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'' Kullu also known as 'Valley of Gods' has numerous temples. Kullu valley offers a scenic charm of peaceful wooded glades and rivers through the rocks. The Dashehra of Kullu is world famous. The ancient Hindus regarded Kullu as the farthest limit of human habitation 'Kulantapitha' and its original name finds mention in the epics, The Ramayana and Mahabharta as well as the Vishnu Purana. Kullu. Running North to South, the main river valley is only 80 km. long and 2 km. at its broadest, yet a wide area is open to the visitors to enjoy the spectacle of variegated mountain scenery. ''

Kullu was once known as Kulanthpitha, which means the end of the habitable world. Beyond rose the forbidding heights of the Greater Himalayas, and by the banks of the shining river Beas, lay the fabled 'Silver Valley'.

Here is the core of an intricate web of numerous valleys - each of which is a visual delight and seems more beautiful than the other. The mountain scapes remain spectacular whether in brilliant sunshine or in the haze of the mist.


The best time to visit Kullu is between March to June. However adventure enthusiasts might prefer visiting the towns between September to November for trekking, climbing and river rafting while December to February offers a favorable climate for snow-skiing and heli-skiing.


The Great Himalayan National Park - Located in the district of Kullu, it is one of the major national park of Himachal Pradesh.

Bijli Mahadev Temple - Situated at an altitude of 2,438 metres one can reach this temple by a tough but rewarding climb through a 6-km long trek. From the temple site, a panoramic view of Kullu and Parvati valleys is available.

Bajeshwar Mahadev Temple - ( bajaura ) 15 km.This pyramidical temple belonging to the 8th century A.D. is embellished with wonderful carvings in stone and sculpture in the Shikhara style.

Raghunathji Temple - The temple is regarded as the most important holiest place in Kullu. It is dedicated to lord Raghunathji another form of Lord Rama. The temple was built by the king of Kullu Raja Jagat Singh who brought the present idol of the god from Ayodhya(the birth place of Lord Rama) and established here.

Brighu Lake - In district Kullu, Brighu Lake lies east of the Rohtang Pass and is about 6-km from the village of Bulaba.

Akhara Bazaar - Known as one of the main bazaar, where Kullu caps, shawls, 'pattoos', gudmas, 'puhlas' and 'namdas' or rugs are sold in plenty.


Pleasant temperature in summer and cold below 0 C with heavy snow fall in winter


Air: The airport at Bhuntar is 10-km from Kullu, where taxis and buses are available.

Rail: The nearest narrow gauge railhead is at Joginder Nagar, 95km from Kullu.

Road: Kullu is directly connected from Delhi, Shimla and Chandigarh with around four routes each to reach to the hill destination under discussion.

Fast Facts about Kullu

State:  Himachal Pradesh.

District:  Kullu

Famous for/as:  Hill Station

Languages:  Hindi, English,pahari

Season:  about Sep – June

Main Attraction: Kullu Dusshera

Altitude:  1950 m

Pincode: 175131

STD code: 01902

Distance Charts to Kullu

New Delhi to Kullu  513 KM

Chandigarh to Kullu  252 KM

Pathankot to Kullu  285 KM

Manali to Kullu   40 KM

Shimla to Kullu  270 KM


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