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How to Reach Manali from Hyderabad

Manali is a popular hill station located in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Known for its snow-capped mountains, lush green valleys, adventurous activities, and Hindu temples, Manali attracts tourists from all over India and abroad. Hyderabad, on the other hand, is the capital city of the southern state of Telangana.

If you are planning to travel from Hyderabad to Manali, you have a few convenient options to choose from.

How to Reach Manali from Hyderabad

By Air

The fastest way to reach Manali from Hyderabad is to take a flight. There are no direct flights between the two destinations. You will need to take a connecting flight via New Delhi. Some of the major airlines offering flights on this route are IndiGo, Air India, SpiceJet and Vistara. The total flight time is around 5 hours and 30 minutes.

Once you land at Kullu Manali Airport, you can complete the remainder of your journey to Manali by taxi which takes around 40 minutes. Book a prepaid taxi booth located right outside the airport arrival terminal. Shared taxis are also easily available.

By Train

There are no direct train connections between Hyderabad and Manali. The convenient way is to take a train to Chandigarh or Ambala from Hyderabad, and then take a state transport bus or hire a taxi to cover the remainder of the journey to Manali which takes 8-9 hours approximately.

Some of the major trains from Hyderabad to Chandigarh are Karnataka Express, Charminar Express, and Hyderabad Chandigarh Express. The total train journey takes around 26 hours. On reaching Chandigarh, you can take a Himachal Tourism bus or private taxi to reach Manali in around 9 hours.

By Road

Hiring a private taxi for the entire Hyderabad to Manali journey is the most comfortable option for road travel. It allows you to take halts whenever needed and reach Manali at your own pace. The total distance is around 1900 kilometers which can be covered in 40-45 hours.

You can also opt to travel by state transport or private buses for a budget trip. There are no direct bus services between the two cities. You will need to break your journey, and change buses and routes to cover the distance. Some route options to explore are:

  • Hyderabad - Chandigarh - Manali

  • Hyderabad - Delhi - Manali

  • Hyderabad - Ambala - Manali

Whichever bus route you choose, be prepared for an exhausting and uncomfortable 2-3 day journey if going by state transport buses. Private Volvo buses provide a safer and more convenient option but are more expensive.

Making the Trip Comfortable

  • Pack light and carry only necessary items in your backpack or small suitcase

  • Keep your valuables safe always

  • Carry some food and snacks to avoid hunger pangs

  • Have the contact details of local taxi services handy

  • Make hotel reservations in advance

  • Get seats reserved in flights, trains or buses if traveling in peak seasons

  • Carry necessary medication if needed

So if you want to soak in Manali's natural beauty, plan an epic trip from Hyderabad using the convenient routes and tips suggested. Have a safe journey!


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