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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Abhi Kumar

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  • Abhi Kumar
  • Lives in Chandigarh
  • 2 Reviews
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Abhi Kumar
7/7
Posted 3 months ago Nov 1, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
My 3 friends and I planned a trip to Manali. We decided to go by car and we took my friends car. We started early morning at 6:00 from Chandigarh. We packed up the food from home itself we thought that food might not be good on the way. But it was like what we thought of. There were lots of hotels and dhabas on the way.

We took NH21 as this is the best and fastest route. 1st day we decided to stay at Kullu and there we come to know some nearby places like some temples and we planned to visit there.

And next we got off to Manali.
Car Type:
  • Hatchback
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Route Taken:NH 21
Trip Includes:  Hill View Cottages
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Ravi Agrawal

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  • Ravi Agrawal
  • Lives in Allahabad
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Ravi Agrawal
5.9/7
Posted Oct 20, 2015 Oct 20, 2015
Mode of Transport:Bus
The journey from Chandigarh to Manali was just awesome. Within the trip, you will come across halts like Sundernagar, Bilaspur, Mandi, Kullu, etc. So, you can enjoy these small towns as well if you wish to. The journey comprises of amazing scenic beauties flourished with flora and fauna. The cool breeze in the journey after Kullu will refresh your mind and relieve you from the tiredness.
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Bus operator: Himachal Volvo Tour
Bus Type:
  • Non-AC
This bus has:
  • TV/Entertainment
  • Comfortable seats
  • Blanket
  • Pillow
  • Water Bottle
  • Charging Point
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Sandeep Mohindra

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  • Sandeep Mohindra
  • Lives in Chandigarh
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Sandeep Mohindra
3/7
Posted Sep 25, 2015 Sep 25, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
The road from Chandigarh to Ropar is excellent but after Kiratpur as you leave the main National Highway and turn right towards Swarghat the roads takes an ugly patchy state with rough drive and slowing down of traffic and as you go towards sundernagar and Bilaspur the road conditions are very bad and traffic snarls are there leading to very low speed and bumpy drive as there are a lot of trucks from cement companies of ACC and AMBUJA CEMENTS which have cement plants on this highway are taking clinkers from the plains and finished goods are sent back on this highway. At Mandi this is the centre point you can relax at Visco resort which are owned by a Sikh family serving pure vegetarian food of excellent quality and the family takes self interest in the upkeep of this hotel with fairly good rooms very neat and clean linen. After the cement plant at Gaggal you will feel a relief in you backbone and you can now start the enjoyable drive. At Pandoh dam the views are extremely nice specially in the rainy season you can see the water gushing down the flood gates which are open for overflow. After this you will cross a temple of Mata Devi which is supposed to be lucky if you have darshan ( Prayers ) for the road trip. After this you come to place called Out from where you enter the Kullu valley with a nice drive best views and good road. The drive is excellent and from Bhuntar which is the Kullu airport the drive gets more scenic and you can take two routes, one which is via kullu and other Kullu Bypass the latter being faster and giving a top view of the valley and the Kullu Route being next to the river bank gives a very nice views of the river plus it is a nice drive but the traffic snarls are there as you cross Kullu town, The 40 km drive is very nice and scenic. I hope you enjoy your Drive!!!!!!
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Car Type:
  • SUV
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
Route Taken:NH 21
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This property is at very good location but a little offbeat near village Prini. It has breathtaking views of the valley and you can virtually have a 360 degree view of the valley. It has a fresh air feeling with pine smell and located in Apple orchards. The staff is very helpful and cooperative...more »
Trip Includes:  | Manali
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Ranjit

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  • Ranjit
  • Lives in Chandigarh
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Ranjit
7/7
Posted Sep 7, 2015 Sep 7, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
The roads are well paved. Gives you better feeling no bumpy rides complete package of fun. In our journey we visited so many dhabas and eating joints the scenery was breathtaking. Best advice is fuel your tank from Chandigarh because Petrol is expensive as compare with Chandigarh.
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Car Type:
  • Hatchback
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
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We went to Manali in April on my birthday. We stayed at Hotel Preet for couple of days our overall experience was good they gave us good service and the changes was fair for single bed room. Hotel is well flanked by mountains you get mesmerizing view of mountains from window. The staff was...more »
Trip Includes:  | Manali
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Bn  Saxena

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  • Bn Saxena
  • Lives in New Delhi
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Bn Saxena
6.5/7
Posted Aug 15, 2015 Aug 15, 2015
Mode of Transport:Taxi
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.
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Car Type:
  • SUV
This route has:
  • Food/Dhabas
Route Taken:National Highway 3
Trip Includes:  Piccadily Resort | Hadimba Temple
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Chandigarh to Manali By Car/Taxi (170 Km)

Vehicle Approx. Fare/Km (Rs) Approx. Cost (Rs)
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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