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How To Reach Kinnaur Valley
Located in the northeast corner of Himachal Pradesh about 235 km from the state capital of Shimla is Kinnaur Valley. Situated close to the Tibetan border, Kinnaur has three mountains ranges and at the peak of Kinnaur Kailash mountain resides the famous Shiva Lingam. Its mesmerising beauty can capture the imagination of anyone travelling to Kinnaur and has some enchanting places to visit from here. Read on to know in detail how to reach Kinnaur.
The airport closest to Kinnaur is Jubbarhatti Airport in Shimla. It is located about 267 km from Kinnaur and tourists can hire a taxi or bus to reach their destination. Shimla is the capital city of Himacal Pradesh and is well connected by air with most of the important cities of the country like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chandigarh etc.
Kinnaur has no railway station. The closest station is Kalka Railway Station located 356 km from Kinnaur. Kalka has fairly good connectivity with cities like Shimla, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai etc. From Kalka Station tourists can avail of taxis or buses to reach Kinnaur.
The best and widely recommended way to travel to Kinnaur is by road. It has a good network of roads connecting the town to neighbouring cities like Shimla, Delhi and Chandigarh. HRTC buses regularly ply between Kinnaur and Shimla. There are private operators who operate buses between Delhi and Kinnaur via Chandigarh or Shimla as well. Or you can hire a car with chauffeur. If you are a little more adventurous then self-drive can also be an option.
For commuting within Kinnaur, tourists can hire taxis or travel by bus. There are however places where taxis or buses do not reach and it is recommended to travel by foot. Hiking or walking is considered the best mode of commuting for moving around the villages or for sightseeing. It gives an opportunity to interact with the people and know the places more intimately.