Situated on the banks of Satluj river, Rampur Bushahr is a small town in the Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh. Known for its famous palace “Padam Palace “ , residence of former chief minister of Himachal Pradesh, Late Shri Virbhadra Singh. This blog will share complete knowledge of how to reach Rampur Bushahr from Chandigarh through different modes.
Where is Rampur Bushahr located?
Rampur Bushahr is located in the upper Shimla region of Himachal on the banks of Satluj river. This place is at a lower altitude than Shimla. Rampur is around 120 Km from Shimla.
|Name of the Place||Rampur Bushahr (रामपुर बुशहर )|
|Elevation of Place||1000 m, 3300 feet|
|Best time to visit||Throughout the year|
|Distance from Delhi||Around 240 Km|
How to reach Rampur Bushahr from Chandigarh
Rampur Bushahr is connected by road and accessible throughout the year except during heavy snowfall or during heavy rainfall. The distance between Rampur Bushahr from Chandigarh is around 240 Km. There are different modes by which one can reach Reckong Peo.
How to reach Rampur Bushahr from Chandigarh by Road
There are various options to reach Rampur Bushahr by road.
You can refer to the below table to plan your journey to Reckong Peo.
|Sr. No.||Location||Distance (Km)||Elevation (ft)||Elevation (m)||Time (Hr)|
How to reach Rampur Bushahr from Chandigarh on a Bus
If you want to travel to Himachal with a limited budget then traveling by Bus would be the best option. Unlike other hilly states, the bus network in Himachal is very good and night service is also available.
Himachal Pradesh State Owned Buses are called HRTC buses ( Himachal Road Transport Corporation buses). They are usually green/blue in color.
Reaching There are multiple options to reach Rampur Bushahr by bus. You can take the bus to major bus stands / ISBTs and then a further connecting bus can be taken.
Before moving to the options we need to understand the route map.
Option – 1 Chandigarh to Rampur Bushar and then to Rampur Bushahr
From Chandigarh to Rampur :
|SR. No.||SERVICE NO.||CHANDIGARH||RAMPUR||DURATION||DEPOT||TYPE||ORIGIN||DESTINATION||ONLINE BOOKING|
|1||93||1:00 AM||11:00 AM||10:00 Hrs||DW TARADEVI||HIMSUTA AC VOLVO / SCANIA 2X2||DELHI ISBT KASHMIRI GATE||RAMPUR||NO|
|2||556||1:10 AM||10:40 AM||9:30 Hrs||REC PEO||ORDINARY||DELHI ISBT KASHMIRI GATE||RECONGPEO||NO|
|3||1220||1:25 AM||10:45 AM||9:20 Hrs||REC PEO||ORDINARY||HARIDWAR||RECONGPEO||NO|
|4||538||1:30 AM||9:00 AM||7:30 Hrs||RAMPUR||ORDINARY||DELHI ISBT KASHMIRI GATE||RAMPUR||NO|
|5||518||3:15 AM||12:30 PM||9:15 Hrs||REC PEO||ORDINARY||DELHI ISBT KASHMIRI GATE||SANGLA||NO|
|6||CHD-KLK-KFN||4:00 AM||1:00 PM||9:00 Hrs||REC PEO||ORDINARY||CHANDIGARH||KAFNU||NO|
|7||1513||4:44 AM||2:45 PM||10:01 Hrs||REC PEO||ORDINARY||CHANDIGARH||RECKONG PEO||YES|
|8||CHD-RPO-2X2||6:05 AM||3:00 PM||8:55 Hrs||REC PEO||HIMMANI DELUXE 2X2 NON AC||CHANDIGARH||RECKONG PEO||NO|
|9||1726||6:36 AM||6:15 PM||11:39 Hrs||RAMPUR||ORDINARY||CHANDIGARH||Rampur Bushahr||YES|
|10||1618||8:45 AM||7:15 PM||10:30 Hrs||RAMPUR||ORDINARY||AMBALA CANT||RAMPUR||NO|
|11||1511||5:50 PM||2:45 AM||8:55 Hrs||REC PEO||HIMMANI DELUXE 2X2 NON AC||CHANDIGARH||RECKONG PEO||YES|
|12||CHD-SML-RPO||6:00 PM||3:00 AM||9:00 Hrs||REC PEO||ORDINARY||CHANDIGARH||RECKONG PEO||NO|
|13||1512||7:00 PM||4:45 AM||9:45 Hrs||RAMPUR||ORDINARY||CHANDIGARH||KALPA||YES|
|14||1510||8:00 PM||5:45 AM||9:45 Hrs||RAMPUR||ORDINARY||CHANDIGARH||RAMPUR||YES|
Option – 4 Chandigarh to Shimla, then Shimla to Rampur Bushahr.
