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How to Reach Chandigarh

How to Reach ChandigarhChandigarh is enveloped by three states- Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh and is located at the foothills of Shivalik ranges of Himalayas. The city beautiful is just 248 km away from New Delhi, the capital city of India Delhi. The transport and communication facilities in Chandigarh are world class. Chandigarh has broad and well maintained roads and highways which make it a pleasure to drive to this city. The rail network of this city is well connected to the major states and cities of India. Spread over an area of 114 sq km this small city has an airport at just about a distance of 11 km from the main town. This strategically located city can thus be accessed easily through rail, road and air transport.

By Air
There are daily flights between Chandigarh and New Delhi, making it very convenient for global tourists to visit this city beautiful. The Airport of Chandigarh is merely 11 km away from the main city and a host of public transport including the private cabs and bus services are available here connecting it with the city. Flights via Chandigarh, Delhi and Mumbai also ply daily from the Chandigarh airport. Recently daily flights have also been launched from Jammu to Chandigarh and vice a versa. Indian Airlines, Air Deccan and Jet airways are currently the major service providers for air transport.

By Rail
Like other major cities of India the city of Chandigarh is also connected with almost all the parts of India. The railway station of Chandigarh is just 8 km away from the city center. There are many trains that pass via Chandigarh. Shatabdi runs to Chandigarh at least twice daily from New Delhi. Jan Shatabdi and Himalayan Queen are the two other trains which connect Chandigarh and Delhi. The city is well connected with Mumbai, Ambala, Lucknow, Chennai, Kerala, Amritsar, Ambala, Ganganagar and Howrah. Paschim Express, Kalka Shatabdi, Jodhpur Express, Kalka Howrah Mail ply to Chandigarh.

By Road
The Inter-state bus terminus of Chandigarh is located in sector-17 of the city. Chandigarh has several daily buses plying to Delhi, Patiala, Ambala, Amritsar, Dehradun, Haridwar, Simla, Kasauli, Kullu-Manali etc. National Highway 21 (Ambala-Kinnaur) and National Highway 22 (Chandigarh-Leh) is the lifeline of the road system around Chandigarh. Several Luxury buses, Volvos and State run buses connect Chandigarh with several cities daily. Sector 43 bus stand is the other place from where buses to other major cities depart and arrive. Private cabs can also be arranged to reach the city beautiful and roam within the city and explore beyond it.

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