03 Nights / 04 Days Manali Tour with Jana Waterfall
How to plan Manali by own Car - Manali is one of my favourite travel destination in India. Where I travel quarterly for blogging and hotel dealing with hoteliers, I would suggest you below how to plan your Manali trip in 03 nights / 04 days by your own car. It will help you to set up your journey hassle-free.
Delhi to Manali is about 600 Kms which takes around 14 hrs to reach Manali from Delhi. If you travel through a sedan and XUV car because once reach the Swarghat ( Hills), we cannot speed up more than 40 for this I often prefer to go overnight from Delhi to Manali because it saves my time also I can sleep at night in the car. I have shared below tour itinerary which will help you step by step to maintain your tour and places where can you stop while reaching to Manali.
How to Plan Manali By Own Car
Day 01:- Delhi to Manali
Start your journey Delhi to Manali is around 9 Pm and take the first stop at Murthal for dinner. It’s approximately 50 Kms from North Delhi. You can halt at the below-mentioned restaurants.
“You have two-three good option to eat the food while reaching to Manali from Delhi is Sukhdev Dhaba in Murthal, 70 Milestone in Sonipat.”
Day 02: Manali Relax
Morning around 6 am you will be nearby Sundar Nagar or mandi both are close to each and other. You can take the fresh n up theirs. I would suggest you stop at Raja Dhaba in Sundar Nagar. Because of its a hygiene Dhaba cum restaurant ( Have facility of Group size dinner as well).
Mandi to Manali distance is approximately 120 kms / 4 hrs.
Now your final stop will be in Manali, and it will be more peaceful because you can feel the fresh air and glimpse of the Beas river from Kullu.
The confluence of two rivers in Bhuntar ( River Parwati and River Beas)
Never forget to have a glimpse of two rivers meet in Bhuntar while passing through a bridge. You can ask your driver to stop there for a while to capture the picture of streams. (Inform to the driver after fresh n up in Mandi because bhuntar is about 10 kms before from Kullu district)
Bhuntar to Manali is 50 Kms only / 1 hr.
If you are a travel blogger or a beauty gazer, then sit on the right side in the car because you are going to get everything like a floating river, peaks, natural tress.
Reached Manali around 11 Am
Relax at the hotel at approx. 5 hrs to reboot you and evening the mall road at night. You will love the six in one soft at the mall road, especially in winters.
Day 03 Manali –Solang Valley- Manali
Enjoy the substantial breakfast because a whole day you would have to be on sightseeing it will be digested quickly, and as per my experience, there is no more food than pahadi ( Mountain) food. Because it is free from pollutions.
First, enjoy the snow point in Manali. It might be Rohtang pass or Solang valley depending upon us when we are heading to Manali.
Also read, When Rohtang pass gets opened
For example, we are heading to Rohtang pass. It is around 50 Kms from the Mall road of Manali, and it takes approximately 2 hrs to reach. But for this, you need to have a special permit from the Manali SDM office, or you can book it through Manali union. Because non-Himachal vehicles are not allowed to cross the barrier for Rohtang pass.
I would recommend you to book it through Think Go Travels. Because those people are reliable and they also do refund the amount in 1% they are not able to book it.
Also read:- Where can you take snow clothes on rent?
The natural beauty and high altitude while reaching to Rohtang pass from Manali
Rohtang pass situated on 13000 ft above from the sea level and you may also feel top altitude sickness for this you must carry few things. I have remembered that I went to Rohtang pass in July month last year 2019. There was no air pollution at all and extreme winds. Even I had to close my jacket chain to protect myself from the wind. But yes I would say the weather I enjoyed at the Rohtang pass was so much beautiful.
Recommendation:-How to Plan Manali Rohtang Pass By Own Car
If you have to visit the Rohtang pass in Season time, You might have to get up around 5 am. Because there is a lot of tourists who wants to visit the Rohtang pass at the same time, but few can get the permit. The total it time Rohtang pass takes around 7-8 hrs with Manali to Rohtang and Rohtang to Manali drive.
While coming back from the Rohtang pass, you can visit the Nehru Kund. It’s a small canal where you can enjoy the hot spring water, or you can take the warm bath in chilly winds.
Evening comes back at the hotel and relaxes after a hectic day.
Day 04 Manali – Local Sightseeing – Manali
Manali local sightseeing is a combination of temples and adventure activities, which you can cover easily in 3-4 hours maximum. The best tour you can include in Manali is Hadimba Temple, Vashisth Temple, Van Vihar & monastery near mall road in the evening back to the hotel and relax at night.
Day 05:- Manali- Delhi via Kullu and Naggar sightseeing
Now it’s a time to explore the enchanting Jana Waterfall and Himalayan Fish Farm in the Naggar close to Kullu. Here you can also enjoy the Himachali food with your family and friends. I had tasted here the thali from Sagar Thakur Dhaba. The food was very delicious and specially sidu ( Himachali dish ).
If you are an adventure lover and want to showcase your spirit of adventure, you have an option here for Zipline even I did it last time in November month. It will charge you around 500 to 800 for 900 m.
Adventure Activities in Manali
We all know that nowadays people love to do the paragliding and river rafting a lot in Himalayan. You’ve also an option to do that in Kullu.
Paragliding cost is around 2500 to 3500 per person ( Negotiable )
Rafting per person INR 1000 to 1500 per person ( Negotiable )
Also, you can explore the Naggar castle and Naggar art gallery here.
After all the activities we can head to Delhi with the everlasting memories through the same route we had followed.
Day 06:- Delhi arrival
Early morning reaches Delhi with the everlasting memories.