frightening loftiness of the majestic Himalayas, and in the
serene ambience of the unsullied River Beas, Kullu in the
state of Himachal Pradesh stands stunningly outstanding with
its enticing beauty.
Formerly renowned as Kulanthpitha, which means 'the ending
point of inhabitable world', this fabulous valley has always
been a thriving destination for long. Kullu was not an
easily accessible place till independence, which helped to
preserve its unspoiled charm and centuries old tradition. A
cluster of beautiful valleys, Kullu presents an enjoyable
tourist spot where one can feel the rejuvenating warmth of
the Mother Nature.
Bestowed with profound natural resources, Kullu valley
offers everything that fascinates the touristís imagination.
The awe-inspiring landscapes, friendly people with varied
culture and traditions makes Kullu a favourite picnic spot.
Challenging opportunities of trekking, river rafting and
mountaineering are another attributable enthrallments of
this gorgeous valley. Words would not suffice to explain the
downright excitement of tossing down from the sky,
paragliding over subterranean mountain defiles, rafting in
the deafening crystalline water, or hiking the glaciers and
mountain acmes of Himalayas.
At an altitude of 1230 meter, this valley of gods commands
the beauty of the nature at its zenith. Its picturesque
settings, especially the snow clad mountain peaks, verdant
grassy fields, soaring deodar jungles, dazzling rivers and
the apple coppices are awe inspiring spectacles.
With the awesome views of lush evergreen grazing lands,
enclosed by the gushing streams and twisty rivulets, tossing
all around, Kullu offers a rather broad area is unfastened
to everyone who wishes to get away from the trappings of the
hectic city life.
Besides these blessed beauty spots, Kullu valley is also
famed for its finely carved temples, brilliant artistries
and cultural festivals. In a nutshell, Kullu Valley offers a
variety of amazing attractions that grabs large gathering
year after year.
Location : Kullu is located in the central part of
the state of Himachal Pradesh ,India. It is located at an
altitude of 1200 m above sea level at the confluence of Beas
and Sarvari rivers. It is 240 km north of Shimla.
Climate : The weather in Kullu is alpine. Summers
(April-June) are mild and winters are cold
(November-February). It experiences southwestern monsoon
rains in July-September.
Getting there :
Air: The nearest airport is at Bhuntar, which is 10
km south of Kullu. Bhuntar is well connected to Delhi by
air, and there are daily flights between them operated by
Archana Airlines and Jagson Airlines with a stopover at
Train:The nearest railway sataion is at Jogindernagar
Road: The bus station is located near the banks of
river Sarvari. Kullu has a good bus service for Shimla,
Delhi, Chandigarh, Mandi, Manali, Manikaran, Nagar, Bajura,
and Dharamsala. The Taxi stand is located near the National
Highway 21, and one can get taxi for Delhi, Shimla, Manali,
Mandi, Manikaran, and Dharamsala.
Best time to visit: The best time to visit Kullu is
in summers, between April and June. It is also visited in
October during the Dussehra festival.
Destination : About Kullu