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How to Reach Kalpa

Kalpa is an offbeat destination in Himachal Pradesh, nestled at 2,758 meters in the mountains. While direct trains or flights to Kalpa aren't available due to their high altitude, getting there is still a delightful adventure. You can fly or take a train to nearby cities and enjoy a scenic road trip to your destination.

The journey by road is convenient and offers breathtaking views, making it one of the best ways to reach Kalpa. Indian Holiday offers Kalpa tour packages that make your travel hassle-free. Our packages cover everything from reaching Kalpa to local commuting. You can choose your preferred mode of travel—by air, train, or road. Here’s a simplified guide to How to reach Kalpa.

How to Reach Kalpa by Air

To reach Kalpa by air, you can fly to the nearest airport, Shimla, about 235 kilometers away. Once you land, you can hire a taxi or bus to enjoy the road trip from Shimla to Kalpa. The scenic drive will take around 7 to 8 hours and offers views of mountains, rivers, and valleys. Another option to reach Kalpa by flight is Chandigarh Airport, which is around 336 km. Taxis, cabs, and buses are also available from this airport for your journey to Kalpa.

From Aerial Distance Travel Time Popular Flight Airport

Delhi to Shimla

273 km

1h 30m

Alliance Air

Indira Gandhi International Airport

Mumbai to Shimla

1401 km

6h 10m

Air India Express

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport

Jaipur to Shimla

487 km

9h 35m


Jaipur International Airport

Dehradun to Shimla

124 km


IndiGo, SpiceJet

Jolly Grant Airport

How to Reach Kalpa by Train

The closest railway station to Kalpa is Shimla Railway Station. It is well-connected with major towns in India. However, you must reach First Kalka, where you must take a famous toy train to reach Shimla. After reaching the railway station, you will find many transportation options to get your desired location. However, the Kalpa to Shimla distance is around 218 km, and you can cover within a 6 to 7 hours road journey. Chandigarh railway station is another nearest railway head from Kalpa, around 335 km. You can also reach Kalpa from there by taking a cab, taxi, or bus service, which will give you a scenic ride of 10 hours.

From Distance (Rail) Travel Time Recommended Train Railway Station

Delhi to Chandigarh

266 km

3 hr 20 min

Kalka Shatabdi Express

New Delhi

Kolkata to Chandigarh

1690 km

27 hr 40 min

Netaji Express

Howrah Junction

Amritsar to Chandigarh

248 km

4h 25 min

Asr Ddn Express

Amritsar Junction

Ambala to Chandigarh

565 km

11 h 11 min

Sbib Dlpc Exp

Jaipur Railway Station

How to Reach Kalpa by Road

Reaching Kalpa by road is an adventure in itself, as you can enjoy the views of the Himalayas while enjoying the road trip. The nearest cities are Shimla and Chandigarh to this offbeat destination of Himachal. However, thousands of tourists go from Delhi to Kalpa by road each year. The roadways are motorable, and you can also take a bus service from major cities such as Amritsar, Chandigarh, Jaipur, and many more. NH 5 and NH 505 are well-connected national highways and offer various routes to reach Kalpa by road.

Location Distance Travel Time Route

Sangla to Kalpa

38 km

1 hr 20 min

Sangla-Chitkul Rd and NH 5

Delhi to Kalpa

565 km

14 hr

NH 5

Tabo to Kalpa

160 km

4 hr 10 min

NH 505 and NH 5

Kaza to Kalpa

210 km

5 hr 20 min

NH 505 and NH 5

Chandigarh to Kalpa

335 km

9 hr 50 min

NH 5

Manali to Kalpa


9 hr 30 min

NH 305 and NH 5

Chitkul to Kalpa

60 km

2 hr 20 min

NH 12 and NH 27

Getting Around in Kalpa

Kalpa is one of the isolated holiday destinations where you can take a cab or taxi to enjoy the sightseeing. Furthermore, the HRTC (Himachal Road Transport Corporation) also offers bus facilities in the town so people can visit different attractions. Hence, you can enjoy sightseeing with ease and in budget-friendly mode. However, the best way to explore this secluded town is to discover attractions on foot. It is advised to cover the short distance on foot, and you can take a bus, cab, or taxi to cover the considerable distance.

Why Plan Your Kalpa Tour with Indian Holiday

Whether you cover a long distance or have specific travel preferences, the choice is yours! At Indian Holiday, we offer flexible Kalpa tour packages that cater to your unique needs. Experience the beauty of Kalpa with ease and comfort. Whether you prefer to reach Kalpa by road, rail, or air, our packages ensure a hassle-free journey and private transfer around the city. Enjoy a seamless travel experience with our customizable tour packages that provide comfort and convenience at every turn.


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Q: How can I reach Reckong Peo from Kalpa?

Ans. The distance from Reckong Peo to Kalpa is only about 3 kilometers. Taxis and local buses are readily available for this short trip, which usually takes 20-30 minutes. Walking is also an option for those who enjoy trekking.

Q: How to reach Kalpa Kinnaur from Kolkata?

Ans. To reach Kalpa from Kolkata, fly to Chandigarh or Shimla, then take a bus or taxi to Kalpa. Alternatively, you can take a train to Kalka by road to Kalpa via Shimla. The journey involves a combination of air, rail, and road travel.

Q: How can I reach Narkanda from Kalpa?

Ans. Narkanda to Kalpa distance is around 160 km via NH5. The trip typically takes around 6-7 hours. You can also use local buses, which may take longer due to stops and transfers.

Q: Can I cover nearby destinations along with the Kalpa tour?

Ans. With our Kalpa tour packages you can explore nearby destinations like Reckong Peo, Kinnaur Kailash, Sangla Valley, and Chitkul. These locations offer beautiful landscapes and can be conveniently covered as part of your itinerary, enriching your travel experience.