Dharamshala is also known to be the second winter capital of India. If you are planning a trip to Dharamshala, you would surely want to know how to reach Dharamshala. Reaching Dharamshala is not a hassle as this serene hill city enjoys excellent connectivity with neighbouring states through various means of transport.

The following information will help you on how to go Dharamshala via modes of transport available:-

Location: Dharamshala is a city in district Kangra, Himachal Pradesh and a municipal corporation situated in Kangra Valley of Dhauladhars.

By Air

The nearest domestic airport to Dharamshala is the Gaggal Airport also known as the Kangra Airport, which is located at a distance of 15 km from Dharamshala. Daily flights connect the airport to a number of cities in India including the capital. You can book a cab or a taxi to go to Dharamshala from the Gaggal airport which is a mere half an hour journey to reach Dharamshala.For tourists coming from other countries, you can take a flight to Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi. From there, you can either opt for a bus, cab (490 km with a 10-11 hours journey) or take another flight from IGI Airport to Gaggal Airport and reach Dharamshala similarly as above.

By Train

Dharamshala does not have a railway station of its own. To reach Dharamshala by railways you have to get down at the nearest railway station to Dharamshala which is Pathankot railway station in Punjab, about 86 km from the city of Dharamshala. You can take a cab from the station to reach Dharamshala or a bus from the Pathankot Bus Stand towards McLeodganj which should take about 3 to 4 hours to reach the city Dharamshala.Chandigarh Railway station is also very common among tourists coming via train. You can take a train to Chandigarh at a distance of 253 km from Dharamshala, which connects major Indian metro cities. You have to take a bus towards Dharamshala or hire a cab to reach the city which should take about 5 to 6 hours.

By Road

Being one of the most visited places in India by foreign tourists, this city is accessible via excellent road facility. NH 154 and NH 503 lead to this beautiful city of Dharamshala. A road journey should simply just be as enjoyable and pleasant as Dharamshala itself. You can opt to self drive or hire a cab. Delhi sets the base for people coming from long distances. There are many agencies that provide vehicle on rent and cab services to Dharamshala you can get in Delhi. Also, buses ply daily to Dharamshala from Kashmiri Gate ISBT in Delhi mostly being semi-sleeper Volvos for about 1000 to 1500 INR per seat. This journey takes about 10 to 11 hours. The buses usually run overnight.

By AirBy RoadBy TrainBy Sea
Pune to Dharamshala-33.0 hours--
Mumbai to Dharamshala-31.0 hours--
Kolkata to Dharamshala-34.0 hours--
New Delhi to Dharamshala-9.0 hours--
Bangalore to Dharamshala-42.0 hours--

Popular Packages

Unlimited Choices. Trusted Agents. Best Prices. Happy Memories.

View All
  • Himachal ( 3D & 2N )

    Starting from:

    ₹ 8,325/-₹ 10,886/-

    • Manali
    Upto 2 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingCab Transfer

  • Himachal ( 4D & 3N )

    Starting from:

    ₹ 8,991/-₹ 10,217/-

    • Manali
    Upto 2 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingCab Airport Transfer

  • Himachal ( 3D & 2N )

    Starting from:

    ₹ 9,990/-₹ 11,702/-

    • Shimla
    Upto 2 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingCab Transfer

  • Himachal ( 4D & 3N )

    Starting from:

    ₹ 10,499/-₹ 11,666/-

    • Kasol
    • Kheerganga
    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfersStay Included

  • Himachal ( 4D & 3N )

    Starting from:

    ₹ 11,432/-₹ 13,814/-

    • Manali
    • Kasol
    • Chandigarh
    Upto 2 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingCab TransferEntry Tickets

  • Himachal ( 6D & 5N )

    Starting from:

    ₹ 13,874/-₹ 17,343/-

    • Shimla
    • Manali
    Upto 2 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingBus Transfer

  • Himachal ( 6D & 5N )

    Starting from:

    ₹ 17,204/-₹ 20,556/-

    • Shimla
    • Manali
    • Chandigarh
    Upto 2 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingCab Transfer

  • Himachal ( 3D & 2N )

    Starting from:

