Travelling in Himachal in June – 2007
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For next few posts, it is going to be less words and more pictures.
Despite the touristy looks of Manali, its mountain peaks gave me an indication that there is much to discover around the town. We spent just two days there, one of them wandering in the town and the second, exploring. In those eight hours we spent freewheeling beyond Manali, we discovered some spellbinding beauty that wasn’t discovered by tourists. same
Solang is visited by many people; is touristy and has many activities to amuse its visitors.
We rented a bike a rode towards Solang Nala north of Manali on the second day. The meadows of Solnag Nala were touristy enough that I would rather speak less of it here.
We biked to Solang Nala from Manali
The road ends at a place where the Indian Army is working on a tunnel to Rohtang Pass, which would eventually open the road to Ladakh year round. My friend opted to take a horse ride from here to a waterfall and a cave temple besides a stream, while I decided to walk the distance. It was an hour’s walk to the temple, and we climbed higher as we walked.
Solang is a deviation on the road to Rohtang Pass, and is at a level higher than Manali. The higher we climb the better are the views.
Solang Nala flows from the mountains..
Continued at Beyong Manali – II