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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What are the different ways to reach Mcleodganj?

Nitin Gurha DEC 10 2012
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The destination has been calling you for a while, plans have already been made. So, what's the worry? Mcleodganj is accessible from different cities of the country and more easily so once you reach Delhi. Choose to fly or swing to the rhythm of your mode of travel, a beautiful town awaits you.


  • By Air

    With this easy, luxurious way to travel you might leave out the excitement of a road trip but you will gain more time for your other plans. Mcleodganj can be reach by flight from Delhi, which operates thrice a week, to Gaggal, the nearest airport. For the time being, only Kingfisher Airlines operates on this route. Though Gaggal airport is about 10 km from Mcleodganj, there are many taxis available for this distance. So, if you are short of time, book your flight tickets, and start on this route for the town.

  • By Train

    Pathankot, the nearest railway station to Mcleodganj, is at a distance of 88 km and can take around 3 hours to reach the town. The taxi fare from this station is about INR 1500. Kangra and Nagrota are the nearest meter gauge railheads and are at 21 km and 43 km respectively. If you choose to travel from these two railheads, you will take less than 30 minutes and 1 hour respectively. You can opt for taxis or buses from these stations to finally reach Mcleodganj. If you are ready for the ride, listen to the whistle of the train as it winds on the hilly terrain and be ready for a spectacular view.

  • By Road

    Public HRTC buses from Delhi and Pathankot can be avail for Mcleodganj. From Pathankot, HRTC buses cost about INR 75 and takes less than 20 minutes to McLeod Ganj. Deluxe buses are available from Delhi,which is at a distance of 485 km and takes more than 10 hours. You can also avail many of the taxis with Himachal pradesh license plate from Delhi's Tibetan Colony, Majnu Ka Tila. Though more than 10 hours is a long distance, with the mountains waiting at the other end and the greeneries accompanying your journey, it is an experience in itself. So, leave out the second thought and hit the road!

Be it by flight, train or road, the routes to Mcleodganj has no room to disappoint a traveller. Every road, every tree, every cloud has a story to share about Mcleodganj. Close your eyes and listen to it!

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