    ₹ 18,000/-₹ 20,000/-

    • Dalhousie
    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfersStay Included

  • Himachal ( 10D & 9N )

    Starting from:

    ₹ 26,750/-₹ 28,574/-

    • Shimla
    • Manali
    • Dharamshala
    • Dalhousie
    • Amritsar
    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingCab Transfer

  • Himachal ( 4D & 3N )

    Starting from:

    ₹ 4,838/-₹ 5,317/-

    • Manali
    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfersStay Included

  • Himachal ( 4D & 3N )

    Starting from:

    ₹ 4,838/-₹ 5,317/-

    • Manali
    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfersStay Included

  • Himachal ( 4D & 3N )

    Starting from:

    ₹ 4,838/-₹ 5,317/-

    • Manali
    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfersStay Included

  • Himachal ( 4D & 3N )

    Starting from:

    ₹ 4,838/-₹ 5,317/-

    • Manali
    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfersStay Included

  • Himachal ( 4D & 3N )

    Starting from:

    ₹ 5,279/-₹ 5,801/-

    • Manali
    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfersStay Included

  • Himachal ( 4D & 3N )

    Starting from:

    ₹ 6,500/-₹ 6,989/-

    • Manali
    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfersStay Included

  • Himachal ( 4D & 3N )

    Starting from:

    ₹ 6,500/-₹ 7,065/-

    • Shimla
    Upto 2 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfersStay Included

  • Himachal ( 4D & 3N )

    Starting from:

    ₹ 7,250/-₹ 7,967/-

    • Manali
    Upto 2 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfersStay Included

  • Himachal ( 4D & 3N )

    Starting from:

    ₹ 7,250/-₹ 7,967/-

    • Manali
    Upto 2 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfersStay Included

  • Himachal ( 3D & 2N )

    Starting from:

    ₹ 7,478/-₹ 8,218/-

    • Manali
    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfersStay Included

  • Himachal ( 2D & 1N )

    Starting from:

    ₹ 8,499/-₹ 9,340/-

    • Kasauli
    Upto 3 StarsFlightsMealsSightseeingTransfersStay Included

Our experts would love to create a package just for you!

Fill in your requirements here >

Your Preferences

Where do you want to go?

<>
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

2019

    Fastest Growing Holiday Marketplace

    650+

    Verified Agents

    22 Lac+

    Happy Travellers

    65+

    Destinations

    Easy, Secure & Reliable

    Traveltriangle

    Verified

    Stringent

    Quality Control

    24/7

    Support

    Traveler Reviews

    Read on to find out why our customers love us!

    View All
    • Trip to Dharamshala

      Hotel in Dharamshala (Sai Taj Grand) was excellent with very polite staff. But the hotel in Dalhousie (Satyadev Grand) was horrible. The entrance and ambience was so poor that you wouldn't like to stay in the hotel. The staff was rude too and I wouldn't recommend this hotel to anyone. The cabs AC wasn't working and hence it was too hot in Haryana and Punjab when we were traveling from Delhi towards Dharamshala. The agent (Guruji Travels) refused to accept its AC is ill functioning. The driver (Vikas Kumar) was a very polite guy. One of the best drivers that I have ever travelled with. He needs all the desired appraisals from his company. Guruji Travels needs to be o be more customer centric as they are in service industry. Should give a heed to customers complaints and should check the hotels that they are giving to their customers. Himanshu from Travel Triangle was very helpful in listening to our complaints.
      KS

