Kangra Airport or Dharamsala-Kangra Airport is located in the district of Kangra in Himachal Pradesh. It only caters to domestic passenger traffic. This airport is also known as Gaggal Airport and its airport code is DHM.
Location of Kangra Airport
Kangra Airport is located at Gaggal at a distance of 13 Km from Dharamsala and 8 Km from Kangra town. Its geographical coordinates are Longitude: 76° 16’ 0” E and Latitude: 32° 18’ 0” N. This airport is operated by Airports Authority of India. Runway of Kangra airport has dimensions 3900 ft X 100 ft and elevation 2438 ft.
How to Reach Kangra Airport
Taxis are the most convenient option of reaching this airport. This airport provides access to two most important tourist destinations of Himachal Pradesh, Kangra and Dharamsala. While Kangra is famous for its temples, Dharamsala is known for its Buddhist monasteries.
Terminals of Kangra Airport
Kangra Airport is very small. It has only one terminal with a capacity of accommodating only 20 passengers at one time, at both arrival and departure. Domestic airlines like Kingfisher Red have regular flights to Delhi and Pathankot. International travelers from Himachal Pradesh can opt for Delhi Airport or Amritsar Airport.
Runway of Kangra Airport was recently lengthened by AAI to accommodate ATR-42 type of higher capacity passenger flights landing at the airport. This will bring down the prices of traveling and the airport will see more takers. The airport was also upgraded to provide night landing facilities.
Facilities Available at Kangra Airport
Kangra Airport is very small and handles very small number of domestic travelers. Airports does not have any VIP or special facilities. There are only few basic amenities like drinking water, wash rooms available here.
Kangra Airport Authorities can be contacted at the following address for any inquiries:
Airports Authority of India (NAD)
Kangra (Gaggal) Airport