11 Amenities at Keylong Bus Station

Himachal Road Transport Corporation (H.R.T.C.) operates a canteen at the first floor. The canteen serves all three meals. Both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes are on the menu. The menu is Indian, for example, coffee, tea, kari chawal, rajamh chawal, and meat chawal.

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HRTC Bus Stand, Mandi: hassles and harmony

    On ninth day of March 2013, we alighted at Himachal Road Transport Corporation (H.R.T.C.) Bus Stand Mandi (Himachal Pradesh) on busy Manali highway around 5AM. The bus stand was reeking of urine. The waiting area was somewhat littered.  However, the spacious stand was brightly lit. Many passengers were …

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Facilities at HRTC Bus Stand in Mandi

    Himachal Road Transport Corporation (H.R.T.C.) Bus Stand in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh (H.P.), overlooking Paddal Ground, features thirteen (13) platforms. Each platform represents two or more destinations. The bus service is primarily for places within H.P.  The buses also ply the few other routes connecting Mandi to Delhi, Punjab and …

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Current transport options for Himachal Pradesh

Travel by road is the only option to reach Himachal Pradesh, India.

Since Kingfisher is facing financial problems, air transport has come to a halt in Himachal Pradesh. The airline was offering regular air services to Bhuntar (Kullu), Gaggal (Kangra) and Jubbarhatti (Shimla). Air India offers air services to Bhuntar (Kullu), but the service has been suspended. No other airlines offer regular air …

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4 Options for Getting Around in Bir

Adventure Travel Blog Magazine October 2015 Contents       You have four choices for point-to-point travel within Bir: on foot, taxi, bus and bring your own car. Walking is the best way for getting around in small township of Bir. Taxi Stand, located in the Tibetan Colony (Lower Bir), …

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Are cows allowed to board buses in Baijnath?

    The main bus stand on College Road, Baijnath has two main entry points. The dusty bus stand with basic facilities comes alive in daytime after a deep sleep during night and early morning. We visited the bus stand twice in September and October 2012. Construction material was stored …

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Heli taxi service linking remote areas in H.P.

  Fragile nature of the Himalaya and cost involved minimize the feasibility of road building, especially at higher altitudes and in remote areas. However, helicopters are one of relatively economical substitutes to roads and rails. In 2010-11, Himachal Pradesh, nestled in the mountain, introduced heli taxi service to link the …

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Supervise private bus services to stop overcharging

During July 2010, we traveled by private buses between Katrain and Manali (Himachal Pradesh) on at least four occasions. All the buses except one charged INR 20.00 per person (US$ 0.45 ,  € 0.34 , £ 0.29) for the journey. The fourth time the conductor demanded two rupees extra per …

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