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How to reach the Great Himalayan National Park

How to reach GHNP

How to reach Great Himalayan National Park

Don’t lose time, get to GHNP in the fastest and most comfortable way

The Indian Himalayas boast excellent overland connectivity, significantly reducing the once-bold expeditionary aspect present during the earliest exploration of this paramount mountain range on Earth.

Nonetheless, embarking on a journey from the plains to the Himalayas continues to evoke a sense of daring exploration. Upon encountering the initial undulations of the Himalayan foothills, the roads promptly adopt a zigzag pattern, the terrain takes on a captivating intensity, and one’s senses heighten in vigilance.

For those seeking practical guidance on reaching the Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP), a paramount recommendation emerges: “Commence your voyage in Delhi and board an overnight tourist coach destined for Manali.” Departing Delhi in the evening culminates in a morning arrival at GHNP.

Upon delving into the subsequent sections, you will gain insights to facilitate your optimal selection for uniting with us amidst the formidable Himalayan expanse.


 Getting to Great Himalayan National Park by bus

Discover the epitome of comfort with Volvo buses, renowned for their exceptional comfort and luxury, as they traverse the picturesque landscapes of India. These buses offer seamless connectivity between the bustling city of Delhi and the serene retreat of Manali in Himachal Pradesh. Departing from Delhi in the evening, these Volvo buses embark on a scenic journey, arriving at the Kullu Valley, near the Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP), by morning.

For travelers seeking a hassle-free mode of transportation to the GHNP without the need for a personal vehicle, Volvo buses stand out as the ideal choice. With their semi-sleeper configuration, these buses provide ample opportunities for a restful night’s sleep. During the journey, the buses make convenient stops for both dinner and breakfast, ensuring a comfortable and fulfilling travel experience.

What’s more, these Volvo bus services are budget-friendly, with seat prices starting from as low as 1000 INR. Your journey culminates with a stop at Aut early in the morning. Aut, a quaint town located two hours before the final destination of Manali, serves as the disembarkation point. To alight at Aut, a simple request to the bus conductor is all that’s needed.

Upon reaching Aut, you have two options for onward travel: a taxi ride, approximately priced at Rs 1500, or a more economical choice of a local bus, costing around Rs 70, which will transport you to Banjar, Gushaini, Sainj, or Niharni, tailored to your GHNP itinerary. Alternatively, for a seamless transition, allow us to arrange private transportation from Aut through our dedicated taxi services.

Securing your seats on these coveted Volvo buses is a breeze. Bookings can be conveniently made through various online operators. A quick online search using keywords such as “Volvo bus from Delhi to Manali” will provide you with an array of options. If online bookings aren’t your preference, feel free to entrust us with the task of reserving your tickets, ensuring a seamless and stress-free booking experience.

Delhi to Manali - bus booking

Getting to Great Himalayan National Park by your own vehicle

Embrace your love for driving amidst the breathtaking allure of the Himalayan roads! If the call of adventure beckons you, then navigating the routes that lead to the Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) from Chandigarh is an experience to cherish.

Two prominent avenues unfold for your journey to the GHNP from Chandigarh, each offering a unique charm of its own. Among these, the swiftest route shadows the path taken by the esteemed Volvo buses originating from Delhi. This route charts a course via Rupnagar, Bilaspur, and Mandi, culminating in an approximate travel time of 10 to 11 hours from Delhi.

Alternatively, you have the captivating option of venturing through Shimla and traversing the captivating Jalori Pass. Commencing with a 3 to 4-hour drive from Chandigarh to Shimla, the expedition continues with a 7-hour drive from Shimla to Banjar. While this route might extend your travel time, it compensates generously by bestowing upon you a tapestry of awe-inspiring landscapes that redefine scenic beauty.

Jalori Pass, a gem along this route, stands as a testament to nature’s grandeur. However, it’s imperative to note that during the winter months of December through March, the pass is enveloped in snow-induced tranquility, rendering it inaccessible.

Embark on this journey at the crossroads of driving passion and Himalayan splendor, and create memories that resonate with the echoes of mountainous serenity. Your drive to GHNP from Chandigarh is not merely a voyage; it’s an odyssey of discovery and wonder.


Getting to Great Himalayan National Park

The road to GHNP diverts before reaching Aut. Just before Aut, there is a tunnel (the only tunnel on the road from Delhi).

Do not enter the tunnel.

Just at the entrance of the tunnel there is a smaller road on the right. Take this one. After crossing a dam and then a bridge, either you continue straight to Sainj (for Sainj valley), or if you need to go to Banjar (for Tirthan valley), you need to cross the next bridge on your right to reach the small town of Larji. Turn right after the bridge and continue straight to Banjar (about 20 km from Larji).


From Delhi to Great Himalayan National Park

Getting to GHNP by flight – Nearest airport

Convenient Yet Unpredictable: Your Travel Option to Kullu
Experience the ease of travel with a morning flight that lands at Kullu’s Bhuntar Airport on a daily basis. With a mere duration of approximately 1.5 hours, this flight offers swiftness and comfort. However, despite its advantages, it falls short in terms of reliability. The flight’s operational status is often marred by cancellations, leading to potential inconveniences, especially if your accommodations and trekking plans have been meticulously arranged.

For the most up-to-date information regarding the current status of these flights, we encourage you to reach out to us. Our assistance ensures that you remain informed and well-prepared for your journey, whether it’s a seamless flight or an alternative option. Your travel experience matters, and we’re here to provide you with the latest insights to make informed decisions.

Getting to Great Himalayan National Park from abroad

Discover the Wonders of India!
Let’s explore two distinct scenarios.

  • Scenario 1: Embrace the Backpacker’s Way

For those intrepid souls who relish the thrill of backpacker-style adventures and revel in orchestrating every aspect of their journey, this page holds a treasure trove of valuable information tailored to your expedition to the Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP). Rest assured, you’ll unearth all the essential insights you need for a seamless trip. Should any queries arise, feel free to reach out to us. We’re here to lend a helping hand.

  • Scenario 2: Seamlessness and Assurance

Now, picture an alternate scenario. You yearn for a journey free from the uncertainties that can accompany solo travel, especially if it’s your inaugural voyage to India. Here’s where we step in, eliminating the risk of wasted time or wandering astray. Entrust us with the responsibility of curating your experience. From hotel bookings to securing tickets and even providing a dedicated guide to welcome you at the airport and navigate you through the tapestry of India, we’ve got you covered.

Reach out to us, and watch as your worry-free tour package takes shape. Your maiden India adventure will be marked by seamless arrangements and memorable encounters. Don’t hesitate; get in touch today to unlock the full potential of your Indian escapade!

Links to hikes and treks in GHNP

Trek to Tirth or Tirath in the Great Himalayan National Park
Go on trek in a world heritage site

Multi-day treks
Meet the mighty Himalayas and explore GHNP’s wilderness on our 2- to 10-day treks.

Day hikes in the Great Himalayan National Park
One day to enjoy natural jewels

Day hikes
Enjoy the Himalayan nature and quaint villages in one day with one of our day hikes.

Himalayan Tahr in Great Himalayan National Park
Immersive Wildlife Tours

Wildlife treks
Explore the Enchanting Biodiversity of the Great Himalayan National Park.

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