Chandigarh to Manali
How to reach from Chandigarh to Manali -
By Bus – Direct buses are available from Chandigarh to Manali. Chandigarh to Manali distance by road is almost 300 km via NH21. Major bus stops are Bhuntar, Mandi, Ner Chowk, Bilaspur, Sadar and Rupnagar. Time taken to reach Chandigarh from Manali by road is around 6 hours. Chandigarh to Manali buses is available throughout the day.
By Train – No direct Chandigarh to Manali train services is available. The nearest railway station to Manali is Joginder Nagar which is 50 km from Manali. But no major trains cover the distance from Chandigarh to Manali.
By Flight – Direct Chandigarh to Manali flights are unavailable. Bhuntar is the nearest airport, located 50 km away from Manali. Domestic flights connect Bhuntar with Chandigarh. If one is not fond of shifting modes of transport, then one must find an alternative to a Chandigarh to Manali flight.
By Cab/car – The Chandigarh to Manali distance of 300 km must be travelled by car. It is the most comfortable and fastest way to travel in the route. Time taken to reach the destination is around 5 and half hours. Travel to Manali from Chandigarh in comfort with this mode of transport. Chandigarh to Manali by car is a comfortable way to travel if you have a reliable driver.
Manali – The Valley of the Gods
Nicknamed the "Valley of Gods", the picturesque hill station of Manali is nestled amidst the mountains of Himachal Pradesh. According to mythology, a deluge submerged the entire world and when the flood dried, there emerged a place of breathtaking beauty which is said to be Manali. A favorite honeymoon destination, it is also an adventurer's delight. The British not only introduced apple but also setup the first apple orchard here and even to this day apple (together with pear and plum) continues to be one of the chief source of income for large number of local inhabitants.
Things to Do
Sightseeing in Manali includes a visit Old Manali which is well known for its old guesthouses and orchards, take a dip in the hot water springs. Pay a visit to the Hadimba temple, Maa Sharvari temple and the Buddhist monasteries, witness the breathtaking beauty of the Rohtang Pass, indulge in adventurous activities like river rafting, paragliding and trekking. Enjoy watching the amazing waterfalls such as the Jogini falls, Rahala waterfalls and Rozy falls.
Ranging from budget hotels to high-end resorts there are plethora of options for hotels in Manali. There are several homestay options as well that offer stunning views of the nature.