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Getting There
 

The Himalayan Trout House

is a friendly place for locals
and visiting fishermen, trekkers, campers and
other holiday makers to
meet each other, exchange stories, share bonfires and eatouts, read, listen to
music, play games, laze in hammocks, tan ... More


On Google Map

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By Air
You could fly down to Bhuntar Airport, an hour and a half from the Trout House. There are two flights a week to and from Delhi. Taxis to the Trout House are easily available at the airport
.

By Rail
If 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

By Road

To 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

Created by Manav Agarwal

Joint controller Daniel Abraham (Retd)