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How to Reach Himachal

Read about the best & quickest Himachal transport routes, travel guide to save time & money.

The roads, the railway network and the airways, all are ways in which you can reach Himachal Pradesh. This state is very accessible so there will no worries as to how you should reach. You will find a number of websites that will tell you how to reach Himachal Pradesh. Through the maintenance work kept up by the Indian government in collaboration with the government of Himachal Pradesh, an intricate road network has been established. Here’s how to reach Himachal by air, how to reach Himachal by train and how to reach Himachal by road.

By Flight

There are three domestic airports that connect Himachal Pradesh to the rest of the country. These are located at Kullu-Manali, Dharamshala and Shimla. The airports have flights from Himachal Pradesh to Delhi and Chandigarh. You can conveniently travel via air and get down at the airport closest to the cities you wish to visit.

By Train

The kind of rocky terrain that Himachal Pradesh is located on, makes it slightly inconvenient to construct railway tracks. However, with best efforts, a train does run into the state from Pathankot in Punjab. Travelers can drive up to Punjab or take a flight and then take a train to Himachal Pradesh. By train, it takes only about seven and a half hours long. People usually take overnight trains to Himachal so that they reach feeling refreshed. The important railway stations in Himachal are Solan and Una. There is also a toy train available that connects Himachal to Kalka. Opting for a train proves to be great option as they are usually affordable, comfortable, well maintained and a lot more fun than a flight journey.

By Road

The advantage of states situated in the hills is that you can plan a comfortable road trip. The distance from Delhi to Himachal Pradesh by road can be covered in just about 7 hours or maximum 7 and a half hours. The roads are very well maintained and even during the monsoon season, it is safe to drive up to the state, just needs a little caution. Himachal Pradesh is very well connected to the major cities. To reach Himachal by road, you can hire cabs or even take a bus. A bus journey is usually affordable and comfortable too, as the buses stop from time to time and allow people to try out the hill roadside chai and some local delicacies.

By Airby roadby train
Mumbai to Himachal2.2 hrs36 hrs32.2 hrs
Delhi to Himachal1.5 hrs8 hrs6 hrs
Chennai to Himachal7 hrs40 hrs42 hrs
Kolkata to Himachal5.5 hrs10.56 hrs29 hrs

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