As monsoon brings with it landslides, cloudbursts and floods on hills, Kullu administration is preparing in advance to make rainy season pleasant for residents and tourists. The monsoon may reach Himachal any time. The rivers and water streams in Kullu have already swollen as snow on peaks is melting fast due to rise in temperature.

Following increasing cases of accidents in adventure tourism activities in Kullu, the district administration has ordered to seal the unauthorized paragliding sites and take strict action on illegal river rafting in Beas. Kullu deputy commissioner Yunus ordered SDMs and district tourism and development officer to destroy the paragliding infrastructure at Dobhi, Talogi, and Bijli Mahadev.

With incessant rain triggering landslides along Mandi-Manali national highway, Kullu administration has requested people to avoid driving during nighttime when its raining heavily. Another landslide at 16 Mile, 12km from Manali, had blocked the NH on Wednesday and Thursday. Four vehicles that were attempting to cross the stretch got stuck in boggy road on Wednesday

MANALI: Distracted by heat and din, over 1.5 crore tourists visit Himachal every year to relax in cold and calm atmosphere, but not all of them return home safely as nature’s beauty proves lethal for few of them. Negligence, ignorance, improper safety arrangements, hurriedness, rescue response delay, week communication and medical services are few of

MANALI: The banks of Beas river, which wreaks havoc with devastating floods during monsoon season every year and attracts tourists with its charm, would soon be channelized and beautified at a cost of Rs 585cr. The plan is to channelize nearly 70km stretch of the river from Palchan village near Manali till Aut in Mandi

Hundreds of travel websites and web portals to sell Manali tour packages online, most of them unregistered and being operated from Delhi, have taken away the work of local operators in Manali. The increasing trend of online booking has created opportunity for hundreds of cheaters to build the fake websites and cheat the tourists. Over

Dozen of local all-terrain vehicle (ATV) riders who earn their livelihood providing joy ride to tourists at snow point proved saviour for many tourists who were waiting for help after being trapped in blizzards on Manali-Rohtang highway. When local youths had news about tourist trapped and search and rescue operation carried out by administration, they

With weather conditions on Rohtang pass turned hostile, two rescue posts would be installed at both sides of the pass for safe movement of vehicles and pedestrians on Tuesday. Manali based Atal Bihari Vajpayee institute of mountaineering and allied sports (ABVIMAS), who is responsible for safe movement of travellers across Rohtang after November 15, is

A Czech Republic paraglider, who had stuck on inaccessible terrains of Lahaul-Spiti after crash landing on Monday, was rescued by police team on Tuesday. According to Lahaul-Spiti superintendent of police Vimal Gupta, a Czech paraglider, Zuzana Sulcova, was having fun of paragliding in Lahaul with her boyfriend and two other friends from abroad. “Her boyfriend

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