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Kullu Manali tour package from Mumbai

Discussion in 'Travel advice' started by Natt, Jan 31, 2017.

  1. Natt

    Natt New Member

    Morning forum members, I am from Mumbai and this year I want to take my family to Kulu Manali a popular destination in North India.
    Like many other travelers, I also prefer packages, where transport accomdoation and sightseeing is all included.

    My family and I would like to travel by air as it is less time consuming and convenient. We are also interested in seeing every little place in Kullu Manali, as we don't want to miss out on anything after traveling so far to visiting the destination. We can manage a holiday time of up to two weeks which I think is more than enough.

    Please suggest a package according to my requirements.
     


  2. briannagodess

    briannagodess Well-Known Member

    Hello, @Natt, welcome to the forum!


    Overview

    Manali is a popular hill station destination in Himachal Pradesh. It is located in the Kullu district of the state, of which the headquarters is the city of Kullu. Most of the time, Kullu and Manali are combined by tour operators into one package because of their proximity with one another. Most tour packages though include a stay in Manali and just a day trip in Kullu, since the main attractions and hotels are located in the former. In this guide, we would highlight the best tour operators in Manali offering packages for both Kullu and Manali, which include the accommodation, transfers and sightseeing already. These packages would also include air transfers from Mumbai cities closer to the hill station, since there are no direct flights from Mumbai to Manali.

    Kullu Manali Tour Packages from Mumbai (With Air Fare)

    Veena World - Veena World is a Mumbai-based travel agency established in 2013. Though fairly new, the owner of the company, Veena Patil, has worked in the tourism industry since the early 1990s. The company specialises in tours around India, with destinations like the Andaman Islands, Goa, Maharashtra, Kashmir and of course, Himachal Pradesh. They also have tour packages for international destinations like Japan, Sri Lanka, Thailand and many more. They also have special tour packages catering to special category travellers like women, seniors, couples and students.

    ✰ Manali Magic Tour Package ✰ - This is the tour package offered by Veena World for tourists coming in from Mumbai. An economy return flight is already included in the package, which starts from Mumbai then into Chandigarh and back to Mumbai. The tour lasts for six days covering most important attractions around Kullu and Manali, even in Chandigarh. Accommodations are mainly three-star properties, Mountain Top Manali and Sunpark Chandigarh. Land transfer is via private vehicle with air conditioning though the AC would be turned off in hilly areas. The package includes all meals of the day, from breakfast until dinner. Entrance fees to all attractions mentioned in the itinerary below are also included in the package. Other inclusions are driver's fees and a complimentary litre of water per person per day.

    Package Details

    CategoryInformationMore Detail
    Duration5 Nights & 6 Days1 Night in Chandigarh & 4 Nights in Manali
    Air TransferMumbai to Chandigarh & BackEconomy Tickets
    Land TransferPrivate VehicleEither AC or Non AC
    AccommodationHotelThree-Star Properties
    MealsAll Meals of the DayBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    Other InclusionsSightseeing, Driver Fees and Entrance Fees on Fixed Itinerary MonumentsComplimentary 1 Litre of Water Per Person Per Day
    Package Cost

    Guest NumberBasic PriceDiscounted Price
    SingleRs. 43,000Rs. 39,000
    DoubleRs. 34,000Rs. 30,000
    TripleRs. 33,000Rs. 29,000
    Package Itinerary

    Day 1 - Board your flight from the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai to the Chandigarh International Airport. From the Chandigarh International Airport, you would be transferred to Manali via private vehicle. En route, you would be visiting Kullu, specifically the Kullu Shawl Factory, where you can buy some souvenirs from. On arrival in Manali, check into your hotel, have some dinner and rest for the night.

    Day 2 - The next day, explore sights around Old Manali like the Vashisht Temple & Kund and Hadimba Devi Temple. You would also be exploring the Sidu Manali Market, where you can enjoy some local handicrafts shopping. All meals of the day would be provided by the tour operator.

    Day 3 - The next day is reserved for an excursion into the Rohtang Pass. Keep in mind that this pass only opens from the month of June until early October every year. If you happen to visit during the other months, then you would be taken to Snow Point instead. You can enjoy playing with snow in these attractions. In Rohtang Pass, activities like skiing, sledging and tobogganing can also be done.

    Day 4 - An excursion into the Solang Valley would be the agenda for the fourth day. Solang Valley is an all-year round attraction, covered with snow during winter and covered in vast meadows during summer. Activities during winter include skiing and snow scootering. Activities during summer include horse riding, paragliding, zorbing and mountain biking.

    Day 5 - You would be transferred to Chandigarh but en route, you would be visiting the Beas River. You can enjoy river rafting provided that your group has enough numbers that are of the appropriate age for the activity. On arrival at Chandigarh, check in at your hotel and rest for the night.

    Day 6 - This is your last day and before your flight back home to Mumbai, indulge in sightseeing in Chandigarh. You can explore attractions like the Sukhana Lake, Rock Garden and Rose Garden. Then, you would be transferred back to the airport for your return flight home.

    World Travel Mart - World Travel Mart is a Delhi-based travel agency with various branches in other cities of India. They have a separate web portal specifically for Kullu and Manali, which was linked above. The services provided for by the travel agency is varied, ranging from air ticket booking, hotel reservations, car rentals and public transportation ticket reservations. For their Kullu & Manali web portal, they offer various fixed packages for couples and families alike.

