The echo of the crystalline river Beas constant and comforting, Span Resort and Spa is spread over 10 acres, offering a 5-star luxury experience. With fruit orchids in bloom amidst the lush backdrop of deodar and pine, the natural beauty surrounding the hotel has made it a destination for both private travellers as well as major Bollywood film units.
The north Indian corner of Himachal Pradesh seems always in a state of bloom, its myriad orchards spanning acres of land – a valley of flowers tucked into rocky terrain. Like many Indian states, it boasts a cultural and spiritual diversity that remains untouched. Its ancient shrines and temples are home to a great number of the country’s sages and holy men, and its history is one that is steeped in myth and fable.
The existence of the Kullu valley can be traced back to the folklore of the Mahabharata. As legend goes, when the universal flood washed over the plains, Manu, the first king of the earth, was saved by the seventh avatar of Vishnu by towering high to dry lands. He found refuge in Manali, an emerald sheathed in the white of the Himalayas, and made it his home.