MCLEOD GANJ

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By Air

You can fly from Delhi to Gaggal, a town near to McLeod Ganj. There are two daily flights — Air India and SpiceJet.
Air India flight AI9813 departs Delhi at 9:45am and arrives at Gaggal airport at 11:15am. Flight AI9814 departs Gaggal at 11:35am, arriving in Delhi at 13:05pm. Check flight status at AirIndia.com
SpiceJet flight SG2382 takes off from Delhi at 5:55am and lands at Gaggal Airport at 7:30am. Flight SG2384 leaves Gaggal for Delhi at 7:50am.
From Gaggal Airport it is about 20 kilometres (12.4 miles) to McLeod Ganj, and takes about 45 minutes by taxi.

By Train

There are more than ten trains running daily from Delhi to Pathankot and Chakki Bank, which is a smaller station near Pathankot.
Train tickets can be booked online at Indian railways website. Payments can be done through credit card (only Indian credit cards are accepted), and net banking in India.
A convenient place to buy your train ticket is the International Tourist Bureau in New Delhi Railway Station. You can also buy a ticket at the Railway Booking Counterat Indira Gandhi Airport between 8am and 8pm.
Search for all the trains and schedules at the Indian Railways website.
Once you reach Pathankot, there are three options to get to Mcleod Ganj: Taxi (easiest and quickest); bus (convenient but usually crowded); and the Kangra Toy Train (slow but spectacular, and ticket available at Pathankot station and usually available). The Toy Train leaves Pathankot at 9:05am and reaches Kangra at 1:45pm.

By Road

There are many buses from Delhi to McLeod Ganj every day, or take a taxi. Most of the buses leave from Majnu ka Tilla, the Tibetan camp, and many other points in Delhi. Make sure the bus is going to all the way to McLeod Ganj, as some buses have a last stop at Dharamshala, from where McLeod Ganj is another half hour bus ride, or take an easily-available taxi.
Most of the buses leave Majnu ka Tilla in the early evening around 6pm and arrives in McLeod Ganj early in the morning around 6am, after travelling for about 12 hours. There are two usual stops during the bus journey — for dinner and toilet around 10pm, and chai and toilet around 5am.
Delhi – McLeod Ganj bus ticket costs 650 Rs, or Rs 1,200 for Volvo A/C bus.

Dharamsala Guide

Altitude
Between 1,250 and 1,982 metres.

Temperature
Maximum 38 degree celsius in June; minimum 0 degree C. in January.Annual Rainfall
Varies between 290 and 380cm. Monsoon season is July to September.Clothing
Woollen in winter and cotton or tropical in summer. An umbrella is essential during Dharamsala’s notorious monsoon season.Transport
There is an airport about eighteen kilometers from lower Dharamsala connecting to Delhi, Pathankot, Kullu, Shimla. Dharamsala can also be reached by an overnight or day bus from Delhi, which takes about twelve to fourteen hours.
A more comfortable alternative would be to take a twelve-hour train trip from Delhi to Pathankot and then a four-hour bus or three-hour taxi ride to Dharamsala. From there buses and taxis regularly shuttle people to McLeod Ganj.Accommodation
There are a number of hotels that offer board and lodging for different budgets. All the high and medium budget hotels have bathrooms attached to rooms with running hot and cold water. Low budget hotels have communal bathrooms with running cold water. In these hotels one can order for hot water in buckets. Many of the hotels offer a wide range of rooms with different rents.

Telephone numbers of Hotels & Guest Houses (Prefix +91-1892)

Amatsang House, Temple Rd
221189, 221181
Ashoka Guest House
221763
Ashoka  Restaurant
221589
Annex Hotel
221002/220814
Bhagsu Hotel
221091/2 21902
Chinar Lodge
221767
Chonor House 
221077/221006/221468
Chuwar Guest House
225039
Clouds End Villa Cottages
222109/224904
Dhauladhar Hotel
224926
Exile House
221314
Glenmour Cottage
221010
Green Hotel & Restaurant
21200  Res 2 21121
Him Queen Hotel
221184 /221861
Himalaya Hotel
220523/220660
Himgiri Hotel
221898
Hotel Tibet
221587/221426 (GM-221425)
India House
221457/ 221144
International Guest House
221476
Kailash Hotel
221044
Kalsang Guest House
221709
Kareri Lodge
221132
Kashmir Cottage
224929
Khawachen Guest House
221052
Kokonor Hotel
221011
Kongpo Guest House
221086
Kunga Hotel
221180
Ladies Venture
221559
Lhagyal Cafe 228713
Losel Ling Guest House 221087
Losel Ling Samdup Khangsar 221072
Megavan Resort 221277
Mount View 221382/ 221286/221992
Ngari Guest House 221854
Natraj Hotel 221575
Nishad Hotel 22 1707
Om Hotel 221313
Paljor Gakyil Guest House 223143
Pema Thang Hotel 221871
Pink House 225193
Sahima Lodge 221505
Seven Hills Guest House 221580
Snow Lion Hotel 221289
Spring Resort 221248
Staff Mess, Gangkyi 222582
Surya Hotel 221418/ 2 21419
Takhyil House 221332
Takten House 221521
Tara Guest House 221189,   221181
Tenwang Guest House 221240
U-Pel House 223301
Yatri Niwas 223163/ 222460
Yellow Guest House 221754
 
Travel Agencies
 
Bedi Tours & Travels
221235/221400/221359
Destination Travels
221299
Dharamsala Tours& Travel
223040/224015
Dhauladhar Travels
221158/221946
Himachal Tours & Travel
221273 /221323
Katoch Travels
221428/221628/221453
Potala Tours & Travels
221378
Rudrika Travels
221212, 221533
Sagar Tours & Travels
221929
Tibet Tours & Travels
221832/220383
Torism Information Center
221205/ 221235
V.J.Travels India (Bhagsu Road)
221145
Ways Tours & Travels
221355
Western Travels
221926/222357
Himalaya Tours & Travels
221236/220714
Himalaya Fun ‘n’ Tours
221002/220814