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How To Reach Sangla

Planning A Trip To Sangla? Here are some guidelines on how to reach Sangla

Sangla is a quaint village that is nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas in Himachal Pradesh. This beautiful hilltop is located in the Kinnaur district with the Sangla valley or Baspa Valley rolling right through it, making it popular amongst nature lovers. This lovely highland can be reached by via road, air and rail. However, since Sangla is tucked deep into the remote hills of Himachal Pradesh, there is no straight flight or train to the hilltop. You can travel to the nearest train station or airport in the nearby cities to get to this remote part of Himachal.

 

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By Air

By Air:  How To Reach Sangla
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One of the reasons for Sangla being so pristine is the fact that it is set deep in the mountains. Due to it being a remote village, it not accessible directly by air. The nearest airport to Sangla is the Jubbarhatti Airport in Shimla, which is located at a distance of 194 km. The Bhuntar Airport located in between Chandigarh and Manali is the second closest airport to Sangla and is almost a four hour journey up to the hills. Although these airports are the closest ones, they are not frequented by many flights. Hence, travelling to the closest major airport that is Chandigarh Airport is the best option, as it connects flights to major cities in India. Once you reach any of these airports, you can hire a cab to reach Sangla.

By Road

By Road:  How To Reach Sangla
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The rural narrow roads of Sangla connect to several highways and roads that lead to adjacent bigger cities and towns. Driving all the way up to this beautiful valley town is an absolute treat for the eyes and makes for a fun road trip with family or friends. You can also travel by road on public transportation like busses. Shimla being the nearest town has a number bus services that take passengers to and fro from Shimla to Sangla. If you are travelling in groups, hiring a cab from Shimla to Sangla is also a good option. Luxury busses are also available from Delhi and Chandigarh that ply overnight and are not very expensive.

By Rail

By Rail:  How To Reach Sangla
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There is no direct railway station connected to Sangla and the closest one is the Kalka Railway Station, which is located at a distance of 288 km. You can only imagine how pristine this town is due to it being located far from the city life. Although Kalka Railway station is the nearest, not many trains ply from major cities. The nearest significant railway station is the Chandigarh Railway Station, where the connectivity to other cities in India by train is more frequent and smoother. Alternatively, once you reach the Kalka Railway Station, you can take the Kalka-Shimla Toy Train to Shimla and thereafter, hire a cab to go to Sangla

Getting Around

Getting Around:  How To Reach Sangla
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Since Sangla is located in a remote area, there aren’t many modes of transportation that serve the area, due to its narrow uphill roads. The local bus network is managed by the Himachal Road Transport Corporation. They provide visitors with bus services to go to nearby towns to explore and sightsee. You can also hire shared cabs for the purpose of moving around in Sangla or simply ask someone at the hotel to arrange for a rental car for the day.  But if you are a little more adventurous, wherever you can, explore this beautiful valley town on foot to get a real feel of the place.

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