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Dream Home in the Mountains: Meraki Cottages, Naggar


Nestled in the hills, between Kullu and Manali, lies a stunning Himalayan hamlet that deserves your kind attention, a sleepy town where time stands still and life is relaxed. 
Located on the left bank of river Beas at an altitude of 1,800 meters (5,775 ft.), facing the great Himalayan range, Naggar is 22 km from Manali.

This is a place for solitude, poetry, art and days spent rambling through forests, glades, orchards and cute little villages which excel in traditional Himachali hospitality.

Tempted to visit Naggar already?
Meraki Cottages makes the perfect stay option at Naggar. Read out to know why!

About Meraki Cottages, Naggar:

Away from the maddening crowd, Meraki Cottages are located about 12 kms short of Manali, on Naggar – Manali main road. River is just a stroll away. A short hike from Meraki, and you find yourself in the Wilderness. There are multiple trails that lead you into the Forests around. The local markets too are at a walking distance from Meraki Cottages.

  • The cottages are in the middle of plum and apple orchards surrounded by Pir Panjal Range.
  • The hosts who are avid explorers make sure to give personalised attention to their guests.
  • They have an onsite organic shop that sells homemade pickles, jams & other products.
  • You can bring your pet since this is a pet-friendly property.

Know your Hosts:

Meraki Cottages is a “dream home in the mountains”, made with love by Aparna and Gaurav along with their 4 pets!
A couple, who quit their jobs and city life with the idea to create a dream life, not only for themselves but for everyone who secretly wish the same. That’s how, they opened the doors of their “Home Sweet Home” and welcome everyone with open arms. They don’t believe in just hosting people, but creating bonds for life.
Go as a stranger, come back as a family!

Accommodation at Meraki Cottages, Naggar:

There are two beautifully and thoughtfully curated cottages:

Enchanted – Has 2 rooms, living room and a kitchen.
Spellbound – Has 4 rooms and a living room.

There’s a Garden, Pond side, open air Bar and a Gazebo. Just the perfect open spaces to soak the summer or winter sun.

Total No. of rooms: 6
Total Capacity: 14 pax (regular); 20 pax (with extra beddings)
Price Range: Rs. 3000 – 7000 (includes breakfast)
Cost of Complete Cottage (Spellbound): Starts Rs. 14000
Customised packages available!

Food at Meraki Cottages, Naggar:

From Chinese to Italian to Continental to authentic Himachali meal, you will get everything here. Don’t even think about the taste. It’s just THE BEST!

Note: Only vegetarian food is available at Meraki Cottages.

Breakfast is usually included in the stay package.
Pre-decided lunch and dinner menu is priced at Rs. 500
Or,
You can also request to cook dishes of your choice (based on the season and availability)

How to reach Naggar:

From Delhi: 516 km | 13 hrs approx.
From Chandigarh: 280 km | 8 hrs approx.

By Road:
You can go on a road trip and to Naggar. If you want to travel by bus, you can use HRTC or private bus services to reach Manali.
Manali and Naggar are merely 21 km away from each other. You can hire a taxi service to cover the distance from Manali to Naggar.

By Train:
The nearest Railway station to Naggar is situated at Joginder Nagar, which is approx. 145 km from Naggar. You can take a local bus or cab to reach Naggar.

By Air:
Naggar has no airport service. The nearest airport is Kullu-Manali airport which is located in Bhuntar. It is at a distance of about 31.6 km from Naggar. Taxi service is available from the airport to reach Naggar.

Other Nearest Airport: Chandigarh Airport (IXC) – 290 kms from Naggar

How to book?

