Delhi-Kullu flights in October: 11 questions

Q1. Which airlines ply Delhi-Kullu route? Air India (AI), the national carrier of India Q2. What is the duration of Delhi-Kullu flight? 1 hour 20 minutes Q3. How often does AI Delhi-Kullu flight ply? All seven days of the week except Tuesday Q4. How many flights does AI ply on…

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Lunch at Hall Estate Restaurant

  The Hall Estate Restaurant in Naggar (Kullu, Himachal Pradesh ) commands views of the Himalayan slopes rising against the blue sky embellished with silvery white clouds on a clear day. The wooden interior of the 40-seat restaurant is lighted with glass lamps decorated with glazed blue tile pieces. The…

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Hall Estate: a window to Roerichs’ world

  Where to travel Enthralled by the Himalayas, the world-renowned Russian artists Nikolai Konstantinovich Roerich, Helena Ivanovna Roerich and Svetoslav Nikolaievich Roerich explored and settled in the range. They used different media to record their observations and interpretations, and some of their valuable works and collections are displayed at Hall…

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Play at Patalsu

  Where to travel  You can trek to thePatalsuPeak(4,470 meters) in theSolangValley, Kullu District, Himachal Pradesh (HP),Indiaand ski down in just one day.  What to do & see:   Patalsu Peak  The PatalsuPeak, located at the head of the KulluValley, emerges from pine and oak forests and dominates the Solang skyline.…

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Ski Shitidhar

  Where to travel  Shitidhar (Friendship) Peak (5,289 meters) in the Pir Panjal Range is located in Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh, India.  What to do & see  The peak is the highest point of Shiti-dhar. The word “Dhar” means “ridge” in local language. Since the ridge is visible from…

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Seek blessings, ride rapids, shop for shawls

  Where to travel Try this multi-activity weekend itinerary offering an opportunity for adventure, craft shopping and spiritual pleasure in the environs of Kullu, Himachal Pradesh. You can visit four destinations- Pirdi, Shamshi, Khokhan and Bajaura, located within fifteen (15) kilometers of the town, in just two days.  What to…

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Trek to Manu Temple and Talyara Village

  Larji at the confluence of the Sainj and Tirthan rivers is about forty (40) kilometers from Kullu, Himachal Pradesh. Drive onNational Highway (NH) 21 from Kullu to Aut. Then, take State Highway (SH) 11 (“Sainj Ani Banjar Aut” road) up to Larji and continue on the highway along the…

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Trek to Shilt Thatch and Unwind in Himalayan Landscape

  Gushaini, about 60 kilometersfrom KulluManaliAirportin Bhuntar, is located on the boundary of Greater Himalayan National Park (GHNP), headquartered at Shamshi inKulluValley, Himachal Pradesh. Gushaini, known as “Trout Country”, is not only ideal for angling but also a starting point for various treks meandering through the park and its nearby…

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Trek up to Lama Dugh from Manali

  About 10-kilometer trail (going and coming back) starts from the Hidimba temple in Dhungri village, near Manali (2,050 meters) in the upperBeas valley. The 3-hour walk through thick forest of deodar, fir and oak ends at Lama Dugh meadows (3,436 meters), frequented by shepherds. The meadows command spectacular views…

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Trek to Dashair Lake

  Dashair Lake (4, 408 meters), near Rohtang Pass (3,978 meters) in Kullu District, Himachal Pradesh, remains covered by ice for almost whole year. Several different names are used for the lake, including Akbar Lake, Dashaur Lake, Dashair Lake, Dashir Lake, Sarkund and Shela Sar. The curative waters of the…

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