Gulaba in Manali is popular for skiing and snow biking

by Sameer

Himachal Pradesh is a treasure of natural beauty and while thinking about tourist destinations in this state, Manali always strikes our minds foremost. The beautiful village of Gulaba is also located here at about 25 kms from Manali. Tourists can enjoy snowfall at its fullest here. The amazing sight of the road emanating from the snow-covered mountains here always captivates the visitors. This gorgeous site is conserved as per the guidelines of the National Green Tribunal Act.

Located 4000 metres above sea level, Gulaba has been the famous tourist destination for skiing and other adventure games. This village is named after Raja Gulab Singh of Kashmir, who stayed here while attacking China. The tourists can take a full snow-proof dress, sunglasses and baton from Manali before visiting this place. If you like playing games in snow including skiing, you would not be disappointed in Gulaba. One can also enjoy a ride on a snow bike here. Moreover, one can relish hot noodles and coffee at the top of the mountain after getting exhausted during trekking.

This place remains closed during winter because of heavy snowfall. The cold breeze always blows here, so one should carry warm clothes while visiting this place even in summer. There are many resorts and hotels available in Manali for tourists. Gulaba is located in the midway on the road connecting Manali and Rohtang pass. It is also very well linked with other tourists spots like Solang valley, which is just 4 to 5 kms away from Gulaba. Kothi, another tourist spot is also about 5 kms from Gulaba.

HOW TO REACH
The nearest airport is located 65 kms away at Bhuntar from Gulaba. From here you can take bus, taxi or private vehicle to visit Gulaba. The nearest railway station from Gulaba is located 235 kms away at Jogindernagar. If you want to visit this place by road, buses from New Delhi, Chandigarh, Pathankot and Shimla run on daily basis to Manali.

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