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Best and Unique Places to Stay in Manali

Some of the best tourist locations in India are to be found in the queenly Himalayan hill station of Manali. With the best places to stay in Manali, this is a beloved vacation spot is a great place to get your groove back in after long hours spent dealing with the stresses of life. All the ingredients for a perfect rejuvenation therapy are to be found in these snow-capped mountains that carry in them the promise of serenity. Seas of pines cover the region, infusing it with a sense of might and majesty. Driving upon the long winding roads curving in and out in the mountains around Manali is a pleasure in itself, only superseded by the pleasure of sitting calmly by the river Beas or dipping your feet in its chilly waters.
But Manali is not just for those seeking leisurely and laid-back pleasures. It is also an amazing destination for people who want to indulge in some adventure activities. Solang Valley is Manali’s adventure hub; in the summers, you can witness crowds of people zip-lining, paragliding, rock climbing, zorbing and rappelling in this active location while winters see the area turn into a snow paradise where one can ski and snowboarding to their heart’s delight. Cable car crossing and riding snow scooters is also possible in Manali. Solang Valley is not the only wonderful place for adventure in Manali, Rohtang Pass is also a favourite destination for snow seekers, especially in the warmer months. River Beas too is fertile ground for adventure- rafting, river crossing and kayaking can be enjoyed in its gushing waters. And trekking and camping add further zest to an adventure stay in Manali. Explore the beauty of Manali while trekking to Bara Bhangal.


Several ancient temples can also be visited when in the region. The Hadimba Devi Temple is the most famous of the temples in Manali but you can also pay a visit to Manu Temple, Siyali Mahadev Temple, Ghatotkach Tree Temple, Gayatri Temple and Anjani Mahadev Temple. Several beautiful monasteries also add to the spiritual aspect of Manali. And do not forget to visit the Vashisht Temples and Hot Springs while you are here. The steaming sulphur waters of these springs are said to contain healing properties and really sooth your body delightfully. The best places to stay in Manali are a wonderful opportunity to revive your body so get started on your planning by answering all your accommodation related questions.

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    Photography Hike and Snow Camping in Manali
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    About the Activity:Indulge in photography hike and snow camping in Manali during winter season from October to April for the maximum thrill, but the tour is open on all days.This private tour has night camping at different spots near frozen streams but with bonfire and d...

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    Riverside Adventure Camp in Manali
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    About the Activity: Have a one of a kind experience while you camp riverside in Manali.Find adventure nestled secretly away where you can have fun with your family and friends.Embark on this getaway and enjoy the peace and tranquility as river roars by.Take part i...

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    Camping at Shoghi, Shimla
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    About the Activity:Experience and enjoy the magic and mystique of the Himalayas in Shimla.The Camp in Shimla- a slice of heaven on earth has innumerable activities to relish your mind, body and soul from monotony of the routine life. To boast your enthusiasm, you can ...

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    Basic and Advanced Snowboarding Camp in Manali
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    Manali
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    About the Activity:Fixed departure dates: 09-01-2017, 13-01-2017, 20-01-2017, 26-01-2017, 03-02-2017, 10-02-2017, 17-02-2017, 24-02-2017, 03-03-2017, 10-03-2017Here is an opportunity for all those who love snowboarding or those who would like to know the activity in deta...

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    Bhrigu Lake Circle Trekking and Camping
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    About the Activity:Let this trip be the one sans glitches. We are taking you away from the fake promises of a ‘hotel with a view’ and placing you right in the middle of a forest, by the river Beas.  There you will camp for a day and soak the beautiful Manali with the eye...

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    Manali
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    About the Activity: Enjoy an exciting camping experience at Solang valley near Shimla, a beautiful gorge in Himachal Pradesh.You can enjoy sleeping under the stars at this stunning location and also embark on a number of exciting adventure activities.Enjoy the adren...

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    Manali
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    About the Activity:Soyal village is an ancient beautiful village with less number of houses but it covers a avast area of lush green forests filled with Deodar and pine trees.Trek through the frozen village, visit the temple of Jamdagni Rishi and also other sights are th...

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    Kasol
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    About the Activity:Embark on this delightful trekking trip that enables you to explore the real beauty of Kheer Ganga.Trek through the rugged mountainous terrain takes you through stunning landscapes. Delight in the natural beauty accompanying you.Make your way throu...

