Manali, located in the Kullu district of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, is popular for its Himalayan range of snow-capped mountains and the year-round pleasant weather. Manali is an exotic valley. This charming valley attracts adventure buffs, couples on their honeymoon, and travellers in equal numbers. The beautiful valley has numerous boutique stays which cater to the lodging demands of travellers. The prime locations, where boutique accommodations can be found are Mall Road, Aleo, Bahang, Prini, Old Manali, Naggar, Simsa, and Salong. Other lesser known places in Manali where tourists can find hordes of boutique rental homes are Manali-Naggar Road and Kullu-Manali Road.read more
However finding the perfect place to stay in Manali can be a little challenging. To help you overcome this problem, here’s a small guide you can use to decide where you can find a perfect abode for your holidays in Manali.
Manali is a popular honeymoon destination. Manali’s serene and exotic environment coupled with a pleasantly chilled weather make it a truly romantic place for honeymooners.
Mall Road, a popular tourist attraction in Manali, has some of the most elegant boutique stays for honeymooners. Some of these are sprawling private properties, offering superior living to their guests. Amidst apple orchards, setting a complete romantic atmosphere, these vacation rental properties offer beautiful views of the gigantic Himalayan mountains. You can also opt for rooms with balcony, which treat you to delightful panoramic views of the mountains. You can expect complete privacy and a romantic mood to take over the ambience at these holiday homes during your stay.
You can find similar accommodations in Aeol, Prini and Old Manali, none of which are more than 4 kilometers from Mall Road. Alternatively, you can also spend your romantic days in chic suites available at Manali-Naggar Road and Kullu-Manali Road, in case you are looking for fashionably more modern accommodations for your honeymoon. These honeymoon suites are elegantly decorated, and come fully furnished to make your honeymoon in Manali a memorable time.
Mall Road is also a known shopping destination in Manali, the road has some of the finest cafes, resto-bars, and shops, where couples can indulge themselves in shopping and dining.
Another advantage honeymooners have while staying at a boutique stay is the ease of travelling to various tourist attractions in Manali. Since Mall Road is centrally located in Manali, reaching to multitude tourist spots is convenient. Plus couples can avail travel assistance and car rental service offered at these boutique residential properties to reach these popular places in Manali.
Major tourist attractions in Manali, where couples can enjoy sight-seeing, are Hadimba Temple, Vashist Baths (hot springs), Naggar Castle, Gauri Shankar Temple, Ragunath Temple, Chandrakhani pass, Pandoh dam, Bhrigu lake and Beas Kund (Chandratal lake) to name a few.
For travellers and explorers:
Solang valley and Rohtang Pass are popular destinations of Manali among travellers and explorers. These valleys are close to Bahang. Among numerous boutique stays in Manali, the ones in Bahang are the best for explorers. Firstly, the proximity of Bahang to these valleys reduces the travel time, which is essential if you are looking to go trekking or camping in the valleys. Also, if you are looking to try adventure sports such as paragliding, water rafting, zorbing, kayaking or skiing, staying at Bahang would be a rational choice, as these adventure activities are available at Solang Valley and Rohtang Pass.
Solang too has some wonderful boutique stays. If you are travelling to Manali solely for the thrilling experience it has to offer, you can opt for your accommodation inin Solang.
Manali (specifically Rohtang la) is a pit stop, and in most cases a starting point for the larger trips and treks to Spiti valley, Leh, and Ladakh. If you have plans to embark on one of these famed trips, a boutique stay in Solang would be an added advantage, as it’s the closest livable area to Rohtang Pass.
In case, you would like to familiarize yourself with pahari culture and traditions, boutique stays in Old Manali are the best among the available options for accommodations in Manali. Simsa is another place, where you can explore pahari traditions while reveling in the comfort and luxury of a boutique stay here.
Naggar, a prominent place in Manali, is yet another location where you can find admirable boutique stays. You should opt for a boutique stay here, if you would like to get more intimate with the history of Manali. Naggar Castle, a popular tourist attraction in Manali, would be closer from here compared to any other place in Manali.