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Sissu

Sissu is a small town in the Lahaul valley of Himachal Pradesh. Also known as Khwaling, Due to the proximity to Atal Tunnel, every year thousands of tourists visit this place. Hiking, trekking, camping, day trip and stargazing are some of the most common things to do in Sissu. Situated on the banks of Chandra River in Lahul Valley, Sissu is a tiny beautiful hamlet in Himachal Pradesh. Located just 40 KM away from Manali.

This beautiful village is the base for the three famous regions of the Himalayas – Lahaul, Spiti, and Ladakh. The pleasant weather conditions, surrounding magnificent glaciers and traditional Himachali culture attracts tourists from all around. The beautiful dense plantation of willows and poplars trees on both sides of the road makes it a perfect place for a road trip in Himachal. It is one of the magical places that give you the inner peace which everyone craves in the modern world. The beautiful tranquil surrounding, picturesque landscape and pleasant weather of this place leave you awestruck and force you to love this place. Especially, during winter when the snow covers the entire landscape that makes you feel like you’re on the moon.

Jibhi

lush green landscapes and spectacular waterfalls amid pine forests. The place also has best trekking routes with glorious view of Great Himalayan ranges if you are looking forward to see the destination includes all these Yes Yes definitely Yes Jibhi is the beautiful place or destination having all in one.

The village of Jibhi is one of the unexplored places in the state of Himachal Pradesh located in Tirthan valley. It is located at an elevation of 1600m, 51250 ft and 70 km from Mandi. Tourists can enjoy this place away from the crowd, and commercial contribution.

Tourists experience snowfall almost every day in the valleys with amazing shots on camera. The Tirthan River flows between the villages that give an ancient touch to it. The majority of homestays and hotels are constructed with wood so that the rooms remain warm.

Malta trees are present in the backyard of every locale’s house. Some of the terrains in this village are meant for trekking. Now, it is considered as one of the hills stations with its fascinating nature. You will remain forever grateful to Himachal Pradesh after visiting this place. Jibhi valley is appealing with ancient temples, dense forests and tranquil valleys.

Rohtang Pass

Rohtang Pass is a high mountain pass, it is in an around 50 kms from Manali. It connects the Kullu Valley with the Lahaul and Spiti Valleys of Himachal Pradesh. Rohtang Pass can be reached only by road. The pass is located at a massive height of 3978 metres on Manali- Keylong road.

When planning a trip to Manali, a day off to the vista point of Rohtang Pass is the ultimate and almost essential attraction of the itinerary.

An experience of the snow can never be complete without a sledge ride, which involves sliding through the snow in a wooden toboggan. Another thrilling activity that can be pursued at Rohtang Pass would be mountain biking where you ride your mountain bikes off the regular course and into the lesser taken routes. It can get a bit rough, so you must take care in case you are planning on pursuing this activity. You can try your hand at skiing and tyre drop at the Rohtang Pass as well, where again you slide down a slope of snow whilst using the appropriate equipment. Gear for all of these activities is available for reasonable rent, so do not miss out on this opportunity.
Due to heavy snowfall in winters, the pass remains closed from November to May. As it opens its doors to welcome tourists on 1st June. Rohtang remains flocked with excited visitors from all over the country and abroad until November 15 as it shuts again. It is said to be the only pass in the country to be covered by snow throughout the year.

Atal Tunnel

Atal Tunnel is no less than a wonder in Himachal Pradesh. Ever since the Atal Tunnel was built, there have been a lot of visitors coming here.

It is the most mesmerising engineering marvel you can behold in the lap of Himalayas. The Most interesting feature of the Atal tunnel is that it connects Manali with Lahaul and Spiti district.

Do you know why Atal Tunnel is a must visited place?

Earlier it was not possible to visit the border areas of Himachal and Ladakh as due to fierce weather conditions these places were totally cut off for 6 months but now with the arrival of this enchanting tourist attraction called Atal Tunnel you can explore all the hidden gems of Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh.

Atal Tunnel, named after former Prime Minister of India, Atal Bihari Vajpayee is a highway tunnel built under the Rohtang Pass in the eastern Pir Panjal range of the Himalayas on the Leh-Manali Highway in Himachal Pradesh, India.

Gulaba

26 Kms away from Manali Charming & Pleasing location, The name of the village, Gulaba, is derived from the first Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir, Maharaja Gulab Singh, who was also the founder of the Dogra Dynasty. The delightful village has computerized system to ensure good tourism management. The authorities at Gulaba hill station have strive to provide lot of facilities to the visitors. There are some cafes and restaurants which provides facilities for food and beverages. Also, you can rent different equipment’s such as skis and other equipment’s which are required to enjoy the winter sports at Gulaba. People can also rent special clothing which is required for the skiing.

Also another picturesque village-like Gulaba is the village of Kothi, known for its amazing gorges. In addition to that, you can also find numerous natural geothermal springs emerging from the rocks here. Kothi boasts many scintillating sights, along with those of the Kothi Gorge which is perfect for shutterbugs. One of the best things about this village is that it is still quite idyllic and tranquil, along with nature being unspoilt. It is also a great destination for paragliding enthusiasts.

Must visit Gulaba, Kothi, Rohtang La ,Marhi when you are at Manali.
But here I specially want to to describe my feelings for Gulaba.