Kullu DC BM Nanta has refuted the news headlines captioned as “Thousands of tourists stranded at Rohtang following a landslide” which appeared in Thursday edition of most of the newspapers as breaking news. After holding an emergency meeting, DC told Discover Kullu Manali that no such tragic event happened on Rohtang and the traffic was

With summer season attracting thousands of tourists to Ladakh, the Manali-Leh highway has been busy once again. While summer season in Manali is close to being retarded, the midway camps at Sarchu have been jam packed with travellers advancing to Leh. Sarchu, 222 km from Manali is the last Himachali hamlet on 474 km-long Manali-Leh

Plying of vehicles registered outside Himachal has been banned on ecologically fragile Manali-Rohtang highway from Saturday. The HP government has issued strict directions on Friday to reduce jam problems and minimize possibilities of accident on this congested highway. Kullu deputy commissioner BM Nanta said the non HP vehicles would only be allowed to reach up

Given the traffic congestions on 52 km-long Manali-Rohtang highway, Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corp Ltd (HPTDC) has decided to ply its two buses on the route from today. Plying of two buses on this route will replace at least 30 cabs and thus minimize the pollution and traffic crisis on this fragile pass. As the

It’s unbelievable even to think that the 52 km mountainous journey to Rohtang pass is consuming eight to ten precious hours of tourists due to the frequent traffic jams. Around 4,000 heavy, medium and small vehicles are reaching Rohtang every day. Unavailability of parking space, haste to reach the mountain top first and inexperienced driving

Seven months after the Manali-Spiti highway was closed following a heavy snowfall at Kunzum pass, the highway has been partially opened for traffic on Tuesday. Perched at height of 15,050 feet, Kunzum pass, the gateway to Spiti valley of Himachal had received around 50 feet of snow this year. This pass is the only route

Dangerous road to Rohtang and unavailability of first-aid and ambulance proved fatal for a 6-year-old girl from Gurgaon who was going to Rohtang pass with her family in their private car on Sunday. According to Amit Malik, tourist from Gurgaon, his family was happily moving towards Rohtang in their WagonR car when their car sustained

Warm clothes are back in Manali. The heavy pre-monsoon showers have brought down the temperature at a single stroke on Saturday. High altitude peaks around Manali experienced nominal snowfall, while lower regions received heavy rain. With Manali-Leh highway receiving rainfall, the entire root has become slippery, bogey and dangerous. Mandi, Kullu, Lahaul-Spiti and most of

Two yaks and their owner fell into a chasm when glacier, they were walking on, caved in at Sagu Fall below Rohtang pass on Wednesday evening. Owner of the yaks, Mangal was pulled out of the deep ditch with the help of ropes but the yaks are still missing. Fortunately, no tourists were riding the

Manali-Leh highway was restored for vehicular movement on Thursday morning (10 AM) but the frequent landslides are still posing threats to the travellers. The road stretch between Marhi and Rahni Nullah has been sinking for past 10 months. All efforts to stop the landslides have yielded no results. Even then more than ten thousand tourists