Manali in Himachal Pradesh is among the top travel destinations in India. Often referred to as a gift from the Himalayas to the world, Manali lures tourists as diverse as adventure-seeking youngsters riding to the place from all around the country on motorcycles and people leading hectic work schedules wishing to relax during the weekends.
Visitors to Manali can engage in adventure activities such as paragliding, mountaineering, zorbing and bungee jumping. Now, a new attraction in this category has come up at the destination – FlyDining hanging restaurant.
As the name suggests, patrons at FlyDining can relish delicacies up in the air. Located off the Old Manali Road, FlyDining is a hanging restaurant 165 feet above the ground. In fact, it is considered the highest hanging restaurant in the world and customers are seated on revolving chairs from where they can enjoy 360 degree-views of stunning Himalayan landscapes.
The restaurant can accommodate 28 persons, including four staff members. According to the operators, the tables at FlyDining are placed at an altitude of 2,250 m above sea level, making it the highest such restaurant in the world.
FlyDining offers five packages for visitors a day. The first ride is lunch from 1.30 pm to 2.15 pm, followed by another ride serving lunch from 3.30 pm to 4.15 pm. The third package of the day is a sundowner ride from 5.15 pm to 6 pm. The fourth ride is dinner from 7.45 pm to 8.30 pm and the last ride of the day is also dinner from 9 pm to 9.45 pm.
FlyDining is a project of Jumpking International, a manufacturer of adventure tourism-related items and luxury tents.