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How to Reach Kullu-Manali

Kullu-Manali is a lush green hill station, located on the banks of river Beas. It attracts a number of tourists from all over the world. Snow covered peaks, green meadows and deodar forests attract a number of trekkers, skiers, and rafters. This is the favorite place for honeymoon couples. Today how to reach Kullu Manali is not a big problem; it is well connected by air, rail and roads.

The nearest airport from Kullu Manali is located at Bhuntar, which is just ten km from Kullu and 50 km from Manali. Indian Airlines and Jagson are the major carriers that operate between Delhi and Kullu and between Shimla and Kullu. During monsoons, flights may get cancelled due to bad weather conditions.

Kullu-Manali does not have its own railway station. Jogindernagar, Pathankot, Shimla, Kalka and Chandigarh are the nearby railway stations from Kullu Manali. You can travel up to these and then take a bus to reach Kullu-Manali. It is easily accessible from Chandigarh, as regular bus services from Chandigarh will solve your difficulty regarding how to reach Kullu-Manali.

The road network of Kullu Manali connects it to rest of the country. Delhi is just 522 km from Kullu. Ambala, Chandigarh, Ropar, Kiraypur, Bilaspur and Mandi are the main mid stations of Kullu-Delhi journey. Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (HPTDC) and Himachal Pradesh Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) are the best private agencies which can facilitate you if you are mulling over how to reach Kullu Manali. Himachal Pradesh Road Transport Corporation has a wide network of roads across the state. There are regular bus services from Delhi and Chandigarh to Kullu-Manali. Both ordinary and deluxe buses are offered by these agencies.

Taxi service is another convenient option to reach Kullu Manali. Private travel and tour companies arrange these taxis to make your Manali trip easy and comfortable.

Last Updated On: 2011/07/07