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How To Reach Manali From Bangalore

Manali Tourism

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How To Reach Manali

From-To Distance By Air By Train By Road
Bangalore to Manali --44.0 hours

How To Reach Manali From Bangalore

Blessed with scenic mountains and beautiful landscapes, Manali is a perfect getaway from the busy-routine lives. If you’re planning to visit the town, you should go through the following information that will assist you on how to reach Manali from Bangalore by the different modes of transport available:

Banglore To Manali By Air: The nearest airport to Manali is the Kullu Manali Airport in Bhuntar at a distance of around 50 km. Take a flight from Bengaluru International Airport to Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi (2 hr 40 min) and then another flight from Delhi to Bhuntar (1 hr 20 min). There are a number of flight operators providing daily services from Bangalore to Delhi. Air India provides with daily flights from Delhi to Bhuntar. You can then opt for a bus or a cab which will take around 2 hours for you to reach Manali from Bhuntar Airport. Alternately, you can take a flight to Chandigarh Airport from Bangalore (2 hr 55 min) which is about 317 km from Manali for which you can book a cab or opt for a bus which should take around 8 to 9 hours. So overall, opting for Bangalore to Manali flight is the quickest way to get there.Banglore To Manali By Train: You can pick from a number of trains to Chandigarh from Bangalore (47-55 hrs). From Chandigarh Railway Station, Manali is about 315 km for which you can book a cab or opt for a bus which should take around 8 to 9 hours. Bangalore to Manali distance via train can be covered in about 36 hours. Banglore To Manali By Road: The distance between Manali and Bangalore is 2,687.6 Kmkm. You can opt for self-drive or hire a cab from Bangalore to Manali. It takes about 44 hours on a road journey from Bangalore to reach Manali. Unfortunately, there is no direct Bangalore to Manali bus that connects the two cities.


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What is the best route to reach Manali?

If you want to travel by air, the nearest airport is the Kullu-Manali airport at Bhuntar. You can get a taxi from there to take you to Manali. However, due to the climate, it's not the most reliable route to Manali. There are several buses from New Delhi and Chandigarh. There is also an option to drive there which goes through a very scenic route.  

What are the best places to trek in and around Manali?

There are quite a few options to go trekking in Manali. The most mainstream yet one of the best treks is the trek to Hampta Pass. This trek is ideal to see thick pine woods and serene valleys.Tourists of all ages can go on the trek to the origin of the river Beas, also known as Beas Kund

When is the best time to visit Manali?

The best time to visit Manali is between October-February, during the winter season, when the whole town is covered in snowfall. This is also the ideal time for honeymooners. Summer is also ideal for trekkers as some of the higher trek points become inaccessible in winter. 

What is the local language of Manali?

The local language spoken in Manali is a dialect of the Pahari language called Mandiali. However, Hindi works everywhere in Manali as well and most of the locals do understand and speak English as well. 

What are the things that should be bought in Manali?

Manali has quite a few markets that have very specific items that you can buy. At Manu Market near Mall Road, woollens are available for sale and are quite nice and quaint. There is also the Old Market that has a lot of souvenir items for sale. The Tibetan Market is a place for Tibetan handicrafts and jewellery. You could also pick up a jar of apple pickle, as it is local and delicious.

In which month can I see snowfall in Manali?

Snowfall in Manali in December, especially around Christmas and New Year's Eve, is common. It is rare to see snowfall in Manali in November or October.