Newly Built Huts, Double Bedrooms With Attached Toilets and all Modern Facilities. In House Dining on Home Made Food. Traditional Himachal Delicacies. Clean Environment. 10 Minutes Walk from the Hustle Bustle of Mall Road or a 5 Minute Drive. Excellent location. Gracious Hosts (Local Family). Cable TV, Parking. Available on EP, CP, MAP & AP options choose at will.
About Us & Our Location
The “Dev Bhoomi” – "Land of the Gods", Himachal Pradesh is a beautiful hill state in northern India nestled in western Himalayas. The state is landlocked with the Tibetan plateau to the east, Jammu and Kashmir to the north, and the Punjab to the west & south. However the state stands apart from its neighbors in terms of its sheer topographic diversity and breathtaking pristine natural beauty. From vast tracts of high-altitude Trans-Himalayan Desert to dense green Deodar forests, from Apple Orchards to Cultivated Terraces, from Snow-capped Himalayan Mountain Ranges to Snow-Fed Lakes and Gushing Rivers. If sprawling exquisite landscapes defined heaven, Himachal would be representative of such a utopian place! To complete the picture, it is a mixed bag of spiritual destinations, towns appropriate for backpackers and numerous mountain ranges to trek. One can pick from a vast array of things to do, depending on your taste of being thrown into touristy crowds or plunging into your own pace and times with the lonely mountains like those of Lahaul and Spiti. A paradise for trekkers, the peaks of Dhaula Dhar & Pir Panjal are often on the list of ‘must negotiate’. For those seeking a spiritual haven, monasteries & old temples that have stood the test of time, are in plenty and breathtaking. See if you can stay with the locals in their homes, so you get a more of an up-close insight into the lifestyle and culture of Himachal Pradesh. In fact in Manali we have the ‘Seraj Home Stay’ a division of “Soul Of Himachal” where the idea of having visitors stay is extremely welcome. The people of Himachal are very mild mannered, warm and easy to get along with, which we are sure you will appreciate and understand once you have stayed with us.
The foothills of Himachal (Punjab & Haryana States) were inhabited by the Indus valley civilization from the (phone number hidden) B.C. This civilization pushed out the original inhabitants of the Gangetic plains called the Kolorians. And these people moved to Himachal Pradesh to continue their existence in peace. They have been mentioned in the Vedas. The second wave of migrants was from the Mongoloids called Bhotas and Kiratas. And finally came the Aryans from Central Asian. They were in many ways the most significant population for the region. Both the Gupta and Harsha empires influenced Himachal’s early 7th century. Rajput, Mughal and British rule followed the Harsha empire in that order. After India’s independence many smaller districts were merged into the state over decades and finally on 18th December, 1970 the State of Himachal Pradesh Act was passed by Parliament. With this the state came into being as the 18th state of independent India.
Pahari is the local language but Hindi is spoken by virtually everyone and English by all who are invested and involved in the tourism trade.
Much like everything else in the hills, even the cuisine here is simple and unadulterated. Fresh fruits are grown in many orchards around which also produce fresh jams, jellies etc. Vegetables are grown locally and therefore are fresh when cooked. The cuisine in Manali is much more cosmopolitan. At Seraj Home Stay / Soul Of Himachal you can food find cuisines of the Land in the finest avatar (Authentic Himachali Cuisine) – [ For the benefit of the non-beleiver]. For those who prefer their drinks with a bit of a kick, local wines are a good experiment.
Just 40 kms away from Kullu to the north, Manali is situated near the end of the valley on the National Highway leading to Leh. The landscape here is breath taking. One sees well-defined snow capped peaks, the Beas River with its clear water meanders through the town. On the other side are deodar and pine trees, tiny fields and fruit orchards. It is an excellent place for a holiday, a favorite Town for trekkers to Lahaul, Spiti, Bara Bhangal (Kangra), and Zanskar ranges. From temples to antiquity, to picturesque sight-seeing spots and adventure activities, Manali is a popular resort for all seasons and for all travelers.
Rail: Nearest convenient rail head are at Chandigarh and Pathankot. Manali can be reached from road from these stations.
Road: Manali is well connected by road with Delhi, Ambala, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Haridwar, Shimla, Dharamsala and Chamba / Dalhousie. Regular Volvo (Air-conditioned) buses ply from Delhi. It is connected with Leh during July to October.
Distances from Manali
Places to visit Km
Club house 2
Hidimba Devi temple 2.5
Manu temple 3
Mountaineering Institute 3
Nehru kund 5
Rahala water falls 16
Rohtang pass 51
Solang valley 13
Vashisht hot water springs and temples 3
Chhatru (L&S) 81
Batal (L&S) 110
Kunzum Pass 122
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.