You can never run out of reasons to visit Manali. The annual Winter Carnival, ancient Hidimba Devi Temple, Tibetan Monastery, the plethora of adventure activities, charming cafes, apple orchards are just some of them. And now the new igloo stay in Manali is attracting tourists from all over the country. The Kullu district in Himachal Pradesh is witnessing a trend in igloo tourism. Cosying up in an igloo is probably the perfect winter experience that must want to make you visit Manali even more.
What’s In It?
Tashi Dorje and Vikas Kumar are two youths in Manali who have been promoting igloo tourism near the Hamta Pass at Sainthen village for the past three years. In fact, both these men came up with the concept of experiencing a stay in an igloo or snow cave back in 2017. Vikas Kumar stated to a reputed new agency that the wintertime when temperatures drop down drastically is a suitable time for giving shape to an igloo. As the temperatures rise, the structure melts rapidly.
Vikas Kumar further threw light on the igloo accommodation. Where he informed that there is an arrangement for bedding so tourists can stay at night. A warm bedding system and hot water bottles are present to maintain the warmth inside. However, the use of bonfire or electric heaters inside the igloo is prohibited. The igloos are decorated beautifully with night light with power supplied through power generators. The rates for these igloos range from ₹5000 per person to ₹10,000 per couple per night. Snow activities along with breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided to the guests.
A tourist hailing from Delhi, Rajneesh Dube stated that staying inside the igloo in Manali was a wonderful experience. He further added that its a new concept for tourists as the majority of them have no experience or idea about an igloo. There has been an influx in tourism in Manali thanks to the igloo stay. Tashi Dorje and Vikas Kumar are planning to promote igloo tourism on a much bigger scale in the coming years. They have already planned to build five igloos near the Hamta Pass in Sainthen village this 2020. So do you need any more reasons to visit Manali? You can Live By The Beach In These Themed Igloos This Winter
Address: Keylinga Himalayan Adventures c/o Hotel Keylinga Inn, Prini Village, Naggar Road, Manali, Himachal Pradesh 175143
Contact number: Tashi +91.9816472227 | Vikas +91.9459996999 , +91.9418979005