International Airport in Himachal Pradesh
The first international airport in Himachal Pradesh is going to open at the balh valley of Mandi Himachal Pradesh. The site is finalized after the satellite survey by AAI Team experts. The team of AAI arrived Himachal Pradesh to conduct the pre-feasibility survey and checked different sites for first international airport of Himachal Pradesh after that approved the site of balh – Mandi of Himachal Pradesh for an international airport in Himachal Pradesh. 698 acres of land is assumed to be used for this airport in nerchowk surrounded area. Around 5 km long runway will be assumed to be constructed.
The main point to notice is that in 3 months of winter the area of balh mandi remain covered with fog and for this, the advanced technology will be used for the landing of flights as same are using in Delhi airport right now. 52.26 lacs tourists including 1.57 lacs foreigner tourists visiting mandi and surrounding area will get benefited by it. This will boost the tourists in Himachal Pradesh and high-end tourists supposed to land through direct flights to Himachal Pradesh.
Himachal Pradesh is famous for its beautiful tourist attractions and innocent peoples. Himachal is covered under hilly areas and traveling is much time consuming there so the airport is a primary need for the people and tourist of Himachal Pradesh. As currently there are 3 domestic airports are there in Himachal Pradesh but the frequency of flights is not so good and small plane service is their so fares are quite high.
Domestic Airports in Himachal Pradesh
There are 3 domestic airports in Himachal Pradesh.
Gaggal Airport which is situated in Kangra valley. This airport is the most active airport in Himachal Pradesh. Daily 2-3 flights lands and flies from here to Delhi. This airport is nearby Meclodganj – “Place with His Holiness Dalai Lama”
Bhuntar Airport – this airport is a gateway to Mini Israel. Yes, I am right! this is an entry to Malana and kasol valley. Kullu Manali and Malana are nearby to this airport but make sure to check flights available for this airport if you are thinking to travel there.
Jubberhati Airport welcomes you “Queen of Hills” Shimla. The capital city of Himachal Pradesh have this airport but the fare is so high and have only one flight daily so its not much success till now. People prefer to visit there by taxi or by helicopter from Chandigarh to Shimla.
This is the current situation of Airports in Himachal Pradesh but hopefully, in the next 1-2 years, the first international airport is going to welcome tourists in Himachal Pradesh.
Best Travel Destinations of Himachal Pradesh
Malana – Kasol
(Mini Israel – Parvati Valley)
Dharamshala – Mcleodganj
(Meditation – His Holiness Dalai Lama)
Ki Monastery – Lahaul Spiti
(Snow Deserts of India)
Wildflower Hall – Shimla
(Luxury Stay – Queen of Hills)