Solang Valley, locally known as Solang Nullah, is renowned as the preferred location for adventure activities in Himachal Pradesh. For those who love the rush of adrenaline; there is no place better than Solang in Kullu Valley to indulge in parachuting, paragliding, skating and zorbing.
Solang Valley derives its name from a village called Solang and Nullah means water streams from mountains.
Located 16 km from Manali in north India, it lies on the western bank of the Beas River. It is 8500 feet above mean sea level.
Solang is not just about adventure activities. Its lush greenery, apple orchards, snowcapped peaks and lakes attracts lakhs of visitors from India and abroad every year.
The state-of-the-art ropeway is a favourite with the tourists and a convenient way to view Solang. The advent of summer season transforms Solang into a centre for zorbing. Zorbing is the recreation or sport of rolling downhill in an orb. Though relatively new to India, Solang is one of the places where the sport is practiced on a large-scale.
The start of international skiing competition like Alpine Premier League has made the valley popular among foreign tourists. Solang slopes offer challenging skiing run to both beginners and advanced skiers.
There are several hotels including budget and resorts to stay in Solang Valley. Tents are also available on rent for camping during summer. Resorts and hotels also offer tents for tourists.
Solang offers a variety of options when it comes to eating. You can find Punjabi, South Indian,Italian, Tibetan and Chinese. Resorts and hotels serve non-veg and veg meals.
To enjoy skiing, January and February are the best seasons. For trekking and zorbing, May to November is the best time and for paragliding, it can be done any time except monsoon.
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