Shimla to Manali Distance

Shimla To Manali

(Manali To Shimla)

Best way to travel from Shimla to Manali

Total distance 242 km
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The distance between Shimla and Manali is 250 km. It takes a little more than six hours to reach Manali from Shimla, by car, with couple of breaks in between. Take the Shimla bypass out of Shimla, which connects to NH 88. Follow Nh88 to Bilaspur via Jutogh, Sallaghat, Darlaghat and Brahmpukhar. After crossing Bilaspur, take a right turn to reach NH 21. Drive 50km on NH 21 to reach Mandi. From Mandi, 41 km away is Aut, with Pandoh in between. And from Aut, Manali is just 68 km away. It is an excellent road and there are many places to stop, for refreshment and refuelling.

Transport options from Shimla to Manali

Shimla to Manali By Car: Hire a cab or take a car from Shimla to Manali, which takes a little more than 6 hours. The cost of cab ranges from INR9 to INR160 per kilometre, depending upon the type of car. Travelling by car is suitable for kids, seniors and group travellers.

Shimla to Manali By Bus: Take a direct bus from Shimla to Manali, which takes about 9 hours. Manali bus stand is located in the city centre. Not recommended as it is uncomfortable.

Shimla to Manali By Train: Travelling by train is not recommended as there are no direct trains available from Shimla to Manali.

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Deepak Khandelwal

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Deepak Khandelwal
7/7
Posted 1 week ago May 19, 2015
Mode of Transport:Taxi
We are three couples, met in Shimla. Firstly we enjoyed a lot in Shimla. Then we took a taxi from Shimla and reached Manali. Taxi charged us around 6500 INR. We enjoyed a lot in journey. We reached Manali in 10 hours and enjoyed a lot. We stayed around 10 places and see very awesome scenario, also beas river.
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Route Taken:शिमला - तातापानी - मंडी मार्ग/షిమ్లా-తతపని-మంది రోడ్డు
Trip Includes:  The Manali Lodge | Hadimba Temple
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Rama krishna Krovi

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Rama krishna Krovi
5/7
Posted 2 weeks ago May 16, 2015
Mode of Transport:Taxi
After breakfast we started our journey to Manali. The road is very nice. The river Beas on one side and big hills on the other side of the road are very exciting. Sharp turnings, ghat roads on the way are very interesting. The car journey is very comfortable.
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Anjan

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Anjan
6.5/7
Posted 1 month ago Apr 23, 2015
Mode of Transport:Taxi
Route was scenic and road condition is good. Try to hire small cars like Alto or Indigo because road turning points are dangerous. Also try to make the journey in morning/day time. Few sections of roads are terrible with falling rocks, otherwise it's ok.
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Route Taken:Ambla-Shimla-Kaurik Rd and Sainj -Ani-Banjar-Aut Rd/SH 11
Trip Includes:  Shingar Regency Hotel
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Prasann nair

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Prasann nair
7/7
Posted 2 months ago Apr 1, 2015
Mode of Transport:Taxi
About the route, we don't know much, but the person provided by Holiday.IQ was extreme superb. Mr. Sitesh, who is with us, our entire trip which start from Shimla to Manali and ends in Chandigarh. He manages each and every point with his vase experience. He always reach our hotel before time and suggest to us what to do.

I had used Makemy journey group which is provide by Holiday.IQ team. And the transfer facility was superb. I had facing little beat problem with the weather but the person Mr. Sitesh handled it very clearly. With Mr.Sitesh we find the journey comfortable. from Shimla to Manali, the road condition was not good.

We had used NH3 to reach Manali and the route was scenic but the road condition is not good. We got lots of dhabas, restaurants and refreshment stalls entire route by very short distance.

I suggest the visitor, if you are a "motion weakness" person then just think before start your journey on this route.
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  • Sedan
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  • Clear Signages
Route Taken:NH3
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I had visit Manali on 18. 12. 2014 honeymoon tour. The hotel Kalpana was exceptional giving me the good time support with extremely superb service, even thought we are not able to reach the destination due to bad weather & heavy snow fall but the entire staff Co-ordinate with us like a family...more »
Trip Includes:  | Manali | Vashist springs and temple
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Anshul Bansal

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Anshul Bansal
5/7
Posted 2 months ago Mar 30, 2015
Mode of Transport:Bus
As we are not on personal vehicle, so we have options of taxi or bus. We are students so can't afford taxi, that's why opted for bus. Good services but fare is higher than the other state roadways. So if you are planning to go there you just don't plan and enjoy the never ending journey.
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Shimla to Manali By Car/Taxi (125 Km)

Vehicle Approx. Fare/Km (Rs) Approx. Cost (Rs)
Tata Indica A/C 9 1125
Chevrolet Tavera A/C 12 1500
Toyota Qualis A/C 12 1500
Ford Ikon A/C 15 1875
Hyundai Accent A/C 15 1875
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  • Taxi
    • Total distance:125 km
    • Duration: 2 Hrs by car
    • Price:from Rs. 9 per km
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    • Duration: 2 Hrs by Bus
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