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Rohtang Pass

Rohtang Pass is quite famous among Ladakh travelers but the unpredictable avalanche and severe climatic conditions make it scary some times. Nonetheless, it had made adventure seekers’ tour of Ladakh mind blowing. A high mountain pass at an elevation of 3978 meters above the sea level, Rohtang is just 51 km from Manali. It is a part of the proud Pir Panjal Range of the mighty Himalayas. It acts as the connecting link between Kullu Valley and Lahaul and Spiti Valley.

Being an ancient trade route, it was well maintained by the natives. The generic name of the pass suggests that either the pass was the oldest and the most used pass. With the increase of visitors every year, the fragile mountain ecology will be in threat, environmentalists worry.

But the exciting beauty of the mountain terrains seen from the top of the pass is indescribable and flamboyant. The Indian Government started building a tunnel which is 8.5 km long to bypass Rohtang pass in order to reduce the travel time and distance to Keylong, Lahaul and Spiti and Leh. The tunnel promises to reduce the distance by 50 km and the time by five hours between the south and north faces of Rohtang pass. Currently, the time taken to ascend and descend the pass itself is 5-6 hours.

Height: Rohtang Pass is located at an altitude of 3978 meters above the sea level in the Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas.

Location: The pass is located about 51 kms away from Manali and you can reach the pass if you take Leh- Manali Highway.

Best time to visit: The pass will be open from the months of May to October as the snow starts melting and the paths will be cleared.


Beas Kund Trek

It is one of the best manali treks known for enterprise and energy. Beas Kund is a standout amongst the most mainstream trek that one can do in a more drawn out weekend in Manali. The trek removes you from the buzzing about of Manali.

Taking after the banks of Beas River expect extraordinary perspectives of Pir Pinjal ranges. The glades of Dhundi and Bakarthach are tremendous in its magnificence. As you move higher you achieve the starting point of River Beas. A little cold lake is feeded by the softening snow of the higher tops of the district. This trek is appropriate for all age bunches and no trekking experience is required to do it.

Some individuals incline toward mountains and some sea. Bhrigu Lake Trekis especially popular for trekking in Manali. And after that there are some who have a weakness in their heart for streams, glades, vegetation or fauna, and would head out unlimited hours just to witness such disconnected wonders of nature once in a while saw in the nearness of any human settlements.

Sea Preferred Season's on: June - Sep

Maximum Elevation: 3620

Duration: 6 day

Difficulty Level: Average


Sunrise point(Hawa Ghar)

Just like the famous sunset point in Kasauli, the sunrise point is quite famous too. You will see a lot of tourists gathered at the Hawa Ghar in Kasauli to see the sunrise early in the morning. This place doesn’t disappoints and gives you a full view of the rising sun and the nearby region.

Location: It is situated at the lower mall road in Kasauli. The place is just 350 mts from the famous Ros Common.

Highlights: The famous spot was once also called as Hawa Ghar because at this particular region, one can easily witness air flowing throughout the year. People love taking pictures at the place.

Best time to visit: As you might have guessed, the best time to visit the sunrise point is early morning. If you are late to the point, you would miss out on the opportunity because it is a natural event.

Bhrigu Lake Trek

A blasting blue Brighu Lake sits cozy between two high-elevation edges towards the east of Rohtang Pass. One of the numerous cold lakes in Kullu Valley, this lake makes for an immaculate weekend trek and is appropriate for families. 

The noteworthy thing about this trek is that one can achieve an amazing elevation of 14,000 feet and experience snow over second day of trekking! To add to that, the outdoors grounds at Rola Kholi and Pandu Ropa offer dream-like perspectives to wake up to. 


Bhrigu Lake is only 14 km far from the street head of Gulaba. On a splendid sunny day, the lake is a soaked shade of overlook me-not blue. Bhrigu Lake Trekis especially popular for trekking in Manali. Amid winter, the lake, secured in snow, will leave exceptional pictures in your psyche. 

Trekking to the lake is as pacifying as being at the lake itself. On Day 1, backwoods trails from Gulaba to Rola Kholi outdoors grounds take you through valuable old towns, welcoming apple plantations, clear rivulets and green field lands. The trail ensures stunning perspectives of Kullu Valley, which gets to be prettier and prettier as you rise.

Sea Preferred Season son: May - Sep

Maximum Elevation: 14000

Duration: 4 day

Difficulty Level: High

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Traveller Tales from Kullu


Jyoti Joshi

20 March 2016

Very good option for trekking and camping. Beautiful scenery with snow capped Himalayas in the backdrop, exquisite meadows, refreshing springs en route. Spent a memorable trip. wanted the sheer joy of ...

