Winter is here and it is time to start planning your vacation before it’s too late. With the festive season just round the corner, your family will be expecting a holiday to someplace nice. It certainly helps that Christmas 2017 falls on a Monday giving you a long weekend for a nice winter trip. One of the best places to visit during winter in India is Manali in Himachal Pradesh. Known for its snow-clad mountains, Manali is on the bucket list of every tourist. Not only does it offer marvelous landscapes, it also offers a wide range of activities for travelers of all kinds. Solang Valley near Manali is great for paragliding and also has a cable car that provides stunning views. If you live in Mumbai, Manali can offer a fantastic contrast of landscape and lifestyle for you and your family. Here are all the details on how to reach Manali from Mumbai.
There are no direct flights from Mumbai to Manali. The best way to reach Manali from Mumbai by air is to fly to Chandigarh airport and then take the road route. Manali is around 312 km from Chandigarh. The route from Chandigarh to Manali is a scenic and well-traversed one. Several state run buses as well as private vehicles offer services on this route: here is a detailed road route map to reach Manali from Chandigarh:
Even by train, the best way to reach Manali is to take a train to Chandigarh and then take the road route. Several trains ply between Mumbai and Chandigarh.
If you wish to drive down from Mumbai to Manali, it is going to be one very long drive. The distance between Mumbai and manali is 1968 km. You can take NH 48 via Ahmedabad and Jaipur and make a wonderful road trip out of it. Total travel time from Mumbai to Manali by road is 34 hours. Here’s the route: