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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 most loved places to visit 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 Driving upon the long winding roads curving in and out in the mountains around Manali is a pleasure in itself, only superseded by the pleasure of sitting calmly by the river Beas or dipping your feet in its chilly waters.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 like that of exquisite rafting in Manali, Solang Valley is it'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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Attractions

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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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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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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

Located in the Parvati valley between the hill stations of Bhuntar and Manikaran, Kasol is an 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 Sar pass, 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

Missing

Krishna Bhavan Mandir

The Krishna Bhavan Mandir was built in the year 1926 and is beautifully made even though it is so old. Tourists love the place not only for the religious sentiments attached to it but also for the marvelous architecture of the place.

Location: It is located in the town of Kasauli and is one of the major religious destinations of the place.

Highlights: If you know a little about architecture you would easily recognize the mix of European and Indian style of architecture. But the temple is very famous for its church like shape and for the same reason is one of the most visited places by tourists. It is also known for the fairs held in the temple every year.

Best time to visit: The best time to visit the place is during summers as the atmosphere is quite pleasant and Kasauli is best visited during the months of March to May.

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Traveller Tales From Manali

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Addala shiva

01 August 2018

First of all, the rooms agency has allocated us are super, except that camp in sarchu accommodation was awesome, I would suggest you not to choose tempo package in this trip as it is not at all worth i...

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Sushant Kumar

04 October 2017

"love this place"

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Neha Sharma

12 October 2018

What a gorgeous place to be staying. Loved the campsite. The views it offers is one of the best I've ever seen in the mountains. Very unworldly. The staff is also very nice and humble. TOTALLY RECOMMEN

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Neha Sharma

12 October 2018

Had an amazing time at the campsite. The views it offers is unbelievable. I have never seen such picture perfect views in the Himalayas in my life. Recommend staying here. The staff is also very nice a

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Harshit Swami

04 July 2018

My experience with this tour is so good the guide Keshu and Tapka Nubro are very good the motorbikes from Manali to Jispa are superb but the bikes from Jispa to Sonmarg are not so good you really have ...

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Mahendra Gandhi

25 June 2018

This combo is a platinum offer and I am happy that I enjoyed camping and rafting in Manali along with Paragliding. Book this for an adventurous and fun vacation people!

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Gauraang Patil

25 June 2018

I did rafting, camping, and paragliding in Manali a few months ago and to my disbelief, I managed it. Thanks to Thrillophilia for making all the three possibilities in one vacation.

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Anjushree Kakkar

25 June 2018

I am very particular in booking deals online and this was one such deal which gave me unlimited adrenaline rush. Amazing sports with experienced instructors. Loved it.

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Anand Shukla

25 June 2018

I was rafting and paragliding for the first time and I have to mention that the trained rafting instructor and my pilot made my experience a memory to treasure. You get an incredible view of the valley...

What You Should Know More About Stays in Manali

  • Q. 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

  • Q. 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

  • Q. 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

  • Q. 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

  • Q. 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

  • Q. 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

  • Q. 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)

  • Q. 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