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HPTDC ( Himachal Tourism Development Corporation )
--

Details


Has daily bus service from Delhi to Manali


Note: Online booking not available, also booking has to be done from the city of
departure only!!!


2 Non A/C Dlx Buses


Fare : Rs.550

Delhi Departur
e : 18:30 & 19:00

Manali Arrival : 10:00 am Approx


2 Volvo A/C Buses


Fare : Rs.850

Delhi Departure : 18:30 & 19:00

Manali Arrival : 10:00 Approx ( Gets delayed Pretty often )


1 A/C Sleeper Bus


Fare : Rs1,100

Delhi Departure : 19:00

Manali Arrival : 10
:00 Approx ( gets delayed pretty often )

P.S
-

Even though the HPTDC guys will tell u this is a sleeper Volvo
-

truth is it aint no
Volvo & the A/C is pretty bad
-

it isnt cool enough in the summer & quite surprisingly
theres no heating!!! so if ur travell
ing in this bus in the winter carry some thick blankets
to keep urself from freezing!! However despite all that its still my fave coz the beds are
just great & u wake up in manali after a great comfy sleep!


Departure Point for all buses :

Behind Chanderl
ok Building, Janpath, New Delhi.


Contact Details:


Website :
http://hptdc.nic.in/


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HRTC (Himachal Road Transport Corporation)
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Details


O
perates several buses daily between Delhi & Manali


Online Reservation available. Reservation can be done 1 month in advance

http://www.himachalhotels.in/bus_booking.asp


IMer johnrx9
9 who'd booked online, says these guys charge a surcharge of about Rs.50
on international credit cards!


Distance
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580 Kms

Journey Time
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15 hrs approx.


Types of buses:


[Hi
-
Tech]
-

Fare Rs.358


Delhi to Manali Timetable


Dep: Delhi

05:40:00 AM

11:30:00
AM

04:40:00 PM

05:40:00 PM

06:40:00 PM

09:03:00 PM

10:15:00 PM


Manali to Delhi Timatable


Dep:Manali

01:20:00 PM

01:46:00 PM

03:30:00 PM

03:40:00 PM

03:45:00 PM

04:30:00 PM

05:05:00 PM



Super Deluxe
-

Fare Rs.620


Delhi to Manali Timetable

Dep: Delhi

8:2
5:00 PM


Manali to Delhi Timatable

Dep: Manali

04:20:00 PM



Volvo Airconditioned
-

Fare Rs.885


Delhi to Manali Timetable

Dep: Delhi

8:25:00 PM


Manali to Delhi Timatable

Dep: Manali

5:00:00 PM



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Raj National Express
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Details


Has daily service between Delhi & Manali. decent service & normally stick to schedules.

Online Reservation & url :
http://www.rajnationalexpress.in/


Bu
s Type
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Volvo A/c

Fare
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Rs.839


Borading Points


Delhi

Cannought Place Office:

A
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25/4,Middle Circle,

Cannaught Place,

New Delhi
-
110001

Tel
-
01132014068/41516545


Manali

The Mall,Manali

Tel
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01902
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252480/252990/251718


Delhi to Manali


Dep: Delhi
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18:30

Ar
r: Manali
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09:00


Manali to Delhi


Dep: Manali
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18:00

Arr: Delhi
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08:30



A word of caution on the volvo Buses!!

Quote:

Originally Posted by
EOS



if you suffer from road sickness on mountains then avoid Volvo. The reason being even if
you are feeling OK and one of your co
-
passanger vom
its then the stench fills the whole
bus. Since the bus is all AC it takes lot of time to clear the air and by that time a chain
reaction starts and one passenger after another starts vomiting. No need to say further
whats the condition when you reach manal
i.

A bus with open windows is much better.


EOS


Please note that, apart from the operators mentioned above, there are several private
operators runnig buses between Delhi
-

Manali, but they are ALL a bunch of crooks.
Their buses are terrible except the
odd Volvo & they never ever care abt the schedule &
on top of that dont be surprised if you've to fight it out for ur seat even after paying
through your nose for the crappy service!!


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Ca
tch a Train!


If you are the sort who hates 15 hr bus journeys then u can cut down ur journey time on
road by abt 6
-
7 hrs! There are two options here
-


You could travel on a train upto Pathankot or Kalka/Chandigarh & then hire a taxi or
catch a bus to Man
ali. For people travelling to the north from Cal/ Mumbai / Chennai , if
theres a direct train to the above places
-

this wld be the best option!


Indian Railway Info Site :

http:/
/www.indianrail.gov.in/inet_metro_trns.html

Online Ticketing :

http://www.irctc.co.in/


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Hire a cab!


