Kullu Hill Station

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 lies on the bank of River Beas. A major tributary Sar-vari, (derived from "Shiv -Baardi") leads to the less explored and steeper Lug-valley on the west.

Tourist attractions in Kullu

Bijli Mahadev Temple : ( 2,460 metres ) 11 km. This is one of the most striking temple in Kullu, where 20 metre tall image is supposed to attract special blessings from the skies in the shape of lightning.

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.
Jagan Nath Temple : 3 km., a stiff climb leads one to the shrine from where one gets a panoramic view of Kullu town.

Malana : ( 2,652 metres ) 28 km. up to Naggar by bus and then 20 km. on foot. The tiny village of Malana lies a little ahead of the 'Chanderkhani Pass' famous for the temple of 'Jamlu'. It is also famous for trekking.

Manikaran : ( 1,700 metres ) 45 km. According to legend, Manikaran is also associated with Lord Shiva and his divine consort, Parbati, who lost and recovered her ear rings here. This place is famous for hot water springs. Vegetables etc. can be boiled in it.

Kasol : ( 1,640 metres ) 42 km. Kasol is charmingly located in an open space which slopes down to a broad expanse of clear white sand at the edge of the river. It is situated on the bank of Parbati river in the Parbati valley.

Katrain : ( 1,463 metres ) 20 km. This place is situated on the way to Manali

Naggar : ( 1,760 metres ) 25 km. Naggar was the capital of the Kullu Rajas for about 1,400 years.
Mahadev temple is situated about 200 m from the village in a plain between the main road and the Beas river.

Kaishdhar : ( 2,300 metres ) 16 km. A delightful spot for a quiet holiday where one can commune with nature.

Raghunath Ji Temple : 1 km. Raghunathji is the principal deity of the Kullu valley.
Adventure Sports of Kullu

Bhrigu Lake Location : At an altitude of 4235 metres in district Kullu, this lies east of the Rohtang Pass and is about 6 Kms. from the village of Gulaba. The shores of this clear water lake are devoid of human habitation-yet it is visited regularly by the people of the area and is held sacred to 'rishi' Brighu. It also lies on several trek routes of the region.

Kanwar Sanctuary kullu:KANWAR SANCTUARY Location: Parbati Valley, Kullu District Speciality: Himalayan Thar Best Season: May-June This sanctuary is located in Parbati valley of Kullu district. Uphill walk along Garahan Nala from Kasol through dense majestic Deodar and Fir forests is enjoyable. This sanctuary has large population of Himalayan Thar in Himalayas and seeing this big goat on high mountain cliffs is dream fulfillment of any wildlife lover. TREKKING Himalayan Trekking Expedition to Kahauli Pass, 3,750m. Via Kanawar Wildlife Sanctuary. Base Camps for trekkers are available at Kasol, situated on the banks of Parbati River, 42-km away from Kullu. Best season is in between the months of May and June. HOW TO GET THERE Air: The airport at Bhuntar is 10-km from Kullu , where taxis and buses are available. Rail: The closest narrow gauge railhead is at Jogindernagar, 95 km from Kullu . Road: By road, the distance from Delhi via Mandi is 530 km and from Shimla this is 240-km. From Delhi and Shimla , luxury buses ply to Kullu. There's a bus and taxi stand on the opposite side of maidan. The main bus stand is by river in the northern area of the town. PLACES TO STAY There is a Rest House at Kasol. R.O. Wildlife, Kasol provides information and help to visitors

Himalayan National Park Kullu:Fast facts Area covered- 765square.kilometers. Altitude- 1300m-6100m. Location- The Park is situated around 60kms from Kullu in Himachal Pradesh. About Himalayan National Park! The Himalayan National Park is situated around 60kms from Kullu in Himachal Pradesh. The park covers a large tract of land i.e. around 765sq.kms. The height of the region varies from place to place and mostly ranges between 1300m-6100m. The park is full of hills and comprises of rich coniferous forests and alpine forest that spreads throughout the area. During the winter season, the peaks get covered with snow and thus give the ambience an enchanting look. There are various types of animals that are found here. Some of them are Serow, Bharal, wild mountain goats, brown bear, leopard, snow leaopard etc. One can also see various species of birds like monal, cheer, khaliji, tragopan etc. Accessibility Rail- The closest railway station is situated Jogindernagar. Air- The closest airport is situated at Bhuntar (10kms). Road- The Park is well connected by road to major places.

