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Prashar Lake

Prashar lake at KulluThis lake is located at a distance of 50 KM from Bajaura. It is almost same distance from Mandi side also. If you are coming from Manali side towards Shimla then after Kullu and Bhuntar airport you will reach a small town Bajaura. You need not travel upto Mandi to visit Parasara Lake if you are returning from Manali side. This place is at a distance of 10 KM from Bhuntar airport. From Bajaura a right side road goes to Prashar Lake. From this point the road is narrow but well maintained. The road passes through hills with big pine trees on both sides. Snow capped mountains of Manali will be visible throughout if weather is clear.

After traveling 4 KM for Prashar lake in narrow road from Binjora junction ( On main Manali Ė Shimla road ) the road will pass through village Ropa ( 4 KM ), Rahala (9 KM ), Kandi (16 KM ) and Teheri (21 KM ).

After 26 KM from Binjora on this road you will meet one Y junction. The straight road will take you to Mandi and left side road will take you to Prashar Lake. From this junction Mandi is 25 KM and Prashar Lake ( left side road ) is 23 KM. On your return journey you can use this Mandi road from here if you want to travel towards Mandi, Sundarnagar, Bilaspur Shimla etc. Or you can return to Bajaura side and travel towards Kullu, Manali.

After Y junction it is climb upto the Lake and the road is under construction in many places. Road is very bad in many places. In this remote road also some places shops are available selling water, biscuits etc.

As the lake is surrounded by small hillocks you need to walk 500 meters to reach the top and can have the first glimpse of the Lake and the temple. There is a small restaurant here to serve you lunch. Very simple food consisting of plain Rice , Rajama Dal and pickle was available. Price was Rs 30/- per plate. After 4 hours of drive from Kullu we were bit hungry and the food was just what we were looking for.

Front view of Prashar lake at Kullu We descended a bit to reach the side of the lake and the temple. The three storied pagoda type temple is very traditional type with wood carving structures around it. You need to remove shoe and leather belt , purse etc to enter into the main temple complex. There is a statue of great saint or saga Prashar ( Muni Prashar ). You can go around the lake and do a parikrama ( walking around ) . You are not supposed to enter inside with shoes and touch the water of this sacred lake. There is a wire fence throughout the lake.

Near the lake there is a forest rest house is available to stay. You can try your luck here or return to near by village if you want to stay here.

Previously road was not available to reach this lake. The last stretch of the journey is to be completed by trekking. During June 2nd week a three day festival is organized here.


P P Rao24-09-2008
Is it possible to visit Shimla from Manali? Which is the most convinient mode of travel? Hw long will it take? I heard it is around 240 kms!
PPRao24-09-2008
Can any one help me in knowing what is good to buy/shop in Manali? Do we need to bargain? Will totourists be take for a ride?
Arjun25-10-2008
Road is the only way to travel to Manali from Shimla. Public transport is available. You can hire vehicle from Shimla. You can continue to use same vehicle for your local trips at Manali also. However my personal preference is to use a local cab if possible.

If you have plan to move out then visit Kullu shawl factory. You will get variety of woolen dresses at an attractive price. At Manali also you can get all these. You can bargain at shops and I donít think you will face any problem at shops. I donít have any bad experience in my two trips to Manali.

R NAIK01-02-2009
How long will it take to reach Manali from Kalka ? How much will a taxi / Indica charge for to reach Manali from Kalka ? Whether Rohtang Pass will be open during the month of March ?
go2india.in01-02-2009
It takes one full day drive from Shimla so it may take bit more from Kalka. Price will change based on season, so you can get one for around 1300 or 1400 / day . Rothang will open only in April.
chaitanya.p22-04-2009
Can any one help me in knowing what is good to buy/shop in Manali? Do we need to bargain? Will totourists be take for a ride?
RAJAN27-06-2009
WOw! that was excited & Road is the only way to travel to Manali from Shimla. Public transport is available. You can hire vehicle from Shimla. You can continue to use same vehicle for your local trips at Manali also. However my personal preference is to use a local cab if possible.
upendra20-07-2009
I want to know how can I reach from Kalka to Manali?How much it's far in km?
deepak bhati 31-08-2009
I want to know how can I reach from Delhi to Manali?
How much it\'s far in km?

SIMRAN03-09-2009
I want to go to Manali. Should I take a direct bus from Delhi or should also visit Shimla. Is it a good season to visit Shimla? DELHI TO SHIMLA TO MANALI .. ? Need suggestion. Delhi to Manali AC bus is ok or should I take a non ac bus to enjoy sight seeing .
ganu17-09-2009
i want to know the distance from manali to kalka.
I m intending to take toy train to shimla. As the train is at 5:30 AM i want ensure i will reach kalka i time from manali.

