Watch the earth come rushing up to meet you as the wheels hit the runway at Kulu Airport (KUU) in Manali.
There's nowhere to spend the night at the airport unless you're fine with contorting your limbs between uncomfortable armrests. But don't stress, as you'll discover some options just a few minutes away. Take a hot shower and then fall into bed at the Hotel Sandhya Palace, which offers 24-hour concierge. Another popular getaway is the Hotel 47 Hill.
While you're here, why not organize a quick visit to a popular attraction? Travelers from all backgrounds make their way to Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara, a compelling local site steeped in history. It can be found 0.9 miles (1.4 kilometers) from the airport, so you can stretch your legs, visit and be back in time to board your next flight.
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Unfortunately, it's not possible to stay right in Kulu Airport (KUU). That said, you're sure to find somewhere great if you look a little further afield.
There are no places to get some shut-eye within a stone's throw of the terminal. But that doesn't mean you'll have to lay out on a cold, steel airport bench. The Snow Touch Resort is located further out and is a popular place to relax before or after a flight.