Solang Valley is a side valley situated at the top of Kullu Valley in Himachal Pradesh, India. Name is derived from the words Solang and Nullah. Solang means nearby villages and Nullah means water stream. From the town of Manali it is located 14kms away.
What to see at Solang Valley: This valley is well known for winter and summer sports. Solang is one of the best picnic spots in Himachal Pradesh. For the natural lovers also this is one of the best places. Visitors can enjoy glaciers and snow clad mountains. Lakes, snow-capped peaks, apply orchards and lush greenery attracting the tourist from India as well as from foreign countries. Along with sports this valley also known for Snow Point. It has 300 meters ski lift. During the winter season, different courses will offer by Ski Agencies. These agencies actively work here only during the winter season.
During the summer season, snow melts here. These agencies provide equipment to the visitors to enjoy. Trekking lovers can enjoy this place. One of the ways to reach this place is through trekking. Adventurous activities conducts here are paragliding, Zorbing, skating, Parachuting, Winter sports. During winter season Skiing activity takes place and in the summer season this activity will be replaced with Zorbing. Zorbing is a giant ball with room for 2 people which is rolled down a 200 meters hill. Horse riding also conducts here. Ropeway was also introduced recently. Apart from these activities visitors can see the shrine of Lord Shiva on the top of the hill. Several bollywood movies shooted here. Every year during January – February months, National Senior Alpine Skiing Championship organises here.
What to see around Solang Valley:
Naggar Castle: It was built by Raja of Kullu 600 years old. Now it was converted into heritage hotel. From this place visitors can have the best view of Naggar Valley. This complex also having houses of wooden Jagati Patt temple. It is located 30kms away from this valley.
Rahala and Rozy waterfalls: These waterfalls are located on the way to Rohtang. It is located 19kms away from the valley.
Jagatsukh: It is one time capital of Kullu. Major attractions of this place are temples of Sandhya Gayatri and Lord Shiva. Arjun caves are attractions here. It is located 16kms away from the valley.
Manu Temple: This is dedicated to Sage Manu. It is located in Manali. This temple is 12kms away from the valley.
Hadimba Temple: It is also located in Manali. This temple is famous for carved doorways. It was built in 1533 AD. Crafted Four tiered Pagoda roof is another attraction of this temple. It is located 12kms away from the valley.
Getting to Solang Valley: Only way to reach this place is through road way. It can be reached either from Chandigarh or from Delhi. From Chandigarh, Lucknow and Delhi buses are available to reach this valley. Plenty of taxis are available to reach this place from Manali. Nearest railway station is located at Joginder Nagar. This place is located 50kms away from Solang. It is narrow gauge railway station. Nearest airport is located at Bhuntar town which is located 63kms away from Solang valley. From this airport plenty of taxis are available to reach this valley.
Getting around Solang Valley: To see this valley best option is ropeway. Cycles and mountain bikes were available for rent to enjoy this valley attraction. Taxis and buses are available to visit the surrounding places of this valley.
Best time to visit Solang Valley: Zorbing and Trekking can be enjoyed between May to November. Skiing can be enjoyed in January and February. Paragliding can enjoy throughout the year.
Where to stay in Solang Valley: Plenty of resorts and hotels are available here. During the summer season, tents also available for rent.
Where to eat in Solang Valley: Plenty of restaurants are available here. Chinese, Tibetan, Italian, South Indian, Punjabi cuisines offer by all the restaurants.