    ✰ Kullu Manali Tour Package from Mumbai ✰ - Unlike the previous package, this tour begins from Mumbai but the flight is only until Delhi. From Delhi, you need to board a bus for Manali still. But if budget is an issue, this package is definitely more affordable than the previous one. During your sightseeing in Manali, there's an air-conditioned vehicle that is at your fixed disposal, according to the itinerary. Two meals of the day, breakfast and dinner, are included in the package as well. Most of the properties included in the package are three-star ones though some are more luxurious than the others, hence the designation of the package types.

    Package Details

    CategoryInformationMore Detail
    Duration5 Nights & 6 Days2 Nights for Transfer from Delhi to Manali
    Air TransferMumbai to Delhi & BackEconomy Tickets
    Land TransferCoach (Transfer from Delhi to Manali & Back) and Private Vehicle (Sightseeing)Both are AC
    AccommodationHotelThree-Star Property
    MealsTwo Meals of the DayBreakfast & Dinner
    Other InclusionsSightseeing and TaxesExcept Service Tax
    Package Cost

    Package TypeHotelOff-Peak SeasonPeak Season
    BudgetRoyal OrchidRs. 10,999Rs. 12,999
    StandardNew Harmony InnRs. 11,500Rs. 13,500
    SuperiorRidge ViewRs. 11,999Rs. 14,999
    DeluxeHimgiriRs. 12,500Rs. 15,999
    SuperRoyal Park ResortRs. 13,999Rs. 16,999
    PremiumSnow Valley ResortRs. 14,999Rs. 17,999
    LuxuryRiver Country ResortRs. 16,999Rs. 17,999
    Package Itinerary

    Day 1 - Board your flight from Mumbai to Delhi and reach the latter in about 12:00 in the afternoon. Enjoy some leisure time in Delhi before boarding your bus for Manali, which leaves from the Kashmiri Gate at around 17:00 in the afternoon. Overnight journey to Manali so do have some rest on the bus.

    Day 2 - You would arrive in Manali at around 8:00 in the morning where you would be picked up from the bus station and transferred to your hotel. Upon check-in and freshening up, proceed for a half-day tour of Manali. Attractions like the Van Vihar, Buddhist Monastery, Hadimba Devi Temple, Manu Temple and Club House would all be covered. Rest of the night can be spent at your leisure.

    Day 3 - Excursion into the Rohtang Pass for your third day. You would also be visiting attractions like Gulaba, Kothi Village and Marhi en route. In case Rohtang Pass is closed, then you would be taken to Snow Point instead. Enjoy the whole day playing with snow, creating snow men, indulging in skiing or other snow activities.

    Day 4 - The next day, you would exploring nearby villages like Kullu, where the Kullu Shawl Factory is located, and Manikaran, where the Manikaran Gurudwara is located. By evening, you would be transferred back to Manali.

    Day 5 - Check out from your hotel by 12:00 in the afternoon and enjoy some shopping. Around 16:00 in the afternoon, transfer to the bus station for your trip back to Delhi where you'd be boarding your flight back home to Mumbai.

    Day 6 - Early morning flight back to Mumbai from the Delhi International Airport.

    Yatra - Yatra is one of the biggest and leading travel portals in India, which is based in Gurgaon. Established in just 2006, the company has expanded and provides for various services related to tourism. As of now, Yatra has acquired other giants in the industry like Travel Guru, Travel Services International and more recently, Buzz in Town. Bus ticket bookings, hotel reservations, flight bookings, train tickets bookings and packages, you name it, chances are, Yatra has it.

    ✰ Beautiful Manali With Whispering Inn (Ex Mumbai) ✰ - If you truly want to save time along with money, then this package is for you. It includes air fare from Mumbai to Delhi and then Delhi to Chandigarh. The journey from Chandigarh to Manali is just a short 10 hours as compared to the overnight journey from Delhi to Manali. Accommodation is a four-star hotel named the Whispering Inn, one of the most highly rated properties in the hill station. For meals, both breakfast and dinner are included during your stay.

    Package Details

    CategoryInformationMore Detail
    Duration3 Nights & 4 DaysFull 3 Nights in Manali
    Air TransferMumbai to Delhi to Chandigarh & BackEconomy Tickets
    Land TransferPrivate VehicleAC
    AccommodationHotelFour-Star Property
    MealsTwo Meals of the DayBreakfast & Dinner
    Other InclusionsSightseeingComplimentary Welcome Drink and One Litre of Water Per Person Per Day
    Package Cost

    Package TypePrice
    StandardRs. 29,999
    Package Itinerary

    Day 1 - From Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, board your flight into Delhi. Then, board your next flight into Chandigarh International Airport from Delhi International Airport. You would be picked up from the Chandigarh International Airport and transferred to your hotel in Manali. Rest of the night can be spent at your leisure.

    Day 2 - The next day, enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Manali, covering attractions like the Hadimba Devi Temple, Vashisht Temple, Tibetan Monastery, Van Vihar and Club House. The rest of the night can be spent at your own leisure.

    Day 3 - On your third day, explore the attractions around Kullu and Manikaran, which includes the Shawl Factory and Manikaran Gurudwara. Transfer back to Manali at the end of the day.

    Day 4 - Transfer back to Chandigarh by private vehicle for your flight back home to Delhi and then into Mumbai.

    Conclusion

    These are all the tour companies offering tour packages from Mumbai to Manali. These are the only ones that have included air fare for their packages. As you can see, you have varied options. You can opt for the first package, which transfers you directly from Mumbai to Chandigarh via air perhaps the most suitable package for you. It covers almost all attractions of Manali within six days. You can choose the second package, which transfers you from Mumbai to Delhi only, but you still have an overnight journey to go through. Or you can choose the third package, which transfers you from Mumbai to Delhi and then from Delhi to Chandigarh, though the attractions covered by the sightseeing aren't as extensive.

    I hope this helps you!:)
     

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