ROADWAYS

ROAD CONNECTIONS
Himachal Pradesh is connected by road with all major cities of Northern India. Some of the important entry point are:

Parwanoo Kalka
Kala Amb Ambala
Paonta Sahib Dehradun
Swarghat Ropar/ Chandigarh
Chakki Bank Pathankot
Talwara Mukerian
Una Hoshiarpur

BUS SERVICE
Volvo coaches are available from Delhi to Shimla, Manali and Dharamsala. Regular, Deluxe / Semi Deluxe / Ordinary bus services to and from Shimla is available from following major cities of Northern India:

Jaipur Chandigarh
Delhi Jalandhar
Gurgaon Amritsar
Dehradun/ Haridwar Ludhiana
Ambala Jammu/ Pathankot

HPTDC TRANSPORT SERVICE: HPTDC operates daily Volvo/Luxury coach service from New Delhi to Manali, New Delhi to Shimla and New Delhi to Dharamsala and vice versa. HPTDC also operates coaches on the famous Manali – Leh route from July to September. This 480 km journey is made in two days through several high passes with a night halt at Keylong at the HPTDC tents. The fare for the journey includes the night stay, dinner and breakfast.

One can discover Himachal by HPTDC Transport having a large fleet of well maintained luxury coaches operating within and outside the state. HPTDC also provides Coaches on hire basis and organizes Sight-Seeing Tours, Special Tours and Packages to meet exclusive travel needs of tourists. For more information please visit Transport services

CAR RENTAL/ TAXI SERVICES

Shimla

  • Vishal Taxi Union, Near HPTDC Lift, Circular Road, Shimla. Tel: 0177- 2657645
  • Kalka Shimla Taxi Union , Main Bus Stand, Shimla. Tel: 0177- 2651162, 2658225
  • Prepaid Taxi Service. Tel : 0177- 2658892

Manali

  • Him-Aanchal Taxi Operators Union, The Mall, Manali Tel: 01902- 252450, 252120

Dalhousie

  • Dalhousie Taxi Opeartors Union, Near bus stand, , Dalhousie Tel: 01899 – 242786
  • Gandhi Chowk Taxi Union, GPO Dalhousie. Tel: 01899- 242739
  • Taxi Union, Subhash Chowk, Dalhousie. Tel: 01899-242528

Dharamshala

  • Bhagsu Taxi Operators Union, Msleodganj, Dharamshala Tel: 01892 – 221034
  • Dhauladhar Taxi Operators Union, Dharamshala. Tel: 01892- 222105
  • Ex-Servicemen Taxi Operators Union, Bus Stand, Dharamshala. Tel : 01892 – 223004

RAILWAYS

RAILWAY SERVICES

Trains in Shimla sector: Shimla is connected by narrow gauge railway track from Kalka, the last broad gauge station. Kalka is connected by direct trains from Mumbai, Howarh, New Delhi and Jodhpur. Shatabdi Express runs twice a day between Delhi & Kalka. All these trains are conveniently connected with the trains to Shimla from Kalka. Another major railway station is Ambala Cantt. which is connected by direct trains from all major cities across India. Distance from Ambala to Kalka is 85 km and Ambala to Shimla is 175 km.

Trains in Kangra/Jogindernagar sector: In case traveling to Dalhousie / Dharmasala sector, Pathankot and Chakki Benk are the nearest broad gauge railway stations. These stations are 5 km apart. From Pathankot one can travel by a narrow gauge train till Nagrota Bagwan or Kangra to reach Dharamsala. This narrow gauge track is extended till Joginder Nagar. Trains from Pathankot leave at 7 am to Paprola and at 9.50 am to Joginder Nagar. Trains also depart during day time at 12.55 pm and 04.55 pm to Paprola. These trains are not available on the Railway’s Passenger Reservation System for advance reservation and the tickets are available only at Pathankot station.

Trains running between Delhi – Kalka – Delhi:

Train Name / NumberDep. DelhiArr. KalkaTrain No.Dep. KalkaArr. Delhi
Himalayan Queen (4095)05:5011:10409616:5022:55
Shatabdi Exp. (2011)07:4011:45201217:4521:50
Paschim Exp.2926 A10:1016:35
Shatabdi Exp.(2005)17:2521:20200606:1510:15
Kalka Mail(2311)21:4004:40
231223:5506:25

Trains running between Delhi – Kalka – Delhi:

Train NumberDep. KalkaArr. ShimlaTrain No.Dep. ShimlaArr. Kalka
1 KS04:0009:152 KS14:2520:10
24105:1510:0024217:4022:20
25106:0011:0025218:1523:15
25512:1017:20
25610:3016:05
25306:3011:1525415:5021:15
25712:4518:302589:2515:20
10105:1009:3510216:2521:40

The above timings are only indicative and are subject to change by Indian Railways. For exact timings and fare details , please contact Tourist Information Centre at 0177-2835087
Online Railway Reservations is available at IRCTC website

SHIVALIK DELUXE EXPRESS:

