Offbeat places in Shimla Manali


Chanshal pass

Channchal Pass is located in Shimla District. Shimla to Chanchal Pass will take 7 hours to reach. Chanchal pass is the highest pass in Shimla district at the elevation of 4,520 meters. This pass open in May month and closed in November month. To go Chanchal pass you have to start your journey from Shimla to Rohru first and from Rohru to Chanchal pass will take 3 hours. The road condition from Rohru to Chanchal pass is very bad we prefer only 4*4 or big vehicle. Chanchal pass is famous for the snowboarding, snow activity and for beautiful landscape with panoramic view. This place is more beautiful then Rohtang pass only the concern is the road to Chanchal pass not in good condition. Tourist comes to see rohtang pass from all over the india but due to NGT they are not able to go Rohtang in Summer time. For Chanchal pass you need no permission book the cab from Shimla for 2 day proceed to Rohru first visit Pabber valley and Chanchal pass in a single day and third day come back to Shimla. In Rohru you will easily find the good hotel. Also you can do the river rafting in Pabber river and visit other places like Hateshwari Temple and Giri Ganga on the way to Rohru. Chanchal pass will become best holiday destination if state Govt. and tourism department promote it.

Route to Chanshal valley

Drive on NH5 from Shimla and it will take 8 hours to reach.  Drive first Shimla to Kufri then Kufri to Theog, Theog to Kotkhai, Kotkhai to Hatkoti, Hatkoti to Rohru and then last Rohru to Chanchal pass.  You can stop at Kharapathar for lunch. It’s a beautiful place on the top of the hill.

Below we will share you some photos of Chachal pass

Off beat places in Shimla Manali
Chanshal pass

Baga Sarahan

Baga Sarahan is another beautiful place situated in Kullu district. Here we will compare this place with Khajjiar.  This is the most beautiful offbeaten places in Kullu. To go Baga Sarahan you have to reach first in Shimla. Shimla is the nearest point to go Baga Sarahan from Shimla to Baga Sarahan will take 5 hours. You have to book the cab from Shimla for two days. Here you will find the big grass land surrounded by Deodar tree same as Khajjir also you will find the apple orchard and traditional Baga Sarahan village near the grass land. In winters you will also find the snow here. There is also a one waterfall which is 800 meters away from the grassland. It’s a totally a 30 minutes track from Grass land to waterfall. This grass land belongs to local Devtas (Shana Rishi). The beautiful temple of Shana Rishi situated in between the grass land. You have to take one night stay in Baga Sarahan there is some home stay and tents for accommodation.

Route to Baga Sarahan

From Shimla you have to start your journey to Baga Sarahan on NH5. Your journey will starts from Shimla to Kufri first then on same route to Narkanda then Narkanda to Nirmand.  Shimla to Nirmand road is in good condition after then some bad patches will come but its OK for all vehicle. From Bagipul to Bagha sarhan road in bad condition it will take one hour to reach from there. The total journey will take 5 to 6 hours to reach from Shimla.

Below we will share you some photos of Baga Sarahan.

baga sarahan
baga sarahan

Prashar lake

It’s a beautiful lake on the top of the hill situated in Mandi district. Prashar lake at the elevation of 2,730 meters.  The name of Prashar lake is named on Prashar Rishi. Prashar lake not only famous for lake also there is beautiful grass land. Prashar lake is on the way Shimla to Manali approx 40 minute away from the main highway in Mandi district. Prashar lake is famous only in local areas many people come here every year but tourists from states not recognize this place. In Prashar lake you can spend one whole day for sightseeing. To come Prashar lake you can book the taxi from Mandi or you can ask the driver to go Prashar lake during the journey from Shimla to Manali but you have to take the stay for one night in Mandi.

Route to Prashar lake

You can book the cab from Manali, Shimla or from Mandi.  Its depends on your timing schedule which is perfect to you. By cab Shimla to Mandi will take 3 hours and from Mandi to Prashar lake will take 1 hour only.  Mandi to Prashar road is OK only 3 km road is in bad condition.

Below we will share you some photos of Prashar lake.


prashar lake
prashar lake


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