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Gudakesha Bhattathiri

26 January 2016

This place is heaven for nature lovers as well very reasonable as compared to other places for best experience go with your tents and have your energy drinks and water with you when start trekking

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Satish Talwar

07 January 2016

We sped past Barshaini and we now able to view the mountain peaks from an altogether different angle - could not believe these were the same vistas that we had been viewing all day long. As the evening...

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Avani Ahuja

16 February 2016

We treaded slowly so as to enjoy the views around and capture as many clicks as possible and eventually reached the Barshaini village - I was very envious of the people inhabiting this place. They were...


Akshaj Dwivedi

27 December 2015

It was one of best experience of trekking.There was varieties of tree and the last bridge from where a thick stream of water flows was magnificent. Spending night with shining moon and stars were aweso


Gautami Varman

30 May 2016

The place was lovely. We started our journey from barshaini and finished it in about 5 to 6 hrs. The climb was not so easy but we all were enjoyed it so much. We also saw the Rura Naag waterfall which

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Damayanti Verma

23 March 2016

The trek is so amazing and moderate and surrounded by thick forest of alpine meadows. It was a mesmerizing view when clouds started overlapping the forest and the snow-clad mountains. KhirGanga is know...

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Aamod Nehru

12 December 2015

There was sparkling streams, enchanting valley and majestic mountain. Along the way, we found many fascinating things like Apple orchards, waterfalls, river, mountain forests, hot water spring and so o...

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Som Gupta

03 April 2016

(Same Review) Very good option for trekking and camping. Beautiful scenery with snow capped Himalayas in the backdrop, exquisite meadows, refreshing springs en route. Spent a memorable trip. wanted th...

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What You Should Know More About Kullu

  • Q. About the destination

    Kullu is the bustling administrative capital of the Kullu Valley that offers a gritty change from the bohemian holiday resorts that can be found everywhere else in the valley. In the months of October, Kullu stages the most fascinating and the colorful festival – The Kullu Dussehra.

    In the eastern side of the Kullu runs down the majestic River Beas and its ancillary river, the Sarvari River passes across the northern and the southern halves of Kullu. On the southern half you can also find the tourist office, taxi stands, an array of hotels and restaurants as well as Dussehra grounds – there are two vast spread out lands adjoining each other). Towards the north lies the Raghunath Temple and the bus station. There is a footbridge in proximity to the bus station which lead you to the bazaar street and brings you out towards the Hotel Shobla International.

    Situated at altitude of 1230 meters above the sea level, this along with Manali is a beautiful nature lover’s paradise. Brimming with wonderful climate, lush green surroundings and pristine river streams, it is indeed one of the top spots of Himachal Pradesh. Anyone seeking respite from the warm climate of the planes can head to this tourist attraction.

  • Q. Travel Advice

    • You can find different locals as well as the foreigners in messy clothes. Such people can be drug addicts. It is better to stay off them.

    • If you find a stranger who offers you food to eat, no matter how hungry you are, do not eat it. People here tend to trick the travelers and serve them drugs in different forms.

    • Never trust anyone with any of your valuables. It could be a trap.

    • Make sure, you safely put your valuables and cash in a room safe.

    • Do not leave your valuables anytime in the hotel room.

    • If you are carrying a huge sum of cash with you, it is better to not go in crowded areas. In case there is no alternative, make sure you stay alert throughout. Avoid keeping the cash in your back pocket and rather keep it in your jacket or the front pocket.  

    • There are several street stalls in Kullu. Most of them serve quality food. However, a little check on the quality does no harm. Moreover, the food can get really spicy sometimes, so it is better to convey the same (keep the spices low) to the vendor if you have a sensitive system.

    • Never, drink non filtered water. It is always good to carry with you bottled mineral water. You can easily find water in Kullu but make sure the bottle that you buy has its seal intact.

    • Kullu is situated on the high planes. So, ensure that you wear woolen clothing.

    • If you are going to be in Kullu for 3 days, carry clothing for 5 days. You cannot trust the weather here it can rain anytime.

    • Carry warm boots in the winter as it can snow here.

    • Never overlook the importance of the safety gear especially when you try out some water sports or adventure activities.

    • Don’t get over friendly with any stranger or hotel staff.

    • Even if you are staying with someone in a group (as part of package trips), do not trust them with your money.

    • Cross check the bills you get – restaurants, hotels, food, etc

    • Be wary of the touts.

    • Never entertain the beggars.

    • Carry at least one ID proof.

    • Never get involved in any physical fight.

    • Do not let anyone mislead you.

    • There are places in Kullu, where fake liquor is sold, Beware!

  • Q. Drinking Law

    The legal age for drinking in Kullu is 18 years. For anyone aged below 18, alcohol consumption is prohibited. Do carry an ID proof whenever you buy alcohol in Kullu.

  • Q. Our Recommendations: What you can’t afford to miss?