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    About the Activity:You're driven to Solang Valley, which composes picturesque views.Trek kicks off from the serene Solang Valley to Patalsu Peak, at around 07.00 AM, and is a perfect hike with friends and family.The uphill trek traverses through thick Himalayan jungles b...

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    About the Activity: Experience a camping experience at Hallan and enjoy the thrill of adventure at Pandu Ropa; a nature retreat worth your time! Your fun overnight trek will start from Camp Exotica at Hallan, and you will continue the trek towards Pandu Ropa. Reach...

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    About the Activity: An adventure filled weekend tour with camping, trek and paragliding in Bir valley awaits you and your friends and family. Bir is surrounded by tea gardens and an amphitheatre of low hills and is an ideal landing ground for para-gliders. Bir has Buddhi...

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    Group Departure Date: 23rd, 28th and 30th Dec 2017                                        6th,13th, 20th, 25th and 26th Jan 2018                                         3rd,10th, 17th and 24th Feb 2018Pickup point: Bir Bus StandDrop Point: Mcleod Ganj Bus StandBir Advent...

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    Manali
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    About the activity: The Himalayan was built in the Victorian Gothic Revival style and  is a premier luxury resort in Manali area of North Western Indian Himalayas. This castle is set in the midst of apple and cherry orchards, overlooking resplendent snow-capped mountain ...

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    Leh
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    About the Activity: From the pleasantly hospitable town of Manali, the Manali to Leh Jeep expedition  takes you on a roller coaster drive through distinct geographies portraying diverse geographies. From hill town to high altitude arid desert, this safari is one mega exp...

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Attractions

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Manali

From Manali, breathtaking views of the Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal ranges are a perennial specialty. This is the place where mountain adventures takes on a new dimension. A haven for tourists, Manali is replete with scenic quotients offering trekking enthusiasts an experience of its own kind.

Attracting visitors from all over the world all year round, this is a place for backpackers to explore the serene settings of the Himalayas. It is also the place where adventure tourists can enjoy exhilarating activities such as paragliding, rafting and skiing while on Manali to Leh Road trip.

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Bhrigu Lake

Also known as the ‘Pool of Gods’, Bhrigu Lake is a majestic an picturesque water body that is located at a distance of about 43km from the town of Manali. Each year, the lake attracts thousands of trekkers and visitors who come here to appreciate the serene, crystal clear blue pools of the lake as a part of their itinerary to visit Manali tourist places. 

Rising to a height of about 14,100ft it is located on the eastern courses of the Rohtang Pass. One of the many glacial lakes of the Kullu Valley, it makes up for being a perfect weekend outing on your next trip to Manali. 

 The lake is bordered by snowy peaks of the Himalayas on all sides and is a moderate to difficult trekking escapade.  Also nearby is the Nehru Kund, which is a natural water spring that is fed by the waters of the Bhrigu Lake and is truly picturesque. 

The trekking route to Bhrigu Lake starts either at the village of Gulaba or Vasishth Temple, either ways it perches you up at a height of almost 14000ft right on the second day, making it one of the most captivating treks of the Pir Panjal Ranges.  Locals of the village believe that this lake has been blessed by the sages and Gods which is why, it never freezes over completely even in the times of harsh winters.

Distance from Manali: 18 Kms

How to get there: Follow the Kullu-Naggar-Manali Road through the village of Gulaba

Best time to Visit: May to June 

Attractions/Activities: Trekking

Type of destination:  Trekking and religious

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The Castle Manali

Built in 1460 AD, the Naggar Castle has a unique architecture that comprises of stones and wood. About a century ago, this castle of Raja Sidh Singh of Kullu was converted into a rest house, and presently it is being taken care by the Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation.

In its rechristened avatar, the castle is now The Castle Heritage Hotel. Naggar Castle came into the limelight after a bollywood movie was shot here. A grand Tibetan carnival dance was shot here and hence this castle grew in touristic prominence.


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Van Vihar National Park

One of the most frequent places to visit in Manali, the Van Vihar National Park attracts visitors mainly because of its ideal location, which is bang on the Mall road in Manali. The park is a welcome respite from the crowds and the pollution with its tall and shady groves of Deodar, birch and pine. There are a number of wooden and concrete benches within the park, which provide rest, relaxation and recreation to its visitors.

