Rohtang pass is known as the 'Gateway to Lahaul and Spiti Valleys in Himachal Pradesh'. The height of Rohtang pass is 13,054 ft. The word 'Rohtang' means 'ground of corpses'. It is on the Pir Panjal Mountain range of Himalayas. It is also known as 'gateway to Ladakh'. The lake offers beautiful sights of glaciers, peaks, amazing view of rivers, flowers etc. It's only open from May to November. The pass is known for it's scenic beauty and holds strategic importance for India.
Opening Time :
All days of the week but closed on Tuesday.
Attractions Of Rohtang Pass :
Vashist Hot Water Springs and Temples : Vashist is a small village where a small pyramidal temple located. This temple is very famous in Rohtang Pass. The temple is dedicated to Lord Rama. He is a Vashist Muni of Hindu missionary. The hot spring water is connected with bathing areas for tourists to bathe in.
Nehru Kund : This is a natural spring located 6 km away from Manali. It's name after Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru (First PM of India) when he used to drink water from this spring.
Hadimba Temple : It is a very popular temple of Rohtang pass and dedicated to Goddess Hadimba. The design of the temple is very unique because the roof of the temple is shaped like a four-tiered pagoda.
Kothi : It is a nice village on the banks of Beas river. Many hotels are available in this place if you want to stay here.
Marhi : This is a very famous place of Rohtang pass and fully covered by snow and surrounded by lush green meadows. If Rohtang pass is closed, people may visit upto this place.
Rani Nala : This is very famous tourist attraction of Rohtang pass. The road is very narrow and covered by snow.
Hotels Near Rohtang pass :
- Paradise Chateau, Rohtang Pass Road, Himachal pradesh
- OYO Premium Park View Manali, Rohtang pass Road
- Padma Lodge, Himachal Pradesh
- Hotel Snow Princess, Rohtang Pass
- Manuallaya- The Resort Spa in the Himalayas, Himachal Pradesh
- Wood Valley Cottage, Himachal Pradesh
- Hotel Greenfields, Rohtang Pass
- The Orchard Greens, Himachal Pradesh
- Tourist Hotel, Himachal Pradesh
- Apple Country Resort, Rohtang Pass
How To Reach :
By Air : Nearest airport is in Bhuntar which is located 104 km away from Rohtang Pass. This is a domestic airport which is well connected with other major cities of India. Manali also falls on the same road. From the airport you can hire a private taxi to reach your destination place.
By Rail : Nearest railway station is Jogindar Nagar station which is 105 km (approx) from Rohtang Pass. This station is well linked with other major cities of India.
By Road : This place has a good connection of roads to other places of India. The Himachal Road Transport buses are available from the bus stop. Both govt and private buses are available to reach the place.