Surrounded by lush green valleys, Manali has become one of the most famous tourist destinations in India. It is a perfect location for not only adventure junkies but also for families looking for a relaxing holiday. Most of the resorts in Manali are situated around Mall Road and Circuit House. Other than Mall road, Manali’s main points of interest are Manu temple, Hidimba Devi Temple, Van Vihar National Park, Great Himalayan National Park, White Water Rafting at Beas River or Pandoh Dam, Zorbing, Snow Scooter Ride and Skiing at Rohtang Pass or Solang Valley. If you are planning to go trekking to Bhrigu lake or Great Himalayan National Park then it is better to stay in Manali than in Gulaba.
The boon in tourism has also led to sudden burst of homestays, boutique hotels and resorts that in return made the task of choosing where to stay a difficult a task. We bring 9 best pocket friendly resorts in Manali that offer more bang for your bucks.
#9 The Piccadily
If you want to stay in the heart of Manali then The Picacadily is a perfect choice. Situated on the Mall Road, Piccadily has a discotheque, night club, swimming pool. The hotel is closest to Beas River and Van Vihar National Park. If you are planning to go trekking then book a tour with the hotel or book a tour at the nearby tour agencies.
#8 The Manali Inn
A little bit pricier than the other hotels mentioned in this list, Manali Inn is situated away from the noise and the disruption of the Mall Road, The Manali Inn is a perfect mix of traditional hospitality and modern amenities. The rooms offer views to the beauty of the Beas River Valley – serene mountains, lush meadows and fruit orchards.
#7 Hotel Greenfields
A modern hotel equipped with all latest facilities, Hotel Greenfields is situated on the Circuit House Road. Hidimba Devi temple and Manu Temple are walking distance from the hotel. There are plenty of cafes around the hotel and hence a perfect location for foodies.
#6 Hotel Gilbert
Hotel Gilbert is an ideal choice for business and leisure travelers alike due to its luxurious accommodation and world-class amenities. Located on Circuit House Road, the hotel is close to Manali Nature Walk.
#5 Sun Park Resort
Sun Park Resort is located on the scenic banks of Beas River and offers amazing views of Manali Town. Equipped with a rooftop terrace, a discotheque and a fine dine restaurant, you are bound to have a memorable stay at Sun Parks Resort.
#4 Himalayan Stay
Blessed with the nature all around, the mountain peaks and the valleys and away from the noise and pollution, Hotel Himalayan Stay is situated in Rangri Simsa Road at Manali. With free private parking available on site and an on-site restaurant; Himalayan Stay is a good choice.
#3 Keys Lite Apple Nest
Named after the apple orchards that surround it, Keys Lite Apple Nest is a popular pick up point for most destinations enroute. Vouching for convenience, the hotel also delivers facilities like roof top seating, ample parking space and complimentary breakfast.
#2 Quality Inn and Suites River Country Resort
Quality Inn & Suites River Country Resort is a new luxury resort in Manali. Indulge in luxury and comfort at the resort and pamper yourself by staying at this resort.
#1 White Mushroom
A small boutique hotel located in Kanyal Road, New Manali that has recently opened. Serene surrounding and hospitable staff makes it top to our list. A budget friendly hotel with luxury facilities offer the best bang for your bucks. The valley facing rooms are spacious and offer beautiful sunrise view that is not to be missed. Free Wi-Fi, Live BBQ, Bon fire and live music are some of the few amenities to mention. Unlike most of the other resorts, White Mushroom offers taxi on call service, i.e., if you are like me and like to make last minute plans then this option is for you. Get last minute cab at your doorstep without spending outrageous money. If you are planning to drive to Manali then you could easily park at the resort itself (the resort has ample parking). Whether you want to just relax at the hotel or do sightseeing, Whitemushroom – Manali is the perfect place to stay at.