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Pathankot to Shimla Flights

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You can book your air tickets on Adani One! The platform offers a variety of options to its users for flight tickets from Pathankot to Shimla. You can choose the most viable option from Adani’s airfare calendar and take advantage of the deals offered on the platform for flight tickets for one-way and round trips. It is recommended to book a return ticket if you know your travel dates because it helps you save money on bookings. The airfare calendar on Adani One is regularly updated, and passengers can view and book available flights easily.

Currently, there are no flights from Pathankot to Shimla. The best option is to fly to and from the nearest airports. You can head to the Jammu Airport from Pathankot, which is 103 km away and takes approximately 2 hours. From here, there are multiple connecting flights operating to Chandigarh, which is the closest airport to Shimla. There are about 10 different options available for you to fly from Jammu to Chandigarh, with the shortest flight taking 3 hours and 25 minutes to reach. You can then travel from Chandigarh Airport to Shimla, which will take you approximately 4 hours to cover the 116 km distance. [Text Wrapping Break][Text Wrapping Break]You can alternatively drive from Pathankot to Shimla. It is 329 km away, and the entire journey will take you around 7 hours. You can also take one of the many trains operating on this route. The shortest time taken by a train to cover this route is approximately 5 hours and 40 minutes. There are plenty of state transport buses operating on this route too.

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Flights from Pathankot to Shimla


About Shimla Airport

Chandigarh Airport (IATA code: IXC) is operated by the Airports Authority of India in collaboration with the Punjab and Haryana governments. The airport has won multiple awards including ‘Best Airport for Customer Satisfaction in Size and Asia Pacific Region’ for three years in a row, awarded by ACI World International (under 2-5 million PAX category). It has also won awards for ‘Best Hygiene Measures’, ‘Best Environment and Ambience by Size’, and ‘Best Customer Service by Size’.

Baggage services, trolleys, and wheelchair assistance are offered by the airport. Security and baggage scanners are available to ensure passenger safety. Several shops at the airport sell items like souvenirs, medicines, food, and travel essentials. [Text Wrapping Break][Text Wrapping Break]The nearest bus stand is nearly 10 km away, and the railway station is almost 8 km away from Chandigarh Airport. The airport is accessible by local cabs and rental cars. The airlines operating here include Air India, IndiGo, Vistara, and Go First. Regular flights operate to and from Delhi, Leh, Kullu, Srinagar, Dharamshala, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, and Pune.

About Shimla

Shimla, the summer capital of Himachal Pradesh gets its name from the deity, Shamala Devi, an avatar of Goddess Kali. This city is spread across approximately 25 sq km and located at an elevation of 7,238 ft above sea level. Surrounded by pine trees, deodar trees, and oak forests, it is home to many animals and is blessed by nature in its most authentic form.

Adventure lovers especially should visit this heavenly city. It has hills to trek, rivers to raft, and even go fishing. Shimla often experiences snow in the winters, giving tourists an opportunity to go skiing in Kufri and Narkanda, nature havens located nearby. [Text Wrapping Break][Text Wrapping Break]Shopoholics can take a stroll in the vibrant markets of Shimla to take back some souvenirs from your trip. While you are there, try some of the authentic pahaadi cuisines at the local street shops. People who love being in nature should add this wonderful location to their bucket list. [Text Wrapping Break][Text Wrapping Break]The best time to visit Shimla is between May and June to get respite from summer that the rest of the country experiences. Alternatively, plan your visit during December and January to enjoy the snow-capped mountains and the winter wonderland that Shimla gets converted into during this period.

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Green Valley

As suggested by the name, it is a valley covered by lush green trees and forests. The views from above are breathtaking, and the beauty of this place seems surreal to many. It is situated quite close to Kufri and Jakhoo Hills, so you can combine these attractions. While there is no entry fee, you may have to pay 50 INR to get binoculars.

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Jakhoo Hill

With a height of 8000 ft above the sea level, this is one of the highest points in Shimla. You can see the Shivalik Ranges here and also experience the hustle and bustle of the nearby town, Sanjauli. It is famous for housing a humongous statue of Lord Hanuman, which is almost 108 ft in height. The legend is that Lord Hanuman rested at this location during his trip to bring back the Sanjeevni Booti for Lord Lakshman.

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This is the perfect location for tourists and locals who are in the mood for a friendly match of golf or polo. Annandale is a flat area where one can enjoy outdoor games like football, cricket, racing, etc.

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The Kufri is a mini hill station, just a 40-minute ride away from the city centre of Shimla. Located at a height of about 8607 ft, it offers the perfect balanced view of mountains and valleys. During the winter season activities like ice-skating and skiing and enjoying the snow are a few things to look forward to. During the summers, water rides and adventure activities like river crossing and bungee jumping are available.

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Mall Road

Mall Road is the go-to place for tourists to buy souvenirs from their trips and take back Shimla’s memories with them. The road here is lined up with shops selling clothes, shoes, accessories, decorative items, and toys. Take a break at one of the many cafes and enjoy some local flavours. The Kali Bari Temple is also situated in the vicinity of Mall Road, which attracts devotees from across the city.

