being a famous tourist destination has a lot of options to stay
which suit every pocket. Here you can easily find an exclusive
star category hotel to an economical guest house.
Kullu district has around 500 registered hotels
and if we include unregistered hotels too the number goes upto
1400. The hotels in the valley provide modern amenities for comfortable
stay. Hotels are easily available in the main towns as well as
on the outskirts. Tourist season in Manali peaks in April-June,
October & December. One could avail of attractive discounts
in the off-season as far as tariff of hotels are concerned.
There are number of guest houses (price ranging from Rs. 50 to
Rs. 500) in and around Kullu valley which are easy on the pocket
of the traveller and also gives one the feel of staying in a good
There are cottages available at daily/monthly or yearly basis
in Kullu valley at pretty reasonable prices having idyllic surroundings
giving one the impression of a home away from home.
you want to be in the lap of Nature and experience the novelty
of staying outdoors then there are these camping
sites just waiting for you. These sites have been established
by the HPTDC and various other private agencies. Some of the main
camping sites are in Solang Nala, Shoja and Raison.
Paying Guest Houses
At a few places accommodation is also available in the private
residences in and around the villages, here one can be a part
of the local culture and lifestyle . These paying guest houses
of the valley bestow you with homely environment.
Some temples and gurudwaras (place of worship of the sikhs) have
accommodation for the travellers either at nominal price or free
of cost. This type of accommodation is known as dharamshalas and
there are quite a few dharamshalas spread over the Kullu valley.
In Kullu Vaishno Devi Temple, Sheetla Mata Temple and the gurudwara
and in Manali Siyali Mahadev Temple and the gurudwara run dharamshalas.
Youth Hostels Association of India (YHAI) also runs youth hostels
in the valley. Here the groups of students can stay at very nominal
For booking Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation
(HPTDC) hotels contact:
HPTDC, The Mall, Manali, Ph: +91-1902- 253531,
HPTDC, Dhalpur, Kullu, Ph: +91-1902- 222349.