Take off your shoes and take a leisurely walk across the garden paths of this wonderful haven of nature. You could also have fun cruising around in a boat that sails in the small pond within the vicinity of this park. Set amidst beautiful and verdant environs, the park is a perfect respite for anyone who chooses to visit it and makes up for a great place for a spontaneous picnic or simply a long walk!

Timing:

08:00 am – 07:00 pm (summer)

08:00 am – 05:00 pm (winter)

Entry Fee: 10 INR per Person

Photography Allowed: Yes

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Solang Valley

Located atop the Kullu Valley, the Solang Valley is ideal for adventure sports such as parachuting, skating, zorbing and paragliding. The slopes of this valley also provide ski lovers an ideal destination to enjoy this activity on a trip to Manali. During the summer months, the snow on these slopes evaporates, resulting in ideal ground for zorbing, where a person hurls down a slope in an indestructible bouncy ball.

Solang Valley is definitely a playground for people looking to lose themselves in an assortment of exciting activities. Be it a honeymoon vacation or a family outing, a thrilling and engaging experience is guaranteed.

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Malana

The lands that hold the strongest relics of adventure are often not spoken about, and that is why you need to head to the mysterious hills of Malana for an adventure you can never forget! Malana is an ancient village that lies to the north – east of the Kullu Valley and this solitary village is located at an altitiude of 9,938ft above sea level. The village of Malana is connected to Kullu by three mountain passes. Many trekkers have traversed these mountains in search of adventure and discovered wonders that they have brought back home with them.  So grab your gear and head to this oldest democracy in the world and trek up the famous and intimidating Chanderkhani Pass and Rashol Pass.

Distance from Delhi: 543km

Best time to visit: Throughout the year

Attractions: Chandrakhani Pass, Kais wildlife sanctuary, Parvati Valley, Shiv Mandir, Hot Springs

Activities: Trekking, Sightseeing and Hiking 

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Kasol

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Find out amazing tours and activities in Kasol

Located in the Parvati valley between the hill stations of Bhuntar and Manikaran, Kasol is a idyllic valley rich with stunning views of the Himalayan peaks Kasol is one of the most popular weekend getaways from Delhi, located at a distance of about 528km from the capital. 

The untouched beauty, quiet surroundings, low population and a relatively moderate climate throughout the year, attracts backpackers to Kasol year after year. It is also the start point of various treks such as Sarpass, Pin Parvati and Khirganga. The Youth Hostels of India have a very strong presence here and are usually the ones organizing the treks in and around Kasol.

Distance from Delhi: 528km

Best time to visit: October to June

Attractions: Quiet and serene Valleys

Activities: Trekking, Nature Walks, Culture

Thrillophilia Recommended Offbeat Experiences: 

1) Fishing In River Parvati
2) Camping In Kasol
3) Trek To Malana In Kasol
4) Camp And Trek To Kheer Ganga
5) Adventure Camp In Kasol

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Rahalla Falls

Cascading from a height of 8,500ft, the Rahalla or Rehala Falls as they are called as one of the most stunning natural places to visit in Manali. They are located at a distance of 16km from the town on the way to the Rohtang Pass and are must stop over on your way to visit this haven of snow. The falls are formed by glaciers as they melt on their way down from the mountains. It is one of the best places to enjoy photography or just sit peacefully by and admire the natural beauty. 

The more adventurous can go trekking up the mountains behind the waterfall cascades. The waterfalls are set amidst dense thickets of Deodar, birch and pine trees, making it one of the stunning places for photography. The sight of the place and the gentle rhythm of the falls gives instant peace and harmony to anybody who chooses to visit it.

Timing: The waterfalls are best visited in the months of March and November

Entry Fee: None

Photography Allowed: Yes

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What You Should Know More About Stays in Manali

  • Which are the best resorts to stay in Manali?

    If you are planning a visit to magical Manali, then you are probably on the lookout for the best places to rest your tired bodies after long days of adventure in the mountains of Manali. Finding a great hotel or resort is crucial to having a perfect vacation, so check out some of these luxurious accommodations to get an idea of the best Manali has to offer:
    Shivadya Resort
    Hotel Manali Inn
    Solang Valley Resort
    Hotel River Crescent
    Span Resort and Spa
    White Meadows Manali
    Manuallaya Resort
    Quality Inn River Country Resort

  • Which are the best eco-resorts in Manali?

