Time Required : 3 to 4 hours
Entry Fee : Free
Timings : May - November
When planning a trip to Manali, a day off to the vista point of Rohtang Pass is the ultimate and almost essential attraction of the itinerary. Located at a distance of just 51 kilometres from the main town, Rohtang Pass can be reached only by road. The pass is located at a massive height of 3978 metres, the way up the hills is a treat to the eyes. As the vehicle climbs higher on the Manali- Keylong road, the beauty of the landscape around will leave you awestruck. A peculiar fact behind the name of the place is that it was named so because a number of people working in CBRE died whilst trying to cross this treacherous stretch. Owing to its splendid natural beauty, Rohtang Pass is a favourite among the community of film directors. Many blockbusters ranging from 'Jab We Met' to 'Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani' have been shot here.
To just curl up on your seat in the car as it begins to chill with every increasing metre on the altitude scale and gaze outside at the mesmerizing beauty of nature is absolute bliss. Rohtang pass is an experience of nature in one of its rawest forms possible, amongst mountain peaks covered with snow, breathtaking view and magnificent and sprawling landscapes and views. The magnificence of the white landscape and sonorous silence is a mesmerising thing worth experiencing.
This permit is for the private vehicle only, valid for a day. Only 60 petrol vehicles and 40 diesel vehicles are allowed entry to the pass daily. The vehicles aren't allowed on Tuesday, as Rohtang Pass is closed for maintenance each Tuesday.
Documents Required (In Printed Form):
Valid ID Proof
Pollution Under Check (PUC) Certificate
Vehicle Registration Date
Proof of Hotel Booking
Car & Jeep - INR 500 + INR 50 as congestion charge
MUVs - INR 500 + INR 50 as congestion charge
Buses & HMV - INR 500 + INR 100 as congestion charge
Air: The nearest airport which serves as the common base to the city of Kullu- Manali is Bhuntar. Situated 10kms away from Kullu and 50 kms away from Manali, most tourists travelling to Manali via air take a stop at Bhuntar and visit the nearby places here. Those travelling by car also make it a point to pass by Bhuntar and generally, stay over while going to or from Kullu- Manali.
Road: HRTC and HPTDC run deluxe AC and non Ac busses connecting the valley with north India. NH21 connects the city to Chandigarh and Delhi. Despite of being a long journey, tourists enjoy the trip as they drive through the beautiful landscape with river Beas flowing on one side of the road.
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