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The Ridge

If you are a fan of scenic views, this place is for you. Nestled atop a hill, the Ridge is a perfect reflection of Shimla. Situated close to Mall Road, this street in Shimla gives you a great view of the mountains, valleys, and Shimla’s skies. Visit the various antique shops and enjoy Shimla’s authentic street food here.


About Pathankot Aairport

Pathankot Airport (IATA code: IXP) is a public as well as a military airport located in the Gurdaspur district in Punjab. The airport is primarily used by the Indian Air Force, and you can also see fighter aircraft operating from this airport. The airport is located at a distance of 6 km from the city centre of Pathankot. The airport covers an area of 75 acres and is managed by the Airports Authority of India.

The domestic terminal can handle up to 300 passengers, and there are several amenities and facilities provided for passenger convenience. Different stores at the airport sell items like food, beverages, travel essentials, and souvenirs.

The Pathankot Bus Stand is located 7 km from the airport. Passengers can also take a taxi from the airport premises to reach the bus stand or anywhere in the city. The Pathankot Railway Station is located 7 km away from the airport. Hence, it is easily accessible by all modes of transport.

About Pathankot

Pathankot is located in Punjab, India. This city connects three states, Punjab, Jammu & Kashmir, and Himachal Pradesh. Pathankot city also marks the end of the National Highway of Punjab; after which, you enter the state of Jammu & Kashmir.

Pathankot city is built across 928 sq km. The town is recognised as an education hub, housing almost 20 schools and colleges. Students from across the nation come here to study, as the education here is regarded as excellent. The most spoken language in Pathankot is Punjabi, while the other languages spoken here include Hindi, Pahari, and Dogri.

It is believed that Pathankot was established by the first guru of the Sikhs, Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Pathankot, however, is built on a melange of different cultures from locals belonging to Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, and Jammu & Kashmir. [Text Wrapping Break][Text Wrapping Break]The best time to visit Pathankot is between April and October, as the weather is quite pleasant during the year. However, visiting during Baisakhi and Lohri will give you a sneak peek into the fervour of the city.

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Kali Mata Mandir

This temple is dedicated to Goddess Kali and has quite an interesting history behind it. It is believed that the man who constructed this temple did so in a span of one year and was guided by Goddess Kali in his dreams. Today, devotees from across the region visit it to pay their respects to Kali Mata.

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Kathgarh Temple

This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Legend says that this temple is built in the place where Bharata, brother of Lord Ram, searched for his brother, according to Hindu mythology.

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Mukteshwar Temple

Situated 22 km away from Pathankot, the Mukteshwar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. With caves built around 5500 years ago, it is believed that Pandavas stayed here during their exile. This temple also houses idols of deities like Brahma, Vishnu, Parvati, Hanuman, and Ganesha.

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Nagini temple

This temple is located 16 km away from the city centre and is dedicated to Nagini, the Goddess of Snakes. Inside the temple, an idol of the Nagni Mata is placed, and a fair is organised here on every Saturday by the temple management.

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Nurpur Fort

Also known as the Dhameri Fort, it is said to be constructed during the 10th century. It has stood the test of time, even after it was damaged by the British. It was further damaged during an earthquake that occurred in 1905. There is a popular Krishna temple inside the fort that was said to be built in the 16th century.

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Shahpurkandi Fort

This is an ancient fort located near the Ravi River in Himalayas and is nestled in the foothills of Shivalik Mountains. Built during the 16th century by the clan of Chandrabangshi Tomar Rajputs, this fort holds a strategic political prominence in history. The intricate designs still adorn the ruins of the fort, and it is a must-visit for history and architecture lovers.

Frequently Asked Questions

The hill station is famous because of its scenic beauty and attractions nestled in nature’s lap.

The best time to visit Shimla is between May and June to get respite from summer that the rest of the country experiences. Alternatively, plan your visit during December and January to enjoy the snow, skiing, and ice skating.

Most spoken languages of Shimla are Hindi and English.

The Himachali Mutton Curry is one of the most famous and well-prepared delicacies in Shimla. But if you are a vegetarian, you can try the Pahari food available at various stalls across the city.

Yes. Shimla has an airport. However, currently, no flights operate out of this airport. You can book your flights to the nearest airport, which is in Chandigarh.

Pathankot is known for its greenery and rich historical places, and there are several temples in the city that tourists can visit.

Yes, Pathankot is very beautiful with spectacular views and distinct architecture throughout the city.

Usually, Shimla receives snowfall in December and January.

The nearest airport to Shimla is Chandigarh International Airport.

The highest temperature in Shimla is 37°C on average.

Usually, a connecting flight with a one-way flight ticket from Pathankot Airport to Chandigarh Airport costs INR 6000 to 8000.

The most spoken language in Pathankot is Punjabi, while the other languages spoken here include Hindi, Pahari, and Dogri.

It is safe for travellers to go by road from Chandigarh to Shimla, the roads are safe, and it will probably be a 3- to 4-hour long drive.

The best cities to visit near Pathankot include Dharamshala, McLeod Ganj, Palampur, Kangra, Amritsar, Shimla, and Jammu.
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Airport Information

Shimla Jubbarhatti, Himachal Pradesh 171011

Pathankot Pathankot, Punjab 145001