You can now stay in a real life Igloo in this snow village in Manali
Igloo Stay in Manali, Himachal Pradesh Photograph: (Facebook)
Who doesn't like snow-capped peaks and an opportunity to stay in the open? Well, it's a possibility now.
The hill town of Manali in Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh is now home to the country's first igloo properties. You can stay for two nights in the igloo, ski in the wilderness and make the most of a winter wonderland without burning a hole in the pocket.
Keylinga, an adventurer's paradise has built two igloos in Kullu valley. Covered in thick snow in extreme winter months, the property looks right out of a movie.
The igloo house is ideal for two people and offers a variety of winter sports to its inhabitants. In this, you can opt for a combination deal where you stay one night at a hotel and another in the igloo or with a host of camp site activities.
Those who have lived here, call it an experience (Facebook)
There are different price groups for different stays. But the simplest of them would cost you Rs. 5,600 which includes a single night stay and a short lesson in skiing. This stay includes meals, hot water bottles, ski equipment and warm feather-stuffed sleeping bags. They’ll even give extra fleece so you’re not found frozen in your sleep.
A camper at igloo stay in Manali (Facebook)
There are avenues of winter sports and other activities for those staying in Manali (Facebook)
If you're not one of those who can brave the cold so much but want to travel to the snow then you can simply go the tiny village and enjoy the snow-capped mountains and indulge in winter sports around the site for Rs. 2,700. The site is manned by experts and know the hills better than anyone else, so there is nothing to worry about.
We're thinking of booking it this summer, what about you?