how can i reach to kalka from manali?
dilipbgorasia
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#16
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Originally posted by: rajatsurey View Post

One thing to add - there are interstate permit costs because of which HP registered vehicles may be cheaper for a trip like this - factor that in (though if a Ludhiana based guy gave you good rates - it may not be true). Also, for Amritsar - Dalhousie, Ludhiana is a good base but not for Manali.


Hi rajatsurey,

That guy gave me 2700 / day which includes each and every taxes like his own charges and all the road taxes etc...

Let me know if it is proper or not.
#17
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Depends on which car, how many kilometers and how many days. e.g. Qualis, 1000 km, 8 days could cost Rs. 18000 (Rs. 14 / km + Rs. 500 / day), which is Rs. 2250 / day. Per day charge makes sense if you are travelling more than 150 km on an average per day.

Cannot really help sitting in Delhi as these need to be negotiated with a local guy - best if you start a thread to ask for good taxi contacts in Ambala / Chandigarh and call them up for rate fixing. In my view, Rs. 10-12 per km and Rs. 300-400 per day is a good rate. Rs. 12-14 per km and Rs. 500 is okay and anything above is expensive. But QUALITY of car and the driver is most important and I will want to first check that before starting the journey.
#18
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Originally posted by: rajatsurey View Post

Depends on which car, how many kilometers and how many days. e.g. Qualis, 1000 km, 8 days could cost Rs. 18000 (Rs. 14 / km + Rs. 500 / day), which is Rs. 2250 / day. Per day charge makes sense if you are travelling more than 150 km on an average per day.

Cannot really help sitting in Delhi as these need to be negotiated with a local guy - best if you start a thread to ask for good taxi contacts in Ambala / Chandigarh and call them up for rate fixing. In my view, Rs. 10-12 per km and Rs. 300-400 per day is a good rate. Rs. 12-14 per km and Rs. 500 is okay and anything above is expensive. But QUALITY of car and the driver is most important and I will want to first check that before starting the journey.


Hi rajatsurey,

I dont know how many KM it will be for my route but i can make my route fix like chandigarh-manali-simla-ambala cantt.

Also, i can fix days like i will need i think 6 day for my route.
#19
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once you fix your route, you can calculate km by googling the distance between two places.
#20
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Originally posted by: rajatsurey View Post

once you fix your route, you can calculate km by googling the distance between two places.


Hi rajatsurey,

I know i can calculate once my route is fixed and actually it is fixed too, but i can calculate only route KM, what about local places distance? for e.g.: how many KM i will have to run around to view all local places in manali? :)
#21
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@dilipbgorasia, My 2 cents! :)

Never plan a tour with a measurement tape in hand! Always permit some thrill factor to remain in your itineraries & scheduling! Else there are always public transport services available which save a lot of money! :D
#22
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Well what Prakaant said is very much an acceptable approach - but I prefer to know the broad specs and then leave the last 20% to impromptu plans.

Dilip - you can easily calculate the distance between Manali-Rohtang (50 km+), Manali - Kullu (40 km), Manali - Solang (10 km) etc. But the steep portions like Rohtang cost more per km. Take a general 10-15 km per day for unplanned in-city travel.
#23
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hi rajatsurey,

thanks a lot for your very helpful guidence, now let me plan my trip according to your guidence.

again, thanks a lot for your guidence.

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