A visit to Manali is primarily to hunt for the elusive snow and experience it from up close. If you happen to be in Manali when the Rohtang Pass is closed (it is open only from May to October every year), Gulaba is the next best alternative to run and roll in snow. Situated about 25kms from Manali, on the road to Rohtang Pass, Gulaba provides an excellent snow covered landscape on which to play and regain childhood. If you carry a good camera, you can be assured of memorable pictures of the scenic beauty that's available aplenty. The views of the snow-clad mountains that one can get there are highly worthy as well.