How To Reach Spiti
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Known for its mesmerizing landscapes, rugged mountains, azure lakes, distinct culture, quaint environment, pleasing weather, Spiti Valley is one such destination which is in the bucket list of every adventure lover, and spiritual seeker as well. The thrill of riding through the rugged terrain, and fighting various obstacles such as the fiercely flowing waterfalls render Spiti as a hub for adventure seekers.
Referred to as the “Cold Desert”, the Spiti route from Manali remains closed for major part of the year, and is only open during the summer and monsoon season. Therefore, the main concern of every person traveling to this magical valley is how to reach Spiti. Due to the lack of airport, and railway station, Spiti cannot be accessed directly via flights and trains. This is the reason why most of the travelers prefer to travel by road. Even though there is no direct connectivity via flights or trains, travelers can still book tickets upto nearest airports/ railway stations if they are planning a Spiti tour. Here’s a Spiti travel guide on how to reach Lahaul Spiti via various means of transport such as flights, trains, buses, and private vehicles:
Traveling to Spiti by air is not an easy task because the Spiti Valley nearest airport is in Kullu which is around 260 kilometers away. Therefore, one still has to cover a lot of ground while traveling to Spiti by air. It takes around 7 to 8 hours to reach Spiti from Kullu airport. Another demerit of traveling to Spiti by air is that one might not find direct flights to Kullu airport from their hometown as it is a domestic airport. The nearest international airport is in Chandigarh which is kilometers away. Hence, traveling to Spiti by air can be quite challenging as well.
The nearest railway station to Spiti Valley is Joginder Nagar Railway Station which is 360 kilometers away from the valley. Hence, while traveling to Spiti by train, one will still have to cover a long road journey.
As the Joginder Nagar railway station might be connected to all parts of the country, travelers can book tickets to Shimla Railway station as well which is another 100 kilometers extra (456 kilometers approx.) as compared to Joginder Nagar station.
Traveling to Spiti by road is one of the most adventurous as well as convenient options for people traveling from nearby cities like Chandigarh, Delhi, Punjab, Uttarakhand, and more. There are various routes via which one can reach Spiti. Travelers can either take the route from Manali via Rohtang Pass, from Shimla, or from Srinagar via Kargil. A Spiti Valley map provides useful information to tourists traveling by road via these routes.
One can choose to travel to Spiti Valley by bus, taxi, or a personal vehicle. Here’s a list of cities with their respective distance from Spiti:
Distance between Manali and Spiti Valley: 196 kilometers (approx.)
Distance from Shimla to Spiti Valley: 416 kilometers (approx.)
Distance from Delhi to Spiti Valley: 737 kilometers (approx.)
Distance from Chandigarh to Spiti Valley: 503 kilometers (approx.)
|Distance||By Air||By Road||By Train||By Sea|
|New Delhi to Spiti||N/A||N/A||16.0 hours||N/A||N/A|
|Mumbai to Spiti||N/A||N/A||38.0 hours||N/A||N/A|
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FAQ's of Spiti
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For a trip from Manali or Shimla to Spiti, it takes around 10 days.
Spiti can be reached via road only. Being one of the remotest locations, it is not well-connected via rail or air.
The best duration for a tour of Spiti is between the months of May and October.
One may relish Indian and Tibetan food in Spiti restaurants.
Though, one may book government accommodations and private guest houses for stay in Spiti; it is highly recommended to go for local homestays for an unforgettable experience and to get acquainted with their traditions and culture.
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