Planning a luxury resort in Manali to relax in the mountains? Six of the best for families and couples in and around the city. The rates are seasonal and the peak season rates are shown below (May and June). In the quieter months, significant discounts are often available.
The Himalayan is one of the best spa resorts in the Himalayas nestled in the middle of the apple and cherry trees, just off Manali town. It consists of a Gothic Facade castle, built in the Gothic-Renaissance style, and eight cottages interspersed around an outdoor pool with a garden with an orchard. Spa massages, skin treatments, and a couple’s room are designed to mimic and detoxify the body. Expect the payment for a double, including breakfast and tax, to be around 11000 Rupees per night.
In Shang, a small town, approximately 15 minutes to the north of Manali (on the way into Solang Valley), Urvashi’s Retreat opened in 2015 and is one of the WelcomHeritage Natural Resorts of ITC. Urvashi Singh and her family, two decades before establishing this shop estate, visited this region as tourists, have a dream come true. It is a journey that combines local rusticity with luxury life. It is a “religious getaway.” The serenity of the property is improved by the stream. The attention to detail is meticulous, as happens usually when someone goes after their passion. There are 23 well-designed guest chalets that offer views over the mountains and the Himalayan pine interior and teak furnishings. The facilities include an array of restaurants, a bar, a leisure area with a pool and a movie table, a spa and gym, a plunge pool, and hammocks with sun loungers. The area is also ideal for walking. And home-made organic products can be bought. Wait to pay about 8,800 Rupees, including breakfast and taxes, for a double charge.
Span Resort and Spa
Would you like to stay by the river Beas? Span Resort, which lies along the banks of Manali River, is located on a 10 acres of woodland (approximately 35 minutes by car from the town of Manali). The resort’s wide open-air activities benefit the region, which is a famous destination for adventure enthusiasts. Wellness is nevertheless not overlooked. The spa has 4 treatment rooms (including 1 pair), a pool, a jacuzzi, and a gym. There’s also a spa. Book a 7-days Yoga Package that includes lodging and healthy vegetarians, daily yoga sessions, counseling, nature walks, visits to old temples and monasteries, and an Ayurvedic Himalayan Massage. The rates start at about 13.000 rupees per night, including breakfast and taxes, in single cottages.
La Ri Sa
Eco-friendly La Ri Sa opened in 2015, on a five-acre apple orchard about 25 minutes south of Manali on the Naggar-Manali Road. Its curious name was inspired by the local language. “La” is above, “Ri” is the mountains, and “Sa” is the earth. This boutique resort has all of them combined together. Its rustic yet modern cottages are made out of stone and wood, and all have balconies and fireplaces for those chilly nights (or days). The resort’s restaurant serves a wide variety of cuisine, including local specialties. Much of the ingredients are grown in the organic vegetable garden on the premises. The resort’s other facilities include a cozy bar, recreation room, library, mini theater, a playroom for the kids, bicycles, wellness spa, and outdoor swimming pool. You’ll never need to leave! Expect to pay 8,500 rupees per night upwards for double.
Manu Allaya Resort
Around five minutes uphill is this popular family resort, but opposite the Beas River to nearby Vashisht. Including duplexes, there are 55 rooms and suites spread over eight categories, ideal for children. Many rooms have private balconies overlooking the river and the mountains. A swimming pool and spa with a variety of leisure activities, three restaurants, and a bar are also available. The spacious gardens of the resort are well kept and walking is possible. Rates start at approximately 11,000 rupees, including breakfast and dinner for a double room.
Rock Manali Hotel and Spa
Rock, a boutique hotel and Spa, is located on the Kullu Manali Highway just before Manali, in a quiet position next to the Beas River. In addition to many activities, the Spanish-style outdoor courtyard includes a pool, board games, children’s playroom, a fireplace, and a live entertainment facility. The hotel offers free parking. The spa offers treatments and massages for aromatherapy. Friendly and efficient services, and delicious food. Guests can choose from a variety of spacious rooms, including breakfast and tax, rates starting at approximately 8,000 groupies per night.