The captivating side of Himachal-Spiti Valley is now being chased to seek a heart-warming adventure. While all the other hill stations are bursting by tourist crowds, Spiti remains to be one of the destination still untouched by the heavy crowds. Owing to its remoteness, many people are yet in oblivion about the existence of this destination. However, those getting to know about it are often the ones wandering on internet sites to gather information on how to reach Spiti. Below, short information is provided on available means to reach Spiti Valley.
The centre of India is well-connected to all parts of the country. However, due to the remoteness of the Spiti Valley, one can only reach the place by road. Tourists wishing to come to Spiti Valley from Delhi by air, can fly to places like Kullu/ Shimla/ Dharamshala/ Chandigarh. Upon reaching the airport at Kullu/ Shimla/ Dharamshala/ Chandigarh, one can travel further by either a bus or cab. Various airline like Air India, Vistara, Indigo etc, operate between Delhi and Kullu/ Shimla/ Dharamshala/ Chandigarh.
While travelling by road might be tiring of journeys, however, when travelling from Delhi to Spiti, by road is the most convenient form of commutation. The by road commutation requires covering of 734 Kms of Delhi to Spiti distance. Various volvo buses run operate between Delhi and Spiti which can be booked for a comfy transfer. Another option for those planning a road trip from Delhi to Spiti, is hiring a private cab or taxi or taking one’s own vehicle for the trip. Highway connecting Delhi and Spiti Valley is NH44.
Travelling by train is a much affordable alternative to airways. While Spiti Valley, doesn’t have a railway station of its own, it can be reached by either travelling to Shimla or Joginder Nagar Railway station. To reach Shimla, one needs to reach Kalka first and then board the connecting train to Shimla. Trains which operate between Shimla and Delhi are Himalayan Queen, Kalka Shatabdi, and Hwh Dli Klk Mail. One can also take the trains from Delhi to Kullu or Dharamshala and then carry on with the journey via road.