Rohtang Pass, Manali

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    India

  • Travel Destination -

    Manali

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    Leh-Manali Highway, Himachal Pradesh

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91-01905

Area Pincode -

175103

Local Time -

9:46 AM

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Current temprature- -13.89, Minimum - -14.57, Maximun - -13.68
heavy snow with humidity 86% and Wind speed of 1.16 mph.

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Rohtang Pass Manali Himachal Pradesh India

At an elevation of 13,054 ft, Rohtang Pass serves as the gateway to Lahaul and Spiti valleys in Himachal Pradesh. The name Rohtang means ‘ground of corpses’ due to the number of people who lost their lives trying to cross it.Known for its scenic beauty, Rohtang Pass holds strategic importance for India. The Pass offers beautiful sights of glaciers, peaks, Lahaul Valley and the Chandra River. The twin peaks of Geypan are also visible from Rohtang. The pass is on the watershed between the water basins of the Chenab River and the Beas River.Rohtang remains open from June to October and it is the best time to travel to the pass. However, trekkers do head for the pass even before it opens for vehicular traffic.The road remains jam-packed and delays are inevitable. Besides sightseeing, tourists can also enjoy sledge rides and skiing. Ski sets and sledges are available on rent.There are no accommodation options in Rohtang Pass unless you bring your own tent and set up camp by the roadside. Manali, which is the closest big town, offers a wide range of accommodation which includes luxury resorts, riverside cottages, deluxe hotels and 3-star budget properties. Manali also offers homestays which are a good option to enjoy the nature and culture of the locals.There are no food stalls or eateries at Rohtang Pass. One will have to carry one's own food while crossing Rohtang Pass.It is recommended to hire a local cab or take a bus, as the drive to Rohtang Pass becomes quite tough with slippery road and narrow curves.Tourists can go for various thrilling activities like snow scooter, skiing and mountain biking. 

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Travel Guide For Manali

The Himalayan resort town or the ultimate vacation heaven in all of Northern India, Manali is a high altitude hill station nestled in the mountains. Located in the Kullu district, the holiday terminus has earned itself a reputation as a honeymoon destination and backpacking center. Being set on the Beas River, it serves as a gateway for skiing in the nearby Solang valley and for trekking in the Parvati valley. It’s a jumping off point for rafting, mountaineering, and paragliding in the mountains of Pir Panjal which is home to the infamous Rohtang pass.  

Famous Places To Visit In Manali

  • Book a Tour and Visit Kothi village
  • Kothi village

      Kothi village Manali Himachal Pradesh India Kothi is an awe-inspiring destination, which is located at the foothills of Rohtang Pass, approximately 12 kilometers from Manali at an altitude of 2500 meters above sea level. This splendid village offers a magnificent view of snow capped mountains and glaciers and of the Beas River that flows through a very deep and narrow gorge at this point. Kothi is a perfect place for camping if one is planning to climb the Rohtang Pass valley on foot. The majestic locations of Kothi have been featured in many Bollywood movies and a lot of poets, writers, and painters have visited this beautiful sight to soak themselves in the magic of nature.Though the village can be visited throughout the year, the most appropriate time to visit the place is from May to October. It also has a comfortable staying option in the beautiful PWD Rest House, which lies in the middle of a picture-perfect surrounding of the snow-capped peaks and glaciers. The village is commonly visited from Manali bus stand by travelling for 2 hours. The transportation options available are Buses and Cabs.

  • Book a Tour and Visit Manu Temple
  • Manu Temple

      Manu Temple Manali Himachal Pradesh India This magnificent temple is dedicated to the sage Manu, who is said to be the creator of the world and the writer of Manusmriti.Manali is named after sage Manu. The Manu Temple is located in old Manali, at a distance of three kilometers from the main market. Though this area is quite congested, the presence of the River Beas adds to its attraction. The temple is one of the prime attractions in Manali and is believed to be the same place where sage Manu meditated after stepping on earth. This place has a distinct historical background that appeals to most of the people who visit Manali. The popularity of this majestic temple lies in the fact that it is the only temple dedicated to Manu; so whoever visits Manali makes it a point to visit this temple. The travelers are advised to wear dresses covering the knees and shoulders, while inside the temple.There is a waterfall near the manu temple which one can see but can't reach as it is on height. The temple is made up of wood and stone and Marble is used for flooring.The temple has many doors from where fresh air and light passes  inside the the temple which keep it glowing every time.

