Solang valley is the picturesque valley spreaded in 13 kms and thye valley offers the view of glaciers and snow capped mountains and peaks. It has fine ski slopes.Mountains of snow valley is famous for its ski and people from the whole world come here during winters for ski. The Mountaineering Institute has installed a ski lift for training purpose.Due to incresing of ski craze a guest house of the Mountaineering and Allied sports Institute, Manali is available for all tourists and due to heavy rush of tourists during winters many resorts and deluxe hotels have been built so that people not face any accommodation problem .. The winter skiing festival is organised here. Training in skiing is imparted at this place also.Food is not abig problem here but a person cannot get nutritious food but can only have noodles ,eggs or soft drinks.Nowdays due to great tourists interest there are many other sports like zorbing,skiing,paraglidingand ski motors.
Naggar is a peaceful village situated along the hills on the east bank (known locally as the Left Bank) of the Beas river. The beautiful Naggar castle (now a Himachal Tourism hotel and restaurant) is the legacy of its status as the old capital of the former Kullu Kingdom about 500 years ago. The castle commands an incredible view of the river far below and the villages that litter the opposite bank, with the distant snow peaks beyond the Rohtang La Pass visible on a clear day. In the Deodar forest on top of a hill above Naggar village is the old wood and stone Krishna Mandir (temple); foreigners are not allowed inside the sanctuary but are welcome to wander around the courtyard. At the edge of the village lies the Roerich gallery displaying oil paintings and the 1930’s Dodge car of the famous Russian artist Gurudev Nikolai Roerich who lived in Naggar for many years. In the trekking season, Naggar serves as a starting point for the trek to the village of Malana via the Chandrakhani Pass.Naggar is very well connected to manali by local and private transport.Throughout the day time bus services are from manali to naggar and patlikul and various other cab services.the very imporatnt thing in naggar is the jagatipatt temple which is a place which cannot be missed by anyone.The temple just contains a stone slab and is worshipped bby local people.
When it comes to food naggar is not far behind ,as there are many food outlets by local people throughout the way from manali to naggar and some of them are very near to gushing white water streams .In naggar itself there are many reasturants including the famous german bakery.One can also have Indian and himachali food within the castle which is even cheaper then other hotels in manali region.
A tiny locale, situated on the banks of the majestic River Ravi, Vashisht is bestowed with natural springs and fabulous sand stone temples. Just about thirty minutes leisurely walk fetch oneself to this sleepy hamlet. Situated at the suburbs of the town, Springs of Vashisht are very significant for their medicinal value. The gushing waters of the hot brooks are excellent ailments for skin diseases. Large number of people folk here to have a dip in these hot streams. The authorities have arranged separate bathing provisions for men and women.
Besides these gurgling streams, Vashisht also houses pretty old shrines dedicated to lord Ram and his kula guru, sage Vashisht. These stone temples show excellent and exquisite carvings on woods. The interior of the temple is getting blackened by the continuous use of oil lamps and other incenses. Placed on the banks of the majestic river, these temples present a serene and tranquil ambience to the visitor. This place is famous for its hot water springs and temples of Vashisht Rishi and Lord Rama. It is located on the bank of Beas, but well above the river. Natural hot sulphur springs with two separate bathing tanks for gents and ladies are always full of tourists. Turkish style showers fitted baths have also been built nearby. Hot water from the nearby spring is provided for bathing.
The influence of Israelis ,Germans ,in fact that of people from all over the world bringing their respective cuisines with them is evident -relish the Chicken schnitzels, hummus, pitta bread all of which a person enjoyes at the World peace cafe in Vashist along with the awesome view(its a terrace cafe).World peace cafe is the one with the best view in vashisht and with complete range of cuisine .The reasturant has avery attractive sitting system .Inside the cafe aperson can find complete on the floor sitting system where a person with great talent can play musicl instruments also.
There are special days fixed which can be known by contacting the cafe people when the proper musical nights are held ,where people themselves can play music and some good movies are also played in the nights.
One can easily have all types of cuisine like mexican,chineese,italian ,indian and spanish
Bob Dylan’s Cafe (also known as Roasted and Toasted) is in the heart of old ManaliA log-cabin-style coffeeshop in Old Manali, serving the best coffee in town. DVD movies are shown three times a day.. It serves the most delicious cookies and sandwiches. With its extremely good menu and pocket friendly price, it remains one of the most popular destinations after a day’s sightseeing. Also, at no extra cost you have a very comfortable movie theater where you can choose among some 100 movie titles and watch as you much on those delicious cookies. And yes, they do play Bob Dylan’s songs. Must visit.