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Best Places to Visit in Kullu in 2018

  • Kullu is located at a height of 1,230 meters above the level of the sea in the state of Himachal Pradesh and is also celebrated as the ‘Valley of Gods’. The scenic views, towering jungles, blue water rivers, apple orchards and snow kissed mountains are some of the major pointers which attract tourists to this location.

    Apart from providing the visual treat to tourists, the destination is a hot spot for conducting a number of adventure activities and sports. Kullu is synonymous with adventure as activities like trekking, hiking, paragliding, fishing, river rafting and mountaineering at various locations allow tourists to experience the charm of the place.

    The novice mountaineers find Hanuman Tibba, Deo Tibba and Beas Kund the perfect location to start with trekking. The aero sports lovers also find some enticing moments in this city. For the purpose of trekking, trails such as Zanskar, Lahaul and Spiti provide the perfect thrill and fun.

    The region is also home to a number of historic temples such as the Raghunathji temple, Bijli Mahadev temple, and the basheshwar mahadev temple. The intricately carved temples and lush green grazing lands which gives the tourists an incredible experience of being in nature.

     

  • 01 Rohtang Pass

    Rohtang Pass
    Image Credit : Rohtang Pass

    Rohtang Pass is quite famous among Ladakh travelers but the unpredictable avalanche and severe climatic conditions make it scary some times. Nonetheless, it had made adventure seekers’ tour of Ladakh mind blowing. A high mountain pass at an elevation of 3978 meters above the sea level, Rohtang is just 51 km from Manali. It is a part of the proud Pir Panjal Range of the mighty Himalayas. It acts as the connecting link between Kullu Valley and Lahaul and Spiti Valley.

    Being an ancient trade route, it was well maintained by the natives. The generic name of the pass suggests that either the pass was the oldest and the most used pass. With the increase of visitors every year, the fragile mountain ecology will be in threat, environmentalists worry.

    But the exciting beauty of the mountain terrains seen from the top of the pass is indescribable and flamboyant. The Indian Government started building a tunnel which is 8.5 km long to bypass Rohtang pass in order to reduce the travel time and distance to Keylong, Lahaul and Spiti and Leh. The tunnel promises to reduce the distance by 50 km and the time by five hours between the south and north faces of Rohtang pass. Currently, the time taken to ascend and descend the pass itself is 5-6 hours.

    Height: Rohtang Pass is located at an altitude of 3978 meters above the sea level in the Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas.

    Location: The pass is located about 51 kms away from Manali and you can reach the pass if you take Leh- Manali Highway.

    Best time to visit: The pass will be open from the months of May to October as the snow starts melting and the paths will be cleared.



  • 02 Bhrigu Lake Trek

    Bhrigu Lake Trek
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    A blasting blue Brighu Lake sits cozy between two high-elevation edges towards the east of Rohtang Pass. One of the numerous cold lakes in Kullu Valley, this lake makes for an immaculate weekend trek and is appropriate for families. 

    The noteworthy thing about this trek is that one can achieve an amazing elevation of 14,000 feet and experience snow over second day of trekking! To add to that, the outdoors grounds at Rola Kholi and Pandu Ropa offer dream-like perspectives to wake up to. 

     

    Bhrigu Lake is only 14 km far from the street head of Gulaba. On a splendid sunny day, the lake is a soaked shade of overlook me-not blue. Bhrigu Lake Trekis especially popular for trekking in Manali. Amid winter, the lake, secured in snow, will leave exceptional pictures in your psyche. 

    Trekking to the lake is as pacifying as being at the lake itself. On Day 1, backwoods trails from Gulaba to Rola Kholi outdoors grounds take you through valuable old towns, welcoming apple plantations, clear rivulets and green field lands. The trail ensures stunning perspectives of Kullu Valley, which gets to be prettier and prettier as you rise.

    Sea Preferred Season son: May - Sep

    Maximum Elevation: 14000

    Duration: 4 day

    Difficulty Level: High



  • 03 Rohtang La

    Rohtang La
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    This is a place where the earth meets the sky! At more than 15,000ft, you are greeted and embraced by the clouds on a Manali to Leh Road trip. Located on the eastern part of the Pir Pangal range, this mountain pass is a connecting point for the Kullu and Lahaul and Spiti valleys.

    A natural divide between these two valleys, an ancient trade route passed through either sides of the Pir Panjal ranges. From the Rohtang La, enjoy panoramic views of the Himalayas and its snow capped mountains. Enjoy regional food at local dhabas and eateries; savour the unique ambience to the brim.



  • 04 Bara Banghal and Bir Trek

    Bara Banghal and Bir Trek
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    Manali and Dharamshala must rank as two of the best-known slope stations in India, however few realize that between them lies a fabulous breadth of mountains rich in magnificence and legend. Taking in two passes — Kalihani and Thamsar — the 12-day trek goes through timberlands of pine oak and deodhar and valleys overwhelming with wildflowers. 

    The genuine highlight of the trek, be that as it may, are the Gaddis, semi-migrant pastioralists, who bungle the high valleys with their sheep. This trek permits trekkers a look into their minimal known lives, and gives them the uncommon benefit of going to their most established settlement, Bara Bangal, a town that time appears to have overlooked.

    Sea Preferred Season son: May - June

    Maximum Elevation: 5347 fts

    Duration: 12 day

    Difficulty Level: Moderate



  • 05 Sunrise point(Hawa Ghar)

    Sunrise point(Hawa Ghar)
    Image Credit : Sunrise point(Hawa Ghar)
    Just like the famous sunset point in Kasauli, the sunrise point is quite famous too. You will see a lot of tourists gathered at the Hawa Ghar in Kasauli to see the sunrise early in the morning. This place doesn’t disappoints and gives you a full view of the rising sun and the nearby region.

    Location: It is situated at the lower mall road in Kasauli. The place is just 350 mts from the famous Ros Common.

    Highlights: The famous spot was once also called as Hawa Ghar because at this particular region, one can easily witness air flowing throughout the year. People love taking pictures at the place.

    Best time to visit: As you might have guessed, the best time to visit the sunrise point is early morning. If you are late to the point, you would miss out on the opportunity because it is a natural event.


  • 06 Beas Kund Trek

    Beas Kund Trek
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    It is one of the best manali treks known for enterprise and energy. Beas Kund is a standout amongst the most mainstream trek that one can do in a more drawn out weekend in Manali. The trek removes you from the buzzing about of Manali.

    Taking after the banks of Beas River expect extraordinary perspectives of Pir Pinjal ranges. The glades of Dhundi and Bakarthach are tremendous in its magnificence. As you move higher you achieve the starting point of River Beas. A little cold lake is feeded by the softening snow of the higher tops of the district. This trek is appropriate for all age bunches and no trekking experience is required to do it.

    Some individuals incline toward mountains and some sea. Bhrigu Lake Trekis especially popular for trekking in Manali. And after that there are some who have a weakness in their heart for streams, glades, vegetation or fauna, and would head out unlimited hours just to witness such disconnected wonders of nature once in a while saw in the nearness of any human settlements.

    Sea Preferred Season's on: June - Sep

    Maximum Elevation: 3620

    Duration: 6 day

    Difficulty Level: Average



  • 07 Chandratal Lake Trek

    Chandratal Lake Trek
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    Chandra Tal is also known as "Moon Lake" is the source of the Chandra River.  It is one of the finest trek for trekking in Manali. It was at one time a provisional spot for brokers from Tibet and Ladakh who went to Spiti and the Kullu valley, however today it draws in countless devotees from over the world. 

    Situated at a height of 4300 m, Chandra Tal Lake is only 6 kms far from the Kunzum Pass in Spiti and Lahaul locale of Himachal Pradesh condition of India. Strolling on Chandra Tal trek will offer an extreme ordeal like the experience of setting off to the moon. 

    You will go through two high mountain ranges named Moulkila and Chandrabhaga, which are entirely trying for mountain dwellers. Further, you will see the delightful snow-shrouded mountain tops and slants. There is an unbelievable story connected with this lake.


    Sea Preferred Season son: June - mid Oct

    Maximum Elevation: 4250 mts/14000 ft

    Duration: 10 day

    Difficulty Level: High