Kullu is located in the centre of the state of Himachal Pradesh. It is situated at an altitude of 1200 m above sea level. Kullu is known as the Valley of Gods and also as the ‘Silver valley’, it is located by the either side of the pristine river Beas. It was also known Kulantpitha, which means the conclusion of the livable world. The Valley is stretched from north to south in an area of 80 km.

Kullu is the centre of a series of visually stunning valleys. The town is popular for its annual dussehra celebration and its numerous temples. In the 17th century, Raja Jagat Singh placed an idol of Lord Raghunathji, which was transported from Ayodha. Kullu derives a tremendous tourist attraction and there are many exciting places to visit in this area.

The weather of Kullu is very moderate. It stays mild during summers and becomes cold during winters. It has a very refreshing aura and presence of tranquil atmosphere.

The best time to visit Kullu is during summers, between April and June and also during the Dussehra celebration. A lot of crowd gathers here to participate in this festival.

Main tourist attractions of Kullu are:

The Great Himalayan National Park: It is one of the best places to visit in Himalaya. It is packed with glaciers, meadows valleys, virgin forests and wildlife.

Biji Mahadev Temple: It takes a very rigorous trek to climb this temple, situated at an altitude of 2,438 m. But it is worth it as a picturesque view of Kullu and Parvati valley is visible from there.

Brighu Lake: Brighu lake lies in the east of Rohtang pass. The coast of this of this lake is uninhabited an the water is crystal clear.

Dhankia Mahadeva Temple: This temple is devoted to Lord Shiva, and this cave is bestowed by him in the form of a Lingam

Kullu Dussehra: Dussehra on Kullu inaugurates on the tenth day of the rising moon or on ‘Vijay Dashmi’. Over two hundred deities congregate on Kullu for it Dussehra celebration.

The other important places to visit in Kullu are Pin Parbati Pass, Akhara Bazaar, Basheshwar Mahadev Temple, Chandra Khanni Pass, Dashir Lake, Deo Tibba, Jagatsukh, Kaisdhar, Kanwar Sanctuary, Kaso, Malana, Kasol, Katrain etc.

Trekking: The best time to trek over there is during June to October. There is a mixture of temperate and demanding treks in Himachal. People plan accordingly to visit and if possible trek down the breathtaking bounty of nature.

The Kullu Shopping

The kullu valley and town is known for its quality woolen shawls. Pashmina shawls are quite expensive but they are a must have in women’s wardrobe. Colorful Kullu caps and blankets are also found there.

How to get there:

By Air: The closest airport from kullu is 10 km away in Bhuntar. There are regular flights from Delhi to Bhuntar, operated by Archana Airlines and Jagson Airlines with a stop over at Shimla. Taxis and buses are available from there.

By Train: The convenient nearest Indian railway station is situated at Jogindernagar at a distance of 95 km.

By Road: The distance from Delhi is 780 Km and from Shimla is 240 km. it is linked by National Highway via Ambala 606 km and Chandigarh 556 km. Kullu has a decent bus service from Delhi, Chandigarh, Mandi, Manali, Dharamsala etc.

The population of Kullu is approx 16,000 and the languages spoken are Hindi and Himachali.

Where to Stay

Kullu has a lot of options in the offering while accommodation is concerned. You will find Private as well as government hotels and tourist lodges there. Staying in Kullu is manageable, as there are many inexpensive options. If you are visiting during the winters, the temperature can get quite lowered so heavy woolen clothes are highly recommended.