your catching a train from anywhere else in the country you might by
pass Delhi and stop over at Ambala ( 8 hours by road from the Trout
House) or even continue to the Railhead at Kiratpur ( 7 hours ). Taxis
and buses are easily available for the remainder of the journey from
just outside the railway station at Ambala. You would probably have
to bargain a bit for a good price
get to Nagini (550 kms from Delhi) one must turn off just BEFORE the
Larji (Aut) Tunnel an hour before Kulu on the Manali highway from Chandigarh.
From Larji ( the dam) it is 26 kms of a pleasant drive along the river
via Larji, Chalogi , Bali , Manglore Targali , Sidhwa till Kundan Bridge
just under Banjar. DO NOT GO UPTO BANJAR.. At this point turn left towards
Goshain. The Trout House is 6 kilometres up this road in Nagini. Look
out for our boards after Larji.
The best way is to drive in yourself. The roads are fine all the way.
It takes me 11to 12 hours to drive up from Delhi.
Drive down in One day. An early morning departure at 4.30 a.m. from
Delhi should have you out of delhi , passing through Panipat in the
early morning and crossing Ambala by 10 a.m. Now unless you have a reason
to go to Chandigarh you can bypass it by keeping on the double highway
to Rajpura. Just 50 metres before the Rajpura toll plaza at Bunnor there
is a small road to the right.. Take it.. this leads to Kharar just under
Ropar. From there its Ropar - Kiratpur - Swarghat-Bilaspur-Sundernagar-Mandi-Pandoh-Larji
tunnel and dam.
Another way to do it is to break journey at the Tourist Rest House in
Bilaspur along the way . You could leave Delhi at 11 a.m. to be in Bilaspur
by 7 p.m. in time to book in. An early departure at 6 a.m. the next
morning will have you in the trout house by 10 a.m. with most of the
day still ahead of you.
An alternative stopover could be Sea Star Resorts on the Satluj canal
just after Ropar six and a half hours from the Trout House
Another good way is to catch a bus opposite Imperial Hotel on Janpath
at 6 p.m. It stops for dinner enroute at about 9.30 p.m. and reaches
Larji about 7 a.m. The overnight journey can be quite painless if you
slip into the spirit of things. From there a taxi to the Trout House.
Bus tickets cost approximately Rs. 500 each and the taxi, seating 5
0r 6 from Aut, another Rs. 600.
And now there is the Volvo Bus that leaves from Himachal Bhavan and
cost Rs. 1100- or so.
Travelling back is much the same with the bus leaving from Aut at about
6 p.m. It hits Delhi at about 7 a.m. the next morning and after a brief
rest at home you should be able to take on a days work at the office