Best time to visit
If you're looking for a summer escape, the pleasant weather between the months of March and May makes for the perfect time to visit Beral. On the other hand, the months between October and February see the temperature dipping significantly and the region also experiences occasional snow fall. Plan a visit to Beral in the winters only if you don't mind the biting cold winds. Avoid visiting Beral between July and September as the region experiences heavy rains which in turn damages the roads and also causes landslides.
Here's how you can get to Beral from New Delhi:
By road: Beral is located at a distance of about 450km from New Delhi. Even though the 12 hour drive can get quite taxing, the gorgeous landscapes make up for it all. If you plan on driving down to Beral in one go, make sure you're travelling with someone who can help you out at the wheel.
By train: Alternatively, one can also take a New Delhi to Kalka, the gateway town to Himachal Pradesh. From Kalka, hop on to the Kalka-Shimla rail to get to Shimla in another five hours. Hire a local cab from Shimla railway station to reach Beral in another four hours (100km).
By air: The nearest airport to Beral is in Shimla, located at a distance of 120km. A direct flight from New Delhi to Shimla costs about ₹5,000. Beral is a four hour drive in a local cab from the Shimla airport.
Getting around in Beral
Though one can find state run buses pretty much everywhere in Himachal Pradesh, Beral being a remote village doesn't exactly enjoy top notch connectivity. It is best advisable to have your own car/bike to explore the region around Beral. However, if you're taking a train or a flight to get to Beral, hire a local cab on per day basis that can take you around.
Beral is frequented amongst hikers who prefer carrying their own tents and pitching them amongst the woods. Additionally, backpackers also visit Beral and just end up staying with a local family. Being a remote village, there are no hotels, resorts and home-stays per se. If you're someone who believes in playing it safe and prefers booking everything in advance, major towns surrounding Beral offer enough accommodation options. Places such as Rohru, Darkoti and Shelapani have properties that suit travellers on all kinds of budgets. Here are some of the best stay options you can consider on your trip to Beral: