Neeralaya – The Offbeat side of Kullu!
The Himalayas are not only the home of the mountains but mine. Ever felt like staying in the hills? Experiencing the peace and calmness in the surroundings there? I am sure most of us have that feeling once in every few days that we just want to move to the mountains and get a small home there for ourselves. A place where we could be amidst nature and feel the serenity. One of the hidden gems like this is Neeralaya. Known as the house by the river, this 4-acre sprawling property by the Suris can definitely be your home when you get the mountains calling. We visited Neeralaya sometime back and could not have asked for a better place to stay in the Kullu valley. Located in the Raison Village, 15 kms from the main town of Kullu, Neeralaya stands on the banks of river Beas and has been tastefully crafted. Let us give you some reasons on why you should visit Neeralaya – The Offbeat side of Kullu!
Where is Neeralaya?
Neeralaya is located 15 km from the main town of Kullu in the Raison Village on the NH21. It is also 25kms away from Manali, the famous hill station in the Himalayas. As Neeralaya is located on the banks of the river Beas, the sound of the river makes you feel calm instantly as you reach the place. The location of Neeralaya was specially chosen by Muneer Suri, the founder, as it used to be his playground during his childhood. It was his dream to keep the place as it is along with providing an exceptional stay experience to his guests.
How to reach Neeralaya?
Neeralaya is well connected by NH21 which connects to Chandigarh and New Delhi. The closest railway station is Chandigarh while there are buses from Delhi to Manali which can easily get you to Raison. The nearest airport is the Bhuntar Airport which is 21kms away from Neeralaya. There are cabs available right outside the airport to get you here.
What to expect at Neeralaya?
Neeralaya is a house by the river which offers peace and tranquility in abundance. Built majorly from the old houses in and around Raison village, this place is tastefully done to meet all the requirements of a perfect getaway in the mountains. The property has villas and cottages based on the names of the fruits which offer a perfect setup for a couple or a family get together. The cottages are built so artistically that they offer complete privacy and seclusion when it comes to spending some quality time together.
Living amidst Nature:
Waking up to the sounds of the water flowing in the Beas river is one of the best days to start your day. As you sip your tea sitting in the balcony of your cottage and watch the birds fly over the river the sun comes up and greets you good morning. The owners of Neeralaya have maintained the natural beauty without making many changes to the surroundings. During our conversations with Muneer and Manisha Suri, the proud owners of Neeralaya, we understood the thought process behind keeping the beauty of nature intact while creating this masterpiece.
Nature walks around Neeralaya:
Neeralaya is located close to villages like Nashala, in the Raison village and within the Naggar district. There are many places around Neeralaya where you can go for nature walks and visit the local temples. The property is surrounded by apple orchards, plum orchards and many other fruit trees. We visited the Krishna Temple located near Naggar and it was one of the most scenic and Instagramable places in Kullu.
Sports activities near Neeralaya:
Do you like paragliding or river rafting? If you are an adventure junkie then Neeralaya is just the place for you. The river rafting start point is just at a stone’s throw away from the resort. You can also go for paragliding in Manali. If you love other sports like ATV, mountain biking or cycling, Neeralaya can get the same arranged for you.
Gastronomical Delight at Neeralaya:
Good food and good stay is all one looks for when it comes to taking a break. The food is one of the most important reasons for choosing it when looking for a perfect break. Neeralaya offers different cuisines including the local Himachali food. Having breakfast by the river is one of the most loved experiences you can have while at Neeralaya. They also offer specialties like the fresh catch of the day, the special Galauti kebabs and the Khatta(sour) mutton in nonveg food. They also have the mash ki daal, siddu and sepu vadi in the local delicacies. Right from the morning tea to the desserts post-dinner, the varieties of food offered here makes you stay indoors for at least 1 day.
Quick Facts about Neeralaya:
- Located on the banks of river Beas.
- Right next to NH21 and Bhuntar Airport makes it easily accessible by bus, air or cabs.
- Comfy and Cozy setup for a memorable stay.
- Amazing food to savor your taste buds to the max.
- A lot of recreational activities and sports in-house including badminton, basketball, volleyball, etc.
- Surrounded by orchards on all sides for a clean and green environment.
- Strategically surrounded by adventure sports spots on all sides.
- Super hosts Muneer and Manisha Suri ensure you have the most memorable stay with them.
As the summer creeps in and the temperatures start to soar in Delhi, NCR and other regions, you should definitely experience such places to beat the heat and have the best time with your friends and family.
For more details on reservations and tariff, please contact Mr. Muneer Suri at +91 9816045725.
Have you been to Neeralaya before? Do let us know your experiences from staying at offbeat properties like Neeralaya and Shivadya!
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