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Manali Luxury Bus Package
Duration: 05 Nights / 06 days (03 Nights in Hotel & 2 Nights in Volvo)
Transportation: Volvo Bus Ticket,
Destinations: Delhi – Kullu – Solang Valley – Manali – Delhi
Manali is a resort town nestled in the mountains of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh near the northern end of the Kullu Valley in the Beas River Valley. It is located in the Kullu district, about 270 km (168 mi) north of the state capital, Shimla, 309 km (192 miles) northeast of Chandigarh, and 544 km (338 miles) northeast of Delhi, the national capital. The small town, with a population of 8,096, is the beginning of an ancient trade route to Ladakh and from there over the Karakoram Pass on to Yarkand and Khotan in the Tarim Basin. It is a popular tourist destination and serves as the gateway to Lahaul and Spiti district as well as Leh.
Manali is named after the Sanatan Hindu lawgiver Manu. The name Manali is regarded as the derivative of ‘Manu-Alaya’ which literally means ‘the abode of Manu’. Legend has it that sage Manu stepped off his ark in Manali to recreate human life after a great flood had deluged the world. Manali lies in the North of Kullu Valley. The valley is often referred to as the ‘Valley of the Gods’. Old Manali village has an ancient temple dedicated to sage Manu.
The British introduced apple trees in the area. The first apple orchard was set up by the British near Patlikuhal, before this, no Apple trees grew in the area. To this day, apples— along with plum and pear— remain the best source of income for the majority of inhabitants. Both Rainbow and Brown Trout were also introduced into the rivers and streams of the area by the colonizers.
With the increase in disposable incomes and somewhat owing to the rise of disturbances in Kashmir in the late 1980s, Manali witnessed a surge in tourist traffic. This once quiet village was transformed into a bustling town with numerous homestays as well as the occasional boutique hotel. During the warmer summer months, cafes and restaurants can be seen doing brisk business.
Manali has grown from a trading village to a small town; as of the 2011 census of India, its population was 8,096. In 2001, Manali had an official population of 6,265. Males constituted 64% of the population and females 36%. Manali had an average literacy rate of 74%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; male literacy was 80%, and female literacy was 63.9%. 9.5% of the population was under six years of age. During the summer months, there is a marked surge in the transients as many of them are employed in the hospitality businesses.
Snowfall in Manali
Manali features a subtropical highland climate (Cfb) with warm summers, relatively cold winters, and a high diurnal temperature variation. The temperatures range from −7 °C (19 °F) to 30 °C (86 °F) over the year with the hottest day crossing 30 °C (86 °F) and the coldest day going below −7 °C (19 °F). The average temperature during summer is between 10 °C (50 °F) to 30 °C (86 °F), and between −7 °C (19 °F) to 15 °C (59 °F) in the winter.
Monthly precipitation varies between 31 mm (1.2 in) in November and 217 mm (8.5 in) in July. On average, some 45 mm (1.8 in) of precipitation is received during winter and spring months, increasing to some 115 mm (4.5 in) in summer as the monsoon approaches. The average total annual precipitation is 1,363 mm (53.7 in). Manali experiences snowfall predominantly between December and the beginning of March.
The nearest airport Bhuntar Airport (IATA code KUU) is at Bhuntar town, situated on NH21 about 50 km (31 mi) south of Manali and 10 km (6.2 mi) south of Kullu town. The airport is also known as Kullu-Manali airport and has more than a kilometer long runway. Air India has regular flights to the airport from New Delhi.
Helicopter taxi service
Pawan Hans, the Government charter agency, provides heli-taxi service connecting Shimla to Chandigarh, Kullu, and Dharamshala.
Manali can be reached from Delhi by national highway NH 1 up to Ambala and from there NH 22 to Chandigarh and from there by national highway NH21 that passes through Bilaspur, Sundernagar, Mandi and Kullu towns. The road distance from Chandigarh to Manali is 310 km (190 mi), and the total distance from Delhi to Manali is 570 km (350 mi). Bus services are available from HRTC (Himachal Road Transport Corporation), HPTDC (Himachal Tourism Development Corporation), and private operators.
There is no close railhead available close to Manali. The nearest broad gauge railheads are at Una 250 km (155 mi) away, Kiratpur Sahib 268 km (167 mi), Kalka (275 km (171 mi)), Chandigarh (310 km (193 mi)), and Pathankot (325 km (202 mi)). The nearest narrow gauge railhead is at Joginder Nagar (175 kilometers (109 mi)). The Kalka–Shimla Railway is a nostalgic narrow-gauge route culminating at the state capital of Shimla wherefrom one has to travel by road to Manali.