  • Train number – 241 / 242. Advance reservation facility on Railway reservation counters
  • Journey time of 4:45 hours stopping enroute only at Barog
  • With seating capacity of 120, this is a connecting service to Howrah – Kalka Mail
  • Luxurious comfort of wall to wall carpeting, wider glass windows, reversible cushioned chairs, table for meals and improved toilet facilities
  • Improved lighting and installed music system for comfort and entertainment
  • Microphones for communicating with guard and alarm bells to communicate with the driver in emergency
  • Fare includes break-fast in the UP; and dinner in the DOWN direction

SHIVALIK PALACE (TOURIST COACH):

  • Can accommodate up to six persons
  • On board catering with exclusive kitchenware refrigerator installed and well equipped kitchen provided in the coach
  • Dinning table with beautiful cushioned chairs
  • Folding cushioned beds for space and comfort, wall to wall carpeting, music system with electronic voice control, decorative lights and plants and luxurious ultra modern fittings in bathrooms
  • Fare includes, complementary accommodation at Shimla in two retiring rooms for one day and free meals enroute

AIRWAYS

AIR SERVICES

Flights are available from New Delh to Shimla, Dharamshala, Kullu and Vice Versa.

For exact availability, timings and reservations, please visit airline booking websites.

Air Reservations are also available at:

Shimla

  • Ambassador Travels, The Mall, Shimla. Tel: 0177-2811139

Manali

  • North Face Adventure Tours, P.B.-33, Hotel Silmog Building, The Mall, Manali. Tel: 01902-251041, 251141, 251241, 253941
  • Matkon Travels, The Mall, Manali. Tel: 01902-252838
  • Himalayan Journeys, P.B.-15, The Mall, Manali. Tel: 01902-252365
  • Antrek Tours & Travels Pvt. Ltd, 1, Rambagh, The Mall, Manali. Tel: 01902-252292, 254492

Daramshala

  • Dhauladhar Travels, Temple Road, Mcleodganj, Dharamshala. Tel: 01892-221058, 221030. Fax: 221946

IMPORTANT DISTANCES

StationsDistance
(Kms)
StationsDistance
(Kms)
Delhi - Manali570Delhi - Shimla370
Delhi - Renuka315Delhi - Dharamshala520
Delhi - Dalhousie555Delhi - Chamba600
Delhi - Mandi460Delhi - Rewalsar455
Delhi - Kasauli325Delhi - Barog325
Delhi - Chail380Shimla - Manali260
Shimla - Mandi150Shimla - Palampur235
Shimla - Dharamshala
(via Mandi)
270Shimla - Dharamshala
(via Hamirpur)
235
Shimla - Dalhousie336Shimla - Sarahan175
Shimla - Sangla230Shimla - Kalpa244
Shimla - Nako324Shimla - Tabo374
Shimla - Kaza421Shimla - Keylong
(via Kunzum Pass)
609
Shimla - Khara Pathar085Shimla - Rohru120
Shimla - Hatkoti109Shimla - Chirgaon137
Shimla - Kasauli075Shimla - Renuka165
Shimla - Dehradun245Shimla - Arki052
Shimla - Nalagarh139Manali - Rohtang Pass051
Manali - Keylong115Manali - Leh475
Manali - Udaipur150Manali - Trilokinath150
Manali - Kaza200Manali - Manikaran085
Manali - Palampur200Manali - Dharamshala235
Manali - Dalhousie385Manali - Chamba402
Manali - Pathankot325Manali - Chandigarh320
Manali - Kasauli275Manali - Shimla260
Manali - Mandi110Dharamshala - Chamba185
Dharamshala - Pathankot090Dharamshala - Chandigarh252
Dharamshala - Chintpurni078Dharamshala - Jwalamukhi
054
Dharamshala - Mandi125Dalhousie - Chamba
(via Banikhet)
056
Dalhousie - Chamba
(via Khajjiar)
043Dalhousie - Dharamshala143
Dalhousie - Khajjiar22Dalhousie - Palampur176
Dalhousie - Mandi360Dalhousie - Manali390
Dalhousie - Shimla336Dalhousie - Chandigarh300
Dalhousie - Amritsar191Dalhousie - Jammu190
Chamba - Dharamshala185Chamba - Bharamaur065
Chamba - Manimahesh100Chamba - Pathankot119
Chamba - Shimla378Chamba - Manali402
Pathankot - Dalhousie080Pathankot - Chamba119
Pathankot - Dharamshala090Pathankot - Jwalaji122
Pathankot - Chintpurni125Pathankot - Palampur124
Pathankot - Manali325Pathankot - Shimla295
Pathankot - Jammu110Pathankot - Amritsar110
Pathankot - Delhi475Pathankot - Chandigarh238
Chandigarh - Shimla117Chandigarh - Naldehra143
Chandigarh - Chail115Chandigarh - Renuka123
Chandigarh - Mandi210Chandigarh - Manikaran325
Chandigarh - Manali320Chandigarh - Jwalaji212
Chandigarh - Dharamshala252Chandigarh - Dalhousie318
Chandigarh - Kasauli065Chandigarh - Pragpur175
Kullu - Manali040Kullu - Naggar026
Sangla - Kalpa038Gaggal (Air Port) - Dharamshala017
Gaggal (Air Port) - Taragarh054Gaggal (Air Port) - Pragpur045
Palampur - Billing041Nadaun - Dharamshala069
Mandi - Barot075Nalagarh - Pinjore035
Kuthar - Arki037Kuthar - Kasauli017