The bus service from Chandigarh to Shimla is much more frequent. You can easily reach Shimla based on the connecting bus from Shimla.
From Shimla to Rampur Bushahr Travel you can read this blog with complete details of Buses. .
For online booking of buses on the HRTC website kindly Click here
Note: If you are planning to take an offline HRTC bus, kindly confirm the timings from the HRTC Depot office before finalization. Click here to know the phone numbers.
How to reach Rampur Bushahr from Chandigarh on your own Vehicle
If you have good exposure to driving on mountainous roads and your vehicle is an SUV then this is a perfect option to travel to Rampur Bushahr. Below are Key things to be considered while traveling to Rampur Bushahr on your own driving.
- Roads till Solan are good ( separate lanes for up and down traffic).
- You don’t require a 4X4 vehicle there as the normal vehicle can reach there.
- There would be many landslide-prone areas that are treacherous during the rainy season.
- In winter there would be high snowfall above Shimla till Narkanda .
- There are limited petrol pumps the way after Rampur.
How to reach Rampur Bushahr from Chandigarh on a bike
Kindly consider the below points before planning a trip to Rampur Bushahr on a bike.
- Every bike can reach Rampur Bushahr but prefer a bike with > 150 cc engine if you are with a pillion rider.
- You will feel the major variation in the temperature while traveling on the bike as there is a gain and drop of altitude. Shimla to Narkanda at a higher altitude than Rampur at a lower altitude.
- Carry rain covers along as there might be rainy uphill while there is a clear sky on the plains.
- There are many landslide-prone areas that are treacherous during the rainy season.
- During winters Bike riding is not advisable as there will be snowfall / black ice on roads and bike riding is extremely dangerous..
How to reach Rampur Bushahr from Chandigarh on a Taxi
Taxis can easily be hired for Rampur Bushahr and there are many options available on the online platforms. Following key things to be considered while taxing taxis to Rampur Bushahr.
- The Driver should be experienced in traveling these areas.
- Vehicle to be comfortable since travel time would be more than 12 hrs.
- Ground clearance of the Vehicle to be good.
- Negotiate well before finalization.
How to reach Rampur Bushahr from Chandigarh by Train
The nearest railway station en route to Rampur Bushahr is the Shimla railway station. But this station is on the narrow gauge. You need to change trains from Kalka railway station. The Kalka railway station is for both broad gauge and narrow gauge. You can easily reach Kalka railway station from Chandigarh which is less than an Hour.
- This route is a UNESCO world heritage site.
- Best train route to see beautiful Himalayan mountains.
- Travel time is much high since the maximum speed of this train is around 30 km/hr
- The frequency of the trains between Kalka and Shimla is quite low.
How to reach Rampur Bushahr from Chandigarh by air
Since Rampur Bushahr is located inner in the Himalayas, there is no major airport nearby.
The nearest airport en route to Rampur Bushahr is Shimla airport but there is no direct service available on the plane from Chandigarh.
Heli service is available from Chandigarh to Shimla.
Summary – “How to reach Rampur Bushahr from Chandigarh”
Let’s summarize what we have understood in this blog “How to reach Rampur Bushahr from Chandigarh ”
- Rampur Bushahr is a wonderful travel destination located in the Rampur Bushahr district of Himachal Pradesh at around 240 KM from Chandigarh.
- You can reach Rampur Bushahr In one day from Chandigarh.
- Rampur Bushahr can be reached throughout the year but the best time is from April – June and then from September – October.
- Rampur Bushahr can be reached by self-driven car, bike, taxi, and by Bus.
- Nearest railway station is Shimla which is narrow gauge. The train can be taken from Kalka.
- Nearest airport is Shimla airport but no direct service from Chandigarh.
- Cheapest way to reach Rampur Bushahr is by the HRTC bus and many options are available.
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FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions:
Question – Chandigarh to Rampur Bushahr bus
Answer – There are many direct buses from Chandigarh to Rampur Bushahr Read this blog, you will be able to know details of all the buses.