Manali can be reached through several scenic routes : –
New Delhi: 560 kilometres
Chandigarh: 316 kilometres
Simla: 256 kilometres
Dharamsala: 240 kilometres
Pathankot: 322 kilometres
Leh: 464 kilometres
Important disclaimer: Due to the ongoing farmers’ protests in and around the NCR, all guests travelling by road are advised to re-confirm their chosen routes prior to travelling. The usual route from NCR to Sonipat is blockaded at the moment and hence, a re-routing via the Western Peripheral Highway is highly recommended (Gurgaon-Manesar-Western Peripheral Highway uptil Rai and then converge at Sonepat / Delhi-Bahadurgarh-Western Peripheral Highway uptil Rai and then converge at Sonepat). Kindly note that this adds roughly 1.5 hours of extra driving time.
Further, roadworks on several highways are underway and add substantially to the estimated driving time. In particular, the patch from Aut upto the Kullu bypass is undergoing heavy renovations and hence, traveller discretion on their time of departure is advised.
Recommended pit stops (NCR to Manali via Chandigarh) : –
(All pit stops are located right alongside the national highway such that travellers do not expend supplementary time in diversions. Moreover, every recommendation has been tried, tested and continues to be upheld for its relatively superior adherence to sanitation, safety and food quality).
Karnal: Daana Paani
To avoid passing through the busy metropolis of Chandigarh and Zirakpur, take the Banur-Kharar-Ropar bypass.
Ropar/ Rupnagar: Haveli (right next to the Ropar toll plaza)
Swarghat: Ambe Jagdambe Dhaba
Mandi: Visco Resorts
The Bhuntar Airport (Kullu) is 54 kilometres away (<1.5 hours’ drive) and has regular flight connectivity with New Delhi and Chandigarh airports.
The closest railway station is Jogindernagar, which is 170 kilometres from us.
Volvo and government-operated bus liners operate on an hourly basis from major cities such as Delhi, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Ambala, Jammu, Pathankot, etc.