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Kullu Travel Guide

    Himalayas from Kullu Valley

    Himalayas from Kullu Valley



Kullu Travel Guide

Kullu, a land gifted with a breathtaking beauty, lies huddled in the lower Himalayas in the midst of the sprawling valleys and mountains. The fairytale like picture that the picturesque landscape of Kullu renders makes it an ideal destination for nature lovers, honeymooners, adventure enthusiasts, photographers etc. Kullu is also referred to as the ‘Valley of Gods”. It boasts of a large number of tourist destinations with heart rendering views that leaves tourist glued to it for hours end. The best time to visit Kullu is between the months of April and June. Well connected with all the cities of Himachal Pradesh and with places like Delhi, Ambala, Shimla, Chandigarh etc.

Kullu has such places of interest and attraction like Raghunathji Temple, Bijli Mahadev Temple, The Great Himalayan National Park, Manali Sanctuary, The Winter Carnival, Kasol, Roerich Art Gallery, Manikaran, Brighu Lake, Dhankia Mahadeva Temple, Kullu Dussehra, Pin Parvati Pass, Raison, Akhara Bazaar, Basheshwar Mahadev Temple, Dashir Lake, Katrain, Malana Valley, Vaishno Devi Temple, Kaishdhar, Deo Tibba, Jagatsukh, Chandra Kahnni Pass etc.

The temple of Raghunathji is highly revered by all Hindus. The temple is dedicated to Lord Raghunathji and was built way back in the 17th century by Raja Jagat Sing of Kullu. There is a temple of Bijli Mahadev which is associated with great religious significance, due to the 20 m high flagstaff and due to the idol of ‘Shiva Linga’ that it houses. Located 15 km from Kullu is the temple of Basheshwar Mahadev dedicated to Lord Shiva. The structure of the temple is what draws the attention of the tourist. It bears the shape of a pyramid and has the River Beas as it backdrop to complement the look of the whole place. With manifold flora and fauna preserved within its confines, the great Himalayan National Park is also an important tourist spot. For a bird’s eye view of the Kullu valley, the snow clad mountain ranges, the glistening rivers and streams visiting Shoja is just the perfect choice. Taking a dip in the hot sulphur springs of Manikaran is considered sacred. As a legendary tale narrates, Parvati the consort of Lord Shiva lost her ear rings here which culminated in the birth of hot waters on the Parvati River. One can visit the Roerich Art Gallery which houses a large number of paintings and sculptures by the celebrated painter Nicholas Roerich.

Visit Kullu and you will encounter a place of immense beauty, a place which has multitude of tourist spot and a place where you can indulge in pleasurable activities like trekking and shopping. 

Last Updated: 29/03/2012

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