A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” This famous quote by Lao Tzu holds great significance in my life. We all dream of going to places we have never been but only a few get to turn that dream into a reality. Club Nirvana is one such place in the heart of old Manali, on the clubhouse road.

It’s all about experiencing life, as you only live once, and if you do it right the first time, once is enough. All it takes is a single step and the rest, as they say, is history.

Taking the first step to Club Nirvana

Our journey to our dreamland began with a single step too. We took our cycles out and boarded a bus to Manali via Chandigarh. Although our first stop was at Cafe Babushka in Vashisht. I always will and have the plan to stay at Club Nirvana, reason simply because this is a property hosted by my friend Arjun.

“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller” – Ibn Battuta. This is one of my favorite travel quotes. Every travel journey is an experience that one registers in their brain and remembers for a lifetime.

About Manali

Manali is a wonderful holiday destination that people can’t stop talking about once they get the opportunity to visit it. It is a popular tourist destination for a reason.

Manali is a paradise that is located between the lush pine trees of the Himalayas and the Beas river in Kullu of Himachal Pradesh.

Beas river in Manali

It is popular among western tourists and considered the top destination for newlywed Indian couples.

Manali is the snow-covered wonderland that people have a hard time taking their gaze away from. Its lovely mountains are awe-inspiring and will instantly melt your heart. It’s impossible to not have heard about Manali unless you have been living under a rock.

This magnificent hill station has been making everyone fall in love with it at first sight. Its exceptional scenery provides travelers relief when they visit Manali to escape the scorching heat of the summer.

The visit to Manali during the winter is also every bit as enjoyable as the visit during summer. The winter brings with it the snow and children (adults too) love to play in the snow and build snowmen.

During the winter season, the sight of tall pine trees and mountains covered with snow with clear blue sky hovering above the place is exceptionally beautiful and heart-warming. 

Manali caters to everyone

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Beautiful Manali

Manali is a place that caters to every type of traveler available in the world. It caters to hikers, yoga enthusiasts, adventure lovers, trekking enthusiasts, newlyweds, couples, weekend visitors, solitary travelers all alike. There is something for everyone in Manali.

  1. If you are someone who enjoys having an adventure once in a while then, Manali is the perfect destination for you. It offers endless opportunities for adventure enthusiasts like you.
  1. Trekking enthusiasts from all over the world flock to this place due to the numerous trekking choices available in Manali. There are so many activities that adventure lovers can partake in. You can enjoy activities like paragliding, rock climbing, and river rafting in Manali.
  1. A lot of people visit Manali during the weekends just to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. It’s an overnight journey from New Delhi. So, people often use Manali as a getaway place to recharge their batteries in the tranquil environment of Manali.

We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next to find ourselves” – Pico Iyer. We use getaway weekends to not only recharge ourselves but also lose ourselves and then find ourselves. Manali can help you both lose yourself and in the meantime, help find yourself too.

Why should you visit club Nirvana?

People enjoy visiting Manali because of its natural scenic beauty. Its beauty is so captivating that it attracts tourists from all over the world. It is also the top destination for honeymoons for newlyweds across India. The natural scenery of Manali will certainly hold your attention and provide you with a terrific sense.

Manali, during autumn filled with beautiful flowers, can make you fall in love with it instantly. But everyone can agree that the best time to visit Manali if you are a fan of snow, is from December through February. The snow-covered pine trees and cottages are a sight to behold. Most people choose to visit Manali during the winter season because they want to play in the snow-covered mountains.

Manali is the perfect holiday destination for that picture-perfect photo for your Instagram feed. As Katie Thurmes says “We take photos as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone” Traveling without capturing the moment in our camera seems like a difficult task for us millennials. To slay our traveling experience, we must take photos.

Clun Nirwana owned by Arjun is a fun place to be. You can enjoy different delicacies along with good music, a perfect place to chill out in the evenings. Moreover, Arjun is a chef so the food offered is a bliss to the taste buds.

Cafes and Restaurants around Manali

Manali has so many restaurants and cafes spread all over the place. One thing first-time visitors love doing around Manali is exploring the different cafes and restaurants around Manali. The cafes in Manali cater to diverse groups of people with diverse age ranges. Indian cuisines including North Indian and South Indian food as well as international cuisines are served on the menus.

Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world” – Gustave Flaubert. Everyone enjoys traveling. It is indeed a humbling experience in my opinion. It allows you to see the world from a much bigger perspective. It allows you to see how big the world is and how tiny our place in this world is.

