How To Reach Chamba, Uttarakhand

Chamba City

Chamba, a small sleepy hamlet in the state of Uttarakhand, is increasingly becoming popular amongst tourists because of its exquisite, untainted beauty. The magnificent virgin forests of Chamba, with differently tainted rhododendrons; deodar and pine trees and apple and apricot orchards are indisputably charismatic. Captivating vistas in and around the Chamba valley are bound to attract the tourists and nature lovers from around the world.

Due to its strategic location near another beautiful hill station- Mussoorie, the place has recently gained popularity and now it has become easier to reach the place using various means of transport.

By Air

Nearest airport to Chamba is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun. It is about 80 kms away from Chamba. One can easily avail taxi or cab services from the airport. A cab charges around Rs. 1500 from the airport to Chamba. Jolly Grant Airport of Dehradun is a newly constructed airport and it handles very few flights. Delhi is the nearest international airport which is about 290 kms away from Chamba. Delhi is well connected to all major foreign cities.


Departure 05:45 hrs Arrival 06:45 hrs
Departure 04:00 hrs Arrival 05:00 hrs

Dehradun- Delhi

Departure 07:05 hrs Arrival 08:05 hrs
Departure 05:20 hrs Arrival 06:20 hrs

By Train

Train journey is quite a good option to reach Chamba. The nearest railhead is Rishikesh railway station which is about 71 kms away from Chamba. Although it’s best to reach Haridwar which is about 89 kms from Chamba since trains from several parts of India reach Haridwar and continue road journey from there. Schedule of various trains reaching Haridwar is as follows:

Dehradun Shatabdi

Delhi- Haridwar (Dep: 0650 hrs Arr: 1125 hrs)
Haridwar-Delhi (Dep: 1813 hrs Arr: 2245 hrs)

Dehradun Jan Shatabdi

Delhi- Haridwar (Dep: 1525 hrs Arr: 1925 hrs)
Haridwar- Delhi (Dep: 0620 hrs Arr: 1115 hrs)

Mussoorie Express

Delhi- Haridwar (Dep: 2215 hrs Arr: 0535 hrs next day)
Haridwar-Delhi (Dep: 2320 hrs Arr: 0700 hrs next day)

Nizamuddin Dehradun Express

Delhi-Haridwar (Dep: 2305 hrs Arr: 0400 hrs next day)
Haridwar-Delhi (Dep: 1025 hrs Arr: 1440 hrs next day)

By Road

While coming from Mussoorie Chamba is 25 kms beyond Dhanaulti and tourists visiting Mussoorie may find it easy to reach Chamba from there. The bus stand of Chamba is about 3 kms from the heart of the town and cabs or taxis charge between Rs. 50- 75. Public transport system for Chamba is easily accessible from various parts of the state. From Delhi, the distance is about 290 kms and one can reach there via Meerut- Muzaffarnagar- Haridwar- Rishikesh- Narendra Nagar- Chamba. From Dehradun the distance is 103 kms and one can reach via Dehradun- Mussoorie- Dhanaulti- Chamba. Chamba is a small hill town near Mussoorie and one can easily reach there.

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