India is full of beautiful places with hills, rivers, plains that include adventurous sites. In this blog I will discuss the road trip from Shimla to Manali.
Manali is one of the best hill stations for solo traveler,group of hill seekers and of course romantic couples.You can explore hills that include combine visit from Shimla via Kullu to Manali. It is one of the most wonderful route for road trip in India.It will add mountain view and will be the perfect place to unwind yourself in the laps of the mother nature.
Distance from Shimla to Manali
The total distance from Shimla to Manali is 250 Kms and will take nearly eight hours to cover this total distance. This road trip will be the shortest adventurous full of thrills.
Road conditions from Shimla to Manali
Mostly all the travelers will take the same route apart from airplanes so traffic is high during peak tourist season usually in hot seasons and in winter season at the time of snow fall. So, better to do GPS and check all live traffic updates before starting your trip to get the actual details.
On the way places to visit:
The full route from Shimla to Manali will be full of outstanding scenes so few places are mentioned here to enjoy and spot for a while to take photos and enjoy.
Gobind Sagar Lake, Bilaspur – You have to take a diversion from Bilaspur junction to reach the water body. You can fritter some time at the serene lakeside and take pleasure in the natural beauty along with some fresh air.
Aut – A cute village on the banks of the Beas River, Aut is a cozy small hamlet. Spare your time here driving through the long, tunneled roads, grab a cup of tea along the way and admire the views.
Prashar Lake, Mandi – A few miles off the highway at Mandi, you will land at the crystal clear lake atop 9000 feet. Capture stunning views of Dhauladhar, Pir Pinjal, and Kinnaur mountain ranges from the lakeside.
Great Himalayan National Park, Tirthan Valley – . This place can be catched from the road towards Shoja and mandi. You can enjoy overnight stay and camp in the forests or try a day trek, for which you can sketch your tour ahead.
Pandoh Dam, Mandi – This beautiful dam is a little outside Mandi. Usually, it takes a short trek up a small hill to get a full view of the dam and the adjourning landscape.
Chandrakhani Pass, Kullu – One of the best highlights of Kullu district has to be a abundant enclave of alpine forests and gurgling streams.
Naggar Castle, Naggar – This ancient castle is a must-see On the Shimla-Manali route you can see this ancient castle.. It’s a heritage hotel now , the main castle is kept intact for visitors to explore.