  • Book a Tour and Visit Vashisht Temple
  • Vashisht Temple

      Vashisht Temple Manali Himachal Pradesh India At a distance of 3.5 km from Manali Bus Stand, Vashist Temple in Manali is dedicated to sage Vashisht, the Kula guru of Lord Rama in the village Vashisht across the River Beas. It is among the most famous places to visit in Manali.The village of Vashisht was named after Rishi Vashisht one of the seven sages of Hindu. According to the legend, Rishi Vashisht was left depressed on finding out that his children had been killed by Vishwamitra. Rishi Vashisht tried to commit suicide by jumping into a river but the river refused to kill him. He then started a new life in the village here. The river which took the rishi to the village was named Vipasha, meaning freedom from bondage. The Vipasha River is now known as the Beas River.The Vashisht temple is believed to be more than 4000 years old. Inside the temple there is a black stone image of the Rishi wearing dhoti. The Vashist temple is decorated with excellent and beautiful carvings on wood. The interior of this temple is rather traditional which is ornamented with antique painting and figures.The Vashisht Hot Water Spring is one of the famous attractions of this region. The hot springs is believed to have medicinal value. The springs are said to cure many skin diseases. Many people go to the Vashisht baths to take a dip and rid themselves of skin infections and diseases. There are also separate bathrooms for both men and women.There is another ancient stone temple known as Rama Temple adjacent to the Vashisht Temple. Inside the Rama temple the idols of Rama, Sita and Lakshmana have been installed. Dussehra is celebrated for seven days. The village was the centre of Vaishnava cult for a long time. The timing of Vashisht temple is 7am to 9 pm and of vashisht bath is 7 am to 1 pm, and 2 pm to 9 pm on all days. There are buses and cabs available from Manali bus stand to Vashisht Temple.

  • Book a Tour and Visit Solang Valley
  • Solang Valley

      Solang Valley Manali Himachal Pradesh India Located at a distance of 13 kms from Manali, Solang Valley lies between Solang village and Beas Kund. It offers a beautiful view of glaciers and snow capped mountains. Since the valley has fine ski slopes, it is a perfect place for skiing. The guest house of the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports, Manali is based here. This institute is the venue for winter skiing festival and also offers training in skiing to the tourists. In winter, the valley becomes a skiing paradise with children of all ages slipping and sliding over the fresh white snow. When snow melts in the summer, skiing is replaced by parachuting, zorbing, paragliding and horse riding. For snow lovers, the best time to visit Solang Valley is between the months of December to February.There is also a ropeway which take one to such a height that the view of all the valley could be seen. One can see the orchards of Apples, roaring Beas river and sky full of paragliders. There are small dhabas, road side stalls which offer food,tea, and other fast foods. Gum boots and snow dresses are also availabe in the stalls. One can also take ride on snow scooter.One is likely to spot a huge transparent ball with mostly two people inside it rolling down the slope during summers, it is as much fun as it looks like. One of the most vibrant and enjoyable places in Manali, there is no way one can possibly miss this valley, while travelling Manali.There is no entry fees but one has to pay fortaking part in  different activities and sports. It can be reached via buses and cabs available from Manali.

  • Book a Tour and Visit Rahalla Falls
  • Rahalla Falls

      Rahalla Falls Manali Himachal Pradesh India The stunning Rahalla falls is a waterfall which is located about 16 km from Manali on  the way to Rohtang pass and whoever visits the Rohtang pass takes a halt at this place to enjoy the panoramic beauty of this place.One can click pictures, trek above the cliff and enjoy the melting ice of this fall. The Rahala waterfall is a result of melting glacier, and so the water of this fall is extremely cold. This fall is set amidst dense forest of deodar, silver birch trees, and fresh and aromatic air.This place is easily accessible from Manali and one can take a bus, car, bike, or pony to reach the spot. The view of the place is really attention-grabbing and it gives mental peace to the visitors. The pleasant weather and the marvelous surroundings make it one of the best attractions in Manali.Cascading waters add to the Magnificent sight. There is no entry fees.

