Shimla to Manali

The distance between Shimla and Manali is 250 km. It takes a little more than six hours to reach Manali from Shimla, by car, with couple of breaks in between. Take the Shimla bypass out of Shimla, which connects to NH 88. Follow Nh88 to Bilaspur via Jutogh, Sallaghat, Darlaghat and Brahmpukhar. After crossing Bilaspur, take a right turn to reach NH 21. Drive 50km on NH 21 to reach Mandi. From Mandi, 41 km away is Aut, with Pandoh in between. And from Aut, Manali is just 68 km away. It is an excellent road and there are many places to stop, for refreshment and refuelling.

Transport options from Shimla to Manali

Shimla to Manali By Car: Hire a cab or take a car from Shimla to Manali, which takes a little more than 6 hours. The cost of cab ranges from INR9 to INR160 per kilometre, depending upon the type of car. Travelling by car is suitable for kids, seniors and group travellers.

Shimla to Manali By Bus: Take a direct bus from Shimla to Manali, which takes about 9 hours. Manali bus stand is located in the city centre. Not recommended as it is uncomfortable.

Shimla to Manali By Train: Travelling by train is not recommended as there are no direct trains available from Shimla to Manali.

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Prashant kumar

Prashant kumar, Delhi,
Tourist
2 Reviews | 2 Views

A good journey

Jan 21, 2016
Mode of Transport: Car

Quite good. Driver was quite helpful. But it should be given clearly in ternary that travel time is more than 12 hours by car. It will help to make a mindset. Although the journey was good as the driver was quite helpful. I would recommend to take car for passengers having travel sickness due to height and long travel.

    • Car Type:
    • Sedan
    • This route has:
    • Petrol pumps
    • Food/Dhabas
    • Route Taken:
    • शिमला - तातापानी - मंडी मार्ग/షిమ్లా-తతపని-మంది రోడ్డు
Sabyasachi Dey

Sabyasachi,
Scout
3 Reviews | 16 Views

Journey was not good

Nov 23, 2015
Mode of Transport: Taxi

Very bad experience to book the car through Make India Journey. From Shimla the driver was not ready to go as per the itinerary received from Make India Journey. We face lots of problems during the total period of tour. We have two kids & one small baby with 1 year of age face lots of difficulties with the car. The driver told us that the make India Journey told them some different things at the time of booking the car, but we have some other plan receive from Make India journey.

Most of the day driver was drunk at the time of driving and one day the driver left at the Manali Mall in the evening and came back at night and unable to stand properly due to take lots of alcohol. Next day our program to return back to Chandigarh but we found in the morning that driver left the hotel along with his vehicle. As per the plan we have one day program to Manikaran, but driver not allow us to took to the said spot. We sat idle on the hotel on the same day.

Never ever book the car through Make India Journey, They also did not pick up up call and lastly we contacted some other car to drop us at Chandigarh.

This things happen due to Make India Journey. After taking the amount they try to escape from you and switch of their phone also.

    • Car Type:
    • SUV
    • This route has:
    • Petrol pumps
    • Food/Dhabas
    • Route Taken:
    • NH 88 and National Highway 3
Raunak Parekh

Raunak, Aurangabad,
Connoisseur
18 Reviews | 12 Views

What a marvelous experience!

Sep 14, 2015
Mode of Transport: Taxi

It was in May-June, 2015 that my family and I went on a holiday to Himachal Pradesh. My experience was awesome. It was a great weather when we started the journey from Shimla to Manali. It takes quite long to reach the destination. Its almost 10 hours of travel that needs to be taken to reach the town manali! But it was a fabulous journey all thanks to our driver Mr. Lovely Singh. He is a very funny and fun loving person himself. Very jolly and lively by heart! I booked his taxi but seeing the experience would recommend travelling with him and booking his taxi for any place and state in north india!

The car we travelled in was an Innova his personal car, he rides as a taxi.

    • Car Type:
    • SUV
    • This route has:
    • Petrol pumps
    • Accomodation
    • Food/Dhabas
    • Clear Signages
    • Route Taken:
    • शिमला - तातापानी - मंडी मार्ग/షిమ్లా-తతపని-మంది రోడ్డు
Divyapal Shah

Divyapal, Mumbai,
Explorer
5 Reviews | 8 Views

Wonderful journey with breath-taking view

Aug 20, 2015
Mode of Transport: Taxi

Road journey while travelling from one place to another during Himachal visit is also exciting and enjoyable as it provides breath-taking views of mountains. For vegetarians and Jain's dhabas during the trips are also available. Journey time is approx 10 hours long.

    • Car Type:
    • SUV
    • This route has:
    • Petrol pumps
    • Food/Dhabas
    • Clear Signages
Ritayan Goswami

Ritayan, Kolkata,
Explorer
11 Reviews | 4 Views

Good journey with wonderful view

Jul 28, 2015
Mode of Transport: Taxi

Very good scenic beauty and enjoyed the ride very much. Nice food and accommodation available on route. Many amusing places to just stand, drink, eat, and see the nature but area prone to land slides. So take extra food and water while travelling and be careful if you have vomiting tendency while travelling.

    • Car Type:
    • Sedan
    • This route has:
    • Petrol pumps
    • Accomodation
    • Food/Dhabas
    • Clear Signages
    • Route Taken:
    • National Highway 22, National Highway 305 and National Highway 21

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