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10 Best Things to do in Kullu

  • Wondering what are the things to do in Kullu? Just glimpse through this guide. Being situated at an elevation of 1230 M amidst the magnificent Himalayas, Kullu is branded as the ‘Valley of Gods’.

    The mesmeric vistas of Kullu have the power to allure innumerable tourists. The enticing panorama, the gigantic snow capped mountains and the chilly climate has made Kullu a perfect destination for both adventurers and the romantic newly wedded couples.

    For all the adrenaline junkies, Kullu is a heaven on earth. The mountainous terrains enveloped by the Deodar forests proffer a plethora of thrilling activities like Trekking, river rafting, mountaineering, paragliding, Angling and hiking. Kullu also has historical and divine significance.

    Several pilgrims visit Kheer ganga in Kullu every year. Kullu has also played a crucial role in the mythological worlds of Ramayana, Mahabharata and Vishnu Purana. It is also blessed with beautiful monasteries that are a must watch.  

    Here are some of the best things to do in Kullu:

  • 01Kheer Ganga

    Kheer Ganga
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    If you are seeking for some adventure and thrill, then trekking at Kheer ganga is one of the most awesome things to do in Kullu. Situated in the Parvati valley, this place is endowed with a fascinating landscape making it a perfect destination for trekking. 

    After this tiresome yet adventurous journey, one can experience the relaxing natural hot water springs here. Kheer ganga is also a pilgrimage hub. It is said that Karthik, the son of Lord Shiva meditated at this pristine place for approximately a thousand years. The place is open to visitors for only seven months a year and proffers comfortable accommodation facilities.

  • 02Kullu Dussehra Festival

    Kullu Dussehra Festival
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    One of the most interesting things to do in Kullu is to attend the Dussehra Festival, which takes place in the month of October. It is a one week fair held at the Dhalpur Maidan. It is celebrated as a tribute to the significant event of Lord Rama’s victory over King Ravana.  During this festival, very talented theatre artists perform ‘Ram Leela’, a skit that represents the events that took place in Ramayana. 

    Be a part of the spectacular procession and enjoy the folk music and dances here. Along with the local culture one can also witness the foreign customs and traditions showcased in the various foreign festivals held here. Visit this place with family and friends and stuff your shopping bags with the beautifully made handicrafts and other local items here.

  • 03Pandoh Dam

    Pandoh Dam
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    Are you in Kullu for your honeymoon? Then the Pandoh dam is a must-visit place. Located on the River Beas in the Mandi district, the Pandoh dam is an appealing destination to all. This place holds a prominent position, being easily accessible from both Kullu and Manali.  One can enjoy camping in its immaculate panorama. This quaint spot also proffers boating facilities. 

    Imagine, sailing in the midst of the Mother Nature with your better half. This place has the power to enhance the romance in your life in every way. Escape from your hectic schedule and be in awe off God’s stunning creations.

  • 04The Great Himalayan National Park

    The Great Himalayan National Park

    If you are an admirer of nature then a visit to the Great Himalayan National Park will be an enthralling experience to cherish. The National park is bestowed with a variety of wildlife species.  It is an abode for approximately 375 types of fauna that include snow leopard, blue sheep, Himalayan brown bear, Himalayan tahr, musk deer, goral and several others. 

    Another exhilarating option here is to go for a trek. So stuff your backpack and do not forget your camera; tie your shoelaces and just break free from your stressful routine. There are a number of fairs held here during the months of April, May, August and September. If you are an Indian National, then you will have to pay around Rs. 50 as a entry fee. For Foreign Nationals the entry fee is Rs. 200.

  • 05Manikaran Hot Spring

    Manikaran Hot Spring
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    Witness the unusual miracles of nature like a pond full of boiling water at a hill station. Manikaran is situated in the fascinating Parvati valley in kullu. The hot springs situated on the banks of the Parbati River, is a major tourist attraction. 

    When in Manikaran one can halt at a pristine Gurudwara located here. The food served here is simple yet delicious. The accommodation facilities are also considerably comfortable. It is believed that the water from the hot springs has medicinal properties and a healing power. This attracts countless pilgrims, who have faith that this is a cure for their sickness. Be it an excursion or a pilgrimage, Manikaran has to have a priority position in your things to do in Kullu list.  

  • 06Tirthan Valley

    Tirthan Valley
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    The Tirthan valley is a perfect destination to attain peace, if you are looking for solitude and isolation. Break free from your noisy and stressed out life, and run away to this immaculate valley. The enthralling water bodies encompassed by a lush green vista make this place seem like a heaven on earth. 

    Another added attraction at the Tirthan valley is trout angling. Spending quality time with your friends fishing, will build memories to cherish for lifetime. The woodlands and the waterfalls here are a magnet for all the adventurers. So, get ready and plan a trek through this enticing terrain. 

  • 07Paragliding

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    Spread your wings and fly like a bird above the enticing hills of the Himalayas. As you flutter in the blue sky admire the immaculate nature. The adventurous activity of Paragliding is one of the most enthralling things to do in Kullu. 

    Kullu is a hub for aero sports and hence allures numerous enthusiasts seeking the adrenaline rush. One need not worry about the safety issues, as you would undergo a proper training program and will be thoroughly guided by well qualified trainers. So get ready for an action-packed experience. Board your flight and sore.   

  • 08Chandrakhani Pass

    Chandrakhani Pass
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    At an elevation of 3660 M, the Chandrakhani Pass is the most wonderful and tranquil destination in the Kullu valley. It proffers a very impressive view of the Deo Tibba crest, the Pir Panjal and the Parbati Mountains. The trekking experience here is the best amongst the other delightful treks in Kullu. 

    It acquaints the explorers with the culture of Himachal Pradesh. The picturesque magnificence of the Kullu valley and the mountain crests that dab that skyline will mesmerise you with its beauty. According to the mythology the Chandrakhani Pass was an abode to all the Gods of kullu, who later were carried to their respective places by the strong winds here. 

  • 09Rafting

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    Have fun indulging in breathtaking water sports in Kullu. The white water rafting packages proffered in Kullu are mind blowing. Enjoy rafting a 14 Km stretch in the mighty River Beas. The journey begins from Piri and ends at Jhiri. Swimmers or non swimmers just be carefree and hop into the boats and embark this thrilling journey.

    Rafting in Kullu is one of its kind experiences. If you are healthy enough to paddle and row then you should surely go for it. One can go Rafting with family and friends and work together as a team to build a cherishing memory. 

  • 10Trekking

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    While you sit and chart out the things to do in Kullu, remember to add trekking to your wish list.Kullu proffers a great number of trekking trails that vary both in terms of the time taken and also the level of difficulty. Based in Himachal Pradesh, Kullu is a favourite destination for all the adventurers. The hilly terrains, the manoeuvring boulevard, the lush