Roadways in KulluKullu is very well connected to all the parts of Himachal Pradesh through roads. Not only that, places like Delhi, Chandigarh, Ambala etc. are also connected to Kullu through road services. Himachal Pradesh Road Transport and Himachal Pradesh Tourist Development Corporation have their buses running in great numbers which connect Kullu to major parts of North India.
Taxis and private car services are also available in Kullu especially outside Kullu Railway Station and airport to reach Kullu Town and other surrounding places. One of the most important national highways, NH-21 connects Kullu and Manali and leads till Rohtang Pass. During heavy snowfall, the road remains closed but travelers can always reach to nearest village of Rohtang Pass, Gulaba Camp. During sudden road blocks, help from army is taken along with the local authorities to clear the roads and make it travel-friendly for the travelers.
Important Highways of KulluApart from having the National Highway No. 21 passing through Kullu, there are three more state highways that pass through Kullu. They are Nore Wazir Bowli, Jia Manikaran, and Kullu Nagar Manali on the left bank of River Beas.
The 323 KM long National Highway No. 21 connects Chandigarh and Manali and passes through Ner Chowk, Mandi and Kullu. To travel from Kullu to Manali, this national highway is used.
Delhi to Kullu by RoadThe distance between Kullu to Delhi is about 520 KM. The journey from Delhi towards Kullu starts on National Highway No. 1 and then the travelers have to take National Highway No. 21 to reach the final destination. There are daily bus services from Delhi to Kullu which includes private and government bus services. The interstate bus terminal in Kullu has HRTC buses plying to Kullu. Tickets can be booked at the terminus or authorized ticket reservation center. Online tickets can also be booked. The total travel is ranges between 10-12 hours depending on the type of bus and also the bus operator. The fare of private buses ranges from Rs. 800- Rs. 1400. Bus types are ordinary, deluxe, semi-deluxe and Volvo buses. Overnight buses are also available.
ISBT Delhi Phone No.: 011 238 68694
Chandigarh to Kullu by RoadThe distance between Kullu and Chandigarh is about 280 KM. Most of the travelers prefer to travel by road from Chandigarh to Kullu. It takes about 5-6 hours by road to reach Kullu from Chandigarh. The places on the way are- Kharar, Rupnagar, Swarghat, Bilaspur,Mandi, and Aut.
Cabs or taxis can be hired to reach Kullu from Chandigarh via road. This is preferred by the families that have small kids and elderly people with them. The cost of taxi varies from Rs.8-Rs 21 per kilometer. Here is the list of vehicle and approximate cost.
- Tata Indica (AC): Rs. 1400
- Toyota Qualis (AC): Rs. 1700
- Hyundai Santro (AC): Rs. 1700
- Mahindra Xylo (AC): Rs. 1900
- Chevrolet Tavera (AC): Rs. 1900
Connectivity of Kullu with Surrounding AreasBuses from Kullu are available to travel to Manikaran, Manali, Bajaura, Kasol, Naggar and others. HRTC buses as well as tourist buses run by HPTDC area available. Many private bus operators also have fleet of buses running to and from Kullu.
Bus service operators for Delhi-Kullu
- Laxmi Holidays
- Kanak Holidays
- Suncity Holidays Private Limited
Bus service operators for Delhi-Chandigarh
- Laxmi Holidays
- Kanak Holidays
Advanced Booking Center HRTC
Kullu Bus Stand
Phone No.: 01902 222728