Kullu - Overview

Area: 1,171 kms.
Language: Hindi-English-Pahari

The magnificent valley of Kullu elevates the beauty and charm of both the sides of river Beas. Covering from north to south of the river, the valley is about 80 kms long and offers an awe-strucking scenic pleasures for all the tourists across the globe. Whether you’re a trekker, a mountaineer, an artist, a honeymooner or just looking for a great time away from heat of the plains, Kullu promises you a time of your life. Standing tall at an altitude of 1278 mts above sea level, Kullu’s earlier name was Kulanthapitha which means the end of habitable world. It showcases the mesmerizing views of the Greater Himalayas, shining by the banks of river Beas. With encored traditional customs and values, Kullu houses many valleys, ensuring exuberant scenic delights. The valley is famous for its extensive woven handmade shawls and caps.

Kullu Dussehra :– Kullu is also known for its colorful festivals like Dussehra celebrations. Interestingly, here festivities start when it ends in the rest of the parts of the country. Owning the International accord, Kullu Dusshera attracts a large number of people every year. In this festival, about 200 local deities come to pay homage to Lord Raghunath.

Places to visit in Kullu -

Famous Shawl Factory:-
When in Kullu, you can visit Shamshi, one the prominent industrial areas where you could witness a number of hand-woven traditional shawls, kullu caps, mufflers, jackets and other handicraft item.

Enjoy sessions of rafting, meant for all grades, for commoners, tourists and experts in river Beas.

Vaishno Devi Temple:-
Located just 5kms away from Kullu, Mata Vaishno Devi Temple is named after Goddess Parvati and built in the year 1966. Being a famous tourist site, it attracts many tourists.

Tosh Valley:-
The Tosh is a valley of the Parvati Valley and leads to the Pin Parvati Pass. You also come across many beautiful meadows as you progress towards this valley.

Parvati Valley:
If you love trekking while catching panoramic views at an altitude of 3134 kms above sea level, visit Parvati Valley where beauty never ends.

Lately, Kheerganga has become really popular among tourists due to its interesting trek points. Tourists flock in numbers to visit the place with their companions.

Biji Mahadev:-
Come to Bijli Mahadev, one the prominent places to visit in Kullu. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the temple is known for its ancient beliefs.

Dolphines lovers can spend a quality time here as you might spot some here. Go on difficult treks to bring out the adventure and fun in you. Submerge into the local old culture that pleases you instantly.

Great Himalayan National Park:-
Get a glimpse of incomparable ecological views at the Great Himalayan National Park to witness rare wildlife species of Western Himalaya like Brown bear, Musk deer, Thar, Leopard, Goral, Bharal, Serow, Monal, Snow leopard, Kalij, Koklas, Tragopan, Cheer, etc. Also view small mammals that include Giant Indian Flying Squirrel, Porcupine, Himalayan Weasel, Indian Pika and Yellow Throated Marten.

Naggar Castle:-
Enjoy walk around the unexplored town of Naggar amidst lush greenery, mountain ranges and valleys on the bank of river Beas. Visit Naggar Castle, better known for its medieval stone and woodwork depicting exemplary architecture in Naggar.

How to Reach

The beautiful city of Kullu is well-connected by all means with New Delhi, prominent places in UP, Punjab and Haryana by road, rail and air.

You can board a train from Jogindernagar railway station, nearest railhead to Manali that connects the hill station with several important cities of the country.

Kullu has well-developed roadways that connects the region from rest of Himachal Pradesh. Hire a cab/taxi for a hassle-free journey.

You can take up an inward flight from the nearest Bhuntar Airport which is about 50 kms away from Manali.