Solang Nala (Valley) derives its name from combination of words Solang (Nearby village) and Nullah (water stream). It is a side valley at the top of the Kullu Valley in Himachal Pradesh, India 14 km northwest of the resort town Manali on the way to Rohtang Pass, and is known for its summer and winter sport conditions.
A number of accommodation options are available as many hotels have come up recently. Adventurers will like to stay in tents and be near nature. We stayed at Manali and took a rented SUV to Solang Valley. A lot of tourists prefer staying at Manali as it is the heart of the place and travel through cars or buses to Solang.
As soon as we stepped in Solang, we were absolutely awestruck by its beauty. Snow-capped mountains and coniferous trees never looked so incredible as they did at that moment.Solang is a shutterbug’s paradise and we were sure not to let go of such an opportunity! 😛 We clicked over 400 photographs! 😀
Solang Valley comprises of huge lawn slopes and provide its reputation as a popular ski resort. A few ski agencies offering courses and equipment reside here and operate only during winters.
Snow melts during the summer months starting May and skiing is then replaced by zorbing (a giant ball with room for 2 people which is rolled down a 200 metre hill), paragliding, parachuting and horse riding. A ropeway was recently opened. Going to the summit can be possible by ATVs, Ropeway or Climbing
Since it was quite windy, we couldn’t paraglide 😦 but we did see some enthusists displaying their paragliding skills.
Solang is a must visit if you plan on going to Manali!! 🙂