As Sundernagar-Kiratpur Four-Lane Road Opens, Manali To Delhi Travel Time Reduces To 10 Hrs!

Previously, buses took 12 hours; now, they can accomplish so in 10 hours.

by Tejashee Kashyap
As Sundernagar-Kiratpur Four-Lane Road Opens, Manali To Delhi Travel Time Reduces To 10 Hrs!

Embarking on a road trip from the bustling metropolis of Delhi to the serene landscapes of Manali is a journey that transcends geographical boundaries. The landscape transforms gradually, with vast fields and rustic villages dotting the route. Previously, buses took 12 hours to reach Delhi; now, they can accomplish so in 10 hours with the opening of Sundernagar-Kiratpur Four-Lane road.

Sundernagar-Kiratpur Four-Lane Opens For Traffic


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The distance between Delhi and Manali takes 12 hours to reach the location. The National Roadway Authority (NHAI) has launched a new four-lane roadway from Sundernagar’s Harabagh to Kiratpur, cutting bus travel time from Manali to Delhi by two hours.

The Transport Corporation has directed that some of its buses take the new roadway through Bilaspur Goni and Swarghat rather than the old route. The new highway is also being used by luxury bus services from Manali to provide convenience to travellers. Furthermore, luxury buses are using the Ner Chowk bypass to avoid traffic bottlenecks.

All luxury buses from Manali will bypass Ner Chowk, while passengers wishing to travel to Ner Chowk can do so via Dadaur village in Mandi district. Other buses will also utilise the same highway. The luxury buses that leave Manali for Chandigarh at 8 a.m. and 7.30 p.m. will travel on the four-lane route from Sundernagar-Harabagh to Kiratpur.

Meanwhile, luxury buses from Manali to Delhi at 8 p.m., Haridwar at 4.30 p.m., and Chandigarh at 10 a.m. would travel the four-lane route through Bilaspur, Nauni, and Mandi-Bharadi. Ner Chowk and Bilaspur passengers can board the luxury buses from Dadaur and Mandi Bharathi, respectively. Other buses, depending on their destination and departure time, take the new highway or the Bilaspur route.

While the allure of this destination is timeless, the winter months add an ethereal charm that beckons adventurers and nature enthusiasts alike. Beyond the chill in the air and the snow-covered panoramas, there are myriad reasons why visiting Manali in the winter is an experience like no other.

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‘Tis The Time To Travel To Manali


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Finally, after hours of traversing challenging terrains and absorbing the beauty of the Himalayas, the road trip culminates in the picturesque town of Manali. Nestled along the banks of the Beas River and surrounded by snow-capped peaks, Manali exudes an otherworldly charm that captivates every traveller. The journey is not just about reaching a destination but about immersing oneself in the spirit of exploration and discovery.

For adventure enthusiasts, the winter months in Manali open up a plethora of opportunities to engage in thrilling activities amidst the tranquil snow-covered terrain. The Solang Valley, in particular, transforms into a bustling arena where enthusiasts can partake in a variety of winter sports, including skiing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling.

The region is famous for its natural hot springs, such as the Vashisht and Manikaran hot springs. One of the unique pleasures of visiting Manali in the winter is the chance to experience the cosy charm of mountain retreats.

The snow-clad splendour, adventure in the frosty air, cultural festivities, and the intimate serenity of the mountains make Manali an experience that transcends the conventional idea of a vacation.

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