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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What are the ways to reach Chamba?

Manavi Kapur DEC 10 2012
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Snuggled in a beautiful valley, this culturally rich town is never too far away from a traveller's dream. Make this dream come true, for reaching Chamba is never a difficult task. Plan your itinerary according to the different travel options, depending on how much time you have and how much you're willing to shell out. Here's a peek into the various options you can choose from:


  • By Air

    The Gaggal Airport in the Kangra Valley is the nearest airport to Chamba, just a 165 km drive away. The airport sees flights from Mumbai and Delhi, though not very frequent. The road journey from here to Chamba could take you around 4 hours, depending on whether you opt for a cab or a bus. A cab from the airport to Chamba city can cost you around INR 3500.

  • By Rail

    The Pathankot Airport in Punjab is the closest to Chamba, at a distance of 122 km from the city. There are regular trains that stop at Pathankot from Amritsar, Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi and Jammu. A road journey will take you close to 3 hours from the railway station to Chamba, which you can cover by bus or hire a cab. The cab ride would cost your close to INR 3000.

  • By Road

    Dalhousie, being the nearest popular tourist destination at a distance of 56 km, has frequent buses from and to Chamba. A seat in one of these buses run by HPTDC will cost you around INR 150. HPTDC also runs buses to Chamba from nearby metros, like Delhi (633 km away) and Chandigarh (346 km), which operate frequently. The roads to Chamba are quite motorable, so if you choose NH-10, you could hop on to your car and enjoy a long drive while you're at it!

With all this information handy, you can safely start packing and weave dreams of a cool, serene and unforgettable trip to Chamba. Happy holidays!

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