Steep cut in air fares to Kullu ahead of winter season

Hampta Pass Trek
Hamta Pass is a corridor in the Himalayas, between the Chandra Valley in Lahaul and the Kullu valley of Himachal Pradesh. Photo: Shutterstock/Dilchaspiyaan

There’s good news for travellers planning a trip to the magnificent destination of Kullu in Himachal Pradesh with Alliance Air implementing a significant reduction in fares. This follows the introduction of a service between Shimla and Kullu with a new ATR-42 600 series aircraft by the airline from October 11.

The aircraft will fly on the route four days a week – Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, with the fare for the 50-minute trip being Rs 5,488. For senior citizens, the rate is Rs 3,126.

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Meanwhile, the air fare between Delhi and Shimla is presently Rs 18,725. However, from November 2, this will come down steeply to Rs 3,299, including online charge of Rs 350. In other words, one can travel from Delhi to Kullu at Rs 8,787 after November 2.

Incidentally, the earlier fare for the 80-minute flight between Delhi and Kullu ranged from Rs 22,813 to 26,121. With the introduction of the new ATR aircraft from Shimla, the airline is offering a fare of around Rs 14,900.


The new aircraft will leave Shimla at 7.55 am and arrive in Kullu at 8.45 am. Departing from Kullu at 9.05 am, the flight will reach Shimla at 9.55 am. At 10.15 am, the aircraft will leave for Delhi and arrive there at 11.25 am.

Winter season

When winter arrives in North India, travellers from around the world travel to the Himalayan destinations to enjoy the sights of the snow in the mountains. During December, several winter adventure activities are organised in the region.

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