If you can afford it then it sure
is a great way to travel. However there are pitfalls also. A
good driver can make for a great trip but in case ur driver turns out to be a rogue then ur
trip can get completely ruined. Its not wise to hire a cab at random
-

ask someone to recco
a good taxi

operator & negotiate all the details before u actually hire the cab.





Manali:

Good Eating places

1. Sa Ba (alfresco eatery on main square)

2. Khyber opposite the above are good.

3. Johnson's Lodge / Café (breakfast, Trout and ice cream)

4. Tibetan ru
n Olive Pizza (Old Manali)

5. Spanish food in restaurant uphill above the bridge to Old Manali (on New Manali
side).

6. Italian Restaurant IL Forno. Dessert
-
tiramisu. Up the hill on the way to the Hadimba
temple, in an old house.

7. Mom's kitchen on Log hu
t road in Manali. (desserts and baked potato, pizza)

8. Gozy

9. Chopsticks

10. Shiva Café. Next door up from Olive Pizza

11. Moondance Cafe (Old Manali, To the left on your way up)

12. Sher
-
e
-
Punjab (Mall Road, strictly for North Indian Food)

13. Tibetian

Eateries on the road





These are the tour packages run by HPTDC from Manali.

Manali
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Rohtang Pass
-

Manali ( Tour No. 1 ) 10:00 AM Rs. 250/
-

per seat

Manali
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Naggar
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Solang
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Manali (Tour No. 2 ) 10:00 AM Rs. 200/
-

per seat.

Manali
-

Kullu
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Manika
ran
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Manali (Tour No. 3) 10:00 AM Rs. 275/
-

per seat.

HPTDC also conducts package tours to Leh and Kaza from Manali. (Only for groups)


Bookings can be done at

H.P. Tourism Development Corporation Ltd.

Ritz Annexe, Shimla

Himachal Pradesh
-

171 001

Tel:
0177
-

2652704

Fax: 0177
-

2652206

E
-
mail:
hptdc@hptdc.in


CHANDERLOK BUILDING

36, JANPATH, NEW DELHI
-
110001

Tel: (011) 23325320, 23324764 Fax: (011) 23731072

E
-
mail:
hptdcdel
hi@hub.nic.in



THE MALL, MANALI
-
175131

Tel: (01902) 253531, Fax: (01902) 252325

E
-
mail:
manali@hptdc.in





Things to see at manali


Day 03: Manali
-

Solang Valley
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Manali

Nehru Kund, Kothi, Gulaba Camp, Rahla Fal
ls, Marhi, Rani Nala, Solang Nullah.

Overnight at hotel


Day 04: Manali
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Naggar
-

Manali

Jagatsukh, Roerich Art Gallery, Naggar Castle, Arjun Gufa, Beas Kund.

Overnight at hotel


Day 05: Manali
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Rohtang Pass
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Manali

Paragliding at cafe Green Peace, Roht
ang Pass

Overnight at hotel


Hadimba Temple, Manu Temple, Tibetan Monasteries, Vashist Hot water springs and
Temple, clubhouse



SECOND OPTION


reach manali at 11
-
12pm.search for hotel and lunch upto 2.pm.after that,go to


1.hadimba temple(1.5kms)walk

2.o
ld manali(2.5kms)walk

3.vashist.


DAY.2:


SOLANG VALLEY.(15 kms on the way to rohtang pass)


heading to solang valley by local cab.watch out and walk along the valleys and play
paragliding and other sports.i dont know skiing is possible or not in solang va
lley.


if time is having,walk upto dhundi village a vissible distance from solang valley.(if
possible).



DAY.3:


ROHTANG PASS (50 kms)


1.kothi village for best views for riverflow.(12 kms)

2.rahalla falls(around 24 kms)

3.marhi
-

gulaba camp.(around 30 k
ms)

4.rohtang pass.(50 kms).


in marhi or rohtang,you can play skiing and some snow games.



DAY.4:


NAGGAR AND SURROUNDINGS


on the way to naggar,

you can see lot of apple trees,deodhar trees,plums trees,pine trees,and yellow colourfull
plant(may be kadug
u plant)i forgot that plant name.(beautiful to take photos).


1.jagatshuk temple.(around 6 kms)

2.visit kullu shawl industry cum sale show room(if you want)on the way to naggar.

3.naggar castle(25kms)

4.roerich museum(26 kms)

5.patlikhul (around 5 kms from

naggar),you might get some amazing trouts to eat over
there.if you are veg.avoid this place.


if possible,


6.suspension bridge(15 miles from naggar)pandrah meel.

7.walk around naggar interior.