Kullu is served by the Bhuntar Airport, also known as the Kullu Manali Airport or the Kullu Airport. The airport is small but has all the modern amenities. There are currently only 2 airlines operating here – the Air India Regional with flights to and from Delhi and Deccan Charters (with Himalayan Bulls), connecting Kullu to Chandigarh with 2 to 3 daily unscheduled flights in eight-seater planes.
Nearest Airport: The closest airport is at Bhuntar town, about 10km from Kullu. Chandigarh airport is the nearest large airport.
Safety Suggestion: Flight tickets have to be booked in advance and have to be regularly monitored to check if the flight has been delayed or cancelled due to weather conditions.
Kullu is well connected to the major parts of north India by a network of good roads. The distance from Delhi is approximately 522km with popular stops along the way like Ambala, Ropar, Chandigarh, Bilaspur and Mandi. There are regular bus services for Kullu from Delhi and Chandigarh varying from deluxe, semi-deluxe and ordinary buses. The deluxe buses are run by Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (HPTDC), Himachal Pradesh Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) and some private-owned agencies as well. HRTC also runs ordinary bus service to Delhi, Shimla and Chandigarh, etc.
Journey Suggestion: The roads are also sometimes blocked when there is heavy snowfall. Heavy rains also cause landslides, making the roads muddy, slippery and unsafe.
The railway stations that are close to Kullu are Shimla (270km), Joginder Nagar (125km away), Pathankot (285km away) and Chandigarh (267km). Chandigarh is the most suitable station as there are more trains arriving and departing from here. There are also regular bus services from Chandigarh to Kullu.
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