Rocky's Cafe

Multicuisine in Manali

Trancey vibes and dangling prayer-catchers set the tone, and there are plenty of chess sets on the wide sunny terrace, but what really makes the climb worthwhile is staring into infinity, contemplating the dazzling panorama.

Look north for a view of Jogini Falls. The cafe's typical three-I's menu adds Thai noodle dishes and recommended moussakas (₹170 to ₹200). Its Cafe Coffee Day machine provides a satisfying caffeine fix (large espresso ₹150). The attached guest rooms (lower/upper double ₹800/1200, triple ₹1500) are smallish but very clean and have recently been reclad with pine. Big bold murals add character and the shared balconies have more of those great views.