The new year saw international boundaries opening up and breathing life into the tourism sector. And now, thanks to the work-from-home regimen, people can start thinking about travelling again, and that too, without begging their bosses for a leave!
The snowy mountains of Manali are one of the best spots in the country to enjoy a working holiday. Winters cover the city in a blanket of snow, giving visitors plenty of skiing opportunities. Even if you go in the summers, the temperatures are pleasant and the sunny days are perfect to go sight-seeing in Solang Valley and Rohtang Pass.
Read on to know about the best hotels to stay at for a workation in Manali, and get down to planning your next trip there!
Hill County Resort and Spa
A new luxury hotel perched on the famous Mall Road, the Hill County Resort is situated amidst lush green mountainsides, overlooking the apple valleys. Its rooms, complete with an oversized work desk and complimentary Wi-Fi, have breathtaking views of the Green Valley and Hamta Peak that will be the perfect background for you as you work. The hotel also has facilities like a dedicated travel desk, private concierge, pick-up and drop services, taxi counter, and sightseeing facilitation desk to make exploring the city convenient.
Apple Country Resorts
Located at the highest point of Manali, this resort provides specially curated signature experiences to its guests. From cozy bonfires at night to a picnic at the picturesque waterfalls, your personal butler will realize your every wish to make your stay as memorable as possible. The resort is equipped with a luxurious spa where relaxing services and serene surroundings will help you get some peace of mind. Outdoor people can avail of their group treks and tours to discover the hidden gems in and around the city.
Wake up to exceptional panoramas of the surrounding pine forests and apple orchards. Indulge in the à la carte menu and buffet options at their Kullu Kitchen, and remember to taste their Aloo Palda and Himalayan Trout. The resort also arranges for activities and experiences such as air hockey, paragliding, river rafting, trekking, karaoke, and more for its guests. After a hectic day of consecutive meetings, go sightseeing in the city with the help of their travel desk and concierge, or simply rejuvenate at their built-in spa.
Snow Flakes Resort
Home to the Ice Age Bar, one of the finest nightlife establishments in Manali, Snow Flakes Resort has the perfect location at the foothills of the Hamta Pass. From high-speed Wi-Fi and modern conference rooms suitable for meetings, seminars, other business functions, the resort has everything to make your workation go smoothly. It also has a kids zone, so even if you’re neck-deep in work, rest assured that your children will be taken care of. Gym-freaks can continue their workouts at the resort’s well-equipped fitness centre.
Snow Valley Resort
Snow Valley is the largest resort in the beautiful Log Hut area of Manali and is surrounded by a vast expanse of apple orchards. The rooms are decorated tastefully with rich colours, wooden floors, and plush furnishings, each having stunning views of the valley. Treat yourself to delectable cuisines at the Valley View Restaurant, The Orchard, or The Terrace, all on-site. Just outside the premises, there are quite a few adventure sports for adrenaline-junkies to choose from, including river rafting and skiing.
Being under a brand known for its perfect blend of luxury, comfort, and style, this resort boasts elegance and warmth coupled with top-notch hospitality services. From spa facilities and sauna to swimming pool to cycling and hiking tours in the vicinity, the resort offers several amenities to its guests. The Hidimba Devi Temple, the Tibetan Monastery, and the Solang Ropeway are also close-by, so you can sneak in some sight-seeing in even a tight schedule. Babysitting services and an indoor play area are also at your disposal.