Started to explore Manali by car provided by hotel. We were heading to experience the snowfall & snow mountains. Our driver adviced us to wear long jackets which was available for rent. we wrapped up completely & headed to Gulaba. since Rohtang Pass was closed due to heavy snowfall, Gulaba was a better alternative for Rohtang.
Honey mooners, Familes, young, old & everyone there was enjoying the snowfall. Some were skiing & others making snow statues. The views are spectacular with great mountains with snow caps. watching these snow peaks & high altitude birds was a great joy. Then we met up with a local lady who was renting the traditional dress. we wore it & they helped us by taking few snaps.Their politeness & care for tourists are great. Snowmobiling was also available. When the sun rays was hitting the mountais, it was shining & view were more mesmerizing.
After spending 3-4 hours there, we left to solang valley, where many snow activities were available. Experienced yak ride & tube sliding there.
More activies like zorbing, paragliding and ropeway are also said to be available there during summer months when snow melts.since this valley has the fine ski-slopes, it is also a perfect place for skiing.We did a short trek to the top from where the skiers start.
solang is the best place for snow activity. one travelling to manali must visit this place. The whole experience of those days were higher than the awsomeness.The traffic is more in this place.its got narrow roads & cars can move very slow.