Ramgarh Heritage Villa Raison Manali
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Come and escape into the blissful silence of this pristine Himalayan Abode built in 1928. Here the rhythm of life surrenders to soothing melodies of nature whispering through fragrant pine breeze and colourful fruit orchards. Feel the ecstasy of life with Butterflies dancing over flower beds and lush gardens and walk through the enchanting serenity of Kiwi plantations, Apple orchards, Trees of Pears, Pomegranate and Walnuts. Experience the wellness of body and soul as all your senses fuse into a climax of complete harmony and wellbeing amidst spectacles of nature, and sweeping views of glistening Himalayas and Kullu Valley with it’s vibrant Beas River and hillsides dotted with a fairytale theme of ancient Himachali villages.
Location: The Ramgarh Heritage Villa is located in Raison, off the Kullu-Manali highway, midway between Kullu & Manali. It is an overnight bus ride from Delhi and a 6-7 drive from Chandigarh. The closest airport is at Manali. Pickup can be arranged from the Manali airport or the Volvo bus drop-off point in Raison.
About Owners at Ramgarh Heritage Villa Raison Manali:Nakul & Smita Khullar are the owners. Nakul’s wife Smita is running the Ramgarh Heritage Villa Farm Stay. The family is into horticulture, farming, tourism and electricity hydro power projects. They also have another farm – Baragarh Estate which has Kiwi plantations, Apple orchards, Trees of Pears, Pomegranate and Walnuts. Baragarh Estate is at village Ghordour near Naggar in Manali which is very famous for the parties of bollywood stars. Ramgarh Heritage Villa Raison Manali has featured in many movies like Jab We Met, Tere Naal Love Hogaya, Naughty @ 40, and upcoming movies like Purani Jeans, M Cream, etc.
Suites and Royal suite with River facing huge terrace.
All rooms have a clear view of snow covered Himalayan peaks and Rohtang pass.
Royal Suite: The Royal Suite is a spacious rooftop room with a cosy double bed and an attached western-style bathroom with running hot & cold water. It opens into a terrace overlooking the gorgeous peaks of the Himalayas and the villages of Raison below.
Suites: On the ground floor are roomy suites with two inter-connected rooms with comfortable double beds, attached bathrooms with running hot & cold water, and a fireplace to warm winter nights.
The Cottage: In the garden of the villa, on the edge of the apple orchards, is a little cottage with two double rooms, a small kitchenette, a western-style bathroom with running hot & cold water, and a fireplace. It is a self-sufficient retreat amidst the bounty of nature for aspiring artists and writers looking for a solitary getaway.
– Royal Drawing Room
– Dining Hall
– Tea / Coffee Maker
– TV with Tata sky connection
– In house Laundry
– Room service
– Car Parking space
– Doctor on call
– Indoor and outdoor games
– Play area for children
– Accommodation for drivers
Guest History (Bollywood Stars) at Ramgarh Heritage Villa Raison Manali:
Ramgarh Heritage Villa Raison Manali had the privilege of having hosted many distinguished guests to modestly name a few. India’s first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, J&K C.M Omar Abdullah, Himachal Pradesh CM P.K. Dhumal, Punjab CM Prakash Singh Badal, Bollywood legends like KL Sehgal, Dev Anand, Dilip Kumar, Saira Bano, Amrish Puri, Sushmita Sen, Hrithik Roshan, Kajol, Aamir Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Dharmander, Vinod Khanna, Raj Kumar, Govinda, Rani Mukerjee, Lara Dutta, Sunny Deol, Rekha, Bobby Deol, Kareena Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Juhi Chawla, Rishi Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Abhishek Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan, Akshay Kumar, Manoj Bajpai, Sanjay Dutt, Anupam Kher, Riteish Deshmukh, Genelia D’Souza, Rati Agnihotri, Balakrishna, Shivraj Kumar, Prabhu Deva, Ajit & also Guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (Art of Living), Sudhanshu Maharaj, Nirankari Bawa Hardev & many more.
All Suites: Rs. 4950 for 2 persons for stay only (EP).
Food Package per Adult:
CP: Rs. 275
MAP: Rs. 825
AP: Rs. 1100
Food Package per Child:
CP: Rs. 165
MAP: Rs. 385
AP: Rs. 550
Extra bed – Rs. 550 per person.
We would love to plan a Happy Trip for you
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Food can be ordered from an extensive in-house menu, and is freshly prepared by cooks and caretakers of the house. The traditional Pahari food consists of curries, daals & a diverse spread of vegetables, and is a great introduction to typical Himachali cuisine. Regular Indian vegetarian & non-vegetarian dishes are particularly flavoursome in the winter season. Seasonal fruits, including apples, kiwis and pomegranates can be plucked fresh off the trees and devoured.
Your stay at Ramgarh can be as relaxing or as adventurous as you choose, depending on whether you want to unwind in the lap of the Himalayas or conquer its majesty.
