Manali is the popular hill station located in Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Situated at altitude of 2050 meters above sea level in the Beas river Valley at the northern end of Kullu District Manali is known to be adobe of Hindu deity ‘Manu’.
Manali is blessed with breathtaking natural beauty that comprises lofty snow-capped peaks , thick forests, fruit orchards, beautiful meadows that are carpeted with lovely wild flowers. Being a high altitude resort town, Manali is an all-year-round tourist destination .
An ideal destination for Honeymooners and adventure junkies.If You are planning Trip to Gods own Country,following blog is for you ,it will help to plan your travel well in advance.
Distance of Manali is approx 570 km from Delhi .Most comfortable & affordable option is travel by Volvo Bus.There are plenty of bus service available for travel to Manali.
Always choose high rated bus with extra legroom and guarantees on time arrival.
Always try to book ticket offline if possible as it cost Rs 1000 & booking online via Red Bus it includes all taxes may cost around Rs 1200 (if you are lucky ,discount coupon works cost may come down).
Always try cost incurred on bus should be Rs 1000 per person .
There are many travel tour operators on Mall Road who will easily book your tickets for Rs 1000 on any Volvo bus & time as per your convenience.
HRTC & HPDTC bus are overcharged ,private bus operator provide comfortable journey & are on time without any hassles.
Its an 14-15 hours journey ,bus stops 2 stops for toilet pleasantries & fooding which are overpriced ,try taking home cooked food for journey .
You may reach Manali in morning 11-12pm there will be many taxi drivers who will surround you ,bargain well in Rs 100-120 to escort you to hotel.
In Midway of journey driver will try to convince for booking taxi for entire day at affordable cost ,follow below tips if you wish to book taxi
First day you need taxi for –Hidimba Temple ,Club house,Vashistha temple,Buddha Monestry ,Manu Temple ,Siyali Mahadev Temple ,Log Hut .Book Taxi for Rs 500 for entire as these locations are close to each other .
For Rohtang Pass-During peak season you will find snow only on rohtang pass ,per day only 800 taxi with permit are allowed to enter rohtang area ,hence cst of taxi shoots up around 5000-8000 rs .
Special Mention of our Taxi driver Mr Tiku Ph 9805372143 made our trip easier & comfortable showed as each & every point at nominal charge.
After completing trip on request he escorted us back to Bus stop from our hotel absolutely for FREE!!!
As Travelers we all are concerned about hotel location,facilities ,cost ,cleanliness .In Manali location is not issue as hotels are located close to Mall Road .
Try to choose hotel close to Mall Road as all restaurants & eating joints are at Mall road only & long walking to hotel after eating can be troublesome.
You will be requiring room heater in hotel room ,choose hotel which avail this facility. Charges per day are nominal rs 400 per day ,trust me which is worthwhile in snowing times.
Many Restaurants flash trout fish as delicacy of their restaurant ,but avoid eating at these places as fishes at these place is not fresh but freezed and off course overpriced around Rs 600-1000.
If you wish to enjoy trout fish ask any localite or your driver ,there are many fish farms who not only raise fish but also cook & serve fresh fish at Rs 250 only.
These are few travel tips which might prove useful in planning your travel to manali well in advance.