Cafe Hopping

The mountainside and the odor of freshly prepared food in cafes and restaurants is a great combination. You get to enjoy your coffee and food while enjoying the beautiful landscape. The place has so many restaurants and cafes that will serve your stomach with delicious treats. When in Manali, don’t forget to go cafe hopping. Like every other holiday destination, Manali has some excellent cafes spread throughout the place but one that stands out the most is the cafe Nirvana.

About Club Nirvana

Visiting Cafe Nirvana should be on the top five of your priority list. It is one of the top-rated cafes in Manali by guests. During our time in the cafe, we discovered that the environment was so peaceful. It was so serene that one could hear nature’s voice.

Some facts about Club Nirvana

  1. Cafe Nirvana is set in the heart of Old Manali. It is located on the Manu Temple Road of Old Manali Dragon Galli.
  2. They embrace people from all walks of life. The hosts are friendly and receptive.
  3. The cafe embraces diversity and follows zero-tolerance towards discrimination.
  4. Cafe Nirvana opens at 8:00 a.m. It closes somewhere around 11 p.m.
  5. You get to enjoy the endless view of mountains all around.

What club Nirvana offers

Naturally, people hunt for something to eat when they are out traveling in some of the most popular travel destinations in the world. After all, everyone’s a foodie at heart. Cafe Nirvana offers some of the best flavors that you can possibly experience in Manali when it comes to food.

Cafe Nirvana will surely blow your mind away with the amazing cuisines they have on their menu. They offer Italian, Israeli, Asian, Indian, Chinese cuisines. Their alcoholic beverages and cuisines along with the outstanding scenery will certainly render you speechless.

Aside from breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Cafe Nirvana also holds the option of brunch if you are someone who wakes up late in the morning. The overall comfort that this place offers is unmatched. The feeling of eating food while enjoying the view of the mountainside is something that everyone should experience in their lifetime.

Club Nirvana and all of Manali offer exactly what the cafe is named after. The imagery that Manali and Cafe Nirvana, in particular, offers what people seek in a place like this is — nirvana or peace.

Cub Nirvana is a coffee house that is known for being family-friendly. It offers vegetarian food, Indian cuisines, and international cuisines as mentioned earlier.

Club Nirvana is a great place to hang out and chill with your friends. It has cozy vibes. The cafe staff is exceptionally good and very receptive to their guests’ needs. Not only is the food great but the ambiance is also warm and pleasant.

The food

We ordered North Indian cuisine along with some delicious chicken noodles for dinner one day. The chicken noodles were filled with juicy, finger-licking flavors. The food was extremely tasty. The whole experience was memorable. The wall art of the club Nirvana was incredible. It was such a wholesome experience spending some quality time with friends. We lost track of time, it was that authentic.

We ordered Chinese food for lunch one day. Chinese food is one of my favorite cuisines. So, it should come as no surprise that I wanted to try it here in Cafe Nirvana as well. Chinese food is all about presentation and its bursting flavors. The same thing was accurate in Cafe Nirvana as well.

The cooks mixed the fresh tofu products, animal meat, and vegetables well enough to give that distinct taste. We enjoyed our Chinese meal. The bamboo chopsticks made the food taste more delicious.

Live music is also played during the weekends delivering the perfect ambiance to enjoy food with family and friends.

Club Nirvana Homestay

The club Nirvana homestay gives an endless view of the majestic Himalayan mountains. The view from the balcony is breathtaking as well. The thing that I loved the most about this place is that it also grants access to pets.

Club Nirvana homestays also feature a terrace and garden and the cafe is perfect for vegans as it offers vegetarian food for breakfast.

The resort was a wonderful experience for me and my friends. It was particularly enjoyable. It provided a view of the beautiful beach area of Khanom. The hosts were perfect and super hospitable. We enjoyed our stay at the resort.

“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow” – Anita Desai. After experiencing Manali in all its glory, I can tell you one thing for sure it has forever etched itself in me. As long as my memory stays with me, I will forever remember my journey to Manali and its beautiful spots. It has indeed become a part of me.

Bottom line

Manali is one of the top-rated hill stations of India and deservedly so. Anyone who has visited Manali can attest that they left with a lifetime of memories. As is the case with every travel journey and popular travel destination, exploring cafes and restaurants remains one of the most enjoyable activities that one can participate in, aside from all the adventurous activities.

One such place that we discovered during our visit to Manali was Club Nirvana.

Club Nirvana quickly became one of our favorite spots out of all the other cafe spots in Manali because of the picture-perfect landscape around us. The view of the majestic Himalayas, the sound of the river, the atmosphere, the ambiance inside and outside the cafe; all made for a wonderful experience for us.

The bottom line is we loved our stay at the Nirvana guest house. Club Nirvana became our go-to place for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The food was so delicious and the staff was friendly and hospitable which made our stay at the guest house and our visit to the cafe all the more memorable.



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