Activities at & around the villa include:
– Basking under the winter sun in the garden or on the terrace
– Volunteering at the apple orchards & kiwi plantations
– Hiking to the highest point in Raison
– Trekking in the Dhauladhar range
– Sightseeing & street shopping in Kullu and Manali
– Visiting Bainchi, a typical Himachali village
– Visit to nearby monasteries, temples & ashrams
Places of Tourist Attraction:
Rohtang Pass: It is at an altitude of 3979 m (13,050 ft) above sea level, is a adventure tourist site where it can be cold even on a summer day. It is the highest point on the Manali-Keylong road and provides a wide panoramic view of mountains rising far above clouds, which is truly breath taking. Close by is a small lake called Dassaur Lake. Beas Kund, the source of river Beas, is also nearby. In winter, the road of Rothang Pass is closed. Important to note that the road to Rohtang Pass is closed off at Manali bridge,on all tuesdays between 0900-1800 hrs for carrying out road widening work & repairs. If you are able to leave early, before 0900, you can avoid the traffic rush (found on all other days) and have Rohtang Pass to your self (well almost!!).
Solang Valley: Solang Valley popularly known as Snow Point, is 13 km northwest of Manali and famous for its 300-meter ski lift. The Ski Lift ticket is Rs. 500 per head for a trip both ways. It is a picturesque spot and offers splendid views of glaciers and the snow-capped mountains. Solang valley also offers attractions like paragliding, snorkeling etc. Jagatsukh, the former capital of Manali, is also an important spot.
Paragliding is quite popular in Manali, especially in the peak season. The scene is located at Solang Valley. There are multiple levels, starting from the basic 1 minute flying for Rs. 450 (the most common), progressing to a more fun 5 minute flight for Rs. 1500. But the ultimate is the half an hour flight for Rs. 2500, for which they take you up almost halfway to rohtang, and bring you back to solang all the way by paragliding. In such a long flight, wind plays a big role, and sometimes it is not possible to fly all the way to solang, something to keep in mind while going for it. Generally, later in the day you go for it, better are the chances you will do the whole flight.
Hidimba Temple: It is an ancient cave temple dedicated to Hidimbi Devi, who was a character in the Indian epic, Mahabharata. The temple is surrounded by a beautiful cedar forest (Dhungri Van Vihar) at the foot of the Himalayas. The sanctuary is built over a huge rock jutting out of the ground, which was worshiped as an image of the deity. The structure was built in the year 1553. If you’re walking to the temple you can take a shortcut up the hill through the woods instead of walking along the road. Look for two signs side by side with vertical Hindi writing on them (blue on the left, green on the right).
Kalath Hot Water Springs: Around 6.5 Km downstream from Manali,natural sulfurous water flows from the bowels of earth.public bath areas and private bath areas are available.”Asia Sulphur hot water spring” is a small hotel where private bathroom can be hired on per-person basis(appx. Rs. 100/person).these are simple bathrooms but give all the privacy needed by a couple or family.It can be easily spotted on your way to Manali just before the “Green Tax barrier”.
Vashist Hot Water Springs and Temple: Around 3 km from Manali, across the Beas river is Vashist, a small village with natural sulphur springs. Modern bathhouses, with Turkish-style showers, have the hot water piped into them for the convenience of the visitors who come here to benefit from the medicinal properties. Be wary of hanging up your trousers or bags on the hooks provided, pickpocketing is a daily occurrence. Hand over your wallet to a trusted person for safekeeping before you enter the springs for a bath. Separate tanks for men and women are provided in the temple.keep in mind these are open baths and little or no privacy is available for women except separated areas for bathing.
Naggar: The Castle, Roerich House and Art gallery are places to see. Moonlight dinner on the balcony of Hotel Castle restaurant is worth experiencing, with the lovely sight of twinkling lights below in the Beas valley. Bijli Mahadev temple, about 20 kms from Naggar, is also worth visiting.
Kufri (Rates Feb 2013):
Gumboots and Horse Riding – Rs. 750 per person
Winter Clothes & Winter sports (sking, tube ride) can spend hours according to your wish – Rs. 2000 per couple
Manali (Rates Feb 2013):
Traditional Dress photo – Rs 30-50 per couple at entrance of Hadimba temple (she had better accessories)
Clothes at Solang Valley (known as snow valley) – Rs, 900 per couple
Paragliding – Rs. 3000 per couple
Zorbing – Rs. 400 per couple
Traditional Dress Photo – Rs. 50 per couple
Sking along with a person (who acts as guide also clicks photos, video, etc) – Rs. 1300 per couple
Please note – Ladies bathroom available at Ropeway station (at the top) only. Hence its advisable to drink less water.
Always ask for Rod heater at hotels during winter.
Best place to have fresh juices is at the start of Lakad bazaar lane. Most of the juices are around Rs. 30 and above.
Lakad bazaar is best place to shop for wooden articles, bargain on the mentioned rates.