Tourist Destinations Near Kullu Manali

Travel to Kunzum Pass from Manali

An Overview about Manali

This beautiful hill station of the north Indian state of Himachal Pradesh is based at a height of around 1, 950m from the level of the sea. Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, this flourishing valley is located on the valley of the Beas River, which is positioned towards the Kullu valley's northern end. The place is often visited by the nature lovers for the calm and quiet environment as well as the natural beauty of the hill station. The snow covered hill tops on the base of lush green valley with the river Beas flowing through the gorges makes the area more beautiful. Being featured with cold weather, the city experiences pleasant climatic conditions all through the year. This even attracts many people from all over the world, especially from India. Apart from the tourist attractions in Manali, one can even travel small distances so as to visit some of the other famous places, which are located within its proximity. One of the most popular such place is the Kunzum Pass.

About Kunzum Pass

This place is situated at an altitude of about 4, 590 m. Besides the panoramic view of the region, Kunzum Pass has got a temple of Goddess Durga at its top most point. The Bara - Sigri glacier, which is the world's 2nd longest glacier, is another major attraction of the place. The pass even offers an inspiring and enthralling view of the surroundings. Adventure lovers can even trek on the Kunzum Pass.

Travel from Manali to Kunzum Pass

This Pass can be reached from the city of Manali from its southern side. Mostly, the place is accessible by either the tourist buses or the hired cars. To drive to the Kunzum Pass from Manali, you need to drive of the N. H. or the National Highway - 21 since the Manali city is located on that National Highway. Drive on the N. H. - 21 till you cross Bhuttico, which you would find to be based on the right hand side of the same highway. Continue driving on the N. H. - 21 and you would get to see The Mall first and then the Honeymoon Inn, from where you need to move slightly towards the right direction so as to reach the meeting point of the N. H. - 21 and the Major District Road or M. D. R. - 29. You need to drive on that road. On the way, you would pass through the Vashisht Temple, the Anu Motor Works and Enfield Dealer. Post crossing Bahang, you need to drive on the Leh - Manali Highway and follow the twists and turns of the highway as you move forward. While doing so, you will pass through the following places before finally reaching the Kunzum Pass:

  • Whispering Rocks
  • Chhatru
  • Jilang
  • Karcha
  • Batal

Last Updated on 03 April 2012