If you’re preparing to go to Manali later, Manali to Solang Valley will be on your list & that too in the first spot.
During Winters, most of us visit Solang Valley for snow if we hadn’t found it in Manali.
OKAY, OKAY myself too.
Manali to Solang Valley is not a long road trip in terms of distance. But, it will be more of a short budget experience under Rs.500.
This article will be continuing to talk in detail.
I remembered that while coming back from Solang Valley, few people stopped me on the road & began asking –
Is it worth visiting Solang Valley?
Was there a lot of snow?
Is the snow above knees level?
Was the crowd too much there?
A lot of questions had asked while I was trying to add meaning to their Questions. I hope that these questions you’ll be having in your mind too?
The article will be short to the brief article & Let’s start without any further stoppage.
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How to go to Solang Valley from Delhi?
The Delhi to Solang Valley distance is around 540km.
To reach Solang Valley, first, you’ll need to reach Manali.
You can reach Manali by taking an overnight bus from Delhi. The average time taken to Manali would be around 13-14hrs.
Daily buses run between Delhi to Manali.
Apart, if there’s traffic on the road, it might also take a whole day to reach Manali. Yeah, mostly when the road gets covered with snow. Delhi to Manali snow trip might end up testing your patience level too.
Upon reaching Manali, you can moreover proceed to Solang Valley. I had also explained further how to Solang Valley under Rs.500 from Manali.
Note – If you’re traveling using your vehicle from Delhi, then, one word – Lucky You. But also, I hope you’re “Lucky Enough” to escape the mountain traffic.
How to go to Solang Valley from Manali?
The Manali to Solang Valley Distance is 14km. On average, it takes about 45mins – 1hr by any means of transport to reach Solang Valley.
There are quite a lot of means of options available to go to Solang Valley from Manali. I had written below the following means of transport you can take to reach the Solang Valley.
Manali to Solang Valley on Shared Cabs
If you’re willing to travel from Manali to Solang Valley via shared cabs then, you can take cabs from Manali itself.
You can easily spot cabs on the side of the Manali mall road. The distance between Mall road Manali to Solang Valley is around 14km.
If you’re somewhere around Old Manali, you can find vehicles just near the Old Manali bridge.
The average time it will take you to reach Solang Valley would depend upon the traffic & the season you will be visiting.
Also, you can reach Solang Valley by taking a bus from Manali. I know the bus will going to cost even low but, the buses are very limited in numbers.
Manali to Solang Valley by Renting a Vehicle
Now, this is a necessary point on which the whole article revolves around.
The cost of renting a vehicle at Manali would generally depend upon the model that you are renting. If you want to rent a Motorcycle in, Manali you can find out the rates with their model numbers & other necessary details in my Old Manali blog.
The cost of renting a scooter in Manali will be around Rs.500 – Rs.600 per day.
Hari Bike Rental in Old Manali offers a scooter at a bonus price of Rs.400 if you’re a solo traveler. I know that you now understood everything. I request you to please hang on.
Allow me to complete further & let me know your thoughts at the end of this post.
You can rent amongst the following vehicle –
Scooter OR Cycle
If you’re crazy, you can visit from Manali to Solang Valley on the cycle too. But, if you are not an active cycle user & hadn’t cycled long enough on high mountain terrains before then, please don’t use a cycle.
There’s no need to worry if you’re in a group or a couple. You can divide the money amongst all.
Make sure to check the vehicle properly. Check the availability of the fuel option because the fuel will play a role here.
You have to leave out very early between 8 a.m – 9 p.m, from Manali. The two-wheeler rental shops open at 8 a.m.
Leaving Early will resolve almost half of the difficulties while on your way to Solang Valley.
Petrol Pump in Manali
Until now you had reached Manali, rented the two-wheeler & now it’s time to head to the petrol pump in Manali.
There are two petrol pumps on the way from Manali to Solang Valley.
Just head out on the route to Solang Valley, and within 15-20 mins leaving Manali, you will spot a Petro Pump. You can get the two-wheeler filled with or within Rs.100 or according to the current per liter price during that period.
There’s no entrance fee to visit Solang Valley, just for the knowledge if you’re visiting for the first time.
That is how you can arrange to travel from Manali to Solang Valley for under Rs.500.
If you want to go further to Rohtang Pass, make sure to get the vehicle filled.
I believe that you don’t want to get stuck in the middle of nowhere in the mountains. So, please make sure the sign indicator on the two-wheeler dashboard is showing full.
Parking Spot at Solang Valley
You can find paid parking spots available at the Solang Valley.
You can easily park your vehicle & can explore the Valley. You can take part in the adventure activities occurring out there in the Valley.
If you’re in a two-wheeler, you can park on the roadside. There will be lots of space available.
Also, there are a lot of roadside Maggi & Chai options available. You can relax there while overlooking the Valley or by just gripping an eye on your vehicle 😅.
The road condition from Manali to Solang Valley will be smooth & excellent, just like this river stream below.
There will be a lot of zig-zak turns on your way to Solang Valley. But the views will be breathtaking. If you’re on a rented vehicle, you can stop the vehicle roadside & can enjoy the scenes.
But make sure that you drive safe, or if you’re in the cab, then the driver takes you safely.
In the end, I would like to answer the questions that were being asked from me while coming down from Solang Valley.
Have you remembered the point, I had mentioned that leave early & your half of the problems get resolved?
People get stuck in the 4-5km long traffic much before the Solang Valley. In the morning, you’ll not find a lot of traffic that also means you can easily reach Solang Valley.
Q. Is it worth visiting Solang Valley?
Ans. Yes, it is worth visiting the Solang valley. Especially for the snow lovers, but your heart might break when you end up not finding the snow there too. So, check the weather before you make your trip to Solang Valley or Manali, or even anywhere.
Q. Was at Solang Valley a lot of snow?
Ans. It depends upon the day you are visiting.
YES, the snow doesn’t depend upon the season because it will always be the winter season but what matters here is the day. If you’re visiting after snowfall had happened at Solang Valley, then yes, you will find a lot of snow.
There will not be complete NO because you will always find snow. The level of snow can be lower but, the snow will be there in the winter season.
On the other side, during the summer season, you’ll not be going to find snow.
Q. Was the snow above knees level?
Ans. You will find the snow above the knees level when you’ll visit Solang Valley after the snowfall had already happened. Maybe the next day or 2-3 days after.
Q. Will the crowd at Solang was too much?
Ans. The crowd at Solang Valley remains throughout the year but on the higher side during the winters to enjoy the snow activities.
I believe that I had added utility to what you came for & end up reading till here.
Let me know if you have any other to allow you to move from Manali to Solang Valley even under then Rs.500. I would be happy to hear & it will be helpful to others too.