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The best of Manali
There’s a host of things to do in this ever-popular mountain resort town in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Nestled amongst high peaks in the alluring lush green Beas valley, it’s one of the most popular tourist spots in northern India. Visitors come for trekking, climbing, skiing and rafting, to take in the stunning views, mountain air and snow, as well as backpackers simply wanting to chill out in the hippie villages surrounding the town. Attractions like temples, monasteries and waterfalls abound. Unsurprisingly, given this dizzying array of attractions, there are hundreds of places to stay in Manali. They vary from modest budget hotels to the luxurious, and are amongst the best of their class or particularly good value. We’ve honed in on those that offer something more too; from great vegetarian food and book-lined bars to games rooms and trekking opportunities, here are some of our favourite hotels in the town.