Had booked package from "Makeindia Journey". The vehicle provided in package was ERTIGA and the driver Kuldeep Singh(Bunty) provided us excellent convenient end to end travel experience. We reached Delhi by flight and were picked by Bunty from Airport and were dropped at Delhi after completion of tour.
Go with open mind, ears and eyes and fairly good appetite. The route once you cross Delhi becomes paradise for foodies with large number of dhabas located on the route. Chandigarh to Manali is feast to the eye with scenic route and all sort of whirling. Make sure your car is in good shape inside out because it will be testing for it.
Right from Chandigarh to Manali you feel in the lap of mother nature. Small dhabas (eating joints) all the way, so there were no issues for food. Just don't stuff too much for comfortable journey. There were many twists and turns so its advisable to start early in the morning, on empty stomach. Have little food on periodical intervals throughout the journey.
It was a superb journey as we travelled by our own car, it was awesome and cheap with good roads and we were six friends in Mahindra SUV 500. There were many dhabas and restaurants with good food. You will definitely like the dhabas food and an advice is to leave early in the morning so that you can see each and everything enroute.