      Kenil Shah

      Ahmedabad, 2 months ago

    • Trip to Dharamshala

      Well I have to say that I'm always a little nervous about booking a trip online but everything worked out fine with God's grace. Our family were given nice surprises throughout our trip by Raina David (Travel Triangle) Raina David, Ms Meghana and Mr Santa Singh (My Trip Organiser and Mr Gurpreet Sharma (our tour driver and guide). we had a wonderful experience as part of our Himalayan valley Trip 2019. Many Thanks Ms Meghana and Mr Santa Singh to My Trip Organiser who helped to plan this out.. what is possible and what;s not based on the time and the peak season traffic.. Whenever we had issues with the hotel, Ms Meghana/Mr Santa was able to help us. We had 11 day trip.. Covering Shimla, Manali, Dharamashala, Delhouise, Delhi and Arga. Apart from Delhi and Arga, the trip was so amazing.. Mr Gurpreet Sharma (9803936337) was our tour driver and guide (enough though it was not his duty). He has good driving skill and is very careful on road. He's also very friendly and talk with us telling places history and stories around it. He always waited for us patiently for taking photos and taking us to good hotels and even local food places on the roads. We were picked up at our hotel and other places promptly. He had no complaint for driving night or early morning.. He always carry a smile with him from the first day until last day. Big Thumbs up for him. We really missed on Delhi and Arga trip. hotels recommended by Ms Meghana and Mr Santa Singh from My Trip Organiser were so good Kamna Hill Resort, Shimla: During both breakfast and dinner at Kamna Hill Resort, the food and service was excellent. Thanks to chefs Jaspal Thakur and Bhuvan Bhatt. We felt really pampered by the caring staff - special thanks to both Mr.Shantnu and Mr Hukum Kashyap. Special attention given to kids. The location of the hotel was superb as it was quiet and away from the main hustle and bustle of the rest of Shimla. We were totally relaxed and left all our cares back on during our stay there. We would definitely be looking forward to going back again Holiday Heights Manali: We really appreciated for Holiday Heights at manali warm welcoming and excellent services. It was wonderful holiday with family in manali. we are delighted to be guided by Mr Lucky, Manager who arranged for us even the special visit to Rohtang Pass trip. Without even asking he and his staff packaged breakfast for us as we left to the trip at 4 AM. holiday heights at manali has a very professional and dedicated team. Hotel Udechee Huts, Dharamshala Beautiful location, sitting on the balcony of the hut and watching sunrise was amazing and surrounded by greenery and mountain. friendly staff, nice environment and they went on helping with special request for late night dinner even at 12 AM at the mid night as they go late to the drive to this location. Thanks to Yaduraaj, Ashwani and Team Indraprastha Resort Dalhousie : The staff at Indraprastha Resort Dalhousie were very attentive to our requests. They were generous with their assistance and went an extra mile to make our stay really comfortable starting with welcome drink. Our family enjoyed the amazing food during both breakfast and dinner. Thanks to Chef - Mr. Chaman Sharma and Mr. Anil and his friends who served us so warmly. Not forgetting the live music with wonderful selection of songs! THanks to Mr. Arun Puri .. You are have a special gift to entertain us. The Indraprastha Resort has set the standard of Resort at Dalhousie for my family really high. It's hard to beat! We will surely visit again! Taurus hotel, Delhi We had a 5 star experience @ Taurus hotel, Delhi. Absolutely beautiful in house dining wonderful atmosphere friendly waiters and special thanks to Ms Pooja who was constantly checking with how is food and taking song dedications. We only met with smiling and courteous staff like Mr. Praveen who at all times took good care of us and was very prompt in bringing it up and down from our rooms. To all the staffs, thank you very much for a wonderful stay. Overall, My Trip Organiser made this possible and were very much responsive both preplanning and during the trip. They responded every time when we needed help. To My Trip Organiser we will give 4 stars out of 5 providing valuable planning and support services throughout our trip even at the night or weekend time
      JG

      Joseph George

      Delhi airport, 2 months ago

    • Trip to Dharamshala

      The description of hotel provided before booking was totaly different with actual. Pics shared in link vs actual are 180degree opposite. Which was also shared with travel agent but response was negative and travel agent asked for additional money for getting better arrangements, which he could communicate before booking the trip. Room type was mentioned as delux but it was as good as public rest house(dharamshala). I don't understand the meaning of delux room what the travel agent is having in his mind. I will suggests others who ever is reding this review please be careful while confirming for trip. Specially booking with cesta journey pvt. Ltd.
      AJ

      Abhishek Jaiswal

      Gurugram, 2 months ago

    • Trip to Dharamshala

      Hotel Raja’s palace of Dharamshala was pretty good but Hotel Dalhousie grand provided the worst hospitality one could ever give ... even for a cup of tea they had several excuses... next time kindly don’t provide hotel Dalhousie grand to any tourist in order to avoid bad reviews. Cab driver was good ... work more speak less
      AR

