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How To Reach Chamba

The fastest way to reach Chamba is by air. However, numerous transportation options are available to travelers, such as by road and train. Visitors are captivated by the majestic Himalayas, serene lakes, and high mountain passes of Chamba, which draws tourists worldwide.

Whether you are a nature lover, an adventure enthusiast, or a history buff, Chamba has something for everyone. If you plan your trip with Indian Holiday, we'll take care of everything from the initial planning to the final departure. Here's how you can get there:

Chamba By Air

The nearest airport to Chamba is Dharamsala Airport, also known as Gaggal Airport. It is located in Kangra district, Himachal Pradesh, approximately 116 kilometers away. From Gaggal Airport, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to reach Chamba. The journey from the airport to Chamba takes around 5 to 6 hours and offers mesmerizing views of the Himalayas and lush green valleys along the way.

You can fly to Dharmshala Airport from many popular cities in India, like Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, and more. Here's how long it takes to fly from each city and which airlines you can choose:

Travel by Flight Travel Time Distance Popular Flight Airport

Delhi to Dharmshala

1.5 hours

410 km

Spice Jet, Indigo, Alliance Air

Indira Gandhi International Airport

Chennai to Dharmshala

6 hours

2169 km


Chennai International Airport

Mumbai to Dharmshala

7 hours

1502 km

Multiple Flight

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport

Hyderabad to Dharmshala

12 hours

1661 km


Rajiv Gandhi International Airport

Jaipur to Dharmshala

6 hours

598 km

Indigo Flight

Jaipur International Airport

Kolkata to Dharmshala

8 hours

1599 km

Indigo, SpiceJet

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport

Chamba By Train

Although Chamba doesn't have its own railway station, the nearest railway station to Chamba is Pathankot Railway Station, about 105 kilometers from the city. Pathankot Railway Station connects major cities, including Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Amritsar. You can take a taxi or a bus from Pathankot to Chamba. Depending on traffic and road conditions, the journey from Pathankot to Chamba usually takes 3 to 4 hours.

Travel by Train Travel Time Distance Railway Station

Delhi to Pathankot

5 to 6 hours

539 km

New Delhi

Mumbai to Pathankot

25 to 30 hours

1887 km

Mumbai Central

Kolkata to Pathankot

33 to 36 hours

1976 km

Howrah Junction

Amritsar to Pathankot

2 hours

116 km


Chamba By Road

Chamba is well-connected to major cities in Himachal Pradesh and neighboring states by well-maintained roads. You can reach Chamba by road from cities such as Delhi, Chandigarh, Shimla, and Dharamshala. The distance between Delhi and Chamba is approximately 600 kilometers, and it takes about 12-14 hours to reach. To reach here, you can take a bus operated by Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) or a private company.

For those coming from a different major city, here are some important details such as expected travel time, distance to be covered, and suggested routes.

Location Travel Time Distance Road

Delhi to Chamba

11-12 hours

577 km


Chennai to Chamba

41-42 hours

2588 km


Mumbai to Chamba

30-31 hours

1896 km

NH48 and NH44

Hyderabad to Chamba

30-31 hours

1897 km


Jaipur to Chamba

16-17 hours

856 km

NH48 and NH44

Kolkata to Chamba

35-36 hours

2124 km

NH19 and NH44

Dalhousie to Chamba

1-2 hours

45 km

NH154 and NH44

Many people dream of a trip to Chamba, and Indian Holiday can help make that dream a reality. We offer customized Chamba tour packages to suit your needs. These packages include transportation, accommodation, meals, and other amenities that will make your trip memorable.


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Q: How can I reach Chamba by air?

Ans: Chamba doesn't have an airport, and the nearest one is in Dharamshala, about 116 km away. You can take a taxi or a bus to Chamba from there.

Q: What are the options for reaching Chamba by train?

Ans: Chamba doesn't have a railway station either. The nearest major railway stations are Pathankot and Chakki Bank, both around 105 km away. You can hire a taxi or take a bus from there to reach Chamba.

Q: Can I drive to Chamba on my own?

Ans: Yes, absolutely, but because of the winding roads, driving on mountain roads requires some experience. So, If you are a newbie, don't drive your car yourself, hire a professional.

Q: What's the best time to travel to Chamba, considering weather conditions?

Ans: Chamba is best visited during the summer months, between March and June, when the weather is pleasant and ideal for sightseeing. During the monsoon season, heavy rainfall can cause landslides and roadblocks. If you love snowfall, you might enjoy visiting in winter, but you should be prepared for chilly weather.