Friday, 26 April 2013

Movies shot in Manali

As a car approaches towards the North from Kulu, one of the most picturesque spot in the North Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, a panoramic landscape featuring snow capped mountain peaks and a stunning valley starts coming closer. To a person who is making a maiden journey on the route it may seem like a paradise gradually emerging on the horizon. That is Manali, one of the most breathtaking sites in entire India, a tourist hot spot in Himachal Pradesh and also a busy shooting venue for movie production companies. Situated close to the end of Kulu valley on the national highway heading towards Leh, Manali is spot that will simply allure and mesmerize you and once you are there, love at first sight is bound to happen, since there are lots of beautiful and exciting places to visit in Manali. 

 The biggest highlights of Manali tourism are the Rohtang Pass and Solang Valley but there are several other spots that are equally stunning and mesmerizing. At a distance of 51 kms from Manali, the Rohtang Pass offers an indescribable view of the mountains and the valley lying beneath.  Rohtang Pass is a haven for trekkers too. you may reach Lahaul Spiti, Leh Valley and Pangi by trekking through the pass and can enjoy great view of glaciers and peaks. By travelling just 13 kms from Manali you can reach Solang Valley, a picturesque valley lying in between the Beas Kund and the Solang Village. From here also you can enjoy stunning views of glaciers and mountain peaks that form a breathtaking backdrop for the green valley. 

Other important places to visit in Manali and its surroundings include the Hadimba Temple, a unique four-tiered pagoda roof temple, the Rahaha Falls, Naggar, a picturesque village with a castle in the valley and the sacred Beas Kund or Chandratal Lake. You can cover all these places under Manali tour packagesFor its endless and stunning natural beauty, Manali often appears in movies, especially on romantic sequences and songs. Jab We Met, one of the biggest Bollywood hits in recent times was shot here. Roja, another classic movie showed Manali as Kashmir Valley.