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Boarding Points in MANALI
Dropping Points in DHARAMSHALA
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There are several bus operators, which offer consistently great bus services on MANALI to DHARAMSHALA route. All these bus operators offering bus services from MANALI to DHARAMSHALA have their own terms and condition.
Manali to Dharamshala Bus
Located in a small district named Kangra is separated by different altitudes such as higher and lower which is Kotwali Bazar and the quirky markets make up the lower half of the Dharamshala. You can witness a dramatic transition from lower to upper as the upper is covered with lush beauty such as pine, Himalayan oaks, and Cedar which constitutes the township of McLeodganj. It is just 3kms away from the town of Dharamshala (named as the holy residence of Dalai Lama and Tibetans in exile).
In 1959 there can be seen a sudden rise in Tibetans, his holiness Dalai lama the 14th escaped from Lhasa. He chose McLeodganj for exile in the wake of Tibetans uprising that followed him into exile.
One of the many places to visit are- Triund, Dal lake, Kareri Lake, Indrahar pass, Dharamshala Cricket Stadium, War memorial, St. John in the wilderness church and Gyuto Monastery. For the people who love trekking and outdoors, Dhauladhar is the perfect place to visit. The vast Kangra Valley offers one of the most spectacular views nature has to offer situated just below the snowline which is close to the stunning peaks of snow also known as ‘White Ranges’. Whereas Dal lake is just 4 km from McLeodganj which is a quiet picnic spot which is covered by lush green Deodar trees on all sides with Durveshwar Temple on one side.
There are 3 bus operators running about 4 buses that will get you to Dharamshala from Manali in 10 hours 30minutes. You have certain options as well to travel on different types of buses like Volvo AC, Seater and Sleeper. Following are some of the best operators to choose from:-
How much will it cost to get to Dharamshala from Manali?
There only 4 buses scheduled for the journey. There is a range of prices you can choose from, the economical starts from Rs.705 and goes up to as high as Rs.2699 with better services to offer to you. Bedi Holidays offers you the cheapest option out of all which is the TATA AC Seater Executive bus taking a fare of Rs.705 and also departs for Dharamshala at the earliest at 6:30 AM and arrives at the destination at 5:00 PM.
IndoAsia Volvo Bus Service, 2+2 Seater AC offers to take you to your destination at Dharamshala at 9:00 pm, starting from Manali at 4:00 pm at the higher end of the cost range of Rs.2699.
Laxmi Holidays is the last bus of the day leaving the place at 8:00 pm and reaching the destination at 5:30 am offering you bus services, i.e. Semi AC Sleeper at fare of Rs.800.
Route of traveling from Manali to Dharamshala via Bus
You can reach Dharamshala fastest via Gadherni- Pangan- Badgran- Kashawri- Kullu- Mandi- Lihana- Bassa- Pipali- Aweri- Kangra- Palampur- Yol- Dharamshala.
This route takes 6hrs 45mins to take you to Dharamshala covering a distance of 219kms.
Other ways to reach Dharamshala from Manali
As such, there is no direct train between Manali and Dharamsala. You can take Hrtc from Manali to Jalandhar then take Jammu Mail from Jalandhar to Pathankot then take a taxi from Pathankot to Dharamshala easily.
Airways- There are many non-stop flights to Dharamshala via Manali. Here is the list of the best accommodations:-
Best Hotels to pick in Dharamshala
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