How to Reach Himachal Pradesh
This North Indian State Himachal Pradesh takes its name from the Himalayas. Himachal Pradesh is located in the western Himalayan region which is easily accessible from any part of the country. The world's largest and highest mountain range, the great Himalayas traverse through the state of Himachal Pradesh. Himachal Pradesh in India is one of the top tourist destinations that offer tourists, views of enchanting and picturesque hill stations. The capital city of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla is a beautiful example of natural beauty. A perfect holiday destination, Himachal is also called the Mecca of adventure sports. The best time to visit Himachal Pradesh is during spring, which extends from February to April.
Here are some of the modes of transportation which will provide you overall travel assistance and help reaching Himachal Pradesh.
The state has three airports at Bhuntar, Gaggal, and Jubbarhatti, which connect the state to Delhi and Chandigarh via regular flights by Indian Airlines. The most important airport in the state is in Kullu and is only 23kms away. Jagson Airlines operate between Delhi and Kullu.
Only few places in Himachal Pradesh are connected by trains, as the construction of new lines are very difficult in the rugged, high altitude regions. Kalka (90kms away) is the most important Railway Station in the state. A narrow-gauge railway track connects Shimla with Kalka.
Most of the important places in the state offer tourists a good road network. Chandigarh is at a distance of only 117kms whereas, Delhi 343kms, Ambala 151kms and Dehradun 240kms. During monsoons a few roads gets closed in fear of landslides.