Hey, thanks for the clarification. I would like to recommend the following hotels in Manali as per your preferences:
Holiday Inn Manali : The hotel is located beautifully amidst mountains with modern facilities and spa and recreational services. It offers an variety of Food & Beverage outlets. A guest has a choice of two restaurants, a leather bar, billiards room and an evening club. For room availability and bookings, please click here. For hotel's room pictures and more information, please click here.
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Welcome back. I am glad you included Lahaul and Spiti in your travel plans. I am going to make sure your itinerary pans out accordingly.
So for buses from Chandigarh to Kullu here is what I found on IndiaMike
Onward bus information:
Himachal Roadways Tata AC bus 8:40 PM from ISBT-43 Chandigarh (it starts from Chandigarh as originating station). Advance Reservation possible online on the website or at counter. It is a very good bus service. The bus starts from ISBT-43 Manali platform. The bus is painted green (for easy identification) and called HIM GAURAV (which is also painted... read more
Suraj Taal, Himachal Pradesh, IN (Source: Mani Babbar)
Hiya. Thanks so much for your question. I have been reading about Himachal in the time period that you are visiting and you are going to actually get the monsoon season for the duration of your visit.
I am however going to capitalize on this and suggest that you use the Himachal as a monsoon getaway instead and also recommend a few other places that you can potentially visit without fear of the monsoons!
Weather in July-August in Himachal Pradesh and hence recommendations on itinerary
So all the travel forums that... read more