While planning for a tour to Manali, Rohtang Pass is a must visit place in your itinerary. Rohtang pass is a fantastic experience of nature in its rawest form with vast expanse of snow-clad bliss near Manali. It is not only a great destination, but it is also a popular layover gateway route to Lahaul and Spiti Valley.
Along with snow activities, there are magnificent trails to experience here like the enchanting glaciers, waterfalls, mountain peaks, sprawling landscapes and many more mesmerizing views. Apart from Rohtang, places near it too has its significance which mesmerizes the tourists with their beauty.
This stunning waterfall is located at 29 km from Manali bus stand on the way to Rohtang Pass. Tourists make a halt at this fall to enjoy one of the best waterfalls in Himachal state with dense forest of deodar, silver birch trees. The water of this fall is extremely cold as it is the outcome of melting of glaciers.
This picnic spot with picture perfect view is located at an altitude of about 8500 feet. The chirping sounds of bird, marvelous views of snow-capped Himalayas, natural landscapes can be explore from around the waterfall. One can either spend their quality time with family and friends by exploring the nature or trek up the cliff to get more amazing view of the marvelous surrounding from the top of the waterfall.
The best time to visit Rahala falls is between March and October when most of the snow melts and the level of the water rises high. Also, the green vegetation in the surroundings gets clearer and visit in the first half of the day is more advisable to enjoy the surrounding beauty with pleasant weather. It is easily accessible from Manali by public transportation.
Chandra and Bhaga rivers:
The Chandrabhaga (Chenab) is the largest river of Himachal in terms of volume of water which forms after the confluence of two streams Chandra and Bhaga at Tandi river in Lahaul. The Bhaga river originates from Suraj Tal at Baralacha Pass while the Chandra river originates from Chandra glacier in Spiti valley. After their intersection they are known as Chenab which enters Pangi valley of Chamba district. These rivers are fed by the melting of glaciers from the Himalayan range in Lahaul Spiti district. The Chandra river passes through the barren tribal land, the entire area is a vast cold desert which receives little to no rain. The level of water rises during summer months when the snow starts melting.
Solang Valley is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Himachal Pradesh and welcomes huge number of tourists every year. Located at 14 kms from Manali, this beautiful valley offers amazing view of glaciers in winter which is why it has become a skiing paradise for tourists. The giant sloppy lawns offer slipping and sliding over the snow and under the supreme supervision of skiers and trainers located in the valley, one can enjoy good sliding and bottom landing. These ski slopes are crowded with adventure activities like skiing during the month of January-February. However, in summer when the snow melts, the skiing activity is replaced by activities like zorbing, parachuting, paragliding etc.
A small town with barren landscape between the Rohtang Pass and Manali on the Manali-Leh road is the lesser known tourist destination named Marhi. It is surrounded by lush green meadows scattered with numerous wild flowers.
This shanty town is also called as ‘Town of Roadside Restaurants’. It is an adventure destination with numerous adventure sports. Also, during winter when Rohtang Pass is closed due to snowfall most of the travelers halt here to enjoy adventure activities.
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