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Himachal's Silver Valley - Manali has the last snow ranges of the region. The hallmark of this valley is the breathtaking natural beauty through which flows river Beas and its tributaries. The area around Manali is extremely fertile with a thick forest cover and a variety of flora and fauna. There is an enormous range of sightseeing, activity and adventure that is available in Manali.
Situated on Naggar Road in a small rural hamlet before Manali, Orchard House follows the Aamod philosophy of being near to major tourist destinations, yet away from the crowd and hustle bustle. Orchard House is a newly built, wood and stone villa in the classical hill construction style, set amidst a beautiful apple orchards. With its seven spacious rooms, modern amenities, serene location, lush green lawn and excellent cuisine, it is an idyllic retreat and a perfect home away from home.
The 8 rooms of The Orchard House Manali are spacious and well-appointed with all modern amenities.
• D2H with LCD T.V.
• Parking facility
• Lush green garden and lawns.
• Intercom facility from the rooms.
• Dormitory facility for drivers.
The resort has a multi-cuisine dining facility where you can have delicious food. The Aamod team at Manali goes the extra mile to provide a delicious and palatable dining experience for you and your family. Simply have an engaging conversation with our Chef and he will whip up the most amazing Pahadi dishes you have tasted. Do not forget to ask him about the ingredients and the history!
Indian and continental we offer for all our guests and for the more adventurous one we do plan meals comprising of a complete locale flavor. Anything that our guests want we try our best to provide the same. Scattered across the orchard, set up your table and enjoy your meals under the starry skies.
Manali offers host of activities that that one can enjoy during the stay. The team at the villa can help plan in conjunction with expert third parties, short excursion treks, walks during the day as well as night enjoying the natural scenic surroundings. The vicinity of Orchard House offers options of relaxation, rejuvenation and enjoyment both indoors and outdoors. There is a dedicated area with a collection of board games for one to enjoy.
Hiking: Walking to nearby places not only gives a glimpse of the calm, quiet & simple life of the villagers but also offers a glimpse of a new & different world. Thick jungles and isolated villages make for interesting walks with the gorgeous Himalayan view on backdrop. Small walks around the place open doors to life in the Himalayan forests. There are options for organising day picnics and overnight camping in the nearby areas.
Village walk: Want a sneak peek into the rural way of life and see the world differently? Aamod Orchard House can organise a trip to the see the rural lifestyle, customs, rituals, traditions and get a sense of life in the village through their farms, cattle sheds, natural spring sources, shops and schools. And experience the grace and warmth of the local people. Finish each day with a refreshing sun downer watching the sky turn orange and pink over the peaks and listening to the chatter of mountain life echo around the hills.
Paragliding: Solang valley around 14 km from Manali is one among the few places where paragliding can be enjoyed. The place is easily accessible by taxi or through trekking. Summer months from May to September are the best time to enjoy paragliding as the skies are clear and the wind aids in paragliding.
River Rafting: This is one of the most popular adventure activities near Kullu. River Beas, located close to Kullu is the place where rafters can enjoy this sport. The season from end of April to June and again from mid-September to mid-October is the apt time for rafting in Kullu. The river boasts of various grades that suits amateurs as well as seasoned rafters. Snow-fed riverbed of the enchanting River Beas put forward incredible chances for the demanding activity of rafting. The thrilling sport in the untamed Beas River offers a magical feeling of intense and unbounded pleasure.
Skiing: Solang Valley near Manali is the place to go, if one wishes to enjoy skiing. The two slopes here are ideal for beginners. There are two lifts that take the tourists up to the slope from where tourists ski down. Besides Solang Valley, one can also enjoy skiing at Patalsu, Gulaba, Marhi, Dhundi and Rohtang Pass.
Trekking: Manali offers numerous trekking routes through the rocky terrain, alpine meadows or even the dense forests and sanctuaries. The trails in Manali pass by the untouched lakes, apple orchards, blossoming pastures and small villages. Trekkers can experience the abundance of rich flora and fauna as one takes the popular trails through the Beas Kund, Manali-Hampta Pass, Pin Parvati Pass, Kinner Kailash circuit, Sar pass, Chanderkhani Pass, Deo Tibba Base Camp, Chandertal Lake, Bal Taal lake, and Barlachala.
Zorbing: Zorbing is one adventurous sport that can be enjoyed while visiting Manali in the Solang valley. In this adventure, the person is slid inside the zorb and then it is rolled down the slope. The zorbs are made to roll down on 100 meters ride on a gradient. The more adventurous can opt for a 150 meter grade, to make the zorb roll at a higher speed.
