3 Nights 4 Days Manali Tour Package Ex Chandigarh. Deluxe Hotels, 3 Breakfast and 3 Dinners, All major sightseeing. Pick and Drop Chandigarh. Minimum 4 Persons.
Manali Tour Package FAQs
Q. What is the best time to visit Manali?
A. Before closing one of the Manali packages, consider the most suitable time, weather-wise to visit it. The summer months between March and June when the temperature hovers between 10 and 25 degree Celsius is the ideal to visit this Himachali getaway. You can do a lot of exploration and sightseeing through the day, the markets are all open, visit quaint cafes, try out some yak cheese. It is time for the Doongri Forest Festival where local women in their traditional attires put up a colourful song and dance performance before their deity Hadimba Devi. It is the best time to visit Solang Valley for some paragliding excursion. Several tourists prefer a winter visit between October and February when the temperature drops to sub-zero levels. The surrounding mountains appear surreal covered in a blanket of snow. The winter carnival takes place in February where cultural programmes are organised and gastronomic treats galore. Wear warm clothes, walk down the Mall Road, or head to Rohtang Pass and enjoy playing in the snow. Snow-tubing and skiing are some popular activities at Rohtang in this season.
Q. What are the must-do things in Manali?
A. Make sure the Manali tour packages you are going through has a vivid itinerary that includes some of the major places of sightsee and activities to pursue. Enjoy paragliding in Solang Valley amid stunning mountain scenery, plan a visit to the iconic Hadimba Devi Temple, steeped in legend and folklore and marvel at its tranquil setting among snow-capped mountains. The temple with its tiered-roof and mysterious rituals is dedicated to the mother of Ghatotkach and the wife from Bhima from the mythology, Mahabharata. Enjoy white-water rafting and riverside camping by the Beas, head to Rohtang Pass, stroll down the Mall Road, head into Old Manali and unwind at a waterside cafe, go on a trek to Bhrigu Lake, or come down in winter for some skiing fun in Solang Valley. The Vashisht Temple and its hot water springs cannot be missed on your visit and so does a trip to the Manali Wildlife Sanctuary to spot yaks and other endemic wildlife. Take a hike to Beas Kund or take up the Chandratal Lake trek. The Prashar Lake trek is another stunning trek you cannot miss on your trip to Manali.
Q. How can I travel to Manali from Delhi?
A. As you close one of the Manali holiday packages, you need to first consider how you would be travelling to the destination. Manali is about 535 kilometre from Delhi and you can either drive directly to it or take a direct bus from Delhi. There are overnight buses by all major private and state operators in the region leaving from ISBT and arriving in Manali by the following morning. The Bhuntar airport is the nearest airport to Manali, about 50 kilometre away. You can fly from New Delhi’s IGI Airport and get into Bhuntar in an hour and 20 minutes. Air India operates regular flights from Delhi to Buntar and from there on you can take a cab or bus to cover the rest of the distance to Manali in about 2 hours. The closest railhead to Manali is the Joginder Nagar Railway Station around 163 kilometre away. While there are no direct trains, you can take one directly to Pathankot and then opt for one from Pathankot to Joginder Nagar. From there Manali is another 5 to 6 hours away. You can even take a direct train from Delhi to Chandigarh and from Chandigarh cover the remainder of the 315 kilometre to Manali in a cab in about 9 hours.
Q. How can one go to Manali from Chandigarh?
A. The route between Chandigarh and Manali is one of the most popular ones in North India, for a quick road trip or a weekend getaway. The best way to enjoy your trip is by booking one of the Manali packages available on the Internet. The distance from Chandigarh to Manali is approximately 320 kilometres and the best way to travel to Manali from Chandigarh is by bus. A number of buses are operated by HRTC (AC Volvo / Scania X2) and they take around 10 hours to reach their destination. These buses can be boarded from ISBT – Sector 17 and Sector 43, Chandigarh. Cab services are also available on various online platforms like Ola, Meru and Uber. They offer one-way and round trip rides from Chandigarh to Manali and the passengers can also choose their preferred car. There are no trains running on this route and the nearest airport to Manali is the Bhuntar airport which is around 50 kilometres away. This airport has direct flights operating from Chandigarh and Delhi only.
Q. What are some places to visit near Manali?
A. Manali is one of the oldest and the most popular tourist destinations in Himachal Pradesh. It has endless views of breathtaking Greater Himalayas due to which it has become the perfect place for wanderers and artistic souls. There are also a number of places to visit that are usually covered in the Manali Travel Packages that you choose and can be easily reached by hiring a cab.
Kasol: Located at a distance of 76 kilometres from Manali, it is one of the most beloved spots for hippie backpackers. The mesmerizing view of the Parvati Valley and the ambience of this ‘Mini Israel’ wins every heart. It is ideal for anybody who wants to spend some quality time in the lap of nature. There are a number of cafes serving Israeli cuisine that one can explore during their time in Kasol.
Manikaran: One of the most popular tourist places near Manali is known to be a very sacred place for the Sikhs. This Gurudwara (place of worship), is famous for its natural hot springs that possess healing powers and also for its beautiful landscape. It is located at a distance of 80 kilometres from Manali.
