Fishing, Himachal Pradesh
Travel Tips

  • Fishing and angling is barred during the breeding season of the fishes.
  • Do not litter the river or the place by junks of any type.
  • Sudden rainfall is common in this area. So it is best to wear or carry waterproof clothes during the angling sport.
  • Angling requires high amount of patience. Do not disturb the species of the river.
  • Stay careful about the fishes in motion. Some fishes are deadly.
  • Prepare yourself in advance.
  • Do not go for the sport all alone. It is a good idea to take a pal along with you.

When to visit

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • July
  • Aug
  • Sept
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
sprinkles Cold
  • 36° Max
  • -30° Min
  • 15 mm
  • Woollen
Route/ Place

A trip to the land of the Himalaya is an experience itself for a lifetime. This captivating land of God is nestled between the ranges of the western Himalaya. High altitude desert, valleys, mountains and hills, dancing rivers are keeping the travellers busy during their trip. Snow covered tall peaks are the greatest attractions for all. Beas, Sutlej, Indus, Ganga river made their twists and turns on the valleys. Himachal is popular among the adventurous loving population due to its offering in several scintillating opportunities. Starting from hiking, trekking, mountaineering, mountain biking, paragliding, angling all are available in this land of the adventure.

Himachal has been crowned as the angler’s paradise. Himalayan trout and Mahseer are the fishes found the streams and water of this region. Brown and Rainbow trout are acclaimed as the best game fish in the world. They are the residents of the himachal streams flowing into the river or lake. Pabbar Valley of Shimla are known for the angler’s paradise. Seema, Sandsu, Tikri, Mandil, Dhamvari, Chirgaon are the other spots to catch the trout. Trout can be found in Kinnaur’sBaspa River, Uhl River near Barot, Luhandi, Purat, Tikkar and Kamand. Upper zones of the Beas River in Kullu valley along with the streams are densely populated by the fishes. Trout fishing season begins from March end and finishes on October end.


For angling and fishing, the basic items required are barbed metal hook, Dacron or nylon line, spoons, reel, rods. Food for as the bait to fish.

Places to Stay

How to Reach

  • New Delhi airport is the closest international airport. There is an airport at Bhuntar which is 50kms away from Manali. Daily domestic flights are connecting New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chandigarh with Manali. Taxis are the option to take you at your destination outside the airport. Private charter planes are available for Manali.
  • The Kalka railway station is the point near to Manali connecting the place with New Delhi, Kolkata, Jaipur, Mumbai and other metro cities of India. There is a narrow gauge track in Manali going up to Jogindernagar.
  • Himachal is well connected with the capital city of India, New Delhi which is 552kms only. Chandigarh is 350kms away only. The Himachal Government is building roads to give the best travelling experience all around the state. Several state highways are in touch with National Highway 21. There are Volvo and other bus services available from Chandigarh, New Delhi and Dehradun.

Surrounding Attractions

This place is densely populated by the attractions. High voltage valleys are attracting the travellers for uncountable years. Most of them starts from either Shimla or Manali. Shimla is thickly covered by oak, pine and rhododendron forests. The flowers are making the valley colourful during the season of blossom. The age old colonial charm left by the British Raj during their stay is present in the atmosphere of the city even now. Surrounding areas like Leh, Ladakh, Manali, Kullu, Spiti, Kasauli, Kangra, Chamba and Dalhousie are equally famous because of their lusty presence within the lap of abundant nature. The moody rivers flowing down from the upper region are creating the soulful songs which stays even after many years. One can’t control their lust to visit Rohtang Pass which is popular because of the high volume of ice present there.

Emergency No.

  • Police: 100
  • Emergency help: 108
  • Ambulance: 102
  • Manali Police Station: 044 - 23452788

HP Tourism Development Corporation Ltd.,

Ritz Annexe,

The Ridge Shimla-171001. 

Phone No: 0177-2652561, 2658302