Flights are available till Gaggal airport for travelling to McLeodganj. From Gaggal one can travel to McLeodganj by road. There are direct flights available from Delhi to Gaggal airport. Air India and SpiceJet airlines offer services from Indian capital to the mountainous airport. The Indira Gandhi International Airport at Delhi has connectivity with Indian as well as world cities. From Gaggal airport, taxis are available for McLeodganj. The McLeodganj taxi union, Nandani Travels, Bhagsu Taxi Operator Union, Himachal Holidays, Bharadwaj Taxi Services, offer travel from Gaggal airport to McLeodganj. These companies also offer online booking for the taxi services.
Nearest Airport: Gaggal Airport or Dharamsala- Kangra Airport or Kangra Airport is the nearest airport for reaching McLeodganj. It is located at a distance of 20 km from McLeodganj. The distance from the airport to McLeodganj can be covered by road in 30 minutes.
Safety Suggestion: Gaggal Airport is located in the picturesque location of Himalayas. But the location is a big drawback for an airport, as the terrain is very unfriendly for air travel. During winters, Delhi and Gaggal both experience many flights getting cancelled and delayed due to fog. In rainy season, due to decreased visibility flight travel gets affected.
HRTC (Himachal Road Tourism Corporation) provides AC, deluxe and non-deluxe buses for McLeodganj from Delhi, Chandigarh, Manali, Dehradun, Pathankot and Dharmashala. Buses originate from Tibetan colony Manju ka Tilla in Delhi, it takes around 13 hours to complete the overnight journey. The distance of McLeodganj from various cities is, 90 km from Pathankot, 240 km from Manali, 250 km from Chandigarh, 400 km from Dehradun, and 500 km from Delhi. Multiple buses are available from Dharamsala, as it is in the lower region as compared to McLeodganj. Dharamsala to McLeodganj one can take shared taxis or buses for the short distance of 5.5 km which takes around 30 minutes to reach. Laxmi Holidays, City land Travels are some private travel companies offering their services other than HRTC in this region. The national highway NH 20 connects McLeodganj with rest of the country.
Journey Suggestion: McLeodganj has good connectivity by road with different north Indian cities but the travel is slow paced as the roads in this region are narrow and winding roads. The views along the journey are mesmerising but you need an alert and trained driver to drive in this region.
Pathankot is located around 100 km from McLeodganj and is the nearest broad gauge railway station. The nearest railway station from McLeodganj is Kangra, which is a narrow gauge railway station and it is 30 km away. Train travel enthusiasts can take this journey to enjoy the marvels of the railway, but this journey takes longer time as it is a toy train. There are direct trains from Ahmedabad, Delhi, Jammu Tawi, Amritsar, Tatanagar, Durg and Haridwar. Multiple trains in a day connect Delhi and Jammu Tawi via Pathankot.
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