Change of work is vacation. That's the motto at Aamod Manali. Stay at the Orchard House and explore the surroundings to bust your stress. Grab a book and a cuppa hot masala chai and enjoy the sun to Unwind. The quiet nature, chirping birds, warm sun and cosy tucked away spaces within the building, offer a perfect ambience to Unwind and connect with self. Spice up your day perfectly with our chef's whipping up sumptuous, palate tickling dishes for you. Complete your unwind experience with real detach from the world.
Kullu: Nestled in the Himalayas, Kullu is a valley gifted with nature's charm and scenic beauty. Splashing rivers, water streams and lofty mountains with finest of slopes make it a place perfect for tourists.
It has numerous temples and is therefore, called the "Valley of Gods". Celebration of Dussehra is in itself a prime attraction of the valley attracting many tourists every year.
Gayatri Temple: Located at Jagatsukh, around 7 km away from Manali is the Gayatri temple. It houses a marble image of Goddess Gayatri. The intricate woodwork of this ancient temple is worth admiring. Some other ancient temples are also located near this exquisite monument. One of them is the shikara style Shiva temple, which is worth a visit.
Hadimba Temple: Also known as the Dhundri temple is a temple made out of wood and stone. Constructed in 1553, the Hadimba Temple was built in honour of Goddess Hadimba, the wife of Bhim from the Mahabharata. The walls of the temple are covered with woodcarvings and on the month of May each year, animal sacrifices are carried out here for the three day Dhungri Mela.
Hanogi Mata Temple: Located on the Mandi-Manali National Highway, Hanogi Mata Temple is a popular temple attraction. Dedicated to Hango Mata, this Hindu temple is visited by devotees all the year round. Located atop a small peak, green mountains serve as a backdrop for the temple and a gleaming stream flowing below makes this temple a stunning attraction.
Jagannathi Devi Temple or Bekhli Temple: The sacred abode of Jagannathi devi, this temple is believed to have been constructed 1500 years ago. The deity in the temple is also known as Bhuweneshawari, who is considered as the sister of Lord Vishnu. The walls of the temple are carved with the images of Durga and the temple as such reflects the local architecture. The temple is perched at an altitude of 1800 meter and the 90 minutes ascend to the top is rewarded with the panoramic views of the surroundings and the holy darshan of the gorgeous deity. The idols in the shrine show Rajasthani and Gaddi tribal influences. Buddhist Monasteries: Since a lot of Tibetans live in Manali there are many beautiful Buddhist monasteries here. A few of the popular ones are the Gadhan Thekchoking Gompa Monastery, which is famous for medium size statue of Lord Buddha and multi coloured wall paintings. The other popular monastery is the Himalayan Nyingamapa Gompa, which is popular for a large statue of Buddha with a golden face.
Rohtang Pass: Situated at an altitude of 13,050 feet above sea level, Rohtang Pass is the highest point on the Manali-Keylong road connecting Kullu Manali with Spiti and Lahaul. The pass is only open from May to November, since snowfall during the winters blocks this pass. This pass is a popular picnic spot in summer. All tourists going to Manali long to visit this imposing site since one can sense and tap the snow even in the hottest season of the year. The pass presents a striking sight of glaciers, mountains and the landscape. A gateway to the adjoining tourist destinations, this scenic spot provides excellent opportunities for trekking. It is also the 'Highest Jeepable Road in the World' and offers spectacular views of the Himalayas.
Solang Valley: Situated 13 km northwest of Manali, between Beas Kund and Solang village is the gorgeous Solang valley, particularly a pictorial spot presenting awesome scenery of snow clad mountains and glaciers. Also known as Snow Point is famous for its 300 m ski lift. The valley is reachable by taxi or trekking is another option. The place is also well known for adventurous sports whether summer sports or winter sports. Parachuting, skating/skiing, zorbing and paragliding are some of the famous sports played here. To enjoy to the maximum, it is best to visit Solang Valley during the months of January and February, when this spot becomes busy with activities. This fabulous place is also the centre of the annual winter skiing festival. Besides, the valley also holds a shrine of Lord Shiva on the top of a hill.
Old Manali: Located 2.5 km above the Mall, Old Manali still maintains that feel of a mountain village and has many old wood and stone homes. Apart from that, there is also the Manu Maharishi Temple which is dedicated to Manu, the founder of Manali.
Nehru Kund: Located on the Manali-Keylong road, the Nehru Kund is a fresh water spring. Named after India's first Prime Minister, Jawahalal Nehru, it is believed that he used to drink from this stream whenever he visited Manali.
Katrain: Located at an altitude of 1463 meters above sea level and around 20 km from the city of Kullu, Katrain is the centre of the Kullu valley and is known for its apple orchards and trout hatcheries.
Naggar: Located on the banks of the River Beas, this former capital of Kullu is famous for a large number of temples, most of them dedicated to Lord Vishnu, Tripura Sundari and Lord Krishna. Naggar is also famous for the Roerich Art Gallery, which houses the paintings of Nicholas Roerich as well as his sculptures.
