Tree House Cottages, Manali

An ideal homestay near Manali, Tree House and Cottages have an unique USP. One of the cottage is atop an oak tree surrounded by orchards and green fields. This quaint cottage is located at Katrain, 19 km before Manali on the main National Highway leading to Manali. The cottage offers a great view of the snow-clad mountains at a distance and the lovely apple, peach, plum and walnut orchard right below from the glass windows. treehouse

The homestay is a joint effort of the Upadhaya family. While senior Mr. Upadhaya is the one who designed the cottages, his two sons look after the running of the homestay and the ladies take care of the kitchen. Food served is only vegetarian and most of the vegetables are home grown in the farm. The family also owns the cows thus offering a home and farm stay experience.

There are in total three cottages. The most in demand is the one perched on the oak tree. It has a single room with double bed and an attached bath. Room is decently furnished with all modern amenities and the bath has a hot water geyser and a western style toilet. The room has big window panes offering 180 degrees view of the valley and the mountains.

intree The other two cottages have three bed room each. Rooms can be hired separately. Each cottage has a separate kitchen thus offering an option of self cooking. All rooms have seprate baths.

The tree house cottage is priced at Rs. 1600/ in season and the rooms in other cottages can be hired for Rs. 1000/-. During off season, the prices are negotiable and one can expect an discount of 30-40%. treehouse1

The attention for comfort, warmth and food is top priority when staying at the tree house cottages. The views are breathtaking in every direction. The traditional rural life is endearing. It is the perfect place to stay, away from the bustling Manali and yet easy by car / bus to get to all the tourist attractions.

How to reach:

If traveling by bus from Delhi / Chandigarh, make sure to get down at Katrain bus stop. Katrain is located 19 km before Manali on NH21. It takes minimum 20 minutes to reach Manali. Buses and taxis are available from Katrain all day long. While coming from Kullu, take a left turn from the Katrain bazaar and further 300 meter is the main gate of the home stay.

Address Katrain, Distt. Kullu, Himachal Pradesh
Location Katrain, 19 km before Manali
Phone 01902 – 240365 / +919816078765
Credit Cards Not accepted
Room Amenities Cable TV
Parking Available


Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.

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5 Responses to Tree House Cottages, Manali

  1. Hi Hariharan Madhavan,

    Is it possible to to let us know the places you visited from tree house cottage and how much it costed for travel as well as for stay in cottage . It would help us to plan accordingly…


    Madhu August 4, 2010 at 9:49 am Reply
  2. Thanks for the information.

    We visited this cottage based on the information provided in this Blog.

    We went to kullu manali for our honeymoon and the accommodation provided was awesome.

    We stayed in the swiss tent for two days, followed by a one day stay in the tree house(its always houseful, so book in advance), and then in the regular cottage.

    The view from the cottage is awesome, and tree house is the best I have seen.

    The food provided by them is pure vegetarian, and was extremely delicious. We also requested them to arrange for our local travel there, which they obliged, we got a good deal on the sight seeing also.

    Its very safe to be there, especially if you are going as a couple, since Mr. Upadhaya's family live there, and they are very hospitable people.

    If you are looking for value for money, safety and good food, this is the right place to spend your holiday.

    Thank you Himachal Travel Blog for this information.

    Hariharan Madhavan July 7, 2010 at 10:31 am Reply
    • Hi Hariharan

      Great to know that you had a great trip and enjoyed the article. How about sharing your travelogue with us?

      Anu July 10, 2010 at 1:37 pm Reply
    • Thanks for the info…we are planning to manali in a week.
      We are in confusion about booking. But I liked the pictures of this place.
      Could you please let me know the details of price and how to travel or any contact. Because on the map this place is showing 18 kms before manali. Iam just wondering how far it will be and it is travellable distance to rothang pass and other sight seeing places..?

      sunayana May 17, 2011 at 3:37 am Reply
      • It is an appoximately a 20 minute drive from Manali. So no big issues about being away from Manali or Rohtang Pass.

        Check their website for rates and bookings.

        With the current rush in Manali, you will be lucky if you can find a place here. It is just one tree house in the campus

        Anu May 17, 2011 at 7:34 pm Reply

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