Late October isn’t the ‘touristy’ time to visit Kullu Manali, and that’s the very reason we decided to make it. After all, we had to see Rohtang Pass at least once in our lives.
We found it a wee bit difficult to get a taxi to take us from the hotel in Manali to Rotang Pass because of the rain like weather. Finally one Indigo cab agreed to go. Since this was off-season, the road was free of traffic. The poplars had begun to change their colour and the weather was awesome.
[box type=”success” width=”100%” ]How to reach: Manali has a tiny airport at Kullu. Check before hand if it’s functional when you want to land. Else it’s a drive from Amritsar, Kapurthala, Chandigarh or Delhi. Where to stay: We didn’t quite like Manali town so stayed at Katrain on a tree house inside Apple orchards. Haven’t spent enough time in Manali to find a quaint place for a stay.[/box]
6 thoughts on “Manali – Rohtang Pass in October”
These are so stunning pictures. I have been to Manali a couple of times, recent one in 2009 but couldn’t visit Rohtang because of traffic jam….maybe next time.
The traffic is terrible in peak season. Thats the reason we avoid it like crazy!
Planning my road trip to Manali on bike this year 🙂 Planned after mid of Oct. 🙂
hmmm…Rohtang Pass… I could see your soul’s experience out here… well heart warming account indeed of going to see Rohtang Pass off season with some difficulties that included finding driver, rain coaxing him to go till that pass and turn back(: … I do have a bucket list of treking to Himalayas sometime in lifetime and almost I did want to put this to my wish list seeing the Rohtang pass… I can truely see how worth it the quest to see it must have been and I don’t think your photos can compensate for really being there!! … I wonder weather that dabha will serve maggi still as it is banned, maybe it will serve momoes instead…the yummy delicious food of the funny named dhabas too is very much attractive for me reading your blog. Wonder why you did not like the Manali town?…had nothing you can do there or how?…
don’t you have a facebook page, generally travel sites have one…anyway
Hi Maria, we do have a Facebook page.
As for Manali, it’s extremely congested, just like any other town in India. We prefer a quieter places 🙂