THE CHANDIGARH-KASOL JOURNEY

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Distance
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290 Kilometers (180 miles)
Travel Time 10 Hours (By bus)
Ticket fare – Rs 300 to Rs 1500 depending on Ac or non-Ac buses.
Boarding points – Sector 17, sector 22 and sector 43 bus depot.
Sector 43 bus depot is where you will find all the buses traveling towards Himachal. If your reservation is not made in advance, directly go at a ticketing counter. Private bus guys will shout & sell tickets like anything, but expensive if you are alone. It’s better to get ticket confirmed before 9 or 10 pm because after that rates of tickets will be more during season time (April to July) and you won’t be able to ask them- Why? For government buses, you can take ticket from ticketing counters as per destination. Ask for Kullu or bhuntar bus.
For non-Ac buses, you can get a spot ticket and at around Rs 150 to Rs 300. But for AC Govt. buses, it’s mandatory to book (online or at ticketing counter) ticket four hours prior to departure. But don’t worry, request politely at the ticketing counter first and stand near the bus want to go in. Speak to the bus conductor, tell him story, and convince him. Price for online AC bus ticket is Rs 460/-. Give him total Rs 500/- or 50 bucks more, and he will show you a seat. Go and sit on your seat quietly. Their bus seats don’t slide back and last seat will give you a bumpy ride. But it is cheap as compared to other private buses and more importantly its government. Anyways, the last bus (private) leaves at 11:30 pm from the petrol pump (opposite to bus stand), you can get this in case you missed before).


If you are in group, you can also hire a car. It would cost you around seven to sixteen thousand depending upon car you choose.Buses reach bhuntar in morning around 5:30 AM (depends upon bus you take, but it better to reach after 7am as by time buses service are already started). From bhuntar bus stand, take a bus to kasol. Its 30 kilometers and take about two hours. From here you would require to take out your cameras :)
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