Next Time You Are Headed Towards Manali, Stay At A Place With Stunning Views From Every Room
The Raison D'Etre is a relatively new property located close to the river Beas and views of mountain peaks.
What Makes It Awesome
This place is located in Raison,.a cluster of villages near Kullu on the banks of Beas river, known for camping sites. It's a charming and cosy place done up with care. The interiors are a nice mix of the old (like Burma teak and sheesham wardrobes and four-poster beds) and contemporary accent pieces. You'll love the warmth of woven-cane chairs mixed with cutting-edge Ligne Roset-inspired sofas.They also have a bukhari put together by the local blacksmith and hi-tech geothermal heating systems. surrounded by bright RGB consoles. Vintage English china and kansa metal thalis... anything goes, as long as it works!
Take the afternoon off, sit with a book on one of the benches and immerse yourself in the sound of the river (they are really close to it). You can also go trekking, river rafting or fly fishing.
The food is fresh and local - you get seasonal fruits like persimmon from their trees. Have breakfast at the al fresco breakfast deck right by the kitchen, facing the rising sun and with a view of the river. Curl up with a book and a cup of tea at the Solarium - a sunny an cosy nook with hoop-back Windsor dining chairs and Art Deco sofa set from the 50s.
If you are coming in the summer, try the little spring-water pool silhouetted against the wild rapids of the Beas.