Attracting travellers around the year, from all walks of life, there are countless reasons that make Manali such a popular holiday destination. From quaint boutique homestays to the backpacker villages dotted around the valleys, there are plenty of tranquil abodes in Manali. Our pick of the best places to stay in Manali are ideal for complete relaxation in its rolling hills.
Nestled towards the north of the beautiful Kullu District in the Beas River Valley, Manali commands some impressive vistas. Famous for its apple produce, wander amongst its ubiquitous orchards along The Mall road towards the charming Old Town.
Manali is the starting point of an ancient trade route between India and China along the Karakoram Pass. Nowadays you will see more trekkers than you will traders, but it does make for a challenging hike.
Outdoor pursuits heaven: there is a seemingly endless list of activities on offer in and around Manali. From trekking to fishing, rock climbing to paragliding there is no excuse for boredom here.
In the winter months’ skiers hit the slopes of the Solang Valley for some off-piste adventures. It’s no Méribel but it makes for a unique experience in India. Real adventure junkies can try their hand at heli-skiing.
Built in 1553, the Hadimba Temple is a much-revered place of worship. Built of wood and stone this historic edifice houses a sacrificial stone where animal slaughters traditionally took place. Though thankfully no longer!
Cold but manageable during the winters Manali can be visited all year round and enjoys pleasant weather in the summer months, when temperatures stay in the low 20°Cs.
Our pick of the best places to stay in Manali all provide a welcoming haven after a day spent out in the elements.
Still not sure which to book? From boutique to homestay browse through our list of the best places to stay in Manali to start to plan your trip. Widen the net and take a look at all our Himachal Pradesh recommendations, or contact one of our friendly gurus for advice.
Manali (Himachal Pradesh)
Run by a family, for families. Spacious rooms and private cottages are decorated in a classic style with green and magnolia palettes, wooden floors, comfy furnishings and views of Manali's enrapturing scenery. There is a cosy restaurant with open fireplace and a homely sitting room, plus a spa.
Manali (Himachal Pradesh)
A charming home stay located within easy reach of Manali town. Pine clad rooms are decorated with floral fabrics and include modern bathrooms, some with private balconies and mountain views. Feel a part of the family by the log fire in the comfy sitting room or with a book in a sun dappled garden.
Manali (Kullu Valley)
Manali has a coveted new address: bringing boutique luxury to within a short walk of town The Himalayan has eight castle rooms and eight private cottages in charming neo-gothic style buildings. Rooms include open fire places and four posters. Plus a spa, pool and views! A total delight.