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How To Reach Chamba
Located amidst the Shivalik ranges, in the north western part of Himachal Pradesh, is the quaint and picturesque little town of Chamba. The town is situated on the banks of River Ravi, in between two mountain ridges, and is brimming with medieval style temples, forts and beautiful lakes, making the place absolutely pristine. This place is a crowd puller due to its serene beauty, enjoyable weather conditions and the absolute peace of mind it brings along.
Chamba is situated in the hills and does not have direct connectivity by air or rail, but there are roadways from Dharamshala and many other roads that lead to this beautiful town. Once in Chamba, one can get around easily using taxi services or busses that are run by the Himachal Road Transport Corporation. Don’t know where to start? Keep scrolling to find out our compilation of the best ways to reach Chamba.
Chamba is packed in the lap of nature, amidst the hills, due to which there is no connectivity via airways. Since Chamba does not have its own airport, one can take flights to adjacent cities and states and drive up to this beautiful town. The closest airport is the Gaggal Airport also known as Kaggar Airport in Dharamshala, which is 124 km from Chamba and is connected to all the major cities like Delhi, Kullu and Chandigarh. Some of the most prominent airlines of the country like Indigo, Air India, Spice Jet etc., ply to Gaggal Airport from adjacent cities. After you get to the airport, you can hire a cab to take you to the scenic town of Chamba.
Driving up the mountains, watching the breathtaking beauty of the north is a sight that will remain in one’s memory forever. Take a road trip to Chamba, which is well connected to major parts of Himachal Pradesh and to bordering towns and cities as well, offering magnificent sceneries all along. Regular busses are run by The Himachal Road Transport Corporation, from neighboring states like Delhi, Punjab and Haryana, which makes it easy for people to commute at a low budget. You can also hire taxis from nearby cities, which will be a comfortable ride, although a little more expensive than the bus.
Due to its location, Chamba does not have a railway station of its own in the region. Pathankot Railway Station is the closest railway station to Chamba and is located at a distance of 103 km. Once you arrive at the Pathankot station, you can hire a cab or even take a bus to get to Chamba. Trains from Delhi, Udhampur, Jammu, Amritsar, Hatia, Mumbai, Bhatinda and Kolkata go back and forth between the two stations. The train is an enjoyable journey and apt for families and friends going on a vacation. You can also take a train to either New Delhi or Chandigarh and travel by bus from there to Chamba.
Since Chamba is a tourist town, finding conveyance to move around is not a problem. Cabs are available to take you around, if you want to go see different attractions in this lovely little town. You can show off your horse riding skills by travelling on horseback to different lakes and forts. Don’t worry, even if you’re not a professional rider, there are guides who will escort you when you’re riding and will make sure you’re safe. But, the best ways to discover these quaint towns are by foot. So make sure you’ve packed those sneakers, because the beautiful landscapes of Chamba will make you want to walk and explore more of it.