Solang Valley Burwa
Solang should always make it to the top of your places to visit when in Manali list. The valley presents one with some stunning views of snow covered mountains, glaciers and dense forests. If you are game for some adventure sports then please try paragliding or skiing when you are here. If you decide to bring along the kids, they can indulge in horse riding or zorbing to keep themselves busy here. The place is filled with spots that are ideal for picnics, so one should pack a basket and go on one. Solang is dotted with shops that sell delicious local food to satiate the hunger pangs.
The next morning we had a long way to travel so we left early just after sunrise leaving four people and most of our stuff behind. We were two hours into the trek and for once the forecast came true heavy snowfall began, the decision had to me made because of the number of people’s safety we had to abort our mission to the top. I was disappointed but was awestruck by all the snow falling around me. This was my first snowfall experience and it is something I will always cherish. It is well said “It’s the journey not the destination that matters.”
Koksar Bus Stop
We passsed through some of most picturesque surroundings that I have seen in all of my Himalayan adventures so far. As we passed from Manali to Chandrataal through Rohtang and Kuksar(spent one night at Kuksar and hence had to take a small detour), we gradually witnessed the change in hue and terrain of the majestic Himalayas. The colourful rhodendrons, the spiralling riverways and the imposing mountains kept us high in our spirits as we crossed one of the most difficult Himalayan roads that lies in India.