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Kullu Tourism

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  • State: Himachal Pradesh
  • Famous for/as: Hill

The city of Kullu nestles in the 'Valley of Gods', situated on the banks of River Beas at an altitude of 1230 m. Its main attraction is the scenic surroundings - green carpeted hills, sparkling rivers, tall deodar forests, apple orchards and uninterrupted views of the Himalayan snow-peaks. Kullu's history can be traced back to 1st century AD when Behangamani Pal, a native of Tripura founded the settlement here. Besides being blessed with abundant natural beauty, Kullu offers an excellent base for adventure sports. Although the more famous Manali becomes the final destination for the tourists, Kullu has its fair share of attractions.

 

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Raghunath Temple holds prime importance among locals as well as tourists. Dedicated to Lord Rama, this temple was built in 1660 by Raja Jagat Singh. Sultanpur Palace in Kullu has miniature paintings and artefacts of ancient times. Jagannath Devi Temple is reached after an hour's hiking but offers glorious views of the region. Bijli Mahadev Temple located at a height of 2640 m is 11 Km from the town. Legend has it that the shiv lingam inside the temple is shattered every time there is lightning and the priests bind it with clarified butter or ghee. About 45 Km from Kullu is Manikaran famous for its natural hot springs. Basheshwar Mahadev Temple is 15 Km from Kullu and is known for its beautiful carvings.
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Satheesh kumar

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  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 4 Reviews
  •  414 readers

"Most touching place" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
It is Really a place one can plan to settle there permanently, people are very innocent and helpful. Not so costly. In one word it is affordable to all classes of life. Hotel to food, the cost is in the reach of all. And roads are good and safe for day and night journey.
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Radha Bordia

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  • Radha Bordia
  • Lives in Mumbai
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  • 7 Reviews
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"Breathtaking view of the Himalayas with gushing Beas River and best for treks"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Based in the Himalayas, with lush green mountains on either side, and Beas River on the other side. A picturesque view. Kullu is famous for its River Rafting. Kullu also is a base camp for many treks. These treks take you to places in the district which are accessible only on foot or the Hybrid Donkey. Hence Chandrakhani Pass, Sar Pass are a must. Treks are organised every year by YHAI to these unexplored places. Nature walks are also a must try.

Food: Thukpa, the slurpy Tibetan dish is a must try on an empty stomach. The Trout fish which is the local river fish is delicious. It just melts in your mouth.

Shopping: The Kullu woolen shawls, sweaters and caps. They are warm and great if your home city has a good cold weather. Quality is very good. My grandma has one which she bought 15 years ago from Kullu.

Best time to visit is in April-May. If one wants to experience snow fall then Nov-Dec is also not a bad idea but care should be taken that transport is still functioning during this time. In April you might still find snow fall.

One thing different here is the village Malana: It's a small 2 kms village. Its people consider themselves to be superior to all other mankind, since they think they are descendants of Alexander- the great. Touching any human being or any property of Malana attracts a fine of Rs. 2500. Photography was prohibited. The Village was covered in filth. No drainage system, no garbage disposal system.

The trip can be extended by visiting Manali which is 1. 5 hrs away from Kullu. Manali has snow throughout the year. It is very romantic and set for a lot of bollywood flicks. Manikaran (1. 5 hrs away) is an important Sikh Pilgrim Center with natural Hot Water Springs.
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Fayyaz Chaudhary

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"A beautiful and calm place"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Manali valley is very beautiful and calm. It is good for those who want to have some peaceful environment. The air is aromatic and rejuvenates you. At Marhi one can find lot of ice. And Rohtang Pass is very nice place but the road from Marhi to Rohtang is dangerous.
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Jennifer D'mello

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"An awesome place"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
This place is really awesome. Try to visit in winter season because you will get a chance to see snow falls and many more things. There are many temples too. So you can also visit there too. It was the best place for me. Enjoyed a lot. Hope you will also enjoy.
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Sukhdeep Dhaliwal

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"A nice place to visit"

  • 5/7
  • Posted Dec 10, 2014
Kullu is a very very nice place to spend holidays. I enjoying here for 5 days. It was very cold. Snow covered hill peaks are looking so beautiful. I love it very much. I want to come here every year. It is my pleasure to enjoy my married life starting from here.
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Deepjyoti Sarma

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  • Deepjyoti Sarma
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"An awesome destination"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Nov 18, 2014
Kullu is an awesome destination to visit while going to Manali. Here you can come by aeroplane which lands in Bhuntar. I enjoyed myself with my friends. All my friends enjoyed and it was a good time for everyone. It was nice to spend time there.
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Rahul Gandhi

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  • Rahul Gandhi
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  • 9 Reviews
  •  14 helpful votes
  •  4783 readers

"Awesome place to visit in Himachal"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Nov 3, 2014
Kullu is an awesome destination to visit while going to Manali. Here you can come by aeroplane which lands in Bhuntar. From here you can peruse by car or by other means. Aerodrome is small but, this is one of the beautiful and attractive places situated in the lap of Himachal. It is having a very cool and pleasant weather. Ideal for visiting and enjoying holidays at this place.
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"One of the best places to visit"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Oct 14, 2014
Wow what a place!!! I enjoyed myself with my friends. We all enjoyed nice hangout. Kullu is a broad open valley formed by the Beas river between Manali and Largi. There are nice attractions ans sightseeing places in the valley and you can find a beautiful culture blooming in the diverse nature of kullu. there are some nice temples with amazing wooden carvings which depicts the mythological characters.
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"Must visit place on the way to Manali"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Sep 2, 2014
Kullu is an awesome destination to visit while going to Manali. There you can come by aeroplane which lands in Bhuntar. From here you can peruse by car or by other means. Aerodrome is small but flights from Delhi and Chandigarh comes on daily or day after another basis. Must visit the place.
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"One of the beautiful and attractive place in India"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Aug 21, 2014
This is one of the beautiful and attractive place situated in the lap of Himalaya. It is having a very cool and pleasant weather. Ideal for visiting and enjoying holidays at this place. We can see the God's wonderful creation in this place. The most amazing thing about Kullu is that there are lots of places to visit.
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