If your flight lands between midnight and noon & you're not considering a halt in Delhi.
A. Getting to Chandigarh from New Delhi airport
* Taxi (About 6 hours with a couple of short stops).
Rs 2500 to 4000/- Price depends on car size and the taxi can be shared.
* Domestic flight (1 hour). Rs 2500 to 4000/- £25 to £45 (see recommended websites
* Express Train (3.5 hours). Approx Rs 800/- £10 Reserved seat with meal. Must be
booked in advance.
Take the Airport Metro to get to the station from the airport (30 mins).
Departure from New Delhi train station to Chandigarh (the penultimate station)
07:40 - 10.25
14:25 - 19:05
17:15 - 20:40
19:15 - 22:45
All the above trains terminate in Kalka, at the foothills before the climb to Shimla begins.
Other trains are here : www.irctc.co.in/nget/train-search
B. Getting to Shimla from New Delhi airport.
* Taxi (About 9 hours). Rs 7000/- (£80) for a big car.
* Train: Airport Metro to N.D station.
07:40 am New-Delhi - Kalka Shatabadi Express (4 hrs) and 12:15pm Kalka-Simla Himalayan Queen (5 hrs).
Total journey cost about Rs 1100/- (£ 11)
C. Getting to the farm from New Delhi airport.
* Taxi: 12 hrs. Rs 8500 to 9000 (Small car approx. £ 100)
* Morning Train/Flight to Chandigarh + taxi.
Special Note for Yoga group guests:
Please arrive in Chandigarh or Shimla a night in advance (i.e) one day before your retreat starts.
At Chandigarh / Shimla you will be picked up at a pre-arranged time / location (or from your hotel)
It's a 6 hour drive from Chandigarh to the farm, so the pickup will be as early as possible (ideally around 8:30
am and latest by 10:00 am). There will be a lunch stop half way (add an extra hour).
Recommended Hotels [Room tariff for double room with breakfast]
Delhi: * Ajanta hotel (£ 30) http://www.hotelajanta.com/ [10 minutes from New Delhi train station.]
* New Chandigarh Holiday Home (£10)
* Lemon Tree (£40)
Simla: * Oldman's Den (£50) https://www.airbnb.co.in/rooms/17936788
[Please let us know if you'd like to take this option - we know the owners & can help]
* YMCA (very basic £12)
* The Cecil Oberoi (£90)
Recommended websites for connecting / domestic flights to Chandigarh.
Recommended websites for International flights to Delhi