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trip to dun or manali

pune - maharashatra
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trip to dun or manali

we wish to visit dun or kulu - manali .

my tour date is delhi to delhi 18th may to 25th may

please advise on folowing topics

1} travel mode - cost from delhi.

2} hotels

3} which other places we can visit

Dehradun / rishikesh
13 posts
1. Re: trip to dun or manali

hi mohitq,

if u want to travel towards dehradun.. (1)so best travel mode is by train.. there is 2 train to dehradun shatabdi expres dep 0500 hrs (approx) and another is jan shatabi 1500 hrs (approx) or u can take texi from delhi to dun it takes 2000/- rs to 3000/- rs.

(2) lots of hotels in dehradun starting from 800/-rs to 4000/- rs

(3)local sight seeing i.e. F.R.I, Shahastra dhara, Tapkeshwer, Buddha temple, etc. u can also visit mussoorie (1 hrs drive), rishikesh 1,1/2 hrs drive), haridwar (1,1/2 hrs drive).

if u r adventure lover soin may u can do white water rafting in rishikesh (Day trip)...

happy travelling


Dehradun, India
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2. Re: trip to dun or manali

Even though I stay in Dehra Dun, if the choice is between Manali and Dehra Dun, I would say go to Manali. It is much much more beautiful and one week in Manali is heavenly. Only thing is it is about 18hrs by bus from Delhi. Dehra Dun as such is not a tourist attraction.

Mumbai, India
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3. Re: trip to dun or manali

If you're going to Kullu - Manali, you also have the option of taking a train from Delhi to Kalka or Chandigarh (about 3 hours, I think) and then getting a taxi to drive up. This will help you soak in the beautiful scenery along the way. Past Mandi,the route is absolutely beautiful. We did this last year and loved it.

You could also cut the journey short by taking a flight to Bhuntar which is about 50 kms or so from Kullu. Make sure you book your tickets well in advance as they tend to disappear really fast in May.

I havent been to Dehradun so I cant really compare the two destinations but Manali is wonderful.

The Log Huts where we stayed were great. Pricey but well-worth it.

Manali town, as such, didnt seem very interesting to me but head a few kilometres out of town into the countryside and its mindblowing!

I think if I go back there again I would try to stay at a place which is totally off the main tourist circuit. Maybe some place on the Manali - Solang Valley route.

The route from Manali to Naggar is also great. Filled with coniferous trees and very tranquil.

Dont miss a trip to Rohtang.Start very early in the day or you'll get caught in the worst traffic jam of your life.And make sure you get your taxi-driver to drive you further up the road, where everyone usually parks their vehicles. The snow here was pristine and looked absolutely untouched compared to the dirty stuff we found everyone else rolling around in.

You can go paragliding from either Solang Valley or near Rohtang.

Mumbai, India
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4. Re: trip to dun or manali

Sorry, that should read " drive further up the road from where everyone usually parks their vehicles". Normally everyone tends to cluster near the parking spot at Rohtang, which makes it really overcrowded and dirty.

Nowra, Australia
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5. Re: trip to dun or manali

Interested to hear alternate methods of travel to Kulu/Manali. Any idea of the cost of train, and more importantly, the taxi from Chandigarh or Kalka? The long bus ride doesn't sound thrilling for us.

New Delhi, India
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6. Re: trip to dun or manali

Train does not go upto Kullu/Manali.

It goes only upto Jogindernagar...from where it will be once again long bus journey.....

And you need to change train at Pathankot.....

Volvo is justifiably popular....

7. Re: trip to dun or manali

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