Himachal Pradesh is easily accessible for the tourists, by road, rail as well as by air. Infact, the state today holds the number one position amongst all the hill states of India, for road density. However, the rough and uneven terrain of the state has acted as a major constraint on the development of transport infrastructure, resulting in it not being as developed as the plains. Despite that, Himachal Pradesh is flocked by tourists during on and off season. In this article, we will provide you information on the local transport in Himachal Pradesh. This public transportation guide will come in handy while moving from one city to the other.
Pathankot-Jogindernagar line is the longest railway line in Himachal
Pradesh, which connects the state with Punjab. Kalka is one of the most
important railway junctions in the state. Apart from that, there are
railway tracks passing through Shimla, Solan and Una also. However, for
reaching Shimla, you need to take the narrow gauge railway line from
State transport, as well as private, buses are easily available in
Himachal Pradesh, for traveling from one city to another as well as for
moving within the city. The charges are very nominal and the journey
pretty smooth. There are regular bus services connecting Shimla, Kullu,
Manali, Chail, Solan, etc.
Taxis are one of the most popular modes of public transport in Himachal
Pradesh. You will easily get inter-city as well as intra-city taxi
services in the state. However, taxis are mainly suggested in case of
inter-city travel. For intra-city travel, go for a taxi only if you have
a large group, otherwise it will fall very expensive.