Bir by Air: Update

Bir By Air

Adventure Travel Blog Magazine October 2015 Contents Bir and Billing do not have an airport. The paragliding sites probably cannot have an airport because if paragliders and big commercial mechanized aircrafts share the sky, accidents may occur. Air connections to nearby big towns in the state are also limited. All…

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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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Himachali homestay

You can avail yourself of the benefits of a homestay in Chamba, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi and Shimla districts of Himachal Pradesh. To match your needs, single-, double- and 4-bed rooms, and family suites are available. Some accommodations offer attached bathrooms, whereas others feature common bathrooms. You can even use kitchens…

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5 FAQs about Himachali home stay

Minimum facilities provided by a home stay in Himachal Pradesh, India

The Indian Himalayan state Himachal Pradesh (H.P.) offers accommodation in rural homes across various tourist places. Today, you will find answers to five (5) frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the home stays. 1. What is home stay scheme? The home stay scheme is based on “Incredible India Bed and Breakfast…

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Tent accommodation by H.P.T.D.C.

  Camping, an integral part of most of the adventures, is an adventure itself. Camping requires skills and budget for the equipment. If you do not want to pitch your own tents but want to experience camp life, try tents pitched and maintained by Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (H.P.T.D.C.).…

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River rafting season in H.P.

  In 2011, the Government of Himachal Pradesh (H.P.) amended the Himachal Pradesh River Rafting Rules, 2005. The amended version is referred to as the Himachal Pradesh River Rafting (Amendment) Rules, 2011. The new rules do not permit river rafting within the state during July 15 to September 15.  However,…

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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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Do you need PAP for Kinnaur, Lahaul & Spiti?


The area between the international border separating Himachal Pradesh (HP), India and Tibet, and the “Inner Line” within the state is referred to as protected area as par the Foreigners (Protected Areas) Order, 1958. The Inner Line is about 40 kmfrom the international border. Parts of Kinnaur and Lahual and Spiti districts, such as Dhankar, Dubling, Gompa, Kaza, Khab, Morang, Samdo and Tabo, fall under the protected area. For geographical coordinates and more details about the area, read online or download the order.

Foreigners wishing to travel to these protected areas require permission of the State Government or the Ministry of Home Affairs.  However, Indians do not need permission to visit the area. And, the Ministry of Home Affairs issued the Protected Area Permit (PAP) regime relaxation order for Himachal Pradesh onFebruary 24, 2010.

Himachal bans fishing until February 29, 2012

Himachal Pradesh banned fishing in trout waters until February 29, 2012.  You cannot fish in the following river stretches: Shimla District The Pabbar River between Mahla and Hatkoti villages Kullu District The Beas River and its tributaries from the source of the river to at the confluence of the Sarvari…

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