A mecca for mountain lovers, Manali boasts of landscapes and activities that have tourists thronging to this destination from all over the world. Summers here are enjoyed through treks, hikes, camping and river rafting, while winters are for skiing, cosy bonfires by the riverside and walks along the Mall Road.
The Mall Road sees a flurry of activity all year round, as tourists come down for food, sight-seeing and shopping. If you want to experience the best of the buzz, check into one of the Manali hotels on the Mall Road.
Hotel Manali Castle
The 10 well-equipped, tastefully designed rooms here are basic, yet comfortable, and the terrace and garden offer a refreshing and breathtaking view of the fruit orchards and snow-capped peaks around. Located at a stone’s throw distance from the Tibetan Monastery, Hotel Manali Castle also enjoys close proximity to some of the major tourist attractions in Manali. This hotel is an ideal base for leisure travellers who want easy and convenient access to the best of what the city has to offer.
Do visit the Manu Temple, a sacred and auspicious temple dedicated to the creator of the human race.
Tariff: Rs.650 onwards*
Location: Hotel Manali Castle, Left Bank, Aleo Aleo-New Manali, Manali
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The Hotel Pine View
Lush green slopes, winding paths that disappear behind mountains, snowy peaks, glistening streams and the gurgling sound of the Beas make the stay at the Hotel Pine View almost therapeutic. The rooms are simple, and equipped with basic amenities, but the warm service of the staff will win you over. The hotel is located less than 500m away from the main shopping centre. The bus stand is also close by, as are many of the popular restaurants on Mall Road.
Tariff: Rs.1500 onwards*
Location: Near Johnson Café, Hadimba Road, Kullu District, Manali
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Located in the heart of Manali, Hotel Neelkanth—a full-service hotel—offers simple and cosy accommodation. Guests find themselves in the midst of scenic environs and serenity as they enjoy a sweeping view of the surrounding mountains, forests and the busy Mall Road from their rooms. The warm service and hospitality make this hotel particularly popular with families. Hotel Neelkanth is also a good choice for leisure travellers and adventure seekers who’re looking for an authentic travel experience within a reasonable cost.
While at Hotel Neelkanth, ensure a visit to Hadimba Temple, an ancient cave temple situated at the foot of the Himalayas. This cave, surrounded by dense cedar forests, does not house any idol, but a footprint on a stone.
Tariff: Rs. 1200 onwards*
Location: Near New Shivalik Hotel, The Mall, Manali
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Hotel New Paramount, Manali
Hotel New Paramount is a modern boutique property located in the bustling city centre, and is popular with guests for its proximity to all the main tourist spots in and around Manali. This hotel brings together the old and new as it blends modern architecture with Indian heritage, giving its guests style and sophistication in the midst of natural surroundings. The rooms are aesthetically designed, and equipped with all modern facilities.
While at Hotel New Paramount, do take excursions to surrounding tourist spots like Hidimba Devi Temple, Manu Temple, Solang Valley and Bhrigu Lake.
Tariff: Rs.1000 onwards*
Location: Near State Bank of India, Mall Road, Kullu District, Manali
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Known for being neat and tidy, Hotel Chandan is popular amongst tourists for its great service and beautiful location. This 14-roomed hotel is only a 5-minute walk away from the Mall Road, but still secluded from the crowds and chaos. Thick pine forests surround the property while the river Beas passes by the hotel front, flowing in full force. The hotel offers gorgeous views of the grassy meadows and pine-covered peaks all around, and is a preferred choice of stay for all kinds of travellers, throughout the year. Expect to find well-equipped rooms with all the necessary amenities at this 1-star hotel.
Tariff: Rs.900 onwards*
Location: Opposite Tibetan Monastery, Mall Road, Near Buddhist Monastery, Gompa Road, Manali
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The Shivalik has been popular with travellers for its excellent location and scenic views. The luxurious rooms here are designed in a contemporary style, with a hint of traditional Jharokha architecture. The windows open up to breath-taking views of snow-clad mountains, pinewood forests and the river Beas. Popular tourist places like Rohtang Pass, Solang Valley, Beas Kund (Chandratal Lake), Chandrakhani Pass and Pandoh Dam are also easily accessible from here.
The Shivalik has been a pioneer in hospitality in Manali, and has been popular with tourists for its excellent service since inception.
Tariff: Rs.2200 onwards*
Location: The Mall, Near State Bank of India, Manali
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Opt for stays at these Manali hotels on Mall Road so that you don’t miss out on the action!