Transport in KulluBeing one of the most popular tourist destinations of north India, Kullu is very well connected to the rest of the country. Kullu is visited by the tourists as well as adventure enthusiasts throughout the year. This article provides information about transport facilities of Kullu. Kullu can be reached by road, rail and air from other parts of India.
Road Transport in KulluReaching Kullu from nearby states or cities like Chandigarh, Shimla, Delhi, Mandi, Pathankot etc. has become quite easy due to well built roads and frequent buses run by HPRTC (Himachal Pradesh Road Transport Corporation).
Bus tickets can be booked at the HPRTC stands or depots or through the website. It is also possible to get the bus tickets through recognized travel agents.
Buses are of different types that run between Kullu and other cities and states. There are ordinary buses and luxury buses including Volvo buses.
HPTDC or Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation also runs buses so that travelers can reach Kullu comfortably and affordably. Push back buses, sleeper, semi-sleeper buses are available to reach Kullu from the adjoining states or cities.
Rail Transport in KulluKullu has its nearest rail station at Jogindernagar a place about 125 KM away from Kullu. After getting down at Jogindernagar, it is possible to reach Kully by hiring cabs or taxis. Buses are also available plenty in numbers ensuring comfortable and affordable traveling to Kullu from various other cities like Shimla, Dharamshala, Mandi, Manali, Delhi, Chandigarh, Ambala and others. Many travelers prefer to get down at Chandigarh Railway Station as regular bus services of all types of buses are available from Chandigarh.
Taxis and private cars are also available for hiring from Chandigarh station to reach Kullu.
Air Transport in KulluKullu has its nearest airport at Bhuntar, a place only 10 KM away from Kullu. Regular flights from Shimla to Kullu and from Delhi to Kullu make it easier for the travelers to save time and reach this beautiful hill station without any hassle. Buses are available at the airport to reach Kullu Town but the most preferred transport is the taxi.
By air, only 1 and ½ hours time is taken to travel from Delhi to Kullu. At this airport, aircrafts with 18-seats are able to land. Flights are not regular and are suspended at times due to bad weather. Jagsons Airlines run daily flights between Delhi and Kullu via Shimla while Indian Airlines has flights running on Monday, Wednesday and Friday between Delhi and Kullu. Overseas and domestic travelers may get down at Delhi or Chandigarh airport to reach Kullu. Regular bus services from Delhi and Chandigarh to Kullu make it easy to travel to Kullu Town by air.
Local Transport Facilities in Kullu
For enjoying local sightseeing in Kullu, buses can be availed. Buses both ordinary and luxury ones are available in abundance. Those who seek privacy and look for more comfort can hire taxis to enjoy the tourist spots of Kullu as well as visiting many interesting places around Kullu. You can book a taxi from the taxi stand located at Ramshila Road in Kullu. The Kullu Taxi Operator’s Union arrange for the entire day local sightseeing in Kullu. The cost is about Rs. 600-800.