Rgds
Ganu
parin jetani07-10-2009
does anyone know how long it might take in taxi from delhi to manali? i\'ve never been to india and this is my first time going. and what are some other good places close to manali?
SANITS11-10-2009
CAN ANY ONE TELL ME WHAT IS THE DISTANCE FROM KALKA RAILWAYS STATION TO MANALI.
WHAT WILL BE THE FARE..N WHICH IS THE BEST WAY TO GO BY TAXI OR BUS.
Venkat18-10-2009
Hi, I am planning to visit Shimla, Kullu, & Manali during Nov 12 to 22nd. Is this good season to visit?? Will the Rohthang pass opened during this Novemeber time??
brijesh12-12-2009
how do i get to leh in jan.or wats d best tym to go....
harish d14-04-2010
want to know what is the cost to travel from delhi to manali by taxi .or cost to travel from Kalka to manali by taxi or any other mode and dist also
Bharathi devi16-04-2010
Pl tell me whether i can get a vehicle from Kalka to seat 4 adults and 2 children comfortably (with luggage ofcourse) to visit Mandi and nearby places, Kullu and Manali nearby places and back to Kalka. What would be the per day cost approx. Is first week of June a goot time to visit these places?
Mahendra Manwatkar17-04-2010
i hv planned to reach manali on 23rd May morning 3days at manali Later on i wish to go to shimla for a day how much is distance from manali to shimla & frequency
After shimla i want to go to chandigarh for a day & on 27th ihv to catch my train from Ambala
Aaditya28-05-2010
Yes, you can definately get a vehicle from kalka to visit all the places you wish to. I reckon you hire a MUV say Tavera, Sumo, Qualis etc. They charge around Rs. 8.30 - 9.30 per km subject to the average minimum of 200 kms per day that means you will be required to pay for 200 kms per day on an average whether you travel that much or not. So more or less avg per day cost comes to around Rs. 2000.00 Mandi is around 185 kms from Kalka. Kullu is further 70 kms ahead. And Manali is 40 kms from Kullu. Two beautiful places not to be missed near Mnadi are Rewalsar and Prashar Lake.
Sudhir11-06-2010
WHAT ARE THE RATES OF CABS FOR LOCAL SIGHTSEEING IN MANALI. WHAT IS THE RATE OF HALF DAY SIGHTSEEING TOURS TO HADIMBA TEMPLE AND FULL DAY TO ROHTANG PASS? PLEASE TELL ME
napoleon12-06-2010
Is it advisable to travel to Shimla/kulu/manali/musoori during in the month of October.
aakash19-06-2010
Its the loving place with healthy climate. in the month during the rain seasion its to sexy
Nitun Kumar Dash09-08-2010
hello we are planning to go on this september to manali wth my friends dont know about snow at rohtang ...........can some1 help me
SushilJoiya30-10-2010
I visited Manali in September (from 22 to 25, 2010)and found weather prefect there. Yes, there was a very nice snowfall at Rohtang pass, with heavy winds and extreme cold (temperature minus three degree ). I assure that one can very easily visit Manali and enjoy snowfall there.
VISHU DHINGRA15-04-2011
What do we get extra adventures if we travel to Manali in season inspite of off season.
cat panthri27-06-2011
hi! in which season we should visit manali to enjoy snowfall?
devesh verma01-07-2011
which time is best to go manali.
tejas dalal08-08-2011
i want to visit manali in last week of september i.e. 29th Sept on wards for 4 days. Can i see snow at rohtang pass and experience snowfall?
Are mountain peaks covered with snow?
dinesh gupta30-09-2011
i want to know about season in december.
Jaspreet14-10-2011
I want to know is it feasible to visit at mid of November As i am planning to go to manali by that time
Vikram singh01-11-2011
Hi..
Someone plz tell me that how much charges apply for paragliding there(per person).& Can i do this becoz i never done it before.Is there any resise for new comer's.
YashExpedition.Com02-04-2012
Its very helpful to all of the visitors.

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Yash
Tarun24-05-2012
Stay at Snow Valley Resorts, Manali was memorable..
Must stay if you are nature lover and this hotel is located in best area of Manali..
Praveen25-10-2012
I WANT TO GO MANALI IN WINTER SEASON BETWEEN 1ST JANUARY TO 15TH OF JANUARY AND I WANT TO GO THERE WITH MY CAR ALTO K10. WILL YOU PLEASE SUGGEST ME THAT ITS GOOD FOR ME TO RIDE BY MY OWN CAR OR I WANT TO SEE SNOW IN THE MANALI SO ITS A GOOD TIME TO GO TO SEE SNOW IN MANALI.
Monusethi13-07-2013
Evertime pleasant atmosphere.no plan to coming here now .thanx
Sherin06-09-2013
Hi, I am planning to visit Kullu, & Manali during Oct 28 to 1st nov. Is this good season to visit?? Will the Rohthang pass opened during this October time??
Kunal24-11-2013
Hi, I am planning to visit Manali in Mid December, We want to see snow, and have fun around, will it be good for this season
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