Manali is an incredibly popular, beautiful and one of the most visited hill stations in the country, making it perfect for a one day weekend getaway. Located at a height of 6260 feet, Manali is an impressive tourist destination located in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. This beautiful town is known to appeal to its visitors with flowering apple trees and adventurous snow covered roads.
Flanked by majestic hills and woody forests, the quaint charm of Manali has captured the attention of both local and international tourists alike and has emerged as one of the must-visit sites of India. River Beas runs its pristine course right through the town, and creates a breathtaking, picturesque landscape that is a delight for photographers.
The most important sites that this town has to offer are Rohtang Pass and Solang Valley which are both located in close vicinity to Manali and we will be visiting both in the same day Manali to Rohtang Pass tour. Rohtang Pass is covered with snow throughout the year and makes for a great adventure experience. Manali is the place to be if you are looking forward to unwinding and rejuvenate in the lap of nature. This pretty town is a great destination for family vacationers and honeymooners alike.
An overview of same day Manali to Rohtang Pass tour
The best time to visit Manali is from October to June. The winter months will bring you snow and freezing temperatures whereas in the summer months you can escape to Manali for a brief respite from the harsh heat of the cities. The one day Manali to Rohtang Pass sightseeing package includes a visit to Nehru Kund, Kothi, Gulaba, Rahala Falls, Marhi, Rani Nala and concludes with a stop at Rohtang Pass.
Every cab has been instructed to adhere to the tourist’s requirements so that they experience maximum comfort and ease without burning a hole in their pocket. The cab will pick you up at any given destination in Manali, early in the morning so that there’s enough time to see all the listed places in the package.
The distance between Manali and Rohtang Pass is 51 KM which will be covered within two hours via Leh Manali Highway. We guarantee that all our cabs are safe, luxurious and the mode of payment is absolutely transparent, with low tariffs.
In this Manali to Rohtang day tour package, you and your family will be visiting the below mentioned sites of interest :
1. Nehru Kund
First up on the one day tour, Nehru Kund is only about 5 kms from Manali on the National Highway to Leh. This natural spring of cold water was named after Late Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, who was the first Prime Minister of Independent India. It is believed that the water of the spring comes down from the Bhrigu Lake which is situated at an elevation of about 4,300 meters in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh.
- Must See / Things Do:: One can spend up to one to two hours for some peaceful moments amidst lush greenery and serene surroundings.
Kothi is located in the foothills of Rohtang Pass, at about 12 kilometers from Manali. This tourist destination can be visited by jeep, bus or pony rides but the most comfortable method is a private rental cab. This quiet village offers a magnificent view of snow capped mountains and glaciers and also of the Beas River that flows through a very deep and narrow gorge at this point.
Kothi is a favourite among tourists who are enthusiastic about camping and trekkers who climb the Rohtang Pass valley on foot. Kothi is also known as Koshtampi. The majestic locations of Kothi have been featured in many Bollywood movies and a lot of poets, writers, and painters have visited this beautiful sight to soak themselves in the magic of nature and create art.
- Must See / Things Do:: The temple of Goddess Shuwang Chandika is worth a visit.
Gulaba is a small village near Manali located almost 3 KM from the town, on the road to Rohtang Pass and although it is an offbeat location, we make sure to include it in our same day local sightseeing tour! Named after Raja Gulab Singh of Kashmir, the village of Gulaba is flanked by the mind-blowing beauty of snow covered mountains, grasslands and the Beas river that further beautifies its landscapes.
This village’s advantageous topography has helped Gulaba develop a reputation of a heavy snowfall region, which facilitates adventure sports, camping and other activities. Sports enthusiasts and adventure lovers visit in huge numbers to Gulaba village. Besides skiing, one can also explore the bountiful beauty of the region through paragliding. Gulaba has numerous high peaks, from where you can enjoy a bird’s eye view of the scenic location.
- Must See / Things Do:: If you are in Gulaba, you must participate in skiing for a once in a lifetime experience.
4. Rahala Falls
The stunning Rahala Falls is located at a height of 8,500 ft at about 16 KM from Manali. Located on the way to Rohtang Pass, whoever visits the Rohtang valley makes it a point to halt at Rahala Falls to enjoy the scenic beauty of the place.
The Rahala waterfall is a result of a melting glacier, thus the water of this fall is extremely cold all year round. This fall is set under the bright blue sky amidst dense forest of deodar, silver birch trees, and fresh and aromatic air. This spot is a little harder to reach and thus taking a private taxi is your best bet.
The view of the place is truly spectacular and it gives a sense of peace and serenity to everyone visiting. The pleasant weather and the marvelous surroundings make it one of the best attractions in Manali.
- Must See / Things Do:: You can click pictures, trek the cliff and enjoy the melting ice of this fall.
Marhi is located at an altitude of 3360 metres from sea level. Marhi is covered with snow all of winter and is best known for its water sports facilities. Tourists can enjoy a picnic lunch in the lush green meadows of Marhi or taste steaming hot local cuisines at one of the numerous indoor and outdoor restaurants dotted all over the village.
Marhi is located on the highway that connects Manali and Leh and the buses that ferry passengers along this route, stop at this village for refreshments and food. Marhi is a temporary and seasonal settlement that remains shut down during the harsh winter months and is best visited during summers.
- Must See / Things Do:: Ask the locals about some of the traditional dishes and try them out!
6. Rani Nala
Tourists visit Rani Nala from all over the country to see the mountains and snow covered peaks. Rani Nala offers a short hike up the glacier, which sits at an altitude of nearly 3,978 metres. In this trek, you will have to bear extreme cold and harsh weather conditions. Start your walk through thick snow early in the morning to avoid heavy traffic.
As you go, you can take in the striking scenery of snow-capped Himalayan mountain peaks and can even ride a horse to the peak point. The route to Rani Nala is extremely tricky and thus our rental cab professional drivers are essential to make sure you reach there safely. It is sure to be an adrenaline filled and thrilling journey!
- Must See / Things Do:: Check out the unique trees and plants along the way on the trek, as they are especially found in this region.
7. Rohtang Pass
Located at a distance of just 51 kilometres from the main town, Rohtang Pass can be reached only by road. The pass is located at a massive height of 3978 metres and the way up the hills is a treat to the eyes. Rohtang Pass is a favourite shooting spot of Bollywood movies and many blockbusters like ‘Jab We Met’ and ‘Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani’ have been shot here. Anyone who wishes to travel up to or beyond Rohtang must get a permit.
The trails here are challenging and marked by glaciers, around waterfalls, pointed peaks, a breathtaking view of the surroundings and chilling cold. Some famous and easier treks are from Gulaba to Bhrigu Lake, Batal to Rohtang and Jalori pass. Photography enthusiasts and nature lovers throng Rohtang Pass in thousands for the mesmerising view that it offers.
- Must See / Things Do:: You can go sledging, mountain biking and skiing in these snow capped hills.
One day local sightseeing tours in and around Manali, including Rohtang Pass is a great way to unwind with friends and family while enjoying the wonders of the nature at the same time. We can make this trip happen by keeping in mind your luxury and ease, within the most affordable prices!