Manali is one of Indiaís most frequented holiday destinations during the summers. Be it people on solo getaways, honeymoons, trips with their gang of friends or family vacations, Manali has become their first choice with its amazing weather, a breathtaking view of the snow-clad Himalayas and lush green forests.
What makes holidays even more fun and stress-free is when it is not burning a hole in our pockets. There are many ways to plan a great holiday, with a minimum budget without cutting out on a lot of fun stuff! From creating a list of fun things to do to finding the best budget hotel in Manali, here are a few pointers to keep in mind while planning your holiday.
How to reach Manali?
Most of the travelers going to Manali start their journey from either Delhi or Chandigarh. 530 km from Delhi, Manali is a 12-hour overnight journey. The best way to travel is by a Volvo Bus, the ticket for which ranges between INR 1000-1300.†
Where to stay in Manali?
The biggest hurdle while planning a budget holiday arises when a place to stay has to be decided. If you plan on visiting during the peak season (May-June) then make sure that you go with prior booking. White Mushroom Sky Meadows is one of the best budget hotels in Manali. With a spectacular view of the magnificent Himalayas, the property has 7 rooms. Small families and honeymooners can book a Luxury Room, perfect for two people. The rooms are fully equipped with a T.V., Wi-Fi, toiletries and on call house service. The hotel also has a parking space and is located in close proximity to some of the best eateries. If you are planning a vacation with a large family or a group of friends, you can also book the entire villa. With around 7 rooms, it can perfectly accommodate up to 20 people.
Things to do in Manali
One you are all settled in, here are a few fun things to do while in Manali, without breaking the bank.
Visit Tibetan Monasteries -†Get to learn more about the Buddhist culture, by visiting some of the oldest Tibetan Monasteries built by the Tibetans and Buddhists. Some of the monasteries to visit include, Manali Gompa, Gadhan Thekchoking Gompa, and Himalayan Nyingamapa Gompa.