bangalore to manali

#1 Feb 9th, 2009, 23:17
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Hi,
Me and my wife wanted to go to Manali in March last week or April first week. We are from bangalore.
I found this group has very good content and were giving very good advice on everything.
I got good info about hotels and conveyance but it is scattered in all threads. Couldn't connect all info
Please help in putting everything together and make my travel happy and memorable.

My preliminary plan of my travel is:
Trip is for 9 days.
1) Bangalore to Delhi by flight
2) Delhi to Shimla <-- Bus or train ? please suggest.
3) see places in and around Shimla <-- Please suggest the places to visit and best mode of visiting them(cab or bus or any organized trips)
4) Chnadigarh to manali <-- Bus or train ? please suggest.
5) See places in and around Manali <-- Please suggest places to visit and best mode of visiting them(cab or bus or any organized trips)
6) Manali to Delhi <- bus or train please suggest.
7) Delhi to Bangalore by flight

8) Please suggest whether to go by any tours and travel agent or book my self everything and go <- which economical and secure ?
9) how to go about the local sight seeing in around a) Shimla and b) Manali
10) I heard toy train travel also is very good . Please suggest between toy train and volvo bus.

Thanks in advance..

Regards,
Sai Krishna
#2 Feb 10th, 2009, 11:34
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Just a few pointers to get you going - Manali is reachable only by road. Probably best to take Delhio-Kalka Shatabadi and then Kalka- Shimla toy train. Shimla - manali - bus (not Volvo), Manali- Delhi by Volvo. Local sight seeing is mostly on cabs - Shimla has local buses but not Manali.
#3 Feb 10th, 2009, 12:09
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Sai,

Once you reach Delhi, you can either take a direct bus to Shimla or take a train to Kalka from Delhi and then change another train to Shimla. From Kalka to Shimla this is meter guage and ride is very scenic. Once you reach Shimla, some of the places you can visit by walking and for others, either you can take a cab or Himachal govt tourism operates a day tour from Shimla.

After your Shimla visit, there is no need for you to come back to Chandigarh and you can take a bus to Manali from Shimla itself. No train connection to Manali. Again in Manali, you can hire a cab to visit the nearby places and then take a bus back to Delhi.

You can book tickets to Himachal govt buses online on this site.
http://www.hp.gov.in/hrtctickets/

Hope this helps.

Cheers!
#4 Feb 10th, 2009, 14:56
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Hi rajeev1008 and Manzey,
Thank you very much for your replies.. I've few queries for some more info please give your suggestions..
1) I saw in irctc.co.in that Delhi to Kalka by train journey is around 8hours (I liked one train that starts 9.40PM and reaches Kalka by 4.40AM)
Will there be any dormitories just to fresh in Kalka So that I can get-in into toy train which at 6AM that reaches Shimla by 11AM ?

2) In Shimla which are the good hotels to stay in(budgetary and deluxe)? I checked in HPTDC for hotels in Shimla, I found some in Sutlej circuit, they were not exactly in Shimla but they were in nearby towns, how to get to those towns/hotels from Shimla railway station?
3) For manali also the hotels shown in HPTDC are not exactly in Manali, they were in nearby towns, how to get into those hotels from Manali bus station?

Thanks in advance..

regards,
Sai Krishna
#5 Feb 11th, 2009, 01:33
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Manali to Delhi

For coming back from manali, you can catch the deccan morning flight from kullu to delhi that way you can save long bus journey fron Manali to Delhi.

In manali you can book in Hadimba Cottages. There is 30% off season discount and you can book online from hptdc site website.

We are also traveling to Shimla and Manali from bangalore this weekend. Will post the review of cottages after the trip.
#6 Oct 1st, 2010, 00:27
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From Bangalore to Kulu manali

Hai saikrishna, Dalip and others,

From above thread it Seems you people visited Kulu-manali from Bangalore.

I am also planning to visit Kulu -manali-simla in time frame of Oct-29( Night start in bangalore) to Nov-7 ( Reach bangalore back in Night) with Family.

Can you pls advice me the travel plan along with stay in hotels in repective places.
Pls also let me know, which are all places to visit in Kulu -manali-simla.

Apart from these places, in above time frame do I get time to visit any other places ( Like delhi or some other )?


Pls guide me travel approaches ( Trains/Cab/Bus/Flight). Preferrably avoid bus and info on hotels to stay.

Since I have never been in these place and dont have any idea, your inputs are really helpful.

Appreciate your information and help on this?


Regards.
Mohan
Last edited by my travel; Oct 2nd, 2010 at 00:18..

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