Manali is located at a distance of 292 km from Chandigarh. A popular summer destination located in the state of Himachal Pradesh, Manali is well connected to Chandigarh by road and rail. However, the best way to reach Manali from Chandigarh is by road, which takes around 6 hours. The places covered during the journey from Chandigarh to Manali are Chandigarh - 15 km -> Kharar - 20 km -> Rupnagar - 48 km -> Swarghat - 41 km -> Bilaspur - 69 km -> Mandi - 41 km -> Aut - 69 km -> Manali. On the way, there are several rest stops and hotels. Various petrol pumps and multi-cuisine restaurants are available on the route at regular intervals.
Transport options from Chandigarh to Manali
Chandigarh to Manali By Car: Hire a cab or rent a car to drive down to Manali which takes around 6 hours. Approximate cost of cab per kilometer ranges between INR8 to 21, depending upon the type of car. Travelling by a cab or car is ideal for families with senior citizens and kids or while in a group.
Chandigarh to Manali By Bus: Take a direct bus to Manali from Chandigarh, a journey of about 7 hours. Several government and private buses ply between the two destinations. Himachal Volvo Bus Service, Swagtam Holidays, Zimindara Travels Chandigarh operates more number of buses on the Chandigarh to Manali route.
After visiting Chandigarh next turn was to go to cool MANALI. We choose to go by car rather than bus, the road trip was very good and the scenery was amazing but it was more time taking. I thought it might take more then 5 hours but the weather made my day cool and hotel was amazing.
Though journey by car is long enough and tiresome but its totally worth it. The beauty of the scenery is just beyond the excellence. One can just not resist the pleasantness of atmosphere, traffic free roads making an awesome experience of a perfect romantic long drive. The roads are clean and tidy which makes a long drive even more memorable and pleasing one. The restaurants are available throughout the way which soot-hens the tiredness of the long drive.
Awesome small small stoppage on Manali road. Like Bilaspur, Sundernagar and Mandi. But there was some horrible road after Kiratpur Sahib just for near about 2-3 kilometers. Overall, nice adventurous journey. We are really missed that journey. We had stayed at Kullu for a while. And we had taken the river rafting. It was awesome experience.
Good bus journey and staff are very good and seats were very comfortable but pillow was not given by them. WiFi and TV facilities were not available. Manali is best for sightseeing. It is best for river rafting. Mall Road is best. A small problem is of parking. Hotel Yak is best hotel properly cleaned and hygienic. Tibbtian market is good.
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