Tag: Himachal Pradesh
October 9 (TravelAndy): Rohtang Pass, the popular tourist destination in the north Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, was reopened for tourists on Monday, said reports.
The authorities had closed the pass following heavy snowfall last month.
Every day, only 1,200 vehicles — 800 petrol and 400 diesel ones — would be allowed entry to the top of Rohtang following the order of the country’s National Green Tribunal. Continue reading Snow cleared, Rohtang Pass reopens
June 28 (TravelAndy): The government of the north Indian state of Himachal Pradesh is seeking cooperation of Norway for development of tourism infrastructure in the state, The Pioneer reported.
At a meeting yesterday, Himachal chief secretary Vineet Chawdhry said, “At present, around two crore tourists visits Himachal every year and it was estimated that around eight to ten lakhs tourists were availing eco-tourism facilities. There was eco-tourism potential of 66.56 lakhs tourists with eco-tourism value of Rs 6,657 crores.”
“Himachal Pradesh needs cooperation for investment in development of 31 eco-circuits and development of five eco-tourism hubs with investment of Rs 1,000 crore per hub, the report quoted him as saying. Continue reading Indian state seeks Norway help for tourism infrastructure
June 5 (TravelAndy): A helicopter taxi service has cut travel time between the north Indian cities of Shimla and Chandigarg to just 20 minutes.
The government of India’s Himachal Pradesh state launched the service on Monday.
The state’s chief minister Jairam Thakur flagged off the Shimla-Chandigarh heli taxi service from the Jubbarhatti Airport near the hill station. Continue reading Chandigarh to Shimla in 20 minutes by helicopter taxi
April 26 (TravelAndy): Air India’s subsidiary Alliance Air will operate a Delhi-Shimla-Delhi flight from April 27.
This initiative is taken to enhance tourist footfall in Shimla, the popular hill station in north India’s Himachal Pradesh state.
“On the Delhi-Shimla leg, we will carry 35 passengers while on the return only 15 passengers will be able to fly. The government will compensate for the loss with a Viability Gap Funding of about INR3,000 per seat,” Alliance Air CEO C.S. Subbiah told The Hindu. Continue reading Alliance Air to fly Delhi-Shimla from April 27
June 21 (TravelAndy): Road trip from Chandigarh to Leh in India’s Jammu and Kashmir state is going to get faster.
Several road tunnels are going to be developed along this route, which is expected to reduce the journey time by approximately 3 hours, reported The Business Standard.
Along this route, the 310 kmvstretch between Chandigarh and Manali will be reduced by 30 Km. This will be made possible by construction of five tunnels across Kiratpur in Punjab and Ner Chawk in Himachal Pradesh. Continue reading Chandigarh-Leh road trip to get shorter
May 10 (TravelAndy): The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has issued fresh orders prohibiting all adventure sports at Rohtang Pass in north India’s Himachal Pradesh state.
To prevent further degradation of the ecologically-sensitive Rohtang Pass, the tribunal order suspended the plying of snow scooters, paragliding and similar sports in the area.
Tourists visiting Rohtang, will only be allowed to hire traditional Himachal dresses and pose for photographs. Continue reading Adventure sports banned at Rohtang Pass
December 4 (TravelAndy): Tourism in Manali has been affected after National Green Tribune (NGT) re-imposed its ban on taxies and private cars ferrying tourists across the Manali-Rohtang highway, The Times of India said.
NGT restored its ban after three months of relaxation, which ended on November 30.
Although Manali is getting ready to host the National Winter Carnival from January 2, it is consistently losing tourist foot fall, following the ban. Continue reading Vehicle ban hits Manali tourism
October 15 (TavelAndy): To promote adventure tourism, the 17th Himalayan motor rally was flagged off on Wednesday, by Farooq Ahmad Shah, secretary tourism of Jammu and Kashmir state in India, said reports.
The rally commenced on October 11 from Manali in Himachal Pradesh. Before arriving at Srinagar, the rally had already covered places including Delhozi, Kishtwar and Bhaderwah. It reached Srinagar on October 13 via Sinthan Top.
Starting off from Srinagar, the rally will head for Drass, Sanku via Amballa pass to Rangdum. With favourable conditions, the rally is expected return on October 16. Continue reading Kashmir flags off Himalayan motor rally
October 2 (TravelAndy): Airports Authority of India (AAI) is going to host India’s first paragliding world cup in Himachal Pradesh from October 23 to October 31.
The actual paragliding competition will kick off from October 24 and will be held in the Bir Billing area of Kangra district in the state of Himachal Pradesh.
A total of 130 pilots from 35 countries have reportedly confirmed their participation in this event. Continue reading India to host paragliding world cup
August 30 (TravelAndy): Paragliders have discovered a new place to resume their sport after National Green Tribunal (NGT) banned paragliding in Manali’s adventure tourist spot Solang valley, reported The Times of India (TOI).
Burua village, seven kilometers from Manali, is poised to be a perfect destination for paragliders and adventure tourists. With a wider valley, Burua can apparently accommodate more gliders than Solang.
Enthusiasts and organisers are awaiting a government approval to begin the sport in Burua. Continue reading Burua hope for Manali paragliders