How to Reach Mcleodganj Himachal Pradesh

How to reach Mcleodganj

By Air
Nearest airport – dharamsala, 6 kilometers away.
By Rail
Nearest railhead – Pathankot, 90 kilometers away.
By Road
Himachal Pradesh has a good road network. Mcleodganj is easily accessible from Chandigarh, Pathankot and other nearby towns & cities.

In Detail

By Air

Nearest airport is Gaggal at Dharamsala, just 5 km away. Very few flights arrive there and connectivity is problematic. Jammu Airport is a much better option with frequent flights from Delhi. The distance is around 198 km no doubt, but comfortable journey is assured. Taxis and buses are available for onward journey and the roads at metalled and have sparse traffic.

By Train

The nearest railhead is Pathankot, 90 kilometers away. Standing on the main broad gauge line from Delhi to Jammu, it has over two dozen trains from each direction. Plenty of trains ply and as per individual budget, tourists can choose as per their budget and convenience. Buses and taxis are available in plenty to reach Mcleodganj.

Narrow Gauge Train from Pathankot

Railway enthusiasts can also take the toy train from Pathankot to Kangra/Nagrota which are 92/120 km away. The trains chug slowly and take around 5-6 hours but the journey is very picturesque and shutterbug friendly. These stations are 20/29 km south of Dharamshala.


Even individuals arrive in hordes and wait for some time before they get a shared taxi. Even couples or small families can opt for this feature and travel comfortably when compared to boarding a bus. However, have patience till a taxi operator approaches from the front asking for 1 or 2 seats as is available.

By Road

A number of state government & private buses connect Mcleodganj with various north Indian cities like Delhi, Chandigarh, Dharamshala etc. on a regular basis. Tourists can avail these buses till Mcleodganj Bus Stand and then hire a taxi to reach anywhere in the town. One can also walk to reach their designated places. Even cabs and private taxis ply from big cities like Delhi, Lucknow etc.

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