The next and final destination in our list was the Solang Valley Manali. We were a bit sad that we were coming to the end of the journey but were happy with the memories which we were going to take back.
The valley is locally known as Solang Nala and derives its name by combining two words Nullah meaning water stream and Solang meaning nearby village. It is located above the Kullu Valley at a distance of 14 km on the north western part of Manali on the route to the famous Rohtang Pass.
The valley is extremely famous for hosting a wide range of winter and summer sports. We could easily find many people involved in adventurous and fun filled activities like zorbing, skating, paragliding, parachuting, etc.
The entire valley is covered with lush green fields covering massive giant sized slopes. It is due to this reason that Solang Nala serves to be a great resort for skiing. There are many agencies which offer all the necessary equipment and training but are available only in the winters.
During the months of summer, the snow melts and skiing gives way to zorbing. We could also spot a ropeway which was inaugurated only a few years ago. One can reach the top of the valley using the ropeway, pursuing trekking or using ATVs. The sight of the slopes in the middle of misty clouds was extremely fascinating. One of the key features of the valley is its utter calmness and tranquillity which is ideal for those who want to stay away from the noise and commotion of metro cities.
The locals informed us that there were many famous places of tourist attraction near the valley and these included Shiva Temple, Rohtang Pass Manu Temple and Tibetan Monastery but we didn’t have the time to visit them.
So after exploring the exquisite beauty of the Solang Nala or Valley, we returned back to the hotel. We spent some time in exploring the markets in the premises of the hotel and bought some unique items for our relatives. We went to sleep early as we had to board our return train early morning on the following day.