Trip to Manali
This is one of the breathtaking hill stations of northern India. Being located on the river valley of Beas as well as towards the north of the Kullu valley, this place is based within the geographical boundary of the state of Himachal Pradesh. The natural beauty and the quietness of this region attract people from both national and international destinations. The flourishing lush green valley along with the snow capped peaks and the gushing of the Beas River along those valleys and deep gorges makes the hill station look amazing and even adds on to the picturesque beauty of Manali. Being a place of snow covered hills, Manali experiences cold weather almost all over the year. The pleasant weather and the spectacular views of the glaciers can make one fall in for nature. While traveling to this city, one can even travel to its neighboring town of Kullu, which is another beautiful hill station in Himachal Pradesh.
Located in between the city of Manali and Largi, this is a wide open valley that is naturally created by the river Beas. The hills of this area are, mostly, covered by the deodar forest and the pine forest. Even apple orchards sprawl over some portions of the valley. Nestled within the foothills of the Himalayan mountain range, this region is quite famous for its natural beauty as well as for being one of the popular trekking and mountaineering locations. Kullu is located on the National Highway or N. H. - 21, which passes through this state of north India.
Travel from Manali to Kullu
The main road connection between these two places are established as well as maintained by the N. H. - 21. Apart from the regular buses that ply from Manali to Kullu and vice versa, Kullu can even be reached from the Manali city by self-owned cars or hired cars. The bus services are provided by both the state transport that is the H. P. T. D. C. or the Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation Transport and other private transport and tourism companies. Some of the private tourism and transport companies even offer different kinds of cars, in case one wishes to hire a private taxi or car to drive from Manali to Kullu. The rate of those hired cars varies from one car to another depending on the type of car. However, the rate is, mostly, calculated on the basis of rupees per km. The following table provides an approximate rate of the various kinds of car, which are, normally, hired by the tourists for the purpose of traveling from Manali to Kullu:
|Sl. No.||Type of Car||Approximate Fare|
|1||Tata Indica A/C||INR. 9 per km|
|2||Chevrolet Tavera A/C||INR. 12 per km|
|3||Ford Ikon A/C||INR. 15 per km|
|4||Hyundai Accent A/C||INR. 15 per km|
|5||Ford Fiesta A/C||INR. 18 per km|
|6||Honda City A/C||INR. 18 per km|
|7||Chevrolet Optra||INR. 26 per km|
|8||Honda Accord||INR. 47 per km|
|9||Mercedes Benz - E Class||INR. 65 per km|
|10||Mercedes Benz - S Class||INR. 1, 60 per km|
Driving Direction from Manali to Kullu
While traveling from the Manali city to Kullu by road, one needs to drive for around 41 minutes so as to cover the entire distance of about 40.4 km. The journey needs to be started from the N. H. - 21 near the city of Manali and then towards the south west direction. On the way, the traveler would pass through places like Jagatsukh, Patilkuhl as well as the famous temple of Hidimba Devi, which is located towards the right side of the road. Then move slightly towards the right side to reach the final destination of Kullu that would be on the left hand side of the road.
Last Updated on 17 May 2013