Rohtang pass ,manali (Himachal Pradesh)

Tripoto
1st Nov 2017
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Day 1

Manali is a resort town nestled in the mountains of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh near the northern end of the Kullu Valley in the Beas River Valley. It is located in the Kullu district, about 270 km (168 mi) north of the state capital, Shimla, 309 km (192 miles) northeast of Chandigarh and 544 km (338 miles) northeast of Delhi, the federal capital. The small town, with a population of 8,096, is the beginning of an ancient trade route to Ladakh and from there over the Karakoram Pass on to Yarkand and Khotan in the Tarim Basin. It is a popular tourist destination and serves as the gateway to Lahaul and Spiti district as well as Leh.

ROHTANG PASS is a high mountain pass on the eastern Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas around 51 km (32 mi) from Manali. It connects the Kullu Valley with the Lahaul and Spiti Valleys of Himachal Pradesh, India.

History
Manali is named after the Sanatan Hindu lawgiver Manu. The name Manali is regarded as the derivative of 'Manu-Alaya' which literally means 'the abode of Manu'. Legend has it that sage Manu stepped off his ark in Manali to recreate human life after a great flood had deluged the world. Manali lies in the North of Kullu Valley. The valley is often referred to as the 'Valley of the Gods'. Old Manali village has an ancient temple dedicated to sage Manu.

The British introduced apple trees in the area. The first apple orchard was set up by the British near Patlikuhl, before this, no Apple trees grew in the area. To this day, apple— along with plum and pear— remain the best source of income for the majority of inhabitants. Both Rainbow and Brown Trout was also introduced into the rivers and streams of the area by the colonisers.

Before other luminaries started visiting Manali, India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru favoured this as a holiday destination in the mountains.

With the increase in disposable incomes and somewhat owing to the rise of disturbances in Kashmirin the late 1980s, Manali witnessed a surge in tourist traffic. This once quiet village was transformed into a bustling town with numerous homestays as well as the occasional boutique hotel. During the warmer summer months, cafes and restaurants can be seen doing brisk business.

you can hire bikes from manali market at a price of 1000/day

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the view when you start from manali

Photo of Rohtang Pass, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by kunal razput

you have to make passes for rohtang pass. there is a check point at gulaba where army check that passes.

Photo of Rohtang Pass, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by kunal razput

you can ask your vehicle provider for the passes.

Photo of Rohtang Pass, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by kunal razput

condition of roads are good

Photo of Rohtang Pass, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by kunal razput

a small waterfall on the way

Photo of Rohtang Pass, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by kunal razput

there is a place called madhi. you can have lunch or tea at this place

Photo of Rohtang Pass, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by kunal razput

this is the only place for food on the way and the prices are a bit high.

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you can see the rohtang top from tha madhi

Photo of Rohtang Pass, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by kunal razput

you can also enjoy paragliding on the way to rohtang

Photo of Rohtang Pass, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by kunal razput

prices are about 2000 per person

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paragliding starts from Rohtang top to madhi

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close to destination

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view at few km before top

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the destination

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vyas kund at Rohtang top. the origin of vyas river

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top view

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highest point on Rohtang pass

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you can follow the road to reach leh or spiti valley

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to the destination

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roads are risky and you have to drive carefully

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