Kothi Village

Kothi Village

  • Manali
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • India
  • Timings 24 hours
  • Time Required 5-6 hours

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Kothi Village, Manali Overview

The small village in the lush valley of Manali, Kothi is truly a much-needed break into the lap of nature from the boiling plains. During the older times, trekkers used to camp here while crossing Rohtang Pass. Well, it is possible in today’s time too. Otherwise, simply reach Kothi as a normal tourist!




It is situated on the way to Rohtang Pass, on the highway of Leh. It remains almost 13500 ft above the sea level. This picturesque village is only 15 km away from the town of Manali which is filled with unforgettable views of Beas River, snow-capped hilltops and the Himalayan range. The highlight of this village is the sheer and profound valley through which Beas flows dancing all over. This is why Kothi has been featured in various Bollywood movies as well!


Traveler Tips:


As this village is just a few minutes drive from the happening Manali town, tourists normally do not prefer staying here but they drive through the place especially during the winter for watching snow-covered Kothi. This is why you will never find Kothi village, Manali cluttered everywhere.


Things to Do:


Kothi offers more than a charming Himalayan village which allures the tourists with its charm. This place is worth of visit for a few planned treks, a relaxing stay, and a floating walk. Apart from these, you can also enjoy paragliding through its skies. And, if you are here during the snowfall, you will be allowed to do skiing too.

And, most importantly, if you want a great scenery through the snows except for having the views of other hotels and restaurants from the window of your room, you should head to Kothi village, Manali.


Best Time to Visit:


Kothi has a cool to pleasant weather almost every time of the year. Temperature normally starts falling after monsoon here. In the winter, i.e. during December – February, Kothi experiences moderate to heavy snowfall. Thus, this village attracts more tourists especially this time. Heavy snowfall can create 2-3 ft snow-covering through the valley. Thus, most of the snow activities happen this time.

You can also visit Kothi during the summer, i.e. between March and June. Zorbing and paragliding activities happen this time.


How to Reach?


• By air – Bhuntar airport is closest to Kothi. It is almost 64 km away from the village. Regular flights fly between Delhi, Bhuntar and Chandigarh.

• By train – Chandigarh railway is the nearest broad gauge station nearby Kothi which is almost 313 km away. After reaching the railway station you can ride on a local bus to Manali or hire a taxi to reach your destination. Una of Himachal is another railhead closest to this village which is connected with Pathankot.

• By bus – Himachal State Transport Services run efficient bus services between Delhi and Manali. In fact, traveling by bus is probably the most affordable way to reach Kothi.


Nearby Attractions:

• Kullu

• Manali

• Rohtang Pass

• Solang Valley


This mountain-locked tiny hamlet is best enjoyed during the winters as various snow activities take place this time. But you can plan your trip to Kothi village, Manali whenever you think is the best time for you! I hope the blog will be a help for you plan your trip according to your way. You can also book your trip through a travel agent.


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