Looking for the best location for your holiday in Inda then Rohtang is one of the best places to travel in India. With snowy peaks, all around and icy breezes to give you chills, Rohtang Pass is the most popular spot for tourists to visit in Kullu Manali. There are mesmerizing sights of Lahaul Valleys and snow-clad glaciers and is a favorite adventure spot of travelers. You can try paragliding, skiing and take a ride on snow scooters but make sure to visit this destination during summer as the place is closed during most of the winter months due to heavy snowfall.
The name Rohtang means ‘ground of corpses’ due to the number of people who lost their lives trying to cross it. The Rohtang Pass is on the Pir Panjal Mountain Range of the Himalayas. The Rohtang Pass is a natural divide between the humid Kullu Valley, which has a predominantly Hindu culture, and the arid, high-altitude Lahaul and Spiti Valleys which mainly has Buddhists.
Rohtang remains open from June to October. However, trekkers do head for the pass even before it opens for vehicular traffic.
Best place to visit in Rohtang Pass
Vashisht Hot Water Springs: The hot water Springs of Vashisht village are a wonderful place to stop by. The village is the place where it is said that Rishi Vashisht used to meditate and these springs are refreshing sulphur water springs which are hot in nature amidst the chilly weather of Manali.
Marhi, is lesser-known tourist destination situated 35 km from Manali and is famed for the water adventures. This pristine snow heaven is the adventure spot for winters when Rohtang Pass is closed for snowfall and most of the travelers are directed to Marhi to enjoy water activities.
Hadimba Temple is home to the footprints of the Goddess Hadimba. The temple is a wonderful architectural work and the stone figurines are the evidences of the creative artists which will spellbind you.
Gulaba is a wonderful alternative to choose. Lots of adventure activities are availed here and it is just 6 km from Rohtang pass, which makes it easier to visit this pristine village of Manali.
Nehru Kund is an innate spring and is believed to possess healing qualities. The water comes out bubbling from the rocks and the source of the spring is said to be the Bhrigu Lake. The bubbling sound is musical blending the scenic panoramas of mountains with this idyllic chilly spring, certainly a must-visit location located merely 6 km from Manali.
BEST PLACES TO STAY IN ROHTANG PASS
There are no accommodation options in Rohtang Pass unless you bring your own tent and set up camp by the roadside. Manali, which is the closest big town, offers a wide range of accommodations which includes luxury resorts, riverside cottages, deluxe hotels and 3-star budget properties.