As the teachings from the Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama began, the Delhi – Dharamshala flight fares reach sky high. The airfares for the Delhi – Dharamshala flights has reached sky high amounts which charged anything between 12000 to 15000 for one way journey recently.
According to regular travellers, the air fares between Delhi and Dharamshala ranges between 4000 to 5000 rupees for a one way journey. However, with the Tibetan spiritual leader’s teachings beginning from February 19 till February 24, attracting thousands of visitors from across the world, the air fares on the regular routes reached upto to 15000 rupees for one way journey.
“The spring teachings of the Dalai Lama from February 20 to 24 have brought hordes of tourists to Dharamsala in the past few days. However, the rise in footfall has led to a steep hike in the airfare.” said the report in The Tribune on Saturday.
Besides the steep rise in the ticket price being a headache for the local residents, Dharamshala hoteliers have also expressed their concern. Since February is a lean season for tourists in Dharamshala, such a price hike by the airlines could affect the tourism in the region.
There are three direct flights from Delhi to Dharamshala and back which are operated by SpiceJet and Air India. There is one flight from SpiceJet early in the morning and two flights from the national carrier, Air India.
Recently, the local business community in Dharamshala has been pursuing His Holiness the Dalai Lama to request for a Kalachakra teachings here. The business community has been complaining of reduced teaching programs from His Holiness having an impact on their business in the region.