  • Book a Tour and Visit Rohtang Pass
  • Rohtang Pass

      Rohtang Pass Manali Himachal Pradesh India At an elevation of 13,054 ft, Rohtang Pass serves as the gateway to Lahaul and Spiti valleys in Himachal Pradesh. The name Rohtang means ‘ground of corpses’ due to the number of people who lost their lives trying to cross it.Known for its scenic beauty, Rohtang Pass holds strategic importance for India. The Pass offers beautiful sights of glaciers, peaks, Lahaul Valley and the Chandra River. The twin peaks of Geypan are also visible from Rohtang. The pass is on the watershed between the water basins of the Chenab River and the Beas River.Rohtang remains open from June to October and it is the best time to travel to the pass. However, trekkers do head for the pass even before it opens for vehicular traffic.The road remains jam-packed and delays are inevitable. Besides sightseeing, tourists can also enjoy sledge rides and skiing. Ski sets and sledges are available on rent.There are no accommodation options in Rohtang Pass unless you bring your own tent and set up camp by the roadside. Manali, which is the closest big town, offers a wide range of accommodation which includes luxury resorts, riverside cottages, deluxe hotels and 3-star budget properties. Manali also offers homestays which are a good option to enjoy the nature and culture of the locals.There are no food stalls or eateries at Rohtang Pass. One will have to carry one's own food while crossing Rohtang Pass.It is recommended to hire a local cab or take a bus, as the drive to Rohtang Pass becomes quite tough with slippery road and narrow curves.Tourists can go for various thrilling activities like snow scooter, skiing and mountain biking. 

  • Book a Tour and Visit Gulaba
  • Gulaba

      Gulaba Manali Himachal Pradesh India Gulaba is the next best alternative in case you have planed to go to Rohtang pass and Rhotang is closed because of snowfall. Gulaba is a small village which is located 20km from Manali on the road to Rohtang pass and  remain covered with snow during the months of November to February. Named after Raja Gulab Singh of Kashmir, the village of Gulaba is flanked by the picturesque beauty of snow covered mountains, grasslands and the Beas river that washes away its landscapes. Owing to such an amazing topography. Being reputed as a heavy snowfall region, the landscapes of Gulaba have turned out to be a hub for adventure sports. Sports enthusiasts and adventure lovers drive in huge numbers to Gulaba village. Popular adventure sport, Skiing is the main adventure activity to enjoy in Gulaba. Besides skiing, one can also get involved in exploring the beauty of the region through Paragliding. Gulaba has numerous high peaks, from where one can have a full view of the scenic location. The village remains open for during all the week days. The best time to travel is during the day and  it works as alternative to Rohtang pass during the time the pass is closed. There are food facilities available at the village and one can enjoy Maggie and corn at this place. Snow dresses and shoes are available here on rent. If one is planning for picnic with a boost of adventurous activities and scenic snowy mountains, then this place is perfect  for this purpose.

  • Book a Tour and Visit Club House
  • Club House

      Club House, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India Located at a distance of 2 kms from Manali, the club house is an amusement zone. It has indoor game facilities and is situated on the left bank of river Manalsu Nallah. The structure of Club House finds resemblance from British style of architecture. It is managed by the Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (HPTDC) and offers avenue for playing popular indoor games such as carrom, table tennis, karting and skating. Tourists can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with some delicious snacks from their in-house restaurant. Adventure freaks can indulge in river crossing which can be done by ropeway.There are small shopes which offer winter and snowy dresses, handicraft items. The entry fees is 20 bucks per adult. And the boting fees is 100 bucks per couple.It remain open from 10 am to 8 pm. If one want to enjoy boting and zipline, this is an excellent place to visit.

  • Book a Tour and Visit River Beas Manali
  • River Beas Manali

      River Beas Manali, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India "The Beas River, also known as Vipasha in Sanskrit, flows in Himachal Pradesh and Punjab. From its originating point (4361 m) at Beas Kund in the Himalayas, this holy river passes through lush evergreen forests and hills before reaching Punjab. Here, it embraces the Satluj River and finally enters the territory of Pakistan, covering a total length of around 470 km. The river is the main drinking water source of the population living in Kullu, Mandi and Kangra regions.The tranquil environments of the river and riversides have incited many great sages, including Vashisht, Narad, Vishwamitra, Vyas, Prashar and Parshuram to meditate in the ancient times. Even today, the River Beas reflects the same charm, attracting tourists and pilgrims from different parts of the country to pay it a visit once in their lifetime. " The river can be visited on all the days except during heavy monsoon when the water level rises above the normal level.When the backdrop is a large clearwater river, your pictures can never go unnoticed! Surrounded by timbered hills, this river is no doubt, every nature lover's delight.Not only has the River Beas attracted poets and sages, it has drawn interests of filmmakers, as well. The most famous movie shot here is Krrish (2006) starring Hrithik Roshan and Priyanka Chopra. Numerous river rafting options are available at various stretches of the river like in Pirdi near Kullu. There are many picturesque locations along the National Highway, which runs along the river, to Manali. There are many hotels along the bank of the river which offer very attractive view of the river. It can be said that the river offer charm, advanture, scenic beauty throughout its length.

  • Book a Tour and Visit Bhrigu Lake
  • Bhrigu Lake

      Bhrigu Lake, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India Bhrigu lake is named after maharishi Bhrigu is around 6kms trek form Vashisht village

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