Picnic Spots in Manali
farm4.staticflickr.com/3750/11291454126_01505f093e.jpgPicnics or small outings are very revitalizing for everyone no matter how old a person is. Going out to nearby places or enjoying a day’s outing along with the near ones will definitely help one to get energized and refreshed mind and body. Manali boasts many natural wonders where people from the surrounding places keep coming to enjoy picnicking throughout the year. Not only the people from the nearby places come here but tourists also keep these places in their itinerary so that they can have wonderful outing for some hours along with their family and friends.
Kothi in ManaliLocated about 12 km from Manali, Kothi is a picture perfect spot. Kothi is a small village on the way to Rohtang Pass and provides captivating view of the entire valley. For the peace lovers and the nature watchers this is an ideal place. The rest house in Kothi administered by the PWD department overlooks the valley and beautiful mountains. One could hear the gushing sound of River Beas that passes below the village through a gorge about 30 m deep. The canyon with cliffs flanking on each side is the favorite place for the rock pigeon. Picknickers could also visit a temple nearby that is dedicated to Devi Shuwang Chandika.
Gulaba in ManaliGulaba is a popular picnic spot in Manali. Located in the near proximity of Manali, one could visit Gulaba while leading towards the Rohtang Pass. Because of its picturesque landscapes and historical significance, the place is frequently visited by tourists from all over the world.
One could visit the famous Brighu Lake in Manali while they come here for outings. The place has got its name after the kind of Jammu and Kashmir, Raja Gulab Singh.
Rahala WaterfallsVery close to Solang Valley, one could visit another popular picnic place of Manali, the Rahala Waterfalls. The gleaming water of the fall hitting the rocks and the panoramic beauty of the surrounding are definitely more than enough to consider this place as one of the most visited places for weekend outings and picnics.
Rani NalaIf you are among those who enjoy outings in the chilly weather then Rani Nala is a must-visit for you during you Manali Tour. One of the most popular places for picnics and outings, this place falls on the way to Rohtang Pass from Manali and is located about 46 km from Manali. At this place visitors get to see glaciers throughout the year.
Solang Valley in ManaliLocated in the northwest of Manali Town at a distance of about 13 km, Solang Valley or Solang Nala is situated in between Beas Kund and Solang Village. This picturesque valley is visited throughout the year. During summers, paragliding, zorbing, parachuting are the favorite adventure sports that picnickers try out here.
During winters, skiing or ice-skating is never missed by the people who come here for small outing. Apart from this, visitors can also walk up to a small temple of Lord Shiva located on the hill.
Van Vihar in ManaliVan Vihar is a municipal park located on the Mall Road near the Tibetan Market. Visitors from the local areas as well as tourists from far off places enjoy visiting this wonderful park fringed with the tall trees of Deodar. The park also has rides for children and the main attraction for the visitors to this park is the small lake where boating facilities are available. This park is an ideal place for picnics and outings.
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