Speak - Increasingly guests find Manali to be the highlight of a
summer trip and find Shimla, Dharamsala etc.too touristy and too much
of trouble travelling in and out of Manali accessing them. So this is
idea getaway for those who want to relax and explore various elements
of Manali (Sightseeing, Adventure, Walks etc.
- Chandigarh is the best access point for this itinerary.
Chandigarh (Gets daily flights from New Delhi and Mumbai). Ambala is a major
railhead 30 kms South of Chandigarh. Delhi is an International Airport and
gets flights and trains from all over india. However ease of access makes
Chandigarh more suitable than Delhi.
Bhuntar near Kullu (50 kms from Manali) gets Direct Flights from Delhi and therefore if the guests don't wish to undertake
long road travel from Delhi or Chandigarh can
opt for it.
Delhi - Chandigarh - 260 kms (5 hours)
Chandigarh - Manali via Mandi - 300 kms (7 hours)
Itinerary (This is an indicative itinerary, Sequence of the activities
can be customised as per season and guest preferences)
Day 1 - Arrival at Chandigarh.
2- Proceed for Manali Via Mandi (4 1/2 hours - 170 kms). Visit Local
Temples (Hadimba Temple, Vashisht hot water springs) in the Afternoon.
Day 3 - Proceed for Half day sightseeing for Rohtang (50 kms). Relax for the
rest of the evening.
Day 4 - Visit Kullu region and Manikaran
hot springs during the day. Visit Tibetan market and shopping areas around the
Day 5 - Proceed after breakfast and reach Bilaspur by evening.
Day 6 - Proceed to Chandigarh (280 kms) or Delhi (560 kms).
* For guest
accessing from Delhi, an additional night at the end or at the beginning can
be considered at Chandigarh. Chandigarh is India's first planned city and
now alongwith Mohali and Panchkula a major IT and ITES hub. Tourists visit
Rock Garden, Sohna Lake etc.
* For those who'd not want to stay in a city in transit may opt for Nalagarh
/ Siswan Jungle Lodge / Timber
Trail Parwanoo instead of Chandigarh. Some of the other transit
accommodations are listed here.
* Guest arriving at Delhi or starting from Delhi early enough may proceed
little farther than Chandigarh to one of the stopover