Taxi service for Shimla to Manali to D'shala to Amritsar

#1 May 11th, 2010, 17:15
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Hi guys, we are two couples going for honeymoon in Himachal Pradesh in June. We are traveling to Shimla – Manali – Dharamshala – Amritsar.

We are reaching Shimla via toy-train (Shivalik Deluxe), and will be staying in Shimla for 2 days after which we will proceed to Manali. Here is where I need help from you guys.. I have figured out that the best option for us to reach Manali in decent time (8-9 hrs) is by taxi.. and since we are four people (2 couples), we are planning to hire a Tavera or Innova. I did a lot of research on net to get a decent deal on taxi rental, but am unable to find one. I want to pre-book the taxi in order to avoid last minute hassle as we are going on our honeymoons. So guys, can anyone suggest me good taxi services or individual taxi owners who are well familiar with the region, and are cool minded and fun to travel with. And can you also quote estimate rate for the travel.

We are thinking of two options :
1) to take taxi from Shimla to Manali.. then let go of the taxi.. and roam in Manali by ourselves.. then again when our stay in Manali ends, hire another (or same) taxi from Manali to Dharamshala.. and the let go the taxi after reaching.. and then when we are leaving Dharamshala, hire the taxi again and go to Amritsar..

2) Hire the taxi when we plan to leave Shimla and go to Manali.. then keep the taxi along with us for the rest of the trip and let the taxi go once we reach Amritsar.. (i.e. total 5 days – 2 in Manali, 2 in Dharamshala, 1 in Amritsar).

So which of these options will be suitable and cost-effective?? Since we are traveling in June first week, your help and advice will be highly appreciable.



Thanks again guys.



Regards
Rahul


Moderator note: Hi stranger333 - please don't post the same query more than once - it confuses us! I've merged your two threads together with the replies here, and deleted the second one.
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#2 May 11th, 2010, 19:53
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Originally Posted by stranger333 View Post Hi guys, we are two couples going for honeymoon in Himachal Pradesh in June. We are traveling to Shimla – Manali – Dharamshala – Amritsar.

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which place is ur journey starting and ending point...?
are u coming from from train up to kalka....?
in my view if u start ur journey from delhi then u can find such kind of options.u can contact mr.kumar (8800778816) he can give better option.i told u as far as my knowledge but u can also get many options around pahargunj and lalkila but here u cant find good deal...
we have just come from delhi->shimla->manali->chandigardh->delhi..

Moderator note: Hi r.kapoor - please don't use SMS - write "you", not "u" - so that everyone may easily understand! Thanks
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#3 May 11th, 2010, 21:50
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2nd option much better because you going for honeymoon trip, and for "roam in Manali by ourselves"- you need car almost everyday there (solang vally/rohtang/nagar and other sight seeing)

but if you go for 1dt option - better don't book car in advance, after reaching shimla - go to Taxi Union(on Mail) and hire car from there,, do sane for manali to Dharamshala (Him-Aanchal Taxi Union,Mail,Manali),,

and book only form authorized Travel Agent or contact good original Driver of that vehicle, not from touts,,
you can try to contact "Jitender Verma" of HimachalBooking.com
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Originally Posted by anjan6600 View Post 2nd option much better because you going for honeymoon trip, and for "roam in Manali by ourselves"- you need car almost everyday there (solang vally/rohtang/nagar and other sight seeing)

but if you go for 1dt option - better don't book car in advance, after reaching shimla - go to Taxi Union(on Mail) and hire car from there,, do sane for manali to Dharamshala (Him-Aanchal Taxi Union,Mail,Manali),,

and book only form authorized Travel Agent or contact good original Driver of that vehicle, not from touts,,
you can try to contact "Jitender Verma" of HimachalBooking.com
Hi I am planning to go to Manali in 2nd week of June with my family. Total number person are 6. We are planing to go from delhi to mananali by Volvio then book hotel there only. Is this is wise decision or we should do booking from Dehi itself. Will I able to get a normal 2-3 star hotel there within range of 1000-1200 bucks / day room.
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Mods - sorry for posting the query in two different threads.. I just didn't know which is the right place to post so that I get suitable advice, but thanks for merging both posts.

R.kapoor - thanks for the reply. I am actually coming from Ahmedabad, and will fly to Delhi, and then take Howrah Mail to Kalka and then the toy-train to Shimla.. We will be reaching Shimla at around 11 a.m. on 8th June, and will will be there till 11th June.. We plan to leave for Manali early morning on 11th June and reach Manali by late after-noon.. And then we will be in Manali till 13th June, and will be leaving for D'shala early morning on 13th June and plan to reach D'shala in the late afternoon. In D'shala, we will spend 2 days, and check-out on 15th June and go to Amritsar to visit The Golden Temple. After that, we will head to Delhi and then on our way back to Ahmedabad. Do you know any good taxi service (with decent price) for this tour?

Anjan6600 - thanks for the reply. Any idea on how much it would cost for the taxi (Tavera/Innova) for our journey.
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rkapoor: I'm moving from China to Delhi in 3 days. (I have been teaching Creative Writing in Chinese universities.) I've traveled through Delhi, but haven't been there in July. Not sure how long I'll stay; awaiting another uni job, plus some other work. The point is: if you'll contact me, send me a contact in New Delhi, advice...thank you. Chagall.

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