The Himalayan takes you back to the middle ages in the mountains, one of the highest spas in the Himalayas, nestled in the heart of apple and Cherry Gardens just above Manali city. It consists of a carefully furnished castle (including antiques and collectibles), Gothic, and eight cottages surrounding an outdoor swimming pool and orchard garden, which are built-in Gothic Victorian style. The massages and skin treatments in the spa are designed to soothe and detox the body. Expect to pay approximately 11000 rupees per night for a twin, breakfast, and tax included.
In Shang, about fifteen minutes north of Manali on the road to Solang Valley, the Urvashi retreat opens its doors in 2015 and is one of ITC’s Nature Resorts WelcomHeritage. The property is a perfect dream for Urvashi Singh and her family who, two decades before the establishment of the boutique estate, visited the area as tourists. It is designed to be a “soul-lifting getaway” that combines local rusticity and luxury living. By the stream running through it, the serenity of the property is enhanced. The attention to detail is careful, as is usually the case when somebody follows their passion. The Himalayan pine interior, peacock, and spectacular mountain views have 23 pensively designed guest chalets. The hotel offers a restaurant, a bar, a leisure area with a pool table and movies, a spa, a gym, and a swimming pool, hammocks, and sun loungers around the property. The area is ideal for walking as well.
Span Resort and Spa
The Span resort is situated along the riverbank on 10 acres (approximately 35 minutes driving) of the woodland between Manali and Kullu. The extensive activities outside of the resort make the most of the area, a renowned adventure destination. Wellness is nevertheless not overlooked. It has four spas including a pair room, swimming pool, whirlpool, and sports facilities. There is also a spa. Book a 7-day yoga package that includes accommodations, healthy vegetarian meals, day to day yoga sessions, personal advice, walks to old temples and convents, and the Ayurvedic Himalayan massage. Guests are accommodated in single cottages and rates begin at about 13000 rupees, including breakfast and taxes, per night.
La Ri Sa
In 2015, La Ri Sa, a five-acre apple orchard opened on the Naggar-Manali Route some 25 minutes south of Manali. Curiously called the local language inspired it. The mountains are “La,” above, and the earth is “Sa.” All combine in this shopping resort. Its rustic but modern cottages are made of wood and stone, and they all have chilly night balconies, fireplaces, and chairs. A variety of cuisines including local specialties are served in the resort’s restaurant. In the organic vegetable garden on the premises, many of the ingredients have been grown. There is a cozy bar, leisure area, library, mini theatre, a children’s playroom, bicycles, a wellness center, and an outdoor swimming pool. There are also several amenities. You never have to leave! You must never leave! Expect to pay 8,500 rupees twice a night.
Manu Allaya Resort
This popular family resort is located approximately five minutes uphill but heads towards Vashisht on the other side of the Beas River. There are 55 rooms and suites in eight categories, including duplexes suitable for children. Many rooms feature an exceptional mountain and river view on private balconies. A pool and spa with diverse entertainment, plus three restaurants and a bar, also feature a variety of leisure activities. The vast garden of the resort is well-preserved and walks around the property are possible. Prices for the double bed, including breakfast and dinner, start at about 11.000 rupees.
Rock Manali Hotel and Spa
The Rock is situated in a boutique hotel and a spa, right next to the Beas River, on the Kullu Manali Highway, just before Manali. There is an outdoor courtyard in Spanish style where the guests can relax and take part in numerous activities such as billiard tables, board games, kids play areas, fireplaces, and live entertainment. The spa offers treatments and massages for aromatherapy. Friendly and efficient service and delicious food. Guests can choose among a wide selection of spacious rooms, including breakfast and tax, at rates starting at about 8,00 rupees per night.