The hotels of Kullu-Manali are set to reopen from October 1, coinciding with the long weekend from the following day. Make the most of this mini-vacation, and plan your rebound travels to the mountains by checking-in at these hotels and homestays. By Bayar Jain

According to a report by The Times of India, the Hoteliers Association of Kullu-Manali has decided to reopen hotels starting October 1, with adequate safety measures in place. Additionally, the report states that campaigns to educate stakeholders such as taxi operators, dhaba owners and adventure service providers regarding safety measures will also be underway, allowing tourists flocking to the Himachal Pradesh towns to slip back to normalcy with ease. If you’re one of those folks who can hear the mountain calls and are itching to book your stays there, then let this list of hotels and homestays in the region double as your launchpad.

1. Snow Valley Resorts

 

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Tucked away amid snow-capped Himalayan mountains and lush pinewood forests of Manali, this charming resort is sure to help you relax. The vast expanse of surrounding apple orchards only elevates the experience further. They have 52 rooms and suites on offer, each donning local design touches, rich colours, wooden floors and stunning views.

2. The Cider

 

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A wooden chalet situated in the apple orchards of Burwa valley in Manali, The Cider echoes with the gurgles of river Baes and lies couched in the shadows of the Himalayas. When here, you can soak in the bliss of the hotel lawns or unwind with a picnic in the countryside. Relaxing on hammocks on trees paired with a good book from their well-stocked library, however, steals the show, owing to the calming whiffs of apple orchards swaying through the property and the accompanying cool breeze to make it better.

3. Soli-Tree Luxury Camps

 

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These pet-friendly luxury camps are the ideal way to reconnect with nature following the long period of home isolation. The five well-furnished camps here under the star-lit night skies are nestled in a quiet village of Kais where bountiful apple and plum orchards paint the landscape. Lush green plains, enchanting mountain views, and chirruping birds accompany you during the stay, while a range of activities like rafting, alternate terrain quad biking tours, nature walks, hikes and treks with local guides keep you engaged.

4. The Himalayan

 

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Built in a Victorian Gothic Revival style, the castle and cottages at The Himalayan are set in the midst of apple and cherry orchards, overlooking resplendent snow-capped mountain peaks and waterfalls plunging down rock faces. Offering a blend of unique yet classy eccentricity, the castle houses antique furnishings and artistic showpieces. A fireplace and an antique four-poster bed in each room add to the vintage vibe here. They even have a quintessential spiral staircase leading up to these guest chambers and the subterranean dungeon bar!

5. Larisa Resort

 

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When here, you’ll find beds of exotic flowers surrounding you and greens galore in the form of vegetables and herbs. Tucked away in the mountains, Larisa Resort offers the most paradisiacal landscape possible. If you’re looking for a cosy escapade, there’s nothing better than this quaint resort, thanks to its typical cottages built in stone and wood, embellished with stellar hospitality.

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