Things to Note Before the Manali Trip
Food will cost you a bit more in Himachal when compared to other places as the altitude is high and it is a boon that you get hot food in such a climate. The price of Maggie and Tea will be higher than normal, and you can find small tea shops selling Maggie in every nook and corner of Manali.
For people who are going with some crazy plans in the snow there are lot of snow gear rental shops. Don’t forget to get your gear before jumping into the snow.
Here’s a pro tip for those true wanderlusts. Target the inner tranquil villages of Manali for the best experience in Manali. Blend with the locals and try to make the most out of it in your Manali trips. Try to stay in home stays for the best experience, homely food will be served, and it will not cost as much as hotels and resorts.
The villages of Himachal will be the best option for people who are looking for an ideal location to work from. As the work culture is shifting from offline to online, people are now looking for some calm peaceful place for keeping themselves busy. A lot of modern concept homestays for people to choose for work from home are being built in Manali these days.
Best Hotels to Stay in Manali
1. Mountain Green Villa, Manali
The hotel is conveniently placed near a variety of popular tourist attractions, some of which are easily accessible by foot. The breath-taking vista of the Himalayan peaks, tranquil woods and the geography of the hotel makes it the ideal one for Business tours and families wishing to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. The hotel offers you a range of rooms from deluxe to honeymoon suit which will be the best you can grab in Manali.
Deluxe rooms start from INR 2500
What makes it best?
- Noise & pollution free environment.
- Ample parking space for guest’s vehicles.
- Majestic View of Mountain “N” Valley.
Hotel Website: https://themountaingreenvilla.com/
2. Golden Apple, Manali
The golden Apple provides guests with a luxurious accommodation and the best hospitality at an affordable price in Manali. The property is located just 2km away from Manali town. Well located property offers the best view of Manali in their budget friendly rooms.
Hotel Website: https://goldenapplehotels.in/
3. Manali Retreat Resort and Spa
Hotel Manali Retreat Spa & Resort is in the centre of the city, just 3 kilometres from Mall Road. Its elegant décor, well-appointed rooms, and numerous on-site amenities makes the hotel ideal for Leisure and Honeymoon Couples. Manali Retreat have rooms ranging from super deluxe to honeymoon suits in a budget friendly pricing with all the facilities included.
Hotel Website: https://www.manaliretreat.in/
4. Hotel Zephyr
With open lawns and terraces, the hotel Zephyr has one of the best scenic views to offer for you in Manali. The beauty and tranquillity of the hill of Himachal will hold you in Zephyr for the view and their service.The property is located 3 kms away from the mall road in Simsa village. From Deluxe room to honeymoon suits the price vary from INR 3000 to 6000.
Hotel Website: https://zephyrhotelmanali.com/
5. Sitara International
If you are into Experiencing the utmost care and luxury at Manali, the Sitara International will be the one for you. Feel the luxury at an affordable price in the snow bed of India staying in the Sitara International. The property is located just 3.4 kms away from the mall road on the Rangri National highway.
Hotel Website: https://www.hotelsitarainternational.com/
Activities in Manali
Paragliding – paragliding at solang valley will the best thing you will enjoy in your Manali trip. Enjoy the most thrilling and best adventure sports activity in Manali.
Cost – The cost for paragliding in solang valley will vary from INR 800 to 3500 depending on the duration and type of fly.
Quad biking – Quad biking will be the best activity you can enjoy in Manali with a partner and alone. Enjoy the thrilling experience of riding an ATV in the solang valley.
Cost – Quad biking will cost you around INR 900-1000 in solang valley.
Camping – You must have did camping somewhere around your place before but camping in the laps of snow-capped mountains near tranquil streams will bring alive the wanderlust in you.
Zorbing – zorbing in solang valley will be the best thing you can do to bring back your childhood. No other activity can match the fun and thrill of rushing down the hill inside the ball.
Cost – zorbing will cost you around INR 350 and above.
Winter Activities in Manali
Skiing– Slide down the snow bed in Solang valley during winter and make the best out of it. Let your dream trip be blissful.
Cost – The prices of skiing will be around INR 500 in solang valley.
Gondola Or Solang Valley Ropeway – Enjoy the scenic solang gliding in the cabin and make it unforgettable.
Cost – Ropeway will cost you around INR 450
Snowmobiling – slide down the snow bed in a snow scooter and have fun with your loved ones.
Cost – The prices start from INR 500.
Things to carry for Manali trip
- Sunscreen lotion & Moisturising lotion
- Heavy Woollen Clothing & socks
- Good rubber-soled shoes
- Personal Medication
- Camera with sufficient batteries and film / memory cards
- Dark polarized Sunglasses
- Id Proofs
Always remember to carry less baggage. You will have to go for trek most of the times and the more baggage you carry the less you will explore Manali.