How To Reach Himachal Pradesh By Air, Train and Road

Himachal Pradesh has 3 airports Gaggal, Bhuntar, and Jubberhatti. Delhi, Chandigarh, and Amritsar are the nearest airports. Himachal Pradesh is accessible from Pathankot, and Kalka by train and road. From these railway stations, the train runs to Jogindernagar and Shimla respectively. Tourist prefers to travel from Delhi and Chandigarh to Shimla and Manali.

Himachal Pradesh is a beautiful place in India famous for snowcapped high mountains touching to sky, flowing rivers, greenery, and adventure activities. Every year tourists coming to Himachal Pradesh for enjoying the beauty of the Himalayas. Himachal Pradesh is accessed in many ways and from many places. This article will guide how to reach Himachal Pradesh in different ways and different places suitable to you.

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Location Of Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh is the northernmost state of India. It is located in the western Himalayas of the Himalayan mountain. Himachal Pradesh shares the border with the union territory of Ladhak to the northeast, the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir to the northwest, Punjab, and Haryana to the west, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand state to the southeast. Tibet Autonomous Region of China to the east.

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How To Reach Himachal Pradesh By Air?

Himachal Pradesh has 3 airports located at Gaggal near Kangra, Bhuntar near Kullu, and Jubberhatti near Shimla. All these airports are connected to major airports in India. However, these airports are not convenient to the passengers due to the limited flight availability. The tourist flying to Himachal Pradesh prefers the nearest airports of Delhi, Chandigarh, and Amritsar. The airports of Delhi, Chandigarh, and Amritsar are connected to national and international airports. The Shimla, Kullu, Manali, and other cities in Himachal Pradesh are well connected from Delhi, Chandigarh, and Amritsar by road.

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How To Reach Himachal Pradesh By Road?

Himachal Pradesh can be reached by road from Delhi, Chandigarh, Pathankot, Kalka, and Amritsar. The easiest, cheapest, and convenient way for the traveler from border-sharing states of Ladhak, Jammu, Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh is by road. The taxies are available from these states to the places in Himachal Pradesh.

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How To Reach Himachal Pradesh By Train?

Himachal Pradesh can be reached by train from Kalka and Pathankot.  The Pathankot is the most convenient and nearest railway station to Himachal Pradesh. The toy trains run between Kalka and Shimla. But Kalka is not connected to other routes of trains.  Kalka is near to Ambala railway station in Haryana state and is accessible by road and may require one hour. The ferries on this route are limited.

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The Kangra railway lines start from Pathankot and end at the Jogindernagar in Himachal Pradesh. It requires 8 hours to cover the distance.

How To Reach Himachal Pradesh From Mumbai By Train?

There is no direct train from Mumbai to Himachal Pradesh. But there are trains from Mumbai to Pathankot, which is the nearest railway station to Himachal Pradesh. From Pathankot, all places in Himachal Pradesh can be reached by road. Train distance between Mumbai to Pathankot is 1850 km and the time required to cover the distance is 26 hours.

How To Reach Himachal Pradesh From Kolkata By Train?

There is no direct train from Kolkata to Himachal Pradesh. But there are 4 trains daily running from Kolkata to Pathankot which is the nearest railway station to Himachal Pradesh. From Pathankot, all places in Himachal Pradesh can be reached by road. The distance between Kolkata to Pathankot by train is 1887 km and the time required to cover the distance is 35 hours.

How To Reach Himachal Pradesh From Hyderabad By Train?

There is no direct train from Hyderabad to Pathankot. The passengers have to travel from Hyderabad to Delhi and then from Delhi to Pathankot, which is the nearest railway station to Himachal Pradesh.

How To Reach Himachal Pradesh From Bangalore By train?

There is no direct train from Bangalore to Himachal Pradesh. The passengers have to travel by train from Bangalore to Hazrat Nizamuddin. After that from Nizamuddin to Delhi by train or road and then  Delhi to Pathankot railway station, which is the nearest railway station to Himachal Pradesh.

How To Reach Himachal Pradesh From Cochin By train?

There is no direct train from Cochin to Himachal Pradesh. But daily 2 trains runs between cochin to Pathankot which is the nearest railway station to Himachal Pradesh. The distance between Cochin to Pathankot by train is 3163 km.

I hope this article will be useful to you.

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