Open your arms to the season of hot chocolate, warm blankets and bonfire parties. We have finally set foot into winter chills and icy breezes, and the one place that can truly make us flee from the opposite side of the country to catch the best of winter is Manali.
You won’t believe it until you see it, but Manali is a mind-boggling combination of excellent weather, snow, adventure, food, landscapes and super cozy cabins to live in. Thriving on the banks of the Beas River and surrounded by the majestic Himalayas, Manali gives you the joy of waking up to stunning views of snow-clad peaks, while you’re tucked into layers of fuzzy blankets.
Not a big fan of frolicking in the snow? No problem! These cozy homestays in Manali give you a chance to stay tucked indoors peacefully, at the same time do a variety of activities, both on and off the mountain, for all members of the family.
The dreamiest getaway you could gift to yourself and your loved ones, Chalet Windflower is one of the most luxurious homes in all of Himachal. The interiors of the home are done so tastefully, it is just as gorgeous as the view outside + there is a massive Jacuzzi you cannot miss!
A cozy home in the mountains with a fireplace, a sprawling lawn and incredible views is nothing short of a dream. Nestled at an elevation of 7000 ft. and close to the hot springs, Thea Homes truly is an idyllic place to spend a few days away from city life.
A perfect mountain getaway, offering endless views of snow-capped peaks. Boutique Heritage Home is ideal for any group looking for a peaceful time in the lap of nature. The best part? You can sit around a bonfire enjoying a sumptuous barbeque, while you face a beautiful mountain view under an open sky.
Located in the heart of Manali, the quaint setting, bright pops of colour and wooden interiors of the Duffdun House are bound to charm your heart. It is a winter haven which offers the perfect mood to enjoy the snow, slopes and warmth of a fire. Head to this sanctuary for its down-home ambiance, upscale furnishings, and laid-back vibe.
Live amidst apple orchards overlooking the Beas River, only at the Kathguni House. This villa in Manali is a homage to the traditional architectural style of the region. The master bedroom is akin to a 5-star suite, and the views from the patio and balcony are sure to lure you outside, where you can also enjoy a bonfire on chilly evenings.
The mountains of Manali offer a beauty and tranquility that needs to be experienced to be believed. If at all you manage to step out of your cozy residence, here are a few things to do in Manali –
- For the adventurous ones, make sure you go for mountain biking, paragliding and rafting.
- Skiing and snow car riding at Rohtang Pass and Solang Valley.
- Rejuvenate and relax at the Hot Sulfur Baths.
- Must visit Naggar Castle, Hidamba Devi Temple and Old Manali.
In Manali, who said winter has to be gray and boring?