    Manali is a beautiful hill station which will soon be destroyed by the combined forces of construction projects, irresponsible waste management, and careless attitudes. If you are craving to enjoy some beautiful days in Manali but do not wish to contribute to the ecological destruction of the hill station, you can check into some of these eco-conscious resorts. These resorts are doing their bit towards environment protection by taking small but sure steps towards responsible conservation, and you can do yours by staying here. Some good eco-friendly options for a stay in Manali include:

    ShivAdya Manali

    Upadhyay Cottages

    Himalayan Eco Resort

    Banon Resort

    The Himalayan Resort and Spa

  • Which Are The Best Places For Camp Stays In Manali?

    Camping in the misty mountains of Manali is a wonderful way to experience all the adventure and magic that lies in wait for travellers in the hill station. These camp stays not only provide you with the authentic camping experience but lao offer small luxuries that makes the camp stay even better. Additionally, many of the camp stays in Manali also have adventure activities included in their packages, so you can get the best of both worlds by staying there. Some great camp stays in Manali include:

    •        Camp Exotica
    •        Into The Wild Himalaya Camps
    •        Solang Valley Camp Retreat

  • Which are the best homestays in Manali?

    If you wish to combine the comforts of home with the luxuries of a hotel, then homestays are the perfect option for you. Homestays generally include private cottages but they can also be rooms that are attached to the main property of the owner. Homestays are a good way to experience the local culture and mingle with the people of the hill station. Some good homestays you can check out include:
    · Manali Homestay
    · Nagma Home Stay
    · Sylvan Woods Cottage & Homestay
    · Kailash Rath Rumsu Homestay
    · Manali Meadows Home Stay

  • What are the best romantic resorts in Manali for honeymoon?

    There is a good reason why Manali is a favourite honeymoon destination with couples. The serene snow-capped mountains, the gurgling Beas river, Solang Valley and Rohtang Pass have their own brand of romance and adventure, and this makes it very attractive for couples looking to build beautiful memories together. You can make your romantic visit perfect by staying at the most romantic resorts in Manali, which include:  

    •        Apple Country Resort
    •        White Meadows Manali
    •        Hotel Manali Inn
    •        Citrus Manali
    •        The Himalayan Resort and Spa
    •        The Orchard Greens

  • Which are the top family resorts in Manali?

    Manali is a hill station which has something for everyone. It is the perfect destination for a family outing too. Parents and children can make great memories together in this adventure and peace -rich place. Staying in a good accommodation is also necessary during your family vacation, so you can look into these resorts to get the best value for your money during your stay in Manali:

    •        Sandhya Resorts
    •        Manali Heights
    •        Snow Valley Resorts
    •        Apple Country Resorts
    •        Johnson Lodge & Spa
    •        Snow Flakes Resort

    ·        Manali - White Mist, A Sterling Holidays Resort

  • Which are the best budget stays in Manali?

    There are accommodations for every budget in Manali, so you can think about enjoying a peaceful and enjoyable stay there without worrying about the strain on your wallet. Some of the best budget stays in Manali, which rank high on comfort and cleanliness, include:

    •        Honeymoon Inn Manali
    •        Urvashi's Retreat
    •        Silmog Garden
    •        Hotel Gilbert
    •        Hotel Manali Castle
    •        Hotel New Adarsh
    •        Hotel Beas (HPTDC)

  • Which are the best cottages to stays in Manali?

    Staying in a cottage in Manali is a fun-filled way to spend the vacation. A cottage-living experience in the mountains is unlike any other accommodation experience. Not only does it give you your share of privacy, it also lets you enjoy the hill station as your own. Some great cottages, where you can stay during your Manali trip, are:

    •        HPTDC Log Hut
    •        Dhungri Huts
    •        Marys Cottage Manali
    •        Sylvan Woods Cottage & Homestay
    •        TLH Forest Way Cottage
    •        Taara House Luxury Cottage
    •        Atithi Huts
    •        Leela Huts

Traveller Tales From Manali

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Sushant Kumar

04 October 2017

"love this place"

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mayadawg

18 April 2016

Had an awesome trip in Manali. The best part in the trip was the giant rabbits and yaks present in the location.

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prathibha

07 January 2017

i love that place...may be in my feature i will spend more time and explore that destination

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mayadawg

18 April 2016

Thank you Thrillophilia for offering a wonderful trip to us.

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