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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By Bus – Direct buses are available from Chandigarh to Manali. Chandigarh to Manali distance by road is almost 300 km via NH21. Major bus stops are Bhuntar, Mandi, Ner Chowk, Bilaspur, Sadar and Rupnagar. Time taken to reach Chandigarh from Manali by road is around 6 hours. Chandigarh to Manali buses is available throughout the day.

By Train – No direct Chandigarh to Manali train services is available. The nearest railway station to Manali is Joginder Nagar which is 50 km from Manali. But no major trains cover the distance from Chandigarh to Manali.

By Flight – Direct Chandigarh to Manali flights are unavailable. Bhuntar is the nearest airport, located 50 km away from Manali. Domestic flights connect Bhuntar with Chandigarh. If one is not fond of shifting modes of transport, then one must find an alternative to a Chandigarh to Manali flight.

By Cab/car – The Chandigarh to Manali distance of 300 km must be travelled by car. It is the most comfortable and fastest way to travel in the route. Time taken to reach the destination is around 5 and half hours. Travel to Manali from Chandigarh in comfort with this mode of transport. Chandigarh to Manali by car is a comfortable way to travel if you have a reliable driver.

Manali – The Valley of the Gods

Nicknamed the "Valley of Gods", the picturesque hill station of Manali is nestled amidst the mountains of Himachal Pradesh. According to mythology, a deluge submerged the entire world and when the flood dried, there emerged a place of breathtaking beauty which is said to be Manali. A favorite honeymoon destination, it is also an adventurer's delight. The British not only introduced apple but also setup the first apple orchard here and even to this day apple (together with pear and plum) continues to be one of the chief source of income for large number of local inhabitants.

Things to Do     

Sightseeing in Manali includes a visit Old Manali which is well known for its old guesthouses and orchards, take a dip in the hot water springs. Pay a visit to the Hadimba temple, Maa Sharvari temple and the Buddhist monasteries, witness the breathtaking beauty of the Rohtang Pass, indulge in adventurous activities like river rafting, paragliding and trekking. Enjoy watching the amazing waterfalls such as the Jogini falls, Rahala waterfalls and Rozy falls. 


Accommodation         

Ranging from budget hotels to high-end resorts there are plethora of options for hotels in Manali. There are several homestay options as well that offer stunning views of the nature. 


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Sakshi  Gupta

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  • Sakshi Gupta
  • Lives in Nagpur
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Sakshi Gupta
6/7
Posted Nov 26, 2015 Nov 26, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
The journey was awesome. 300 Km were covered in a 8 hour. Road is good if not great. You get to stop at Mandi which is a small yet important city enroute. Better to have a anti-vomit medicine if you feel mountain sickness.
The views are awesome and can do photography enroute. Advice is not to go too near to the fast flowing water rivers/streams as sudden increase of water may be very dangerous. The big tunnel enroute is awesome and gives you a feel of india developing.
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Route Taken:National Highway 3
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A beautiful place, cold pleasant climate, lots of places to visit, rohtang pass, vashisht hot water springs, hadimba temple etc. Gateway to Leh ladakh through Rohtang pass. On the way in solang valley you can do variety of adventure sports like paragliding, zorbing etc which is amazing...more »
Trip Includes:  Dungri Huts | Rohtang Pass
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Abhi Kumar

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  • Abhi Kumar
  • Lives in Chandigarh
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Abhi Kumar
7/7
Posted Nov 1, 2015 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.
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Car Type:
  • Hatchback
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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
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  • Non-AC
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  • Blanket
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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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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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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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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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