It is summertime and for the first time in two years when people are planning their holidays without COVID restrictions. Most of you would be looking forward to venturing into the hills, trying to find secluded places where you can relax with your families and friends and spend some quality time. But not many of us are aware that Bollywood celebrities have also been venturing into some of the places which are not just luxurious but also out of the world.
Tricity Scoop spoke to some of the owners of these high-end resorts in the Kullu-Manali valley, which are a favourite among the celebrities and asked them what made them so.
The Pyramid Café
The Palm Bliss Resort & Spa, popularly known as The Pyramid is a 5 Star Property in a 50 Km radius located on Kasol Highway, barely a few kms away from Bhuntar airport. Located by the banks of Parvati River, the resort has a natural ambience with picturesque surroundings.
Ashish Bhopal of The Pyramid says, “We are providing more than 50 amenities to our premium guests. The Pyramid in Kasol Valley says, “The unique concept of Café by Day, Lounge by Evening and Club at Night makes us North India’s must-visit spot. We host live bands by famous music artists in the industry. We have been getting celebrities like B Praak, Vindu Dara Singh etc.”
The resort also boasts of luxurious camps with mountain views, fresh fruits and vegetable orchards, besides also having a riverside lounge. The rooms here are built on different concepts, he added.
You can find more details at https://www.pyramidcafe.in/
Located on the banks of River Beas, close to Kullu-Manali, Himachal Pradesh, Neeralaya, is both the quintessential ‘little house by the river’ surrounded by fruit trees, numerous natural alcoves and breath-taking scenic views of the Himalayas and the river.
Away from the stress and the chaos of city life, with its charming timber and stone cottages and villas, fresh home-cooked food, simple natural attractions, and tranquil but mesmerizing views, Neeralaya is the perfect stopover for some real big Bollywood stars which includes someone as big as Ajay Devgn.
Muneer Suri of Neeralaya says, “We have grown up in this area and this used to be a go-to place for us as children, even though the land did not belong to us then, but it was open to us to have a gala time. The best part about this property is that we have retained 95 per cent of the forest cover and have let it flourish. We have 11 rooms and 5 villas made of 90 per cent recycled timber and stone.
You can find more details at https://www.neeralaya.com/
The Himalayan Village
Aman Singh Sood of The Himalayan Village says, “it is a glorious mix of style, and top-class facilities, where the traditional architecture & aesthetics blend harmoniously. It is situated at the foothills of the famous malana village, the oldest democracy in the world & just 10 K.M short of Manikaran, famous for its hot water springs, right on the bank of the ice-cold Parvati River.”
Made in very old architecture called Kathkunia style (without cement with mud-plastered interiors), it’s an eco-friendly resort. The resort sharing boundary with Kanwar wildlife sanctuary is surrounded from three sides by thick pine-fir forest and mighty Parvati River, with an abundance of flora and fauna, 8 Cottages and the 2 Machans which have living space at 40-60 above the ground. There is 1 Royal cottage with a Maharaja feel.
The Himalayan Village has hosted the Queen of Bhutan, who is among several other celebrities like Lucky Ali, Arijit Singh, Roop Kumar Rathod, Sonali Rathod and Reewa Rathod. The list is longer, which Aman is reluctant to share saying, many of them come here for privacy and prefer anonymity. There are 8 cottages, 2 machans and 5 double rooms.
These are a few of the must-visit places where you can find peace and tranquillity, which celebrities are also looking at, far away from the mad rush of big, polluted cities, particularly after the never-seen-before pandemic. So, if you haven’t decided where to spend a summer holiday or a short outing in the hills yet, this is the right time to do so and these are amongst the right places to find peace and bliss.
You can find more details at https://www.thehimalayanvillage.in/