Everyone has the desire to experience snowfall at least once in their lifetime. It is believed that your first snowfall makes you feel like everything beneath the great blue sky has a surreal, lovely sensation, and the fluffy white snowfall has put everything to sleep. India is a tropical nation, so experiencing snowfall is unusual for residents of metropolitan cities. Manali in Himachal Pradesh is one of the most popular tourist places for experiencing snowfall since it is a close and readily accessible tourist spot. During the high summer heat, thousands of tourists rush to the mountainous areas for respite from the rising temperatures. Manali is situated in the stunning Beas valley at approximately 6200 feet above sea level. We've curated a list of locations and things to do in Manali during snowfall!
Mall Road in Manali is one of the most alluring tourist spots for travellers who visit Himachal Pradesh to witness the snowfall, and it is known as the heart of Manali. From December to February, Mall Road looks stunning, especially at night when all the stores are lit-up. Never pass up the opportunity to eat warm cuisine while watching the enchanting snowfall. Mall Road in Manali is well-known for its street shopping experience and is humming with several events to keep you occupied for the day.
Due to its continuous snowfall throughout the year, the famous Rohtang pass, also known as Rohtang La, is a steep pass in the Eastern Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas and a central tourist destination. Rohtang Pass is surrounded by some of the best Himalayan hiking trails, and visitors can see stunning glaciers, snow-covered mountain cliffs, and breathtaking waterfalls while trekking. Sledge riding is another well-known recreation at Rohtang Pass. On the snow, ride a wooden sledge downslope while taking in the magnificent views of the mountains. At approximately 36 km from Manali, Rohtang pass can be the ideal location to experience your first snow in Manali.
Solang Valley is tucked between the Beas Kund and Solang Village and 13 kilometres from Manali. Ski enthusiasts from around the world head to this valley to take in the breathtaking vistas of the snow-covered mountains and majestic glaciers. Skiing is enjoyable in Solang Valley from October through March. Travel to this eutopia in January if you want to see the wonderfully dense and fluffy snowfall. It is impossible to describe the view of Solang Valley from the clear sky as you paraglide through the valley. Consider camping here amidst the valley's verdant green meadows to experience Solang Valley's unspoiled splendour. You can engage in adventure sports and activities here, such as quad biking and enjoying the spectacular views of the River Beas.
Tosh showcases breathtaking depictions of nature's creativity while tucked away in the Parvati Valley. You can take a tranquil stroll along the Parvati River or enjoy lip-smacking treats at the vibrant restaurants here. Tosh, a town renowned for its hippy lifestyle, attracts visitors from all over India for its spectacular winter climb to Kheerganga. Kheerganga is a sacred location featuring a hot spring, a modest Shiva temple, and a bathing area. To take a hot spring bath when everything is blanketed in snow is a unique experience for any hiker.
While visiting Manali, we highly recommend you stay at The Orchid Manali - a Boutique Hotel, one of the most popular resorts in the region. The Orchid Manali is surrounded by melting glaciers and snow-covered ice peaks in winter. During the peak winter season, the resort gets beautifully covered in snow and offers delightful views of snowfall in Manali. Our guests can take advantage of skiing and building a snowman outside the resort!