Affectionately called the ?Valley of Gods?, Kullu Himachal Pradesh is a famous honeymoon destination. Located on the banks of River Beas, Kullu valley is cloaked in sheer natural beauty. It is also a home to several Hindu temples. Kullu Tourism also includes adventure sports and facilities here are offered in plenty. It a perfect destination for enjoying the natural beauty and adventure. Kullu Holiday Packages will introduce you to mountain beauty of this destination will surely leave you awe-inspired.
The ancient name of the Kullu Valley is "Kulantapitha" which finds mention in the Ramayana and Mahabharata. The legend goes that this town was once the abode of Rishi Shringi who performed the yajna for king Dashrath that led to the birth of Lord Rama and his brothers. According to the history Pandavas also visited this place three times.
Major Attractions of Kullu
Bijli Mahadev Temple
This unique temple in Kullu is very famous. The attractive feature of the temple is its high staff that periodically draws lightning, which shatters the 'Shivlinga'. The pieces of the 'Linga' are later joined together by the priests using butter.
Bajeshwar Mahadev Temple
This temple was built in the 8th century. The main highlights of the temple are its exquisite stone carvings and sculptures in the Shikhara style.
Jagan Nath Temple
Located at an ideal location this beautiful temple greets visitors with a breathtaking view of the Kullu valley.
This enchanting village is a perfect place for enjoying trekking in Kullu. It also houses a popular temple named 'Jamlu'.
Visit this fabulous place that slopes down to a broad stretch of clear white sand. It is ideally located on the banks of Parbati River in Parbati valley.
Adventure Sports in Kullu
Kullu is a fascinating tourist destination offering amazing adventure sports facilities. Explore the natural beauty of this valley through trekking. There are wonderful trekking routes here. Fishing is another interesting adventure sport which you can indulge in. Katrain, Raison, Kasol and Naggar, Sainj valley and Hurla khud are the popular places for going on a fishing expedition. Paragliding and skiing can also be enjoyed here.
Located on the banks of the River Beas, this fort is roosted on a hill known as Tira. Its history dates back to the year 1758. It offers fabulous views of the surroundings.
Dussehra Festival of Kullu
Kullu is famous for the Mega Dussehra Festival which is celebrated with great fervour. Victory of Good over Evil is celebrated on Vijaya Dashami with great fervour. Entire Kullu Valley becomes colourful with decorations. The gala fair is attended people in lakhs from all over the country and world.
Known for its hot springs, it is a famous destination about 45 km from Kullu. Also a pilgrimage site, it draws pilgrims throughout the year. The water of the hot spring is so hot that one can even cook rice or dal in it. There are temples of Lord Shiva and also a Gurdwara.
It is a fabulous hill station located only 40 km from Kullu. Its sheer natural beauty, mountain carpeted with snow, temples, monasteries and adventure sports facilities attract many a tourist.
Accommodation in Kullu
A variety of hotels in luxury and budget categories are available here. All kind of accommodations are available as per budget and desire.
Shopping in Kullu
Kullu is famous for its wonderful handicrafts such as hand-woven goods, woolen shawls, Kullu caps, masks, musical instruments, amulets and thangkas. Tibetan Bazar and Akhara Bazar are famous for shopping.
How to Reach Kullu
By Air : Bhunter is an airport in Kullu which operates flights from Kullu to places like Delhi and Shimla.
By Rail : The nearest railway station is Joginder Nagar (125 km off Kullu). The other is Pathankot at 285 km, Shimla at 270 km and Chandigarh at 267 km.
By Road : Kullu is accessible by well connected roads from the cities of Himachal Pradesh and cities like Delhi and Chandigarh.
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