Hiya! So, You are planning a trip from Delhi to Dharamshala? and Searching for a complete travel itinerary and the best travel guide about the best places in Dharamshala, Local Transport Details. Then, the article will definitely be going to help you plan a hassle-free Delhi to Dharamshala trip with the most needed information about Delhi to Dharamshala Budget Trip.
Delhi to Dharamshala
Starting From Delhi
“yeh shahar nahi mehfil hai”…
Let me begin it with another quote by Debotri Dhar- “Delhi. The ruins of an old city, markets, monuments, the zig-zag of roads, the still sad times of music past and rising up from it, her mother, wind in her hair, laughing like a witch.” Yeah… That’s Delhi. I mean come on! Does Delhi even need an introduction? Nah! But for now, I am not here to guide you on a
Delhi tour. We have to take off from here and if you are seeking an escape from here, why not try it with Dharamshala.
A city lies on a spur of Dhaula Dhar amid wild and picturesque scenery, located in the Kangra District of State of Himachal Pradesh. Another escapade of picturesque Himachal. The place is surrounded by dense forests of coniferous Deodar cedar trees. The term Dharamshala can be translated into English as a kind of dwelling which is spiritual. The Hindi usage refers to it as a shelter or a rest house.
Facts about Dharamshala
- Interestingly the town is divided into two halves – Lower Dharamshala and Upper Dharamshala. Lower Dharamshala or just Dharamshala consists of Kotwali Bazar and the other nearby markets surrounding it. Places such as McLeodganj (The place is known worldwide for the presence of the Dalai Lama) or Dharamkot come under upper Dharamshala.
- Heard of Himachal Cricket Association Stadium? Yes, this town owns it. It is famous for this since it was established in the year 2003
- According to the latest facts known, in the year 2017, Dharamshala has been declared as the second capital of Himachal Pradesh
- Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, which makes Himachal the third state of India with two capitals in the league of State of Maharashtra and State of Jammu and Kashmir.
Dharamshala Tea Gardens
Dharamshala is popularly known for its Tea Gardens not only in India but worldwide. Yes, you get it right the rest of the world also is after the teas of Himachal’s Dharamshala. A special Hii to Tea lovers! which are prominently located at Sheela Chowk. Also located in Kunal Pathri and Palampur of Kangra District.
It was traditionally known for green tea but now it also produces black tea, oolong tea, white tea in addition to the Kashmiri Kahwa and Masala Chai (Alerttttt! For tea lovers).
Kangra green tea is among the best in the world of tea in India and it has been found to have contained the highest anti-oxidants of all green tea produced in India. Dharamshala Tea Company operates and owns Mann Tea Estate which conducts a guided tour of tea gardens and factory and offers tea tastings too.
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How to reach from Delhi to Dharamshala
As usual, you guys have three major modes of transportation which are by road, by rail, and by air.
Delhi to Dharamshala by road
If you guys are looking forward to booking a taxi from Delhi to Dharamshala, I would advise you not to. Still, if you wish so let me answer your question
Taxi from Delhi to Dharamshala
Well, the answer is a minimum of 7000 rupees. Yeah. That much. It will cost you around 7000 in a round figure term at the minimum, maximum it could be even around 10000.
A cheapest and convenient way to reach Delhi to Dharamshala?
The answer is a minimum of 700 rupees. Yeah, that’s it. Isn’t it pretty amazing?
Distance between Delhi and Dharamshala?
It is around 472 km.
Now, I would like to tell you about the buses and their fare plus timing so that you can choose as per your time and budget.
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Delhi to Dharamshala bus timings
So, these are the details but, this is not all you know there might be some other bus services too, but I think for you to start the journey it is good enough, no? One more thing the buses take the route through NH 154 and NH 503.
Delhi to Dharamshala HRTC bus timings
|Departure, Delhi ISBT Kashmiri Gate||Timings||Fare|
|HRTC ORDINARY||06:30 AM||INR 714/-|
|HIMMANI DELUXE 2X2 NON AC||06:50 PM||INR 921/-|
|HRTC ORDINARY||07:40 PM||INR 714/-|
|HIMSUTA AC VOLVO / SCANIA 2X2||07:55 PM||INR 1390/-|
|HIMSUTA AC VOLVO / SCANIA 2X2||08:50 PM||INR 1390/-|
|HIMMANI DELUXE 2X2 NON AC||09:22 PM||INR 896/-|
|HRTC ORDINARY||10:05 PM||INR 714/-|
Delhi to Dharamshala bus fare
It may vary from Rupees 714 to Rupees 1300. Yes, the answer depends upon which bus do you pick and on which timing plus with what facilities as in Ac/Non-AC, Sleeper or Semi Sleeper, etc.
Delhi to Dharamshala by Air
another mode of transport would be air. The nearest airport is Kangra Gaggal Airport which is about 12 km south of the town and 10km to the north of the Kangra district of Himachal.
Delhi to Dharamshala by Train
The easiest and could be said that convenient mode. But there is a problem really because you guys can’t reach Dharamshala directly by train due to its unavailability there. Kangra has a toy train that connects to Dharamshala but the nearest railway station is Pathankot, Punjab which is around 87 km away from here.