Malana: This ancient village is around 84 kilometres from Manali and it came into limelight with its well known Malana Cream. The view of the mountains from this place is bewildering and peaks like Chandrakhani and Deo Tibba can be easily spotted from here.
Tosh: This place is adorned with stunning views of snow clad Himalayan peaks. If you love being amidst nature, then you are the right place from where you can have a look of the valley filled with Himalayan wildflowers. The mountain huts compliment the landscape perfectly.
Kheerganga: It is one of the most sought after treks in Himachal Pradesh, located at a distance of 77 kilometres from Manali. You will feel at heaven when you are at an altitude of 13,500 feet, surrounded by mountains, floating clouds and lush greenery. Trekking all the way up to this place could be the most amazing experience of your life.
Q. What kind of adventure activities take place in Manali?
A. Manali is a picturesque hill station that offers tourists with an array of adventure sports.
River Rafting: One of the most awe-inspiring adventure sports in Manali that can be done all through the year. Although the best time to go river rafting is from April to June and October to March. The best river rafting experience can be gained from Jhidi to Pirdi locations and it approximately costs INR 2500 per couple.
Mountaineering: Beas Kund, Hanuman Tibba, Deo Tibba and Manali Peak offer mountaineers the best experience and is considered to be one of the most robust adventures in Manali. It can be experienced all year round, except monsoons and basic lessons are provided to the mountaineers so that challenges can be easily faced.
Paragliding: Manali is best known for its paragliding and it’s a treat for people who are both nature lovers and adventure junkies because surfing around the majestic mountains and getting lost in the blue sky is in a thrill in itself. The ideal time to paraglide is from April till June when the temperature varies from 10 – 25 degree Celsius.
Skiing: It has gained popularity as an adventure sport in Manali due to its snowy Himalyan Mountains. Even though the cold continues after January, the best time to experience skiing is in December and January. Keep in mind to carry a lot of warm clothes.
Zorbing: In zorbing, a human sized plastic ball is wrapped around you and you’re rolled downhill and it gives the view of the world turned upside down. It may sound unbalanced but it is a safe trail. It can be experienced in Rohtang Pass as well as in Solang Valley.
Q. What are some nice places to stay in Manali?
A. A lot of Manali Holiday Packages cover some of the best resorts to stay and spend your time amidst the tranquility and serenity of nature.
- Whistling Pines Resort & Spa: This place is a 15 minutes drive from Mall Road, Manali and is among one of the best resorts due to its stylish interiors and splendid view of snow capped Himalayan ranges. It is surrounded by apple orchards and will definitely leave an unforgettable mark in your heart.
- Retro Valley Camping Resort: Nestled in the heart of the charming city of Manali, the Retro Valley Camping Resort provides breathtaking views of the lush green valleys, snow-capped mountains, and meandering rivers. For all those who wish to wake up views like these, should definitely stay at Retro Valley Camping resort. It is well maintained and also hosts activities like camping, bonfire nights and hiking. This place also helps its guests rejuvenate with an in-house spa.
- Citrus Manali Resort: This resort has been built with the right blend of natural splendor and hospitality. It offers impeccable services and stunning view. It is located on the outskirts of Manali and is an ideal place to spend some time away from the hustle bustle of city life.
- Solang Valley Resort: This beautiful place is located near the adventure centre of Manali – Solang Valley. This place serves delectable food at its restaurant and also hosts a number of cultural programs on a regular basis. It is considered to be one of the finest places to live in Manali.
Q. What is the mode of local transport in Manali?
A. You can hire a taxi that will take you around the beautiful town of Manali. The taxis are quite convenient, reliable and accessible. You can also rent a vehicle for as long as you want from shops located at Mall Road, Manali. State owned buses ply from Manali to various other nearby towns.
Q. What are some of the best things to buy in Manali?
A. Some of the best takeaways from Manali are the Tibetan and Himalayan handicrafts, woollen clothing, kinnauri and kullu shawls, prayer wheels, kullu caps, bamboo souvenirs, turquoise and silver jewellery, Buddhist paintings, keychains, etc. All these are the products that shall remind you of Manali’s enchanting beauty and you shall cherish them forever.
Q. Are there any ATM’s in Manali?
A. There are a number of banks like HDFC, Bank Of Baroda, Canara Bank, State Bank Of India that provide ATM services in Manali. Majority of these ATMs are located on the famous Mall Road only.
Q. How to go to Rohtang Pass from Manali?
A. Rohtang Pass is almost a 2 hours drive from Manali and a lot of private taxis and state owned buses run on this route. You can also take cabs that are owned by the hotels where you’ll be staying. For buses, the bookings can be made at the Himachal Tourism office on Mall Road, Manali. Since the roads are slippery and narrow, it is recommended to take a cab.
Q. What is the best time to see snow in Manali?
A. In Manali, you might get to see snow in December or January, although Rohtang Pass is covered with snow in October itself. During this time, the average temperature can go as low as -7 degree Celsius.