how to go from haridwar-rishikesh to dharamsala?

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Originally Posted by Dilliwala View Post You can leave the sarcasm out becos as you'll note I covered myself nicely - "I don't believe there are....." instead of "There aren't....."
Sorry Dilliji, it was meant to be a compliment not sarcasm, i admire your knowledge of "them there hills"

There are private bus co's running from D'sala to Rishi/Hardwar, I don't know their names, but it's easy to arrange once in situ.
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catch bus from Haridwar to New Delhi..its very cheap like 200 something n takes around 5-6 hours.if ur going to Haridwar also goto rishikesh i strongly suggest coz its only an hours drive from Haridwar.u can catch a bus from New delhi to dharmsala.no need to goto chandigarh!
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Love this post

i guess I will take all the information and see what will work
what about moonsoon? it might be difficult by bus?

All the best from Belgium where it is raining actually !
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it is monsoon but it does not rain all the time.n besides these places r not densely populated like rest of other indian cities with traffic signals at every point.

i advice u take a bus...n u ll enjoy ur life my friend!!

it wud b cool n u can enjoy the lush green countryside in india which becomes something like switzerland around monsoons...yes but in mountains buses fall in deep gorges sometimes but mostly because of negligence of a driver.

trains are always late at this time bcoz of the rains...so hop in a bus..n forget sophistication coz in India its all about reaching ur destination...no matter how hard the journey!!
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Originally Posted by pawancruz View Post it is monsoon but it does not rain all the time.n besides these places r not densely populated like rest of other indian cities with traffic signals at every point.

i advice u take a bus...n u ll enjoy ur life my friend!!

it wud b cool n u can enjoy the lush green countryside in india which becomes something like switzerland around monsoons...yes but in mountains buses fall in deep gorges sometimes but mostly because of negligence of a driver.

trains are always late at this time bcoz of the rains...so hop in a bus..n forget sophistication coz in India its all about reaching ur destination...no matter how hard the journey!!
Fantastic ! we are going up to Leh !! after... thanks for this my friend !
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u are most welcome..but dont say anything bad about my country to anyone even when u have some trouble...hehe..India has to be felt and experienced coz appearances are deceptive.

Good luck pal!!!
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Oh Yes !

and I guess we are going to have a great experience !!
Saying this we are really looking forward to going there ! Only 24 days left and then............. fly to Delhi !!! youpi (in French)
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Originally Posted by kullukid View Post Sorry Dilliji, it was meant to be a compliment not sarcasm, i admire your knowledge of "them there hills"
Ah ok. Don't mind me, I'm not the brightest bulb in the chandelier.

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There are private bus co's running from D'sala to Rishi/Hardwar, I don't know their names, but it's easy to arrange once in situ.
KK
Thanks for the info, I didn't know about them.

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catch bus from Haridwar to New Delhi..its very cheap like 200 something n takes around 5-6 hours.......u can catch a bus from New delhi to dharmsala.no need to goto chandigarh!
Hmmm, given that Chandigarh (or Ambala) is a lot less off-route from Haridwar to HP than Delhi is, I am struggling to understand why anyone shud waste time going to Delhi first. And just to start a bus-ride that will last 12 hours? No train will be delayed that much that it wud make a detour via Delhi a viable option!
I have to agree with KK that a train to Ambala with a connecting bus wud be the best option to go Bir/Dhasa, with or without visits to Rivalsar and Mandi.
And if the idea is to break up a bus ride into shorter stretches, it's STILL better to avoid Delhi and go from Haridwar to Dehradun, Chandigarh or Shimla, and then another bus to Dhasa. Rather than entering Delhi's humidity, and wasting many hours in the bargain!
And for Haridwar-Dhasa with no stops in-between, the train to Pathankot is worth considering.
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Val,if you scroll to the very bottom of this link you will see there is a daily bus from Haridwar to D'sala at 2.30 . KK

http://www.rishikeshcity.com/Time%20Table.htm
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rishikesh to dharamsala

from delhi to haridwar by train then bus to rishikesh and from there how do i get to dharamsala?
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From Rishikesh you need to take a bus to Dharamshala via Poanta Sahib and Shimla. It is a long and tiring journey but the alternative is to come back to delhi and take a bus from Delhi to Dharamshala.

I just got back to Delhi today morning from Dharamshala and it takes 11 hours by Volvo bus. Rishikesh to Delhi is 6 hours. So it is 17 hours. I will try to find out how long it takes from Rishikesh to Dharamshala and then you can decide.

BTW, it is quite cold in Dharamshala now so would recommend that you take lot of winter clothes and couple of jumpers

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Hey apologies..I just found the route...you do not have to go to Shimla...from Rishikesh you go to Chandigarh through Paonta Sahib. The are lot of buses and the trip takes 6 hours. From Chandigarh to Dharamshala it is another 6-7 hours. So total trip is around 12-13 hours.

I would recommend that you take a day break in Chandigarh if you have the time and check out the rock garden in Chandigarh.

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been there done that

...a few times.

the first time i was up for the adventure and took all local bus transpo from rish to dhar...going as far as i could go and then jumping on connecting busses in random towns & villages spontaneously until i finally reached dharamsala:
got to dehra dun...then another bus that stopped in chandigarh. then another one over super twisty turny roads to dharamsala. and it was throughout overnight, arriving at dawn. it seemed hard core...esp since was traveling alone as a female.

every other time i've done the journey i prefer to go to delhi because there are a lot more travel options and it is a direct run from rish to delhi and another direct to dharamsala. it's a smoother journey overall sans the "character" of local transpo.

either way you get there.
the hard core local bus one gave me more character in the end even if trying my patience level through it all.
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Update

There is a daily delux bus (non-a/c) operated by Uttarakhand Transport Corp (UTC) from Dehradun (new ISBT) to Dharmsala (via Paonta Sahib). Ticket price - Rs. 490.
Much the better option than taking an ordinary bus or changing en-route. Getting from Rishikesh to Dehradun is easy - plenty of buses.


metoo - do read the rest of this thread too.

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