Manali Sanctuary Kullu :The deodar and fir trees that crowd the slopes of the Himalayas in Himachal Pradesh are home to a wide plethora of wildlife that draws thousands of wildlife enthusiasts, photographers, and tourists to its depths. The wildlife sanctuaries in Himachal Pradesh, with their dense foliage, the view of the snowcapped peaks popping up before your eyes every now and then, and the variety of flora and fauna, offer a truly exciting experience. At present Himachal boasts of 32 Sanctuaries, 2 National Parks and 3 Games Reserves. The forests in Himachal harbors 64 species of mammals, 463 species of birds, 43 species of reptiles and 516 of aquatic fauna teeming among over 3240 species of plants. The Manali Sanctuary in Himachal Pradesh is a gem of a sanctuary and attracts tourists from all over the country. Manali Sanctuary: The sanctuary is located at a distance of about 2 km from Manali main town. It is the catchment area of the Manalsu khad. A path from Manali log huts and Dhungri temple passes through dense Deodar, Kail, Horse chestnut, Walnut and Maple forests to the sanctuary. Musk deer, Monal and Brown bear, Leopard and Snow leopard are some of the sport seen here. Herds of Ibex are also seen roaming in the glacier zone in summers. The sanctuary spreads over about 3,180 hectares. The following area was declared a sanctuary on 26th February 1954, under the Punjab Birds and Wild Animals Protection Act, 1933. Best Time to Visit: The best time to visit the Manali Sanctuary is between October and February.

Seruvalsar Lake: The state of Himachal Pradesh was known as the home of the Gods.

Dashir Lake: Lake formation consists of an integral part of the Himachal landscape. Some are millions of years old formed due to the Tectonic movements, others are relatively new. These perennial lakes are also different in character. If one lake is frozen throughout the year, others still are hot geysers where temperature reaches to 50 degree centigrade. Dashir Lake situated at a high altitude, is one of the most beautiful lakes that can be found in the Himachali region. Located near Rohtang pass (which connects Kulu district with Lahaul) this lake is a veritable treasure trove for nature lover. Crystal clear cobalt water makes you see right through the lake. The scenery at the backdrop is equally majestic. Rugged mountain cliffs, cascading waterfalls, and small Himachali settlement nestled amidst the valleys provides a stark contrast with the din and bustle of Manali.

Bhrigu Lake: At an altitude of 4235 metres in district Kullu, this lies east of the Rohtang Pass and is about 6 Kms. from the village of Gulaba. The shores of this clear water lake are devoid of human habitation-yet it is visited regularly by the people of the area and is held sacred to 'rishi' Brighu. It also lies on several trek routes of the region.


Bhrigu Lake: At an altitude of 4235 metres in district Kullu, this lies east of the Rohtang Pass and is about 6 Kms. from the village of Gulaba. The shores of this clear water lake are devoid of human habitation-yet it is visited regularly by the people of the area and is held sacred to 'rishi' Brighu. It also lies on several trek routes of the region.

Go for a fishing expedition in Kullu, the most promising places for which are Katrain, Raison, Kasol and Naggar, Sainj valley and Hurla khud. Tourists can enjoy river rafting at the River Beas. Some exciting trekking routes are also available in Kullu.

Dussehra Festival of Kullu
Kullu is renowned for its Dussehra celebrations, which continue for days together. Kullu valley looks colourful and lively during the festival. The people wear colourful clothes, feast on amazing delicacies and enjoy life to its fullest. If you happen to travel to Kullu during the festive season, then make sure you don't miss its colourful Dussehra.

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