The journey from Delhi to Manali by a train or car is very entertaining. The road map from Delhi to Manali will acquaint you with many cities which you will pass by. You will feel eager to know the legends behind these places and their historic relevance. You have the option of embarking on a break-journey, halting at any or many of these cities and making your trip a bit lengthier but a lot more enjoyable.
Well! The present facilities in these cities will attract you. You may take break-journey halting at any or many of these cities and make your trip a bit lengthier but a lot more enjoyable. While on way to Manali from Delhi you will cross the rivers Markanda, Dangri and Ghaggar. There are many lucrative mountain products which you can purchase on your journey.
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The location of Sonepat geographically can be traced on latitude 28.98 degrees north and longitude 77.02 degrees east. It is 235 metres or 721 feet above the sea level. Sonepat was previously called Sonprastha. Then the name changed to Swarnprashta (golden city). 'Swarn' is a Sanskrit word meaning 'Gold' and the term 'Prastha' means 'place'. This place is in highlight since the time of the Mahabharata epic. This was one of the villages the Pandavas demanded from the Kauravas when Hastinapur was taken away from them (the Pandavas).
The location of Panipat is immediately next to Sonepat on the road map of Delhi to Manali. This is the place where three famous battles of history were fought. The first battle to mark Panipat in history was between the Pandavas and the Kauravas (the famous battle of Mahabharata). The other two were fought during the British reign. All the three battles have been proved to be the turning point of Indian Hisotry. Panipat is also famous in the name "City of Weaver". The Geographic location is 29.39 degrees North and 76.97 degrees East.
The location of Karnal city is on the Sher Shah Suri Marg on G.T.Road. The Delhi-Ambala rail track passes through the city. The distance of Karnal from Delhi is 123 kilometers. The distance of Chandigarh is 130 kilometers from Karnal. Kurukshetra is in the north-western part of this city. The Kaithal and Jind districts lie on the west of Karnal. To the south of Karnal is Panipat and the eastern part of the city is bounded by Uttar Pradesh.
The location of Kurukshetra is in the Haryana in the north-western part. The latitude and longitude which pass through this town are respectively 30.12 degrees north and 77.04 degrees east. The railway station of Kurushetra is on the Delhi- Ambala railway line. Important places in the vicinity are Ladwa, Shahbad and Pehowa. The district of Kurukshetra consist 419 villages.
The location of Ambala is approximately on latitude 30.22 degrees north and longitude 76.46 degrees east. The height of Ambala is 900 feets above sea-level. In the neighboring districts of the city are the Shivalik ranges. The Solan and Sirmaur districts surround the city of Ambala.
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In the road map from Delhi to Manali you will pass via Chandigarh is the best planned city of India. Le Corbusier, the French Architect had designed the city. The city is in the base of Shivaliks. You can view the Shivalik range from various points of the city. In the twentieth century the urban planning of this city was adopted as a role model for many urban planners internationally.
The location of Rupnagar is in the municipal council of Rupnagar district. As the name signifies this is a picturesque locale in the lap of the hills. This is a part of Punjab. In the yesteryears it was known as Ropar. The other towns of this district are Chamkur Sahib, Anandpur Sahib, Korali and Morinda. The distance of Rupnagar from Chandigarh is only 50 kilometers. This town was a part of the Indus Valley civilization.
Bilaspur in the Sutlej valley has approximately and area of 1,167 square kilometers. The boundaries of Bilaspur touch Solan districts, Mandi, Hamirpur and Una. The Sutlej river passes through the heart of Bilaspur and divides the city. The township which has been recently developed is the first planned town in the hills. You will enjoy your utmost if you visit this city between September and December.
After Bilaspur, you will reach Mandi. Mandi is a beautiful town formed by the merger of the princely states of Suket and Mandi. The Mandi is surrounded by Hamirpur, Bilaspur, Solan district, and Shimla. The two major rivers Sutlej and Beas pass through Mandi. The tributaries of Beas which touch Mandi are Uhl, Luni, Rana, Binu, Hanse, Tirthan, Bakhli, Jiuni, Suketi, Ranodi, Son and Bakar.
In the road map from Delhi to Manali, the last place where you can halt is Kullu. Almost all tourists halt or at least visit Kullu on their way to Manali. Even if travelers arrive to Kullu or Shimla via other route they do not want to miss out the opportunity to experience the pristine ambience of Kullu. Kullu is famous for warm garments. Kulu has places of worship like Hadimba, Bijli Mahadev, Vashistha and Manikaran. The pine, deodar, apple, orange orchards are enchanting.
The landscapes of Kullu are awesome. It renders peace to anybody's mind. The people are very hospitable. Tourism is a thriving industry in this place. There are umpteen facilities of adventure games in Kullu. White water rafting is the most popular activity of the daring tourists who arrive here. Many people decipher this heavenly land on horseback.
Things to buy in the cities between Delhi-Manali
- Name Plates (with customized messages which can be gifted as mementos)
- You can get your name carved or written on rice grains
- Woolen Stuff (sweaters, shawls, pull-overs, blankets)
- Hippie garments
- Junk jewellery
- Fruit products (apricot oil and honey)
Last Updated on 09 March 2011