The intimacy of a resort promises tranquility, which Larisa Resort, Manali, offers beautifully. Nestled in the inviting lap of the mountains in Kullu-Manali, spending quality time is the priority here. Numerous happy hours can be spent star-gazing in the night and admiring the rainbow during the day, moreover, many happier ones capturing them on canvas. When you are done with your illustrations, you may want to join the symphony of the wind and the birds with the musical instruments in the recreation room. And yes, there are bicycles too... you could fancy taking a ride along the meadows, chasing the swarm of butterflies.
Larisa Resort, Manali has many outstanding spots to curl up and read; no wonder, we have put together a library to match. With a bag full of assorted books wonderfully blending with a mug of hot chocolate or a cup of freshly brewed tea, it is definitely a place to be explored by the avid readers. The collection of movies lined up in the mini-theatre adds to the happiness of the movie-buffs. For a bunch of playful kids, there is a playroom and if that was not enough... we have a memorable activity for them to indulge in: planting a tree and monitor its growth over their consecutive visits. Larisa Resort is one of its kind in Manali that offers customisable experiences that will have you coming back for more!
This medieval Castle was built by Raja Sidh Singh of Kullu around 1460 A.D. The hotel overlooks the Kullu Valley and apart from the spectacular view and superb location this has a flavour of authentic western Himalayan architecture. It is 6 kilometeres from Larisa Resort, Manali.
Himalayan Trout Fish
The Kullu Valley has numerous places for trout fishing. These includes Katrain, Raison, Kasol and Naggar, along the river Tirthan near Larji, in the Sainj valley. It is 2 kilometers from Larisa Resort
Experience a tour in the pine tree jungles of Manali for a tryst with nature. The Somban Tour starts with a road going deep in to the pine tree jungle. At the end of a tour is a great place for picnic and unwinding with a charming stream and a multitude of tuck shops. The Somban Tour is just 5 minutes from the resort.
Visit Kullu town for an experience of river rafting or go souvenir shopping for a few beautifully designed shawls. Kullu town is 26 kilometers from the resort.
Soel is a gorgeous village which is a perfect spot for picnics and family bonding sessions. This charming location is well known for its trek between the pine trees which leads you to a fresh stream that is perfect for fishing. At Larisa Resort, Manali, we also assist in finding a guide who can help you catch fish at cheap prices. Soel is located 3 kilometers from the resort.
Over three hundred deities are given credit for the beauty that abounds in the region, and all of them rise at Dussehra to pay homage to Lord Raghunath, the one who rules them all. Come Dussehra, Kullu is transformed by the week-long festivities, and travellers come from around the world to be a part of the experience.
For the rest of the year, spiritual succour can be found in the beautiful temples and monasteries that abound in the region, with architectural quirks and picturesque settings to admire.
The Himalayas are home and inspiration for many artists. One such artist was Russian painter Nicholas Roerich, whose works can be seen in New York, St. Petersburg, and the neighbouring town of Naggar, here in Kullu. He lived and painted the Himalayas in a lovely villa here, and now it serves as a museum for his art.
When you’re done admiring his masterpieces, you can pick some up for yourself. The brightly-coloured Pulla slippers and Kullu caps make great souvenirs. You can find them in the many stalls lining the highways, where you can also find the famous, kaleidoscopic Kullu shawls, woven with classic merino wool and soft and luxurious angora.
Besides sight-seeing, there is a lot you can do in the region. You can go trekking, skiing and paragliding over the slopes, and go fishing, rafting, and kayaking in the rivers. The more adventurous at heart can go camping and rock-climbing, and enjoy the glory of the Himalayan mountains while hanging off them.