The Himalayan hotel boasts enough turrets, spiral staircases and coats of arms to furnish the most ardent Harry Potter fan's Hogwarts fantasies.

The plan was to stay one night and leave the next day, but The Himalayan hotel's hospitality made us extend it by one full day.

The Himalayan is away from the chaos of Old Manali's hippie hangouts and new town's mayhem, and offers day vistas
of pine-covered mountains veiled in thick mist.

The charger itself is very conveniently located in the parking of the stunning Himalayan. The Himalayan is a great place to spend the night before the more challenging part of the journey begins with its imposing English-style architecture & the
delectable meals they offer.

At Manali we had set up the charger at The Himalayan, a lovely gothic styled castle quite unlike anything you’d see in this region. This was the most seamless charge experience we had. The AC charger at The Himalayan is the prettiest & first charger in all of Kullu Valley.

There are many quiet reading nooks to indulge your goosebumps over a book, though, or to spend a quiet romantic evening.

A clamorous crow perched on the raised croquet hoops made me want to say, "Off with its head!" quite like the Queen of Hearts.

The castle and the cottages are the epitome of sophistication.

The Himalayan in Manali has become our go-to base in the mountains here.

The medieval European architecture of this boutique getaway transports us straight into the pages of a fairytale.

There’s more to it than simply carving a path through a rock face, says Nishat Mohi.