Solang Valley

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Solang Valley
Picea smithiana and roadside shelter near Solang.jpg
Roadside shelter near Solang valley
Location Manali, India
Floor elevation 2,560 m (8,400 feet)
Geography
Coordinates 32°18′58″N 77°09′25″E / 32.316°N 77.157°E / 32.316; 77.157Coordinates: 32°18′58″N 77°09′25″E / 32.316°N 77.157°E / 32.316; 77.157


Solang Nala (Valley) drives its name from combination of words Solang (Nearby village) and Nullah (water stream). It is a side valley at the top of the Kullu Valley in Himachal Pradesh, India 14 km northwest of the resort town Manali on the way to Rohtang Pass, and is known for its summer and winter sport conditions. The sports most commonly offered are parachuting, paragliding, skating and zorbing.

Giant slopes of lawn comprise Solang Valley and provide its reputation as a popular ski resort. A few ski agencies offering courses and equipment reside here and operate only during winters.

Snow melts during the summer months starting May and skiing is then replaced by zorbing (a giant ball with room for 2 people which is rolled down a 200 metre hill), paragliding, parachuting and horse riding. A ropeway was recently opened.[1] Going to the summit can be possible by ATVs, Ropeway or Climbing (Trekking)

Accommodation[edit]

A number of accommodation options are available as many hotels have come up recently. Adventurers will like to stay in tents and be near nature.

Gallery[edit]

The amusement area, Solang valley. May. 2014

References[edit]

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