Thursday, July 7, 2011

Solang Valley Manali

Solang Valley Manali

Solang Valley Manali
Solang Nala (Valley) drives its name from combination of words Solang (Nearby village) and Nullah (water streams from mountains).It is a side valley at the top of the Kullu Valley in Himachal Pradesh, India 14 km northwest of the resort town Manali on the way to Rohtang Pass, and is known for its summer and winter sport conditions. The sports most commonly offered are parachuting, paragliding, skating and zorbing.

Giant slopes of lawn comprise Solang Valley and provide it its reputation as a popular ski resort. A few ski agencies offering courses and equipment reside here and operate only during winters.

Snow melts during the summer months and skiing is then replaced by zorbing (a giant ball with room for 2 people which is rolled down a 200 meter hill), paragliding, parachuting and horse riding. A ropeway was recently opened.

Reach Solang Valley

To reach this place, one can follow direct road from Manali to Dhundi.Other way to reach is by trekking,where one passes through Old Manali,barua and banang villages. Trekking will involve small mountain water streams on the way. Best time for trekking is May to November, since snow will not be there.

Accommodation in Solang Valley

Number of accommodation options are available as many hotels have came up recently. Adventurers will like to stay in tents and be near to nature.

Solang Valley Photos

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