Welcome to Solang Valley, folks! If you’re heading to Manali for a vacay, you absolutely cannot miss this destination. Located just 14 km north-west of the main town of Manali, Solang Valley is one of the most happening tourist spots in Himachal Pradesh.
Adventure enthusiasts, listen up! Solang Valley has got you covered with activities like parachuting, paragliding, horse riding, and even driving mini-open jeeps for all ages. And if you’re a fan of winter sports, then skiing is a must-try, with trainers available to supervise skiers and train beginners.
But wait, it gets better! During summers, Solang Valley transforms into a giant playground, and you’re likely to spot people rolling down the slopes in giant transparent balls. Yes, folks, that’s zorbing for you! Trust us, it’s as much fun as it looks.
But before you go, here are some tips to keep in mind. The locals here are super friendly and convincing. They may approach you with traditional attire and furry animals for a photo op (for which you’ll be charged), so beware and bargain!
For paragliding, the best time to visit varies according to the season, and it’s generally shut down during monsoon season due to unfavorable weather conditions. The cost of paragliding ranges from INR 600 – 1800.
Zorbing is a definite must-try, and it can be pursued at a price of INR 500 per head. And while you’re here, don’t forget to check out the overhead cable car rides for a breathtaking view of the entire valley.
But that’s not all, folks! Apart from adventure sports, Solang Valley offers leisure activities like horse riding, fancy photography, and swings for the kids. It’s like a fair all day long!
Just one thing to keep in mind, folks. As winter approaches, the temperature can drop down to -1°C with nights being especially chilly. So, carry plenty of woollens, and you’re good to go!
In a nutshell, Solang Valley is the perfect destination for adventure junkies, families, and solo travellers alike. So, pack your bags, book your tickets, and get ready for a wild ride!