Location

The site, comprising three acres of magnificent deodar cedar forest is about 2000 meters high in the Dhauladar range in the Himalayas of Northern India.

The centre is located adjacent to Dharamkot village, above McLeodganj (Upper Dharamsala) in  the indian state of Himachal Pradesh.

Directions for reaching Himachal Vipassana Centre

Dharamkot can be reached by taxi, by auto-richshaw or by a steep uphill 1.5km walk from Mcleodganj main square.

Train: Many trains run throughout India to Pathankot or Chakki Bank stations on the line to Jammu Tawi. Regular buses run between Pathankot Main Bus Stand and McLeodganj and Dharamsala. Taxis may also be hired from the Taxi Union at a fixed rate to the centre.

Bus From Delhi: Daily deluxe buses run from Delhi.

Himachal Pradesh Government deluxe and regular buses depart from ISBT (Interstate bus terminal), Kashmiri Gate, in the evening, arriving in McLeodganj the following morning. Advance booking can be made at ISBT or at HRTC website http://www.hp.gov.in/hrtctickets/

Private buses depart from Paharganj and Majnu Ka Tilla in the evening and arrive in McLeodganj the following morning around 7am.

Bus from other places: There are direct buses connecting Dharamsala with several big cities in northern India like Amritsar, Manali, Rishikesh, Dehradun, Chandigarh, Mandi, Shimla and others.

Road distances from main northern indian cities: Delhi (570km,13hrs), Chandigarh(250kms,8hrs), Shimla(317kms,10hrs), Manali(250kms,11hrs), Pathankot(90kms,4hrs), Amritsar(200kms,7hrs), Rishikesh(550kms,15hrs), Dehradun(500kms,14hrs).