Though this place was not on my travel list as I have been there to spend some leisure time of my weekend but as people say good things happens to you by chance and you should be prepared to take the opportunities. I already been to manali for a day by then. In the morning I moved to the Himachal Taxi Association which actually provides cheapest rates of cabs for local places to see. Soon I booked myself a cab for Solang and Rohtang(return journey included) for INR 5000 which is too much if you are bacpacking like me. So I asked them to club me with someone else who might have booked the same trip. Luckily I found two other guys to split the bill with me (though it still cost me INR 2000). I would suggest you to take the trip because at the end the money will be worth it.
We started our journey around 9am. After crossing the main Manali area, we started whizzing past beautiful scenaries on one side and rocky mountains on the other side. We crossed the Kothi village(a village which is surrounded by abysses on all sides and there is a local myth that Pandavas from Mahabharata lived there during their exile so that they could not be traced) on the road. We crossed the small bridge which you all must have seen in the movie Tango Charlie. Then comes the village where Hrithik Roshan flaunted his skills of jumping in the movie Krrish. Finally we reached to Solang Valley which actually been a disappointment for me. It is just a place for families for some recreation like ropeways (overpriced at INR 650), paragliding (Bir billing is by far the best, try this only if you are a kid). If you have some tryst with camera you can find a few clicks of the alpine trees with the backdrop of mountains.