Quick Five :
Location : Himachal Pradesh
Altitude : 1,220m
Other Attractions : Kullu Dusshera, Bijli Mahadev Temple
Transport : Air/ Rail / Road
Accommodation : Plenty of Hotels and Lodges are available
Best time to Visit: Between Mid May to Mid October.
Kulanthpita was the name earlier for Kullu which means the end of world that is suitable to live in. Besides the bank of river Beans and beyond the heights of Great Himalayas lies the amazing ‘Silver Valley’. The mix of number of valleys is here which is more beautiful than others. The scapes of mountains are spectacular in the sunshine which gives a pleasant feeling. The treasure of nature is in the ‘Silver valley’ that is with the different and beautiful flowers lying all over the high meadows.
The idol of Lord Raghunathji was brought by Raja Jagat Singh in 17th century from Ayodhya. The town of Kullu is a center where everyone has faith in God. The idol became the deity of the valley when it was kept by Raja Jagat Singh on his throne as a sign off his penance.
Festivals and Fairs :
Kullu Dusshera :
This is celebrated when the celebrations of Dusshera ends in the other parts of the country. More than 6000 local people come to worship Lord Raghunathji all the roads lead to Dhalpur Maidan with people dressed in colorful clothes. To celebrate this festival folk dance, cultural programmer and exhibitions are held by the people.
Dhoongri Fair :
The month of May is full of water sports like Regattas and river rafting festival. Kullu celebrates this festival to worship goddess Hadimba Devi.
Other Famous Places :
Famous Temples :
Bijli Mahadev temple
Bashewar Mahadev Temple
The Vaishno Devi Temple
Jagannathi Devi Temple
Climate : The climate of Kullu is usually cold, but in winter it is freezing. The Climate in summer is amazing and temperate with a pleasant view.
Kullu is a place also famous for shopping among the tourist. The items which are popular include natural oil of olive and almond, caps, local tweeds, footwear and many more things.
Air : The nearest airport is Bhuntar that is 10 kms away from Kullu; from there you can hire a taxi or can take a bus to reach Kullu.
Railway : The nearest railway station is Jogindernagar with a narrow rail track that is 95 kms away from Kullu.
Road : There is bus and taxi service available from Delhi and Shimla.
There are many public and private Hotels and Lodges and also luxurious hotel available as per your budget.