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Old 7th May 2008, 14:53   #1
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Default Help on booking a Tempo Traveller for Chandigarh to Manali

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We (group of 8) are planning for a trip to Manali next weekend. We will be reaching Delhi by flight and then taking the Shatabdi Exp to Chandigarh. The plan is to hire a Tempo Traveller(with driver), 8 or 10 seater for the next 3 days(to Manali and back). Could you guys please help me with whom to contact for arranging the same.

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Old 7th May 2008, 15:09   #2
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you can contact me here in chandigarh i will to help fellow bhpian
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Hi Manikjeet,

A great thanks to your response. Kindly do please PM me with your contact details.

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Hi Friends,

I would also like your opinion on the choice of vehicle. As I said we would a group of 8, including 2 children. Which vehicle would be good to hire? Innova or a Exec Tempo? We would need it for 3 days(as of now). Do give your thoughts on the choice of vehicle to hire please.

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Innova will be insufficient for 8 people with Luggage.

I would suggest a Tempo Traveller. The roads are amazing from Chandigarh to Manali. I went there last year and was stunned by the pretty scenery.

Do go to the Rohtang Pass as it will be open during that time.
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Book a traveller from Delhi itself.
It will work out to be cheaper and you have more choice in Delhi by way of travel operators.
Other option is booking the Volvo through HPTDC to Manali.

for local sightseeing hire local Sumos there as Rohtang is open just for light traffic and mini-bus etc,. will not be allowed(unless the pass completely opens by next week)
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+1 to tsk. Chandigarh to Manali isnt as much fun as things get good only post Sundernagar.
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Hi All,

A warm thanks for your advices. We planned to travel to Chandigarh via train to reduce the road journey duration as some members have travel sickness. So there is also a thought on breaking the journey in between Chandigarh and Manali also. To make things as comfy as possible. Is there a good middle point to stop and rest between the route? Do please give your thoughts
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You can rest at Kullu.
Be aware that this is a very twisty route, and people with motion sickness may need avomin or similar tab
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Hi,
Would it be advisable to stay and spent the day in Chandigarh, look around and then next day early start off to Manali? I dont want to miss the good scenary in route to Manali. So if we were to start off by 7AM from Chandigarh would we be able to reach Manali by evening(even if we are to take some rest stops in between)? Do give all of your thoughts and advices
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Chandigarh is a beautiful city, and there is enough for a day's tour.
But summers can make temp 40 degrees, so it becomes an evening destination.
Chd to Manali is approx 8 hours depending upon traffic, so you can start anytime upto 9am from chd and enjoy the scenery.
On the way to Manali, just after Ropar, there is a toll road(10rs toll).
If you don't take the toll road you avoid 2 railways crossings.
Apart from that the toll road is horrible with lots of potholes.
If you take a left turn instead of the toll road and take the old route, you risk the chance of 20 minutes delay due to train, but you get to see something very rare.
A canal crossing a river on a bridge.
So if you have 20 minutes to waste(max waiting time if a train comes) take that road instead of the toll road.
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