It is 440 km approximately from Amritsar to Manali, first go to Anandpur Sahib to Bilaspur to Mandi and then Kullu to Manali. Very good journey start early morning from Amritsar it takes about 10 hours. On the way there is also very good dhabas and restaurants for food not very costly food quality also good. Road conditions are good.
The travel distance from Amritsar to Manali is about 450 Km but it takes 13-14 hrs by road. The road after Pathankot passes through hills. Roads are narrow, make sure you hire experienced driver. There are many road side dhaba and restaurant for local food. Start early from Amritsar to avoid night travel in hill area.
It was very good journey by car. From the car you could see hills and mountains very clearly. I enjoyed travelling by car. It was an awesome journey. On the way we ate things that we carried from home like chocolates, biscuits etc. I enjoyed it to the fullest. My family says it was really good, and they were extremely happy with the journey.
The roads are well maintained. One can enjoy the journey up to the fullest such that too long journey appears as if it is too short. Beautiful scenes of nature enlightens the mind and soul. The travellers should take care of the land sliding as its very dangerous to travel in rains.
During my car travel, I had a very good experience at Kangra Tea Estate which is a good place to visit on my travel and I even visited zoo. Dhramsala is a good place with beautiful mountain views. We had a wonderful experience of all these places by hiring a taxi only.
Manali is located at a distance of 415 km from Amritsar. Manali, a beautiful hill station, is well-connected to Amritsar by road. The best way to reach Manali from Amritsar is by road and the distance can be covered in about 6 hours and 30 minutes by car. The places covered during the journey are Amritsar 71 km -> Gurdaspur 40 km -> Pathankot 81 km -> Kangra 36 km -> Palampur 38 km -> Jogindernagar 58 km -> Mandi 103 km -> Manali. Petrol pumps of Indian Oil and HP are available at regular intervals. On the way, there are several rest stops and dhabas. Options range from Pachrangi outlets to Café Coffee Day to restaurants dishing out north Indian food.