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 Picnic Spots in Kullu Valley

The pristine Kullu valley unravels its charms to its visitors enthusiastically. It encases several picnic spots worth a visit.

Solang Valley 13 km from Manali, the magnificent Solang valley (2480 m) bids panorama of the pure snow-white crests and tall deodar trees. The Solang valley serves as the base camp for trekkers and mountainners. Solang slopes are the venue of State & National level winter sports.

Sojha (2683 m) is about 13 km from Banjar and is known for it's peaceful surroundings and unique spectacles. It provides a panoramic view of snow ranges and lush green fields. At dusk the lights of Shimla can be seen from this spot.
There are two rest houses in Sojha. The Britishers who were spell bound by its beauty built one of them and the forest department built the other.

Dyar is situated to the north- east of Kullu and at a distance of 25 km. The village got its name because of the Deodar trees, which are in abundance here.

It has an ancient temple of Lord Trijugi Narayan constructed in the 15th century in pagoda style.

Camping Site (1433 m) is situated on the National Highway 21, just 13 km from Kullu on the way to Manali.
It provides breathtaking views of the snowcapped peaks of Kullu region. The site is ideal for camping and quiet holidays. The Tourism Department has developed this site. There are 14 wooden huts and a big grassy ground surrounded by the trees and apple orchards.

Kothi is 15 km from Manali and the last village on the way to Rohtang. The area commands an excellent view. There is a ravine 400 feet deep and 2 km long, which is to be crossed to enter the village.

Gulaba is situated about 20 km from Manali. It is a very good picnic spot as beautiful flowerbeds cover the area. The zigzag road presents a splendid panorama.

Bijli Mahadev is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and is situated amid vast pastures 14 km uphill Kullu. It is a nice site for picnics.

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