Rahala Falls



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Time Required: 1-2 hours

Timings:

6:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Entry Fee:

No entry fee
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Rahala Falls, Manali Overview

Rahala Waterfalls, located at a distance of 29 kilometres from Manali Bus Stand, is a well-known picnic spot for locals and tourists on their way to Rohtang Pass. The water here is usually cold as it originates from a melting glacier situated in the Himalayas. The surrounding is thickly vegetated with deodar and Silver Birch trees. The snow-capped Himalayan peaks can be easily seen from various locations around the waterfall. As one explores the site, they will know how the sounds of the birds chirping, the whistling of the trees and the trickling waterfall compliment the beauty of Rahaha Falls. 

Located at an altitude of about 9000 feet, it is a perfect escape for nature lovers and photographers. The natural landscape has more than enough frames to offer each with a unique quality that will mesmerise every explorer visiting Rahala Waterfalls. Apart from being a perfect place to spend some quality time bonding with family and friends, this place is also for the ones who want to quieten their minds and seek peace within. Adventure seekers can also trek up the cliff to get a spectacular top view of the waterfall and the mountain peaks covered in snow.

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Adventure seekers can trek to Rahala Waterfall from Gulaba. From Manali, tourists can reach Gulaba by shared or private taxis. From there, the trek is a steep climb up the Leh-Manali Highway where the waterfall is located. Intermediate to advanced level trekkers can trek up to the waterfall with a little endurance. Some portions of the route include a walk on the highway, while the rest is through the dense natural landscape. The journey upwards is slippery at places and surrounded by streams or rivulets amidst Deodar and Silber Birch trees and takes about an hour to reach. From Rahala Waterfalls, trekkers can proceed further to Rohtang Pass or take the same route back to Gulaba.

The best time to visit Rahala Falls is between March and October as the water levels of the region are high. Also, most of the snow in the area has melted creating rivulets and exposing the green carpet in the surroundings. A visit in the first half of the day is preferred as it allows ample time to enjoy the waterfall and explore the nearby regions before returning.

1. If trekking, wear decent trekking gear, especially shoes to enable a safe climb up the steep mountain.
2. It is always advisable to trek in groups.
3. Carry warm clothes as the temperature could get cold as you climb up.
4. Keep yourself hydrated.
5. Some kiosks offer piping hot local snacks and beverages.
6. The only parking space available is on the highway. The road is narrow in itself, so one need to ensure vehicles are parked carefully to allow traffic to pass smoothly.  

Rahala Falls is located about 16 kilometres away from Manali on the Leh-Manali Highway. Rented taxis are the best modes of public transport to reach the waterfall. Tourists can also drive via the Leh-Manali highway in private/self-driven vehicles from Manali.

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