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Heavy snowfall warning in Himachal Pradesh

Heavy snowfall warning in Himachal Pradesh

Heavy snowfall warning across Himachal Pradesh was issued by the weather office in Shimla on Saturday. (Jan 14, 2012) Director of Met office, Manmohan Singh said, ‘heavy to very heavy snowfall is likely to occur at isolated places in the higher hills. Heavy rainfall is likely in mid-hills and hailstorms in lower hills during the […]

New Himachal Travel Forum

New Himachal Travel Forum

We are pleased to launch a new travel discussion and research forum for Himachal Pradesh. This can be accessed at www.himachaltourisminfo.com One can simply ask questions and these can be answered by anyone. The forum covers almost all aspects of travel in Himachal Pradesh. If you have any questions just post your query and if […]

Non Himachal vehicles banned to Rohtang Pass

Non Himachal vehicles banned to Rohtang Pass

Non Himachal registered cars have been banned to travel to Rohtang Pass. Reacting to massive traffic jams and numerous accidents on the Manali – Rohtang Pass route, the district administration of Kullu banned movement of all private and tourist vehicles registered outside of Himachal Pradesh on this route. All such vehicles have been banned to ply […]

Jagson to start direct flight to Shimla, Manali

Jagson to start direct flight to Shimla, Manali

Shimla: For air traffic strapped Himachal Pradesh, some good news is in store. Jagson Airlines will start a new flight from Delhi to Kullu and Shimla from February. Jagosn CEO Koustav Dhar was quoted in the media saying that the company will operate a daily flight between Delhi – Kullu – Shimla – Delhi from […]

Govt. finalizes heli taxi operators in Himachal

Govt. finalizes heli taxi operators in Himachal

Shimla: Himachal Pradesh government official today said that the state government has finalised heli taxi service operators in the state to cater to high end tourists. Director, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Dr. Arun Sharma said that three heli taxi operators, Simm Samm Airways, Shiva Heli Services and Mesco Airlines will soon operate heli taxi services […]

Monsoon discount in Himachal Tourism hotels

Monsoon discount in Himachal Tourism hotels

Shimla: With the advent of monsoon and dip in tourist  arrivals in the state, the government run Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (HPTDC) has announced discounts in all its 57 hotels across the state. HPTDC Managing Director Subhasish Panda said, ‘We are offering discounts in all HPTDC hotels from July 12 to Sept 14.’ He […]

Traffic opened on Rohtang Pass

Traffic opened on Rohtang Pass

Manali: Rohtang Pass was thrown open for traffic today after remaining closed for the past three days. HPTDC authorities in Manali confirmed the Manali – Leh bus service resumed today and the bus left as per schedule this morning. Traffic in Spiti valley to Kaza was restored for smaller vehicles during the day, Assistant public […]

Himachal Tourism launches Manali Leh bus service

Himachal Tourism launches Manali Leh bus service

Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (HPTDC) has started the Manali – Leh deluxe bus service for the season 2010. Fare for one way journey will cost Rs. 2000 per person. The fare includes night stay at HPTDC hotel at Keylong, dinner and breakfast the next morning. The bus will leave Manali at 11 am and […]

Himachal honors British ‘garbage girl’ Jodie Underhill with Green Award

Himachal honors British ‘garbage girl’ Jodie Underhill with Green Award

In a rare gesture a Briton, Jodie Underhill, was honored with the Green Hero Award by the Centre for Media Studies today at the Gaiety Theatre, Shimla. Jodie leads ‘Mountain Cleaners’ a voluntary organisation which has been collected disposable waste in and around Mcleodgunj for the past one year. Himachal PWD minister Gulab Singh Thakur […]

Snowbound in Spiti

Snowbound in Spiti

It was June 9, 6:30 in the morning and Himanshu Prem Joshi was repeatedly rubbing his groggy eyes. It didn’t help. Everything around him remained stubbornly white. The tall mountains, the black patches of rocks that broke the dusty brownness of the dry terrain and the military green metal bridge bolted firmly over the raging […]

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Pathetic Hygiene issues at Himachal Roadways Food Stop

A video on social media has gone viral over pathetic condition of a dhaba, food joint, where Himachal Roadways (HRTC) buses stop for dinner when plying between Delhi and various tourists towns of Himachal Pradesh. Irony is that these food joints are approved by Himachal Roadways top management. After repeated complaints from the people about […]