Old Manali existed long before the modern town. Today it’s the hub of backpackers but still has the feel of an Indian mountain village once you go across the backpacker zone. There are some remarkable old houses of wood and stone, and the towered Temple of Manu Maharishi who is believed to be the creator of civilization. Moreover, it’s a lot of fun to walk around in Old Manali to discover new viewpoints and secret trails where one can be in the lap of Mother Nature. In fact, if you love walking and can go for hours, you can also reach the nearby villages of Vashisht and Prini.
It was built by Sh. Budhram Thakur in 1999 in his apple orchard with only 2 rooms for his small family. Now it is nestled in 3025 sq yards of agricultural land and home to his son Raju, daughter-in-law Gayatri and 2 grand daughters. Located in Old Manali, just above Club House, it is a 3 storey building whose ground and 1st floor is devoted to guests and the family lives on the top. Ground floor consist of 1 double room with attached toilet and 2 other rooms are with a common one. Same format is repeated on the 1st floor. There is an additional kitchen in the garden for guests use.
Location: 1 km from Manu Temple Manali.
Number of Rooms -6; Total Capacity -18
Single Occupancy: 1050/- (Common Bathroom)
Double Occupancy: 1500/- (Common Bathroom)
Single Occupancy: 1350/- (Attached Bathroom)
Double Occupancy: 1800/- (Attached Bathroom)
Extra Person: 800/-
Complimentary: Wifi, Breakfast, Morning n Evening Tea
Upto 6 years: Complimentary (No Extra Bed)
6-12 years.: 50% (Extra bed provided)
Note: What you pay for a homestay, brings a direct socio-economic benefit to locals. Be proud by not asking for a discount.
24 hr Hot Water • Free Wi-Fi • Laundry • Kichen (For Self Cooking)
Since Raju runs a cafe, he has a rich menu of food including hot & cold Beverages, Pancakes, Indian and Continental. Non-veg is available on advance notice. Guests has a separate kitchen also if they like to cook their own.
Paragliding • River Rafting • Van Vihar Walk • Trekking
Hadimba Devi • Manu Temple • Club House • Himalaya Nyingmapa Buddhist Temple • Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art • Tibetan Monastery • Vashisht
Manali Sanctuary (2km) • Jogini Waterfall (5km) • Solang Valley (13km) • Bhrigu Lake (19km) • Beas Kund (21km) • Rohtang Pass (51km) • Naggar (21km) • Kullu (40km) • Kasol (75km) • Manikaran (80km)
Apart from farming, Raju runs a cafe. His wife Gayatri is very good on weaving hand crafted Shawl, Pattu, Scarf and Stoles. You can also try your hand on the loom with her.
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