Day 01: DELHI - MANALI ( 580kms)
Arrive in Delhi by Air or Train in the Morning and Afternoon, (you are required to reach Our Volvo bus pick up points on your own / you can also book by us).
Delhi to Manali overnight journey by Volvo bus, Delhi to Manali distance 560Km, 13 to 14Hrs
Day 02: Arrival at Manali in the morning. You will be Picked up from Manali Pvt Volvo bus stand & then Check-in at the hotel at 12 Noon. ( Early Morning check-in to the hotel* Subject to availability, ) In the Afternoon you can go for a half-day local city tour. The evening will be at leisure. Dinner & Overnight at hotel.
Manali Local Attraction: Manali has many attractions but the center of interest is Hadimba Mata Temple, Jagat such, Vashist hot water springs and temple Vashist, Tibetan monasteries there are 3 newly constructed colorful monasteries, Clubhouse 2 km. from the town, Manu temple 3 km. from the main bazaar in old Manali, Manali sanctuary This sanctuary starts about 2 Km from Manali town, Van Vihar, etc.
Day 03: SIGHTSEEING SOLANG VALLEY
Morning breakfast, Full day excursion visiting, Solang Valley evening return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay.
Solang Valley: Solang Valley located at a distance of 13 km from Manali, Solang Valley lies between Solang village and Beas Kund. Which is famous for hosting various winter adventure sports like skiing, parachuting, paragliding, trekking, and mountaineering, summer is for zorbing and paragliding, the best time to visit Solang Valley is between the months of November to February.
Day 04: SIGHTSEEING KULLU NAGGAR
After morning breakfast, proceed for Excursion to Kullu Naggar Castle & Art Gallery. Return to the hotel in the evening. You can explore the town / go to Mall Road late in the evening on your own. Dinner & Overnight at hotel.
Kullu Valley - Kullu Known as the 'Valley of Gods', Kullu is a cluster of beautiful valleys in Himachal Pradesh. Located between the majestic Himalayas and river Beas, Kullu is situated at an altitude of 1230m. Kullu is a hot-spot for adventure sports. Trekking, White Water Rafting, mountaineering, paragliding, and hiking over the Himalayan glaciers are some of the activities that Kullu offers. Angling is another activity enjoyed a lot by locals as well as tourists. Mountaineering beginners can trek around the Beas Kund region, Hanuman Tibba, and Deo Tibba.
Day 05: MANALI - DELHI (580 km)
After Breakfast at the hotel, you need to Check out the room by 11 AM. The afternoon will be at leisure Keep your luggage in the lobby area*. You can explore the Shopping malls of Manali on your own. In the evening at 04 PM board the Volvo AC bus for Delhi for an overnight journey. Drop from Hotel to Manali Pvt Volvo Bus Stand by Taxi will be provided by us.
!!! Tour Conclude... But Sweet Memories Always Remain !!!
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– Delhi – Manali – Delhi Volvo Bus Tickets.
– Complimentary Welcome Drink on Arrival (Non-Alcoholic i.e. water, Cold drink, Tea, Coffee, Juice, etc.
– Complimentary Pickup and Drop From Volvo Bus Stand.
– 03 Nights Accommodation on Double Sharing Basis in a well-appointed room
– Daily Buffet / Fixed Menu meals as per plan, 03 Breakfast & 03 Dinners in hotel
– Tea / Coffee Maker in the Room with Replenishment Once in a Day
– Sightseeing and Transfers by Cab – Manali Local – Kullu – Solang Valley.
– Complimentary usage of Wi-Fi.
– 10% Discount on additional F & B.
– Early Check-in and Late Checkout Subject to availability.
– Hotel Check-In & Check-Out Timings 12:00 to 12:00 hrs.
– Any meals/beverages, soft drinks/hard drinks, etc not mentioned in the package inclusions.
– Entry fees of monuments, temples, museums, and guide fees are not included.
– Any personal expense – Laundry, Shopping, tip, etc.
– Expenses of personal nature like telephone/laundry bills/ porter charges/ pony, tips, camera fee, ropeway charges, Heater Charges, tips & gratuities, travel insurance, or any other which is not mentioned in the tour program.
– Expenses incurred due to bad weather, road closure, landslides, etc.
– Optional Tour: Atal Tunnel On Sameday With Solang Valley Tour
– Optional Tour: Kasol & Manikaran Tour On Sameday With Kullu Valley Tour
– Govt Service Taxes.
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