Chandigarh to Manali Distance

Chandigarh To Manali

(Manali To Chandigarh)

Best way to travel from Chandigarh to Manali

Total distance 289 km
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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.

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Rajini Kashyap

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  • Rajini Kashyap
  • Lives in Chandigarh
  • 2 Reviews
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Rajini Kashyap
6.5/7
Posted 1 month ago Jun 1, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
Travelling by car is good option. We easily reached the place where we have to stay. Stopped in some places for food. But one must be careful while driving because roads are narrow. Overall, enjoyed the travelling and weather when we are going as weather was cloudy.
Car Type:
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This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
Route Taken:National Highway 3
Trip Includes:  | Manali
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Chandni

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Chandni
4.3/7
Posted 2 months ago May 19, 2015
Mode of Transport:Bus
Journey was very good with snow valley. Good service on offer. Provided everything, but the halt station where we need to have food and use toilets was not that good. Route is not safe as the roads are not good, but the driver was experienced. A/C temperature was good, blankets were clean.
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Bus Type:
  • A/C
This bus has:
  • TV/Entertainment
  • Comfortable seats
  • Blanket
  • Charging Point
  • Reading Light
Trip Includes:  Hotel Kings Land | Manali
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Samarath                

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Samarath                
6.5/7
Posted 2 months ago May 8, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
Road up to Bilaspur was in very poor condition from Kiratpur Sahib, (Punjab-Himachal Border Area). After Bilaspur to Manali, the condition of road is better. At night there is lot of traffic with heavy vehicles like tourist buses & trucks, so prefer to drive during the day time. After Mandi District there is a lot of natural beauty to see.
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Car Type:
  • SUV
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Route Taken:NH 21
Trip Includes:  Snow View Hotel
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Rohan Choudhary

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  • Rohan Choudhary
  • Lives in Chandigarh
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Rohan Choudhary
5.5/7
Posted 2 months ago Apr 25, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
The trip was a good one, wonderful experience to have a long drive. The route we took was NH21 and really smooth and silky the roads are. No traffic and wonderful joyride. Really worth the trip with the family. Exciting an super wonderful place to be in. Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed it.
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Car Type:
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  • Clear Signages
Route Taken:NH3
Trip Includes:  | Rohtang Pass
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Gallant Rubicon
6.4/7
Posted 3 months ago Apr 17, 2015
Mode of Transport:Bus
I think that one should go for Mercedes buses rather than Volvo buses, as they are more comfortable. Journey through road is marvellous, the views along the river is fantastic. Travellers should prefer night travelling rather than during day time. The halt in the way is one or two, so liquid consumption should be less.
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Bus operator: Himachal Volvo Tour
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  • Comfortable seats
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Tata Indica A/C 10 1700
Hyundai Santro A/C 12 2040
Toyota Qualis A/C 12 2040
Chevrolet Tavera A/C 13 2210
Mahindra Xylo A/C 13 2210
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