Chandigarh to Manali

#1 Aug 6th, 2005, 09:13
Join Date:
Jun 2005
Location:
Mumbai
Posts:
41
  • Host is offline
#1
Hello,

I am visiting Manali on 8th through 11th

What are the travel options available from Chandigarh to Manali? And how much time do they take?

I am trying to explore from following:

AC Bus (Any night bus service or so)
Taxi drop - We are two, so am thinking to take a Taxi that could give me drop to Manali

Where in chandigarh, I could get Bus or Taxi, is there any good vendor whom I can contact in advance.

Thanks
www.pixbuddy.com - Capturing Life around me!
www.pixbuddy.com/category/sikkim/ - Sikkim captured !
#2 Aug 6th, 2005, 10:02
Join Date:
Jul 2003
Location:
Nashik, INDIA
Posts:
4,096
  • SHIMLA is offline
#2
Contact the Himachal Tourism Information Centre at ISBT, Sector 17. They will provide all information, including taxi hire.

Chandigarh to Manali is 320 kms.
Whoever said money can't buy happiness didn't know where to shop !
#3 Aug 6th, 2005, 11:24
Join Date:
Aug 2005
Location:
the himalayan country
Posts:
109
  • himalayas_beckon is offline
#3
if u wanna enjoy the hills and take breaks to soak in the beauty of himalayas or for taking pics,hire a personal taxi (tata indica car @ 5 rupees per km).. else go for a deluxe bus option.
#4 Aug 6th, 2005, 12:01
Join Date:
Jun 2005
Location:
Mumbai
Posts:
41
  • Host is offline
#4
Thanks for quick update

So if I take Indica from Chandigarh, It would cost me approx Rs 1800.

How much time would it take me to reach Manali from Chandigarh? and how good are the roads?

Thanks
#5 Aug 6th, 2005, 12:20
Join Date:
Aug 2005
Location:
the himalayan country
Posts:
109
  • himalayas_beckon is offline
#5
the roads are quite good, but after the recent rain fury, i have no idea. still, with ample breaks, it should take u no more than 9-10hours to reach there..
#6 Aug 6th, 2005, 12:32
Join Date:
Jul 2003
Location:
Nashik, INDIA
Posts:
4,096
  • SHIMLA is offline
#6
Quote:
Originally Posted by Host
So if I take Indica from Chandigarh, It would cost me approx Rs 1800.
I believe the taxi will charge you two-way, irrespective of whether you use it for the return journey or not. Hence, at the rate mentioned by himalayas_beckon, the taxi will cost you Rs.3200/-.
#7 Aug 6th, 2005, 12:34
Join Date:
Aug 2005
Location:
the himalayan country
Posts:
109
  • himalayas_beckon is offline
#7
yup,even i think so.
taxis are an expensvie option, but then, they give u the freedom to enjoy.
but some tour operators do charge for one way or something like that on busy routes.. i dont know how busy this route is. jus check around with a couple of taxi operators. u never know..
#8 Aug 7th, 2005, 08:35
Join Date:
Jun 2005
Location:
Mumbai
Posts:
41
  • Host is offline
#8
Hello,

Thanks for all the help and suggestion. Here is what I have planned:

I will travel from Delhi to Chandigarh from my own Car at around 11 Am today.
Leave my car at my friend's place in Mohali.
Take taxi from there to Manali, starting at 6 in the Monday morning. The Taxi will be there with me for 3 days and will then bring me back to Chandigarh on thur. Taxi would be costing me approx Rs 4,200 for Indica and 6k for Tavera. I have asked my friend for option for Scorpio. This amount include visit to Rohtang pass and visit aroung manali.

What do you think this as a plan, and do you think Indica would be ok or Scorio or Tavera would be better.

Cheers!
#9 Aug 7th, 2005, 09:25
Join Date:
Jun 2005
Location:
Mumbai
Posts:
41
  • Host is offline
#9
Just wondering how is the weather at Manali and near about places. Am doing my packing, wondering what all shall I keep?
#10 Aug 7th, 2005, 09:43
Join Date:
Jul 2003
Location:
Nashik, INDIA
Posts:
4,096
  • SHIMLA is offline
#10
Hello host,

Cannot really comment on the current weather in H.P., but your idea of taking a taxi for the entire trip including return to Chandigarh, is a good one. This way you are free to travel as you wish, and halt as you please.

You should reach Manali tomorrow evening by 4.00. On Tuesday you can visit Vashisht and Rohtang. On Wednesday visit Jagatsukh and Naggar, before starting the return journey to Chandigarh. You should be back in Chandigarh early Thursday morning.

The above is of course subject to the weather and conditions of the road.

All the best and have a great time in the Abode of the Gods !
#11 Aug 8th, 2005, 17:31
Join Date:
Aug 2005
Location:
the himalayan country
Posts:
109
  • himalayas_beckon is offline
#11
if u have your own car,then why the taxi??

and indica would do just fine,provided there are not more than four ppl in the taxi..
#12 Aug 8th, 2005, 23:16
Join Date:
May 2005
Location:
Chandigarh - Bangalore NON-STOP
Posts:
850
  • gautam is offline
#12
@ host :so howz ur journey goin...keep us updated as m also doing delhi-rohtang on 13-14-15-16 with couple of bike freaks..

"Your thoughts could be your prison"

My pics on flickr

Kerela backwaters - by beach
#13 Aug 11th, 2005, 23:36
Join Date:
Jun 2005
Location:
Mumbai
Posts:
41
  • Host is offline
#13
Quote:
Originally Posted by himalayas_beckon if u have your own car,then why the taxi??

and indica would do just fine,provided there are not more than four ppl in the taxi..
Hi,

My own car is Optra, can't dare to take it to Rohtang Pass? Also self driving is too taxing. I had taken Indica, and we are just two of us.

Just completed our trip, it was really tooo good to be true.
#14 Aug 12th, 2005, 02:02
Join Date:
May 2005
Location:
Chandigarh - Bangalore NON-STOP
Posts:
850
  • gautam is offline
#14

Question

hey host cn v c d pics..
& is it raining hard in kullu-manali-rohtang..plz do lemme knwo as couple of us r going there this sunday...
#15 Aug 19th, 2005, 16:26
Highway Hermit and the Invincible Shutter Speed
Join Date:
Aug 2005
Location:
Hyderabad
Posts:
98
  • InsideTheOutdoors is offline
#15
There are regular buses plying from Chandigarh to Manals... The 2X2 buses are rough, crude and the drivers -- RASH.... If u have a faint heart... think twice before taking these guys...

I had been on these recently and didn't have much of a problem... But some other passengers did...!
Only 300 bucks one way... Cheap and good...

Trust the guy behind the wheel... he's doing a great job.... After all, even he's gotta live..!

Similar Threads

Title, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views Forum
Hotels and advice for Shimla, Manali, Chandigarh... Jul 17th, 2012 15:52 13 7168 Lodging and Hotels in India
bus from Chandigarh Jul 25th, 2010 17:31 5 6239 Buses, Automobiles, Motorcycles, and Bicycles
Travelling from Chandigarh To Manali May 4th, 2010 07:45 7 10178 India Travel Itinerary Advice
hotels in Chandigarh? Oct 5th, 2004 19:41 5 3207 Lodging and Hotels in India
Chandigarh? Apr 27th, 2004 17:00 0 2524 India Expat Area


Posting Rules

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Forum Rules»
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2
© IndiaMike.com 2018
Page Load Success