HPTDC Hotel Holiday Home

Circular Road, near Lift, Shimla, 171001, India
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Bus Journey – Shimla to McLeod Ganj

by into-thin-air

The only significant bus journey that we undertook during our entire India trip was from Shimla to McLeod Ganj.
We booked the bus ticket at The HPTDC office which is located on The Ridge, This saves you walking all the way down to the bus station !!
Our ticket was with The Himachal Road Transport Corporation, The bus was ok and departed right on time. The bus / bus ticket went as far as Dharamsala and the cost was 199 rupee.
In Dharamsala we changed busses and took another Himachal Road Transport Corporation bus up to McLeod Ganj, This was only a half hour journey.
We were told that the journey took about 10 hours but on our bus it took 12.
But the journey went well enough, there were plenty of stops, the bus was reasonably comfortable and not to overcrowded.

Fagu - Hill staion with romantic view


"Fagu-Hill staion with romantic view"

Himachal has a niche of adventure for everyone. Fagu is not at any tourist map as any major spot. But the place does hold some surprises for those who wish to tread the off beat track an want enjoy real hill untouched hill station, Fagu is only 22 Km away from Shimla.

Main Attractions

Fagu is a vantage point with a panoramic view of ranges and valleys. It serves as a good base for exploring the nearby countryside which is flooded with orchards and forests.
About 10km away is the bustling market town of Theog, a longish village strung out on to the hillside like a necklace. Nearby are the temples of the local god, Banthia devta, which shows some brilliant exercises in woodcarving. Those who enjoy camping can stop at Katir (13km from Fagu) which has a camping site. You can also visit Chail and Kufri. Chail has heighest cricket ground in the world.


HPTDC’s Hotel Peach Blossom is decent hotel in Fagu. It has enormous rooms with old fireplaces – excellent for lazy days in winter. You can also find few decent hotel in Fagu.

Forum Posts

weather in Leh Ladakh now...

by highspirits

hi guys...
visiting leh next week from manali...just wanna know..hows the weather like now...is it raining there?
also is anyone traveling from delhi...to manali on 6th through hptdc volvo buses....?


RE: weather in Leh Ladakh now...

by barwensing

will be doing this trip probably by our own rented suv, fancy a ride (sharing the costs)?


RE: RE: weather in Leh Ladakh now...

by maniche

Anybody going in there next week? 14/15th august - 20 August ? Can share that ride .

Please help!

by fal126


I am researching a trip to Dharmsala that I'd like to take sometime within the next two years. Most of the information I have read says to fly into Delhi to get to Dharmsala, without suggesting how to do so. Does anyone know how I might be able to get myself from the Delhi airport to Dharmsala, and how much it may cost?

Even a travel link would be of great service... many thanks!

Re: Please help!

by bkoon

I remembered I took a bus there. It was cheap.

Re: Please help!

by radz

You wil get bus from Delhi state bus stand,ISBT.
You can get private delux bus too.
Check this site for online bus booking/enquiry

Re: Re: Please help!

by fal126

Thanks very much... !!

Re: Re: Please help!

by radz

Hi Forget to mention
HPTDC (Himachal Pradesh Tourist Development Corporation) is also runs delux bus ,you have to book oneday or morning itself for night bus.
Chanderlok Building, 36 Janpath.Its near Connaught Place.


Re: Please help!

by ddutta


You will get lots of buses from Delhi to Dharamsala. It takes about 10-12 hours by bus.Both day & night service is available. Delux A/C coach will cost you around Rs 770/= . For more details log on to

Re: Please help!

by ddutta


Forgotton to give the address for booking :-

"One Month Advance Reservation Availiable from
Advance Reservation Counter No. 40 & 8,
1st Floor, ISBT Kashmiri Gate,
New Delhi-110 001.
Tel. Number : 91-11-23868694, 23863473

Re: Please help!

by mitualamin

From Delhi, you can also catch a train to PAthankot (Frontier Mail), and from Pathankot, you can do a shorter local bus ride.

Re: Please help!

by lachydragon

I did the Pathankot Train and Bus from there. It was pretty easy and not a bad way to get around. You can go on to www.indianrailways.gov.in and find train schedules. I caught a trail called the Jammu Mail that went overnight to Delhi (doing it in the opposite direction to you). There were regular buses then that connected Dharamsala. Also, when you arrive in D-shala by bus you will come to the ISBT (Interstate Bus Terminal) you can take a walk up the hill from there to the main road and there are share jeeps that operate the 9kms up to McLeod Ganj where all the action is (Dharamshala itself had little to offer), you just pay the driver - very cheap.

Have fun, you'll love the place I'm sure!

Check out my page on D-shala at http://www.virtualtourist.com/m/4da9e/22aaa7/

Re: Re: Please help!

by radz

By train from Delhi "Jammu Tawi Express,departure 10.40pm from Old Delhi station,arrives 6.55am,"Chakki bank",Pathankot. the nearest railway station.
you can hire a cab guyz ask you around RS800-1000.


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