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Nestled amid apple and pear orchards with the Beas flowing below, Roots Café and Stay Bandrol is located just 600 metres off the Kullu-Manali highway. The present orchard is the labour of love of Mr Balak Ram Thakur, who bought it from the descendants of a British family which settled here in 1860’s. Run by the team that is behind the popular Roots Café in Gurugram and Café Lota in Delhi, the café in Bandrol offers a selection of regional cuisine from across the country in a picturesque bistro setting. The stay is comfortable with five modern and tastefully furnished sun-lit rooms, offering stunning views of the high Himalayas. There are numerous local hikes, walks and excursions around to soak in the culture and beauty of the region. You can also choose to stay in and unwind, curling up in the cosy attic with a book from the in-house library or play a board game.


At Bandrol we have 5 sun-lit rooms with en-suite facilities and private sit-outs. The rooms have wooden flooring and are well-appointed with distressed furniture, including some pieces from Shekhawati in Rajasthan. All rooms have a desk, high-speed Wi-Fi and an oil heater to keep warm on winter days.

Deluxe Rooms

Gourmet Experiences

Roots Café Bandrol is run by the Melting Pot Food Company that is behind popular restaurants - the Roots Café, Café Lota and Triveni Terrace Cafe in Delhi NCR. Reflecting the same passion for regional cuisines and great affinity for nature, the café at Bandrol serves a selection of bestseller dishes from the Delhi cafés. Featuring comforting regional cuisine, the menu offers a variety of preparations such as palak patta chaat, sabudana popcorn, mutton sukka with ragi appam, jackfruit biryani, bajre ka chilla, grilled trout and bhapa doi cheesecake. Warm flavourful food coupled with spectacular view of snow-capped peaks makes dining here a unique experience!



How to Reach

By Road: Located off the Kullu-Manali highway, Roots Café and Stay Bandrol is approximately 500 km from Delhi and 270 km from Chandigarh.

By Air: The closest airport is Kullu (KUU). Air India operates a single flight each day from DEL & IXC. Pawan Hans Helicopter service is available 3 days a week; Chandigarh - Shimla – Kullu.

Things to see & do

Hike to a neighbouring village

Explore the local culture and traditions with an exploratory walk to neighbouring village.


Local Walks and Hikes

There is an abundance of trails around the property that are great for strolls and short excursions.


Fruit plucking experience (seasonal)

During harvest season you can participate in plucking seasonal fruits such as cherry, apple and pear in the surrounding orchards.


Paragliding (seasonal)

For those looking for an adventure, paragliding can be organised in summer and winter months. Paragliding does not happen during the monsoon months of June, July and August.



Enjoy the thrill of rafting on the gurgling Beas navigating rapids with scenic views all around.


Drive to Manali, Solang and Atal Tunnel

Get a peek at vibrant Manali, enjoy adventure sports in Solang valley and do a drive through the Atal Tunnel into Lahaul – you could drive even deeper into this   region on the Leh Highway to Tandi – Keylong – Jispa and then head back!


Drive to Parvati Valley                              

Do a driving excursion into the stunning Parvati Valley: see the lovely Kasol Village and the hot springs of Manikaran. In fact you could even drive all the way up to the pretty little village of Tosh before heading back.


Day excursion to Bijli Mahadev            

We can organize a drive in a 4x4 vehicle to the stunningly poised temple of Bijli Mahadev. The offbeat road trail to this spectacular spot offers unforgettable, sweeping  views of the valleys of Kullu.