      Arshay Rashid

      New delhi, 3 months ago

    • Trip to Dharamshala

      Had got a bad room in Dharamshala, but the travel agent and travel triangle helped sort the issue by upgrading the room in next destination in Dalhousie
      VG

      Vimal Gohel

      Bengaluru, 3 months ago

    • Trip to Dharamshala

      It was a good trip overall. The hotels were good but Dharamshala and Dalhousie hotels could have been little better. The driver was cooperative and knew the routes very well. Shubham was always available for any help. Thank you Shubham for all the help.
      Ro

      Ronitabhanja

      Kolkata, 3 months ago

    • Trip to Dharamshala

      Driver is so nice excellence by nature. on hotel rating ....1. hotel of manali is excellance with service. 2.hotel of dharamshala 3. hotel of doulhouies 4. hotel of Simla rohtang valley ,kufri , mall road, khajjar ,river rafting, kalatop, & also road trip
      DS

      Dr Sanjay Prajapati

      Indore, 4 months ago

    • Trip to Dharamshala

      EVERYTHING WAS MANAGED WELL . EXCEPT ONE TRIP MANALI TO DALHOSIE ,WAS PLANNED WRONG ,IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN MANALI TO DHARAMSHALA AND THEN DHARAMSHALA TO DALHOUSIE .AND WITH WIFE AND 10 YEAR OLD CHILD IT HAD BECOME VERY DIFFICULT . WE TOOK ALMOST 14 HOURS TO REACH FROM MANALI TO DALHOUSIE . BUT YES WE WERE STUCK DUE TO LAND SLIDE IN OUTSCURTS OF MANALI FOR 2 HOURS . STILL THIS COULD HAVE BEEN PLANNED BETTER . BUT OVERALL A VERY GOOD EXPERIENCE WITH TRAVEL TRIANGLE .
      Pr

      Prasenjitmukherjeein

      Mumbai, 4 months ago

    • Trip to Dharamshala

      EVERYTHING WAS MANAGED WELL . EXCEPT ONE TRIP MANALI TO DALHOSIE ,WAS PLANNED WRONG ,IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN MANALI TO DHARAMSHALA AND THEN DHARAMSHALA TO DALHOUSIE .AND WITH WIFE AND 10 YEAR OLD CHILD IT HAD BECOME VERY DIFFICULT . WE TOOK ALMOST 14 HOURS TO REACH FROM MANALI TO DALHOUSIE . BUT YES WE WERE STUCK DUE TO LAND SLIDE IN OUTSCURTS OF MANALI FOR 2 HOURS . STILL THIS COULD HAVE BEEN PLANNED BETTER . BUT OVERALL A VERY GOOD EXPERIENCE WITH TRAVEL TRIANGLE .
      Pr

      Prasenjitmukherjeein

      Mumbai, 4 months ago

    • Trip to Dharamshala

      Awesome cordination from travel agent Ajay sharma. We had faced little issue the mid of trip from cab driver regarding iternary, but it was resolved immediately by Ajay. All the hotels especially in Dalhousie and Dharamshala were awesome. Hotel Grand view dalhousie is exceptionally good. Had a wonderful travelling experience. Properly planned and cordinated by Ajay.
      DM

      Debashree Mullick

      Amritsar, 4 months ago

    Want best packages handpicked just for you?

    Fill the form and get a callback from our holiday experts

    FAQ's of Dharamshala

    Read on to find out why our customers love us!

    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.

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

    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.

    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.

     

     

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

    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.

    How It Works

    1
    Personalise This Package
    Make changes as per your travel plan & submit the request.
    2
    Get Multiple Quotes
    Connect with top 3 agents, compare quotes & customize further.
    3
    Book The Best Deal
    Pay in easy installments & get ready to enjoy your holiday.

    Corporate Office:

    Holiday Triangle Travel Private Limited

    Address: Plot No - 29 , 3rd & 4th Floor,

    Dynamic House, Maruti Industrial Complex, Sector 18,

    Gurugram -122015,Haryana

    Landline: 1800 123 5555

    Connect with us on :

    Payment Options

    Made with

    in India

    All rights reserved © 2019