Kasol: Located at an altitude of 1640 meters above sea level, Kasol os known for its scenic beauty. With wide open clearings which slope down to wide expanses of clear white sands at the Parvati River.
Manikaran: Located at a distance of 45 km from Kullu, Manikaran is famous for its hot springs and is also an important religious destination for Hindus and Sikhs. The hot water springs here are so hot that the heat from the water is used to cook food.
Vashisht Baths: Located 3km north of Manali, Vashisht is a satellite town of Manali and is very popular among tourists, locals and foreigners alike. While Indian tourists usually come here to bathe in the hot springs and visit the temples, foreign tourists come here for the relaxed atmosphere and cheaper accommodation. Over here you will find many stone and wooden houses with beautiful carvings.
Beas Kund (Chandratal Lake): A historic place, where it is believed that Sage Vyas had performed his daily bath, Beas Kund is regarded as sacred by the Hindus. The originating point of the Majestic River Beas, Beas Kund is sheltered by an igloo like stone formation. A typical rocky terrain, this place is devoid of vegetation and is only reachable through trekking. Apart from its religious importance, Beas Kund offers tremendous defying activities like trekking and camping for adventurous enthusiasts. The region has one of the most alluring treks in the Kullu region, which can be tried by anyone. While in Beas Kund it is very easy to climb the nearby located Shitidhar, Friendship, Ladakhi and Hanuman Tibba peaks.
Chandrakhani Pass: Chandrakhani Pass is located in the Parbati valley that joins Malana Valley to Kullu Valley. An ideal base for trekking, the pass is known for its scenic beauty. Chandrakhani is 3600m above sea level and offers scenic trekking trails. Just below the Chandrakhani pass, trekkers can stop over at the small village of Malana which is a cluster of stone roof houses.
Pandoh Damu: Around 10 kms from Manali lies this vast expanse of man-made beauty. Pandoh dam is a power generator hydro-electric dam, built on river Beas. The lake is the reservoir of the dam and has five bays that regulate the water. At a height of 76 m, the dam is earth cum rock filled and is part of the Bhakra Beas Management Board. This dam is en route to Manali from Kullu and tourists can stop over here to capture a few glimpses of this magnanimous beauty in their cameras. Great Himalayan National Park: Also known as Jawahar Lal Nehru Great Himalayan National Park, is an ideal place for wildlife buffs. Located amidst the spectacular natural vista, the park is home to some of the most elusive and endangered species of animals. Sprawling on an area of 50 sqkm, there are around 180 species of bird and mammals that tourists can sight here. Some of the most popular animals tourist can look forward to sights include musk deer, brown bears, Himalayan Tahr, Ibex, black bears and rare species of snow leopard. The best way to explore the park is by taking up a five day trek that is organized by the park authorities. Park rangers accompany the tourists. Hence safety is not a concern. The arrangements can be made at the Sai Ropa Tourist Center, located 5 Kms before Gushaini.
TARIFF - Rooms (valid from 1st April till 31st March)
Room Type : Deluxe
Rate per night : Rs. 8000/- per double
Extra Adult : Rs. 2500/- (per night)
Extra Child : Rs. 1250/- (per night)
TARIFF - Villa (valid from 1st April till 31st March)
Entire Villa : 7 Deluxe Rooms
Rate per night : Rs. 40000/- per 14 adults
Extra Adult : Rs. 2500/- (per night)
Extra Child : Rs. 1250/- (per night)
* Well appointed room.
* Seasonal fruit basket on arrival.
* Two bottles of Mineral Water in the room per day.
* Tea / coffee maker in the room along with daily replenishment.
* Complimentary breakfast & dinner at our dining room.
* Complimentary accommodation for 2 children below 6 years in the same room (w/o extra bed).
Terms & Conditions
* Taxes extra as applicable.
* 100% advance payment at the time of booking.
* Check-in time is 2 P.M. and check-out is 11 A.M. Early check-in / late check-out shall be permitted subject to availability of rooms and on paying the day charges.
* Confirmation of booking is subject to availability of rooms and receipt of advance payment.
* All the above terms and conditions including the rates are subject to change without notice.
* Reservation cancelled / amended before 30 days prior to the check-in shall be exempted from cancellation charge.
* One night stay on pro rata basis shall be levied for cancellation / amendment received up to 15 days prior to check-in.
* There shall be no refunds for cancellation received within 15 days prior to check-in or 'No Show' or 'Early check out'.
* Check-in time is 1400 Hours & Check-out time is 1100 Hours.
* Early Check-In & Late Check-out is subject to availability of rooms and on paying the applicable charges.