Himachal Tourist Information

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How to Reach and Distances

Reaching kullu, Manali, Manikaran
Kullu/ Bhuntar is the main junction between Manali and Manikaran.

By Road

Kullu, Manali and Manikaran are well connected to major parts of the country by a network of roads. The distance from Delhi to Kullu is 522km approximately. Ambala, Chandigarh, Ropar, Kiratpur, Bilaspur and Mandi are the main stations on the way.

There are regular bus services for Kullu and Manali from Delhi and Chandigarh. For Manikaran, Taxis and buses are easily available from Bhuntar, kullu, Manali. One has the option of travelling in a deluxe bus or an ordinary bus. Deluxe bus services are operated by Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (HPTDC), Himachal Pradesh Road Transport Corp. (HRTC) and private agencies as well.

Himachal Pradesh Road Transport Corp. (HRTC) runs ordinary bus service to Delhi, Chandigarh, Shimla, etc.

By Air

Indian Airlines and Jagson Airlines operate flights from Delhi to Kullu & back and Shimla to Kullu & back round the year. During monsoon the flights are uncertain because of bad weather. It takes 90 minutes to reach Kullu from Delhi. Only an 18 seater (Dornier) aircraft is able to land in Kullu Manali Airport at Bhuntar, which is at a distance of 10 km from Kullu town.

By Train

The railway stations close to Kullu are Jogindernagar (125 km from Kullu), Pathankot (285km from Kullu), Simla (270km from Kullu), Chandigarh (267km from Kullu) and Kalka. Chandigarh is the most convenient rail- head as regular bus service is available from Chandigarh to Kullu.
Various private agencies in Kullu provide booking facilities for railways.
Distances from Kullu
Kullu to Manali 42 kms.
Kullu to Manikaran 44 kms.
Kullu to Bhuntar Airport 10 kms.
Kullu to Delhi 522 kms.
Jogindernagar Railway Station to Kullu(By Road) 125 kms.
Pathankot Railwaystation to Kullu(By Road) 285 kms.
Reaching Shimla, Kasauli, Narkanda
By Air

Shimla can be easily reached by air. The place has its own airport at a place called Jubbarhatti, which is located at a distance of 23 kilometers from the main city center. Flights from New Delhi, Chandigarh and Kullu (another hill station) operate on a daily basis. Jagson Airlines is the flight that operates from these places on a regular basis.

By Train

The nearest railway station that connects Shimla to neighboring states is at Kalka. This place is located at a distance of 96 kilometers from Shimla. From Kalka, it takes around 6 hours to reach Shimla. The frequency of trains that ply from Kalka to Shimla is pretty good, with atleast 4 trains plying to and fro from Shimla. The journey from Delhi to Kalka is an overnight journey and reaches Kalka early morning. There are many tunnels en route with the longest being 1.2 kilometers long!

By Road

Shimla is well connected to neighboring places like New Delhi and Chandigarh through national highways. The journey from Delhi to Shimla by road takes approximately 8 hours. The highways are well maintained by the authorities and are a pleasure to drive on. There are many tourist buses that ply from neighboring places to take tourists to this beautiful hill station.
Distances from Shimla
Shimla to Delhi 355 kms. approx.
Shimla to Narkanda 60 kms approx.
Shimla to Chail 40.3 kms approx.
Shimla to Kasauli 76 kms approx.
Reaching Chamba, Khajjiar (Mini Switzerland), Dalhousie
By Air

The nearest airport from Chamba is that of Kangra, located at the distance of 180 kilometer, and offers facility for reaching the place by air. Flights are easily available from all the major cities, like Delhi and Chandigarh. Once dropped at Kangra, tourists can always board the buses running on regular basis, on the Chamba-Kangra route. Taxis are also easily available.

By Rail

Pathankot is the nearest railhead from Chamba, situated at the distance of around 122 kilometers. Tourist can come to Pathankot and from here, can opt for bus services or cab services, available to reach Chamba. From Pathankot, there is direct link to many big cities in India, like Amritsar, Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata. Another option is Dalhousie, which is around 52 km from Chamba town.

By Road

The nearest bus station from Chamba is located at Chowgan. Bus service is easily available for reaching the place, from different destinations like Delhi, by road. Generally, the journey from Chamba to Khajjiar takes 1½ hours, to Bharmaur takes 3½ hours, to takes Dalhousie 3 hours, to Pathankot takes 6 hours and to Dharamshala takes 10 hours.
Distances from Chamba
Distance between Chamba and Barog 275 km/171 miles

Distance between Chamba and Bharmour 62 km/39 miles

Distance between Chamba and Bhuntar Airport 240 km/149 miles

Distance between Chamba and Bilaspur 282 km/175 miles

Distance between Chamba and Chail 335 km/208 miles

Distance between Chamba and Chandigarh 269 km/167 miles

Distance between Chamba and Dalhousie 56 km/35 miles

Distance between Chamba and Darlaghat 315 km/196 miles

Distance between Chamba and Delhi Airport 615 km/382 miles

Distance between Chamba and Delhi 580 km/360 miles

Distance between Chamba and Dharamshala 152 km/94 miles

Distance between Chamba and Fagu 378 km/235 miles

Distance between Chamba and Gangtok 1991 km/1237 miles

Distance between Chamba and Hamirpur 223 km/139 miles

Distance between Chamba and Kasauli 274 km/170 miles

Distance between Chamba and Kaza 568 km/353 miles

Distance between Chamba and Khajjiar 22 km/14 miles

Distance between Chamba and Kinnaur 395 km/245 miles

Distance between Chamba and Kufri 339 km/211 miles



Distance between Chamba and Kullu 487 km/303 miles

Distance between Chamba and Manali 529 km/329 miles

Distance between Chamba and Mandi 276 km/171 miles

Distance between Chamba and New Delhi 613 km/381 miles

Distance between Chamba and Pragpur 499 km/310 miles

Distance between Chamba and Rohru 454 km/282 miles

Distance between Chamba and Rohtang Pass 417 km/259 miles

Distance between Chamba and Sarahan 426 km/265 miles

Distance between Chamba and Shimla 378 km/235 miles

Distance between Chamba and Solan 255 km/158 miles

Distance between Chamba and Swarghat 322 km/200 miles

Distance between Chamba and Zanskar 603 km/375 miles

Distance between Chamba and Zira 299 km/186 miles

Distance between Chamba and Zirakpur 255 km/158 miles

Distance between Chamba and Almora 288 km/179 miles

Distance between Chamba and Mussoorie 128 km/80 miles
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