Kullu Valley and Kullu Hill station are in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh state in India, on the high terrains of Beas river.
Kullu (or Kulu) has lot of Apple, Pears and Plum Orchards. There are Deodar and Pine forests in the area. Kulu is also famous for its hand-loom Shawls and caps.
Raghunath Temple, a 17th century temple, is a famous temple in Kulu. Maha Devi Tirth Temple is another temple on the Kullu-Manali highway, about 2 kilometers from Kulu valley. At a distance of 10 kilometers distance is ‘Bijli Mahadev’ temple, famous for the art work and herein lies the highest point in Kullu which offers a panoramic view of the valley and surroundings. Devta Narsingh temple ( situated at the Kulu Sultanpur block) and Shringi Rishi Temple- Banjar at 60 kilometers distance are some of the other main temples in and around the valley.
Shoja is another view point at 2692 meters height, which offers unmemorable views of the meadows, valleys, snow covered Himalayan peaks, rivers, forests, etc.
Raison is a camping site, which offers adventurous activities for those interested.
Kullu is unique for its Flora and fauna with some of the rarest Himalayan species found here. “The Great Himalayan National Park ” is located in this area.
Dussehra in Kullu
When the whole country stops celebrating Dussehra, Kulu starts its Dussehra celebrations which attracts a lot of tourists to the valley.
How do I go to Kullu?
Airport at Bhuntar with IATA code KUU, is at 10 kilometers distance from the Kulu valley. New Delhi International airport is at 480 kilometers distance.
There are no direct trains to the valley and its nearby areas. The nearest railway station to Kullu is the ‘Joginder Nagar Railway station’, in the narrow gauge line, at around 100 kilometers distance. Chandigarh and Pathankot are nearest railway stations on the Broad Gauge line, at 235 and 260 kilometers distance respectively.
Kullu to Manali distance is around 40 kilometers and are connected by NH3.
Which are the best Hotels in Kullu?
There many Hotels in and around Kulu. There is a Stone and Wooden Castle of the 16th century at Naggar, now a Heritage hotel, run by Himachal Tourism. Hotel Sarvari is a deluxe hotel from Himachal tourism at Kullu city.