Tag: Rohtang pass
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
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
November 3 (TravelAndy): Following heavy snow fall in Rohtang Pass and Baralacha in India’s Himachal Pradesh, the Manali-Leh highway has been officially closed, said The Times of India.
Rohtang Pass, the gateway between Himachal Pradesh and the Ladakh Himalayas in Jammu and Kashmir, will be closed for tourist vehicles after November 15.
The Border Roads Organisation have also asked tourists not to use this route now. Continue reading Manali-Leh highway closes for 2015
May 28 (TravelAndy): India’s top court has agreed with the National Green Tribunal restrictions on tourist vehicles heading to the popular Rohtang la (pass) in Himahal Pradesh, a north Indian state nestled in the Himalayas, reports said.
Only a thousand vehicles can cross Rohtang each day, on a first-come first-serve basis, till August 14.
Petrol-run private vehicles will have to pay an environmental tax of INR1000, whereas diesel-run vehicles will have to shell out INR2000.
Protecting the environment is more important than tourism, the Supreme Court said. Continue reading India: Rohtang pass restrictions to stay