    Hadimba Temple:

    Hadimba is a stone and wood temple that is devoted to Hadmiba who was the wife of Bhima (one of the 5 Pandava brothers). The temple was constructed in the year 1553 and lies amidst the Dhungri Park. This beautiful structure has a carved doorway that is beautified with the figures of Hindu symbols and Gods. There is also a four-tiered pagoda-shaped roof that accentuates its beauty. This is an important sightseeing attraction of Kullu.  

    Rohtang Pass

    Rohtang Pass is a majestic snow capped pass that is located on the highway leading to Leh. It is only open during the months of June to October so making a visit during that time is going to be fruitful. It is an important pass that lies at a height of 3979 meters above the sea level. Assuring breathtaking views of the Chandra River, mountain peaks and glaciers, the pass is a gateway to Leh, Spiti, Lahaul and Pangi. Given the popularity of this tourist attraction, the place is often cramped with tourists. So, naturally you may experience heavy traffic in the way of Rohtang Pass. However, once you do get there, do try out adventure activities like sledging and skiing near the pass. There is a lot on offer for the snap happy tourists.       

    Solang Valley

    Solang was once the capital of Kullu. This town lies on the left bank of the River Beas which lies approximately 21 km from Manali. Founded by the Raja Visudhpal, Solang remained a political hub until the capital was moved to Sultanpur in the 1460 AD. The major attraction and place to see is a beautiful castle. This castle has today been transformed into a heritage stay that is operated and managed by the Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation. It is an exemplary of the western Himalayan architecture. Embellished with carved windows and door and made from stone and wood, this castle has a lot on offer. You can also find a small museum, a nice restaurant and a temple located within the premise.  


    Vashisht is a village that is located on the banks of River Beas. It is situated about 3 km from Manali and is incredibly popular for its hot sulfur springs. Legends say that these have been built by Lord Laxman using a shooting arrow on the the ground. You can find both bathing facilities here for bathing for both men and women. In close proximity, there are 2 temples dedicated to the sage Vashisht and Lord Rama.

    Raghunath Temple

    Raghunath temple is indeed the oldest temple of the valley. It is a place of much color and festivity especially during the Dussehra festival. Otherwise as well, the temple is visited by tourists in large numbers. It is said that the temple finds connections to Lord Rama. There is an idol of Lord Raghunath found here. Despite the fact it derives the significance from the mythology, its architecture and design is attained from the Pyramidal and Pahari styles. Besides its spiritual appeal, the sceneries and the views around are simply breathtaking.    

    Bijli Mahadev Temple

    It is one temple in Kullu that just cannot afford to miss in Kullu. Right from the views and the surroundings to its surreal surrounding, the temple is every bit worth it. In the temple, there is a Shiva linga that was broken into halves by lightning. The linga was brought back together by a temple priest with the help of butter. You need to undertake a 3 km long trek to cross this path adorned by the pine trees. It is more breathtaking and mesmerizing than tiring.  

    Pandoh Dam

    It is a man made marvel that is an attractive place to see. Completed with hills, picture perfect valley, it assures a grand and spectacular view to the viewers.

  • Q. What you will like there?


    There are a number of sightseeing attractions in Kullu that deserve a visit. Temples, national parks, lakes and waterfalls are some of the key attractions in Kullu.


    There are a number of shopping zones of Kullu that offer a myriad of things like caps, shawls and gadmas that be bought from the private shops. Further the Himachal state weaving cooperative located about 6 km south of Kullu, at the Bhutti Weavers Conony is an incredible destination to shop for handicrafts and souvenirs. Other shopping hubs of Kullu include Akhara Bazaar and Khadi Gramodyog Emporium.  


    A number of adventure activities can be carried out at Kullu. It is indeed the base for anyone who is seeking an adrenaline rush and looking forth to unite with the nature. Right from the low to high trekking trails to taking a fun yak ride and relishing on angling in the foaming waters of the river, Kullu is your go to place. Several water sports can also be enjoyed here.


    Food in Kullu is about trying some of the most authentic li smacking cuisines – Chinese, Tibetan, Indian and Continental. The most prominent multi cuisine restaurants of Kullu are Hotel Sarvari and Planet Food in Dhalpur. You can get some of the most delicious fast food here. Hotel Sheetal is another great place to grab a quick bite. Few must try dishes of Kullu include - guchhi matter and sepu vadi and kaddu ka khatta in veg delights and Patrodu, Salyana, chicken anardana, Kodra (cereal, Kullu trout, grilled fish. Maggie and momos in the hill stations tastes something else only. Try that too!  

    Kullu Dussehra or Dussehra

    Kullu Dussehra or Dussehra is one of the most important festival in Kullu. It is celebrated with much gusto and fanfare here. This 10 day long festival is celebrated in October every year all over India.

  • Q. Recommended reads for destination (govt. websites, travel forum articles)

    Recommended Website: 

    Travel India Website


    TripAdvisor Travel Forum