Travel From Dharamshala To Mcleodganj In Just 5 Minutes In New Ropeway Offering Stunning Views

Dharamshala Mcleodganj Ropeway
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Dharamshala is now just 5 minutes away from Mcleodganj via the new ropeway route inaugurated by Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur. The ropeway, known as Dharamshala Skyway has a length of around 1.8 kilometres and was built at an estimated cost of over ₹200 crores. The ropeway can take travellers from Dharamshala to Mcleodganj while offering mesmerising aerial views of the scenic towns. By Khara Danda Road, a drive to Dharamshala from Mcleodganj takes around 21 minutes.

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The Ropeway Can Carry 1000 Persons Per Hour

According to CM Thakur, the construction of the Dharamshala-Mcleodganj ropeway was started in 2018. The development took place under DFBOT (design, finance, build, operate, transfer) mode using mono cable detachable gondola technology. It was a public-private partnership project by Himachal Pradesh tourism, Dharamshala Ropeway Limited and the civil aviation department. The ropeway has the capacity to carry 1000 people in an hour in one direction.


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One-Way Journey On The Ropeway Costs 300, Two-Way ₹500

The ropeway not only aims to give a boost to Himachal’s tourism, but it can also ease traffic woes between Dharamshala and Mcleodganj. The route has 2 stations and 10 towers. What’s more, it will act as an eco-friendly alternative to fuel immiting modes of transport. A one way ride on the route costs 300. Those travelling both the ways will need to spend ₹500. But the thrill, joy and beauty the journey offers is definitely worth the money.  


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Other ropeway projects are also in the plans, to be launched in different parts of India, like Andhra Pradesh’s Gandikota , Odisha’s Nandankanan Zoological Park and Karnataka’s Jog Falls.

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