Easily among one of the most crowd-attracting hill stations in India, Manali is one of those few places that has the buzz of a typical tourist attraction and yet the distinct flavour of a town away from a town. The place is decorated with snow-filled mountains, the ever-flowing River Beas and an evergreen spread of pinewoods to lure one and all.
Sitting at an altitude of 6,260 feet from sea level, mythological stories suggest that the ancient sage, Manu found Manali post the aftermath of the great flood that overcame the planet.
The hill station is coarsely divided catering to different categories of travellers. While the New Manali (mains) is filled with numerous shops, malls, great food options and is a favourite with newly-wed couples, the old Manali is the place for travellers that look for peace, serenity and home away from home. Embark on a trip to Manali for one of the most relaxed and beautiful experiences of their lives.
Some of the most popular stay options for Manali include:
The hotel is one of the top-rated hotels which surprisingly also belongs to most affordable hotel list in Manali as well. But one visit to the hotel and you would know why. Clean and spacious rooms, scintillating surroundings, friendly staff are some of the highlights of the hotel. Another specialty is their separate kitchens for cooking vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes.
Royal Kalinga Cottage
The place offers beautiful cottages which are perfect for family vacations. The hospitality of staff and the quality of food offered are really good, which makes it one of the smoothest hotels to stay in. The hotel is relatively close to the mall road, thus making it easier for the guests.
This is one of those all-time favourites stay options you just can’t resist. With a unique old-world charm of its own, the lodge spells comfort, cozy and charming right from the entrance. The location is slightly away from the main markets, so you can easily enjoy the peace and relax away from the buzz. Great option for people looking for quiet, relaxed vacations.
The rooms are beautifully done and a perfect staff helps you put everything in order for you. The restaurant serves excellent food and there is also spa services on offer for those who want to take relaxation to a notch higher.
This comes under the list of decent three-star hotels that serve you comfort and basic facilities on a budget price. Good for people who are going to be on a short stay. The decor is really done in an attractive manner and the location away from mall road helps you get a nearly perfect view from your balcony. The terrace garden is definitely one of the highlights to watch out and the staff service is easy and prompt. The place is pretty close to a number of attractions including Tibetan monasteries, Hidimba Devi temple, Van Vihar as well as various adventurous options including paragliding, skiing, and rock climbing to name a few.
Hotel Chetna and Cottages
One of the best budget hotels around, Chetna and Cottages offers arrangement for a number of adventurous sports and activities for their guests. The cottages make a lovely stay in particular and the strategic location helps you plan your itinerary with ease as most of the spiritual and adventurous attractions are at a fairly close distance.
Honeymoon Inn Manali
The hotel is a favourite among newly-wed couples who come to Manali for their honeymoon. The decor is done in a good taste and the staff service is prompt and reliable. The hotel also helps you arrange travel options to plan your stay and offers breath-taking views from the balcony. The reasonable price only makes it more popular among the tourists.
Span Resort & Spa
The hotel covers a vast space of area with 36 cottages and special spa section. Each cottage is beautifully done with certain classy touches added with fireplace, wooden flooring, marble bathrooms, heaters and flat screen TVs to name a few. The hotel also boasts of a nicely-maintained library in the hotel, recreational facilities and offers extensive spa services as well.
The hotel is pretty close to the banks of River Beas and offers a lovely view from the rooms.