Chandigarh known as City Beautiful is located in Northern India. Chandigarh is a Union territory and capital of two states i.e Haryana and Punjab. It is located north of the New Delhi with an approx distance of 250 km.
It is one of the properly planned cities famous for the designed sectors and unique architecture of the buildings. The credit for the perfect planning and urban design of the Chandigarh is given to Swiss- French Architecture Le Corbusier.
This city has already received lots of awards and recognition not just in India but all around the world. This city is regarded as one of the cleanest and happiest city in India. Three Cities Mohali,Chandigarh and Panchkula all together known as Tricity.
Many visitors all around the world visit chandigarh all around the year. Chandigarh is also the best stop for a night if you are planning to move towards Manali and Shimla.
In this article we are going to talk about how you can reach Chandigarh from New Delhi.
There are basically three ways to reach Chandigarh from New Delhi which are mentioned below
1. By Train
2. By Bus
3. By Air
Train – You can board a train from New Delhi and Old Delhi railway station to reach chandigarh. Superfast trains like shatabdi take around 2 Hours and 40 Minutes and other express trains take 4 hours to reach Chandigarh from New Delhi. Fare of Superfast is – Rs 700 (Max) and for express train you have to shell out Rs 140-350.
You can book tickets online on IRCTC.com in advance to avoid any last minute rush. New Delhi railway station is connected via metro from Airport and ISBT Kashmere Gate. You can check the metro map to choose the metro line for your journey.
Bus – You can take from ISBT Kashmere Gate for Chandigarh. There are 3 types of bus available from New Delhi to Chandigarh.
* Volvo – Fully centralized AC bus which takes around 45 hours and fare around Rs 650/-
* Semi Deluxe – These buses do have AC and they are not much comfortable like Volvo but if you are having a low budget like Rs 250-300 then you can try this bus. Although these buses are much better than ordinary one.
Above mentioned two buses usually take less time as compared to ordinary buses because they only stop at main stations like Karnal, Kurukshetra and Ambala.
* Ordinary Buses – They almost take 5-6 Hours to reach chandigarh and fare of these buses is around Rs 250/-
You can go directly and take tickets from the counter from ISBT Kashmere gate for Chandigarh as there is no shortage of buses. Every 2 Minutes bus leaves from the ISBT kashmere gate to Chandigarh.
However you can book online on Redbus.in and other online portals. There are some local service providers outside the bus stand. You should avoid them and take the bus from the bus complex.
Air – You can take flights from IGT New Delhi ( DEL ) to Chandigarh (IXC) international airport.
Flight Time – 1-2 Hours
Fare around Rs 2000/-
Taxi and Cabs – You can also book a cab in advance from New Delhi to reach Chandigarh.There are lots of cab providers available online Like Uber and Ola. They roughly charge around Rs 4500-6000 for one way.
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