A combination of calmness and fun, Solang Valley should be on everyone’s wish list. The name comes from words, Solang, which is a nearby village and nullah meaning water streams from mountains. This beautiful destination is 16 km from Manali and situated west of Beas River. The people who visit here can get to enjoy the view of the scenic landscape with leisure. The highway has an amazing view of the river on the sides along with restaurants. Right from picturesque locations filled with beauty to the snow covered mountains and adventure activities, Solang Valley has got it all.
The Adventure Spot
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The specialty of Solang Valley is the adventure sports activities. There are several institutes and instructors for supervising the sports for the best experience. Skiing in winter is the best activity to choose among the adventure sports during the winter. Apart from this, paragliding, zorbing, parachuting, horse riding, and much more fun is what Solang Valley promises.
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There are several resorts and hotels to suit all types of budgets of the visitors. From a lavish suite for honeymoon couples to small cottages to soothe the nature lovers, you get to choose the right accommodation that suits you.
How to Reach
Air – The nearest airport is Bhuntar, 10km from Kullu and 50km from Manali. One can take buses and taxis to reach Solang Valley from the airport.
Road- The Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) runs buses from Delhi, Punjab, and Haryana. NH21 connects through Chandigarh.
Best time to Visit
This place is an all season destination, though the time of visit depends on the choice of activities you wish to take up there. The winter season, from November to February, is better, as the place looks stunning when covered in snow and skiing can be taken up. In summer, skiing is taken over by zorbing and other activities, which gives you a chance to enjoy the greenery during the season.