Address: Batahar Village, Naggar – Manali Road, Manali, Himachal Pradesh- 175136
You can book Meraki Cottages on: MakeMyTrip, StayApart, Airbnb, GoIbibo
Or,
Phone: 9971392477
Website: https://www.stayapart.in/
You can also check out Meraki Cottages on Instagram & Facebook

Location Map:

Facilities Available at Meraki:

Wi-fi | Doctor on Call | Caretaker | Luggage Storage | Luggage Assistance | Ticket/Tour Assistance | Wake-up Call | Multilingual Staff | CCTV | Fire Extinguishers | Safety and Security | Tours and Treks | Bonfire | Jungle Safari | Paid Vehicle Rental | Paid Airport Transfers | Paid Pickup/Drop | Paid Bus Station Transfers | Tours and Treks | Bonfire | Jungle Safari | Paid Vehicle Rental | Printer | Kids Play Area | Playground | Game Room | Dispensers for disinfectants | Picnic area | Pet bowls | Barbeque |Cafe | Dining Area | Bar | Special Diet Meals | First-aid Services | Activity Centre | Indoor Games | Free Parking | Housekeeping | Room Service | Dry Cleaning Service | Umbrellas | Torch | Laundry Service | Attached Bathroom | Ironing Service | Free Wi-Fi | Living Room | Balcony/Terrace | Lawn | Library | Reception | Seating Area | Verandah | Outdoor Furniture | Fireplace | Lounge

Where to eat out in Naggar:

All cafes and coffee shops in Naggar are located around the Naggar Castle. For a fancy meal or a taste of authentic Himachali cuisine, head to the Castle Restaurant inside the castle. For a quick coffee break, visit any of the two German bakeries nearby with your book. To have the best wood-fired oven pizza head to Nightingale Restaurant, which is situated a few meters away from the castle on the road towards Roerich Memorial. If you are craving desi food, then the Dhabas around the bus stop are the place to eat.

What can you do at Meraki Cottages, Naggar:

  • Learn about the wild edibles.
  • Go foraging for food with the hosts in the forest.
  • Make Pickles, jams, candles, teas!
  • Dabble in the DIYs with us like nature crafts, up-cycling waste materials.
  • Experience the local life.
  • Try your hands at gardening and farming.
  • Read!
  • Paint, sketch, make art with the hosts.
  • Let’s collect the stones and paint them all.
  • Stargaze!
  • Sit around the bonfire and exchange stories and life experiences.
  • Birdwatch
  • Just sit and watch the Clouds, the Moon, the River flowing, the setting Sun. Just be, in the moment.
  • How about some dog therapy? Play with them, let them follow you on the trails, feed them etc.
  • Pause, and notice the life happening all around – that tiny snail, that ant carrying a grain, the dance of the trees, that cricket sitting on a branch. Let life move you

Things to do or places to visit around Meraki Cottages, Naggar:

  • Explore Naggar Castle
  • Trek to Jogini Waterfall
  • Urusvati Himalayan Folk Art Museum
  • Dagpo Shedrupling Monastery
  • Gauri Shankar Temple
  • Jagatipatt Temple
  • Roerich Art Gallery and Estate
  • Visit Hadimba Devi Temple
  • Stroll at Mall Road, Manali
  • Head to Rohtang Pass
  • Explore Old Manali
  • Visit Vashisth Temple & Water Springs
  • Enjoy Ropeway Ride at Solang Valley
  • Jana Waterfall
  • Tripura Sundari Temple

Best Time to visit Naggar:

The best time to visit Naggar is September to November; after the rains have stopped and winter has not yet begun. But, Naggar can be reached throughout the year, unless heavy snowfall between December – February blocks the highway.

Who should visit Meraki Cottages, Naggar:

  • Couples, for a quiet & romantic getaway.
  • Families with kids and elders.
  • Anyone and everyone who is seeking to spend some quality time among nature.
  • Solo Travellers

About StayApart:

StayApart is a platform which provides hand-picked holiday accommodation in some of the amazing locations in India and they specialises in vacation rentals. All the properties under StayApart are carefully picked and screened. Currently, StayApart is serving more than 50 MNC’s.
Meraki Cottages is one such amazing property under StayApart.
You can check them out on their Instagram, Facebook and Website.
Or,
Mentioned are the contact details:
Ph. No.– 9971392477
Email: info@stayapart.in

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