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The best time to visit
The summer temperature varies from the maximum of 38º celsius to minimum 22º celsius and the winter temperature varies from maximum 15º celsius to minimum 0º celsius. The annual rainfall is 2909-3800 mm. Most of the adventure sports are conducted during June to September period. The months from September to March are best suited for a great trip to Himachal Pradesh.
By Bus
Almost each and every part of the state is linked by roads. The Himachal Road Transport Corporation is running its buses covering the whole state. There is huge network of HRTC to cater the needs of the people. In addition to HRTC the private bus operators are also running their buses within the state. From every district headquater there are buses to the other states mainly -- Delhi, Haryana, Punjab. HRTC is also running deluxe and semi-delux buses on many routes in the state as well as to other states also. From Mcleodganj / Dharamshala to Kullu, Manali, Delhi, Shimla, Chandigarh, Dalhousie and vice-versa you can have tourist buses by Himachal government.
By Air
In the state there are three airports. These are :
- Kangra airport at Gaggal
(15 kms from Dharamshala and 25 kms from Mcleodganj)

- Shimla airport at Jubbar Hatti
(23 kms from Shimla)

- Kullu airport at Bhuntar
(10 kms from Kullu and 50 kms from Manali)

Other nearest airports having regular service :
- Jammu (210 kms from Dharamshala)
- Amritsar (205 kms from Dharamshala)
- Chandigarh (260 kms from Dharamshala, 116 kms from Shimla and 312 kms from Manali)
By Rail
Main railway stations connecting Himachal :
All trains going to Jammu passes through Pathankot station. From Pathankot you can have direct trains to Delhi, Bombay, Calcutta, Baranasi, Madras, Banglore, Gujarat, Rajasthan and other parts of India.
From Kalka you can have direct trains to Delhi, Bombay, Calcutta and other parts of India. In the state there are two narrow gauge lines connecting :-
- Kalka to Shimla.
This railway track is about 96 kms.

- Pathankot to Joginder Nagar.
This railway line covers 113 kms.
Railway Reservation
The Northan Railways has computerised reservation counters at Pathankot, Shimla and Mandi in Himachal for booking throughout India.