Exploring Patlikuhal, A Hidden Gem In Manali
Patlikuhal is a scenic town in Himachal Pradesh, well-known for its stunning vistas and tranquility. Surrounded by lush nature and the magnificent Beas river, this place is perfect for spending some peaceful time exploring the beautifully architectured castles, ancient temples, and art galleries that will leave you mesmerized with their sheer grandeur and brilliance.
So if you live in or around Chandigarh and looking for an offbeat place for a quick weekend getaway, Patlikuhal is the place you can explore by booking a car on rent in Chandigarh with an experienced driver.
Things to do in and around Patlikuhal
Here are some fun attractions you can try when in Patlikuhal:
Enjoy trekking and fishing
The terrain and geographical layout in and around Patlikuhal make it perfect for all levels of trekking. Whether you’re a beginner trekker entering the world of trekking or a seasoned trekker who loves to take on challenges, you can explore several trekking routes near Patlikuhal.
The Chanderkhani Trek near Patlikuhal in Naggar is the most popular one where you can get an enthralling experience and soak in the best of nature. Furthermore, along with trekking, Patlikuhal is also a famous spot for trout fishing.
You can sit on the banks of the magnificent Beas River and enjoy fishing in the gushing blue waters. Likewise, several freshwater lakes in and around this remote town are ideal for a morning fishing session.
Learn about the local culture and art
One of the notable aspects of Himachal is its vibrant art, culture, and traditions. While Patlikuhal might be a quaint town with limited residents, it houses various small art galleries exhibiting a glimpse of Indo-Russian civilization. Moreover, the narrow paths, lined with tall deodar trees, are perfect for taking a stroll through the lush green woods and getting a feeling of serenity in your heart and mind.
Satisfy your tastebuds with local Himachali cuisine
Siddu, sattu, bhey, kodra, jatu, and vada are all names of classic Himachali cuisines, each equally mouth-watering. One special dish you can relish in Patlikuhal is siddu, a bread cooked with wheat flour and served alongside mutton or vegetables. Kullu Trout is another special Himachali dish you can explore in the town.
The fish is initially marinated in very little seasoning and boiled until it becomes melt-in-your-mouth soft. This fish platter is then served with boiled potatoes or vegetables and is considered one of the most nutritional and flavorful foods in Himachal. Also, if you are a vegetarian, you do not have to be disappointed as the town serves the best Bhey, a local dish cooked with lotus stems, ginger, onion, and garlic. Dhaam, on the contrary, includes curd, rice, rajma, and other lentils and is specially made during celebrations and festivals.
Shop your heart out at the regional markets
If Himalayan and Tibetian handicrafts fascinate you, shopping in the local markets of the Patikuhl will give you a wonderful experience. Rugs, pullans (shoes made of wool), and natural oils are some of the unique items to shop for in Patlikuhal. Also, since Manali is not far from this town, you can visit some well-known shopping spots in Manali like the Manu Market, Mall Road, Himachal Emporium, and Tibetan Market to shop from colorful aesthetic market lanes!
While a visit to Patlikuhal doesn’t always grab a spot on many tourists’ travel itinerary, this quaint town has something to offer everyone. So why wait? Pack your bags, book a taxi from Chandigarh to Manali or Patlikuhal and get set to explore this stunning hidden gem.