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ACTIVITIES TO BE DONE IN DHARAMSHALA:
Kotwali Bazar Dharamshala
This is the most easily reached place. Wondering HOW? Well, if you are planning to come to Dharamshala by bus, the Kotwali Bazar is the nearest to the main bus stand in Lower Dharamshala.
Shopping Lovers and Foodies:
So, shopping lovers be ready to shop in one of the most fantastic malls up in here “Maximus Mall”. It is the second biggest mall in the state of Himachal. You can grab a cup of coffee here in “Cafe Coffee Day”, you can also dine in Moti Mahal Food Chain, going to come to pizza lovers the mall has Pizza hut. Relieved, no? Yes, you can have a pizza right in the middle of your exploring journey of Dharamshala. Foodies, sorry to get your mouth watered!
If you are not fond of adventures:
If you are that kind of person who goes to another place to chill out and just watch a good movie and not into that much adventure, we have got something for you too. Because I have recently came to know a person who is not very fond of adventure and thrill for him the FUN includes watching a movie with a free mind somewhere else than home town and that’s it. So, to your utter surprise here is GOLD MULTIPLEX also, where you can watch the show of your choice/ interest.
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Trekking at Dharamshala
Of course, Himachal Pradesh tourist destination and no trekking???? Not done. The place is a starting point to numerous trekking trails which especially includes lead trekkers across Dhaula Dhar located in the upper Ravi valley and also Chamba District. These treks cross through coniferous forests of deodar, pine, oak, and the like.
So, adventure lovers buckle up, we have got so much for you up here. The trek passes through several shallow streams and a river too. If you are thinking what I am thinking then, of course, it is a yes, you should also pack one of your favorite reading. Right any interesting book will do. Because these treks are really long and it may take a lot of time to cross through, you will need to take food breaks and all.
So why not have a break for pleasure reading by the riverside and around the bonfire under the starry night. You will also come across the lake. And there is a waterfall too, grab up your camera and have great clicks of the mesmerizing beauty of nature along with the thrill it offers you need to capture that in a lifetime memory side of your brain feeling the breezy winds over your hairs and cheeks.
There are some other famous treks too, like the one to Bhagsu, Dharamkot, Triund. Another such fantastic trek would be Ilaaqa Got which is just a five-kilometer walk/trek.
I would also like to highlight yet some other trekking trails from Dharamshala to Chamba that are:
Toral Pass Dharamshala
It is a 4575m trek that begins from Tang Narwana which itself is 10 km away from Dharamshala.
Bleni Pass, Dulani Dharamshala
It is a 3710m trek, comparing to other trekking trails this is pretty easy and it will take around four or five days to complete) it leads through alpine pastures, woods, and of course streams.
Kareri Lake Dharamshala
It is near Kareri village which is also great for trekking.
Triund Trek Dharamshala
This one we have discussed earlier too, but let me introduce you to this gorgeous trail for trekking, it is also called Triund-Thatri-Trek which is a circular trek that will need 3 days and 2 nights to get completed.
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Rock Climbing In Dharamshala
Fellas. Another feast to thrill and adventure, no? The place which you are planning a trip to is actually an ideal destination for rock climbing. So, rock climbers! Special Hi! You can go rock climbing over the ridges of the Dhaula Dhar range.
Paragliding/ Mountain Biking:
If you are fond of these or any of these activities, Dharamshala is the place you have been waiting for your whole life. The beautiful mountains and the serenity of the place are something to die for really. This Exquisite place has something to offer to everyone be it thrill junkie or the people who enjoy calmness, be it a luxury tour or a
backpacker paradise. It fits all kinds of pockets. Yeah… Give it a try. The cost of these may vary between 1500 to 3000 Rupees. But I am sure you will enjoy it.
Camping In Dharamshala
there are mainly 3 kinds here depending upon your interest and budget. Of course, the first would be BUDGET camping- which simply fits into your budget. The Second would be Nature Camping for the people who are seeking peace in the lap of nature and are nature lovers of course. The Third would be Hilltop Camping- if you love heights and have a tooth for an adventure, this is for you guys.
Be ready to surround yourself with the most exquisite atmosphere blessed by nature via camping in Dharamshala. The place going to win your heart with its enchanting and tranquil beauty. It will be a rejuvenating journey with all these activities and experiences. Dharamshala has been hailed as a place of sustainable tourism.
CULTURAL/ HISTORICAL/ ART TOUR:
This is for the people who love to explore the culture, history, and arts of other places. And you know what would be the best way to do it, of course, you are going to visit nearby libraries and art galleries plus Museums. I also have one such list for you guys you can visit Kangra
Art Museum, The Tibet Museum, State Art Museum, Losel Doll Museum. The ticket would vary from place to place but it would be cheap all in all.
I have a list of cheap or rather affordable places where you can satiate your appetite. The list begins from ‘Peace Café, with a wonderful and view and great food in taste and quality, to ‘Anonymous Café’ which offers book reading while you wait for your order. ‘Tibet Quality Bakery’ is for those people who have a sweet tooth because this offers the best dessert and cakes in the town. That’s it for now.
Well, this is all for the trip from Delhi to Dharamshala. I hope it helps you guys. Have a great day.