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  • Kullu is located at a distance of 40 km from Manali. It is a popular Himachal tourism destination which is why there are a variety of things to do in Kullu. Kullu is an open valley formed by the Beas River between Manali and Larji. It is famous for its temples, vast and beautiful majestic hills which are covered in Pine and Deodar forests. What is not to be missed in Kullu are the sprawling apple orchards and the many adventure sports activities here that get your heart racing!

    From rock climbing to paragliding to mountaineering to bike safari, Kullu has a plethora of options to satiate the adventure rush of tourists. Kullu is loved by tourists for its picturesque landscapes, adventure activities at large and the pleasant weather that the town maintains all the year round.

    There are a lot of things to do in Kullu when we talk about adventure activities. Trekking, river rafting, mountaineering, paragliding and hiking over the Himalayan hills and glaciers are some of the adventure activities that Kullu offers. These are taken up and enjoyed a lot by tourists.

    A large number of treks and trips also begin from Kullu and hence this town is a starting point for various treks. Treks and trips to some of the famous tourist places from Kullu are Manikaran, Manali, Malana, Kheer Ganga, Kangra, Great Himalayan National Park, and the small town of Kasol.

    Another interesting thing to do in Kullu is to attend the festival of Dussehra here. It is a festival that celebrates Lord Rama's victory over the evil king Ravana. Kullu hosts one of the most extraordinary and vibrant Dussehra festivals in India. Unlike the one-day celebrations common everywhere else, Dussehra in Kullu goes on for a week pompously.


    Top Things to Do in Kullu:

    - Prashar Lake Trek
    - Trek to Malana Village

  • Must Do Things in Kullu

  • 01Prashar Lake Trek

    Prashar Lake Trek

    Surrounded by the Dhauladhar ranges in Kullu Valley, the Prashar Lake is a serene blue-water lake, a lovely site in the Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. One of the best things to do in Kullu, the trek offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges. The Dhauladar Ranges, Rohtang Pass and mountain ranges of Kinnaur and Pir Panjal are a pure treat to the eyes on this trek.

    The lake is named after the sage Prashar who meditated here in ancient times. The local temple of Prashar Rishi is built in Himachal style architecture and is located in close vicinity.

    The trek follows a beautiful route through a forest and several water streams. Meanwhile, trekkers get to enjoy the local culture as the trail goes through villages.

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    Prashar Lake Trek, 2018- Flat 20% off

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  • 02Go for River Rafting

    Go for River Rafting
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    Have fun indulging in breathtaking water sports in Kullu. The whitewater 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 nonswimmers 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. 

    Check here: Some other Exciting Rafting experiences in Kullu

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    Rafting Adventure in Kullu

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  • 03Go for Paragliding

    Go for Paragliding
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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.   

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  • 04Camping, Rafting and Adventure Activities at Kullu

    Camping, Rafting and Adventure Activities at Kullu
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    Himachal Pradesh, the land of Himalayan wonders, is a state in Northern India. One of the premier favorite destinations of the country, this state is famous for being home to something for everyone. Be it the beautiful sights of the towering Himalayas, the pristine beauty of the glaciers here, the green valleys with clear blue rivers and adventures of the highest levels, you will find it all here. One of the best things that the Himalayas and especially Himachal Pradesh is famous for its rafting. This tour takes you on a 2-day journey to the rivers in Kullu for a rafting and camping by the riverside experience. What is even better is that the camp also has some brilliant adventure activities that you can indulge in. 
    About the Activity:
    • To dwell in the burrows of a pristine nature, you are getting a lifetime opportunity here with a 2 day adventure trip to Kullu. 
    • On this tour, you are promised to take rest on the laps of Kullu's serenity with camping, rafting, and some other adventurous activities. 
    • Activities include tree line rope activities like Burma bridge, tyre swing, swinging ladder, balancing rope, bamboo bridge and outdoor games along with yet another adventure activities such as rock climbing, rappelling etc.
    • The camping is the highlight of this tour. You will be staying in the tents arranged near the river.
    Group Size- Min 1 Max 15


  • 05Trek to Malana Village

    Malana is a charming village near Kasol which is a perfect destination for an invigorating weekend trek. The trek commences from Kasol as there is no direct motorable road from Kasol to Malana. Trekkers need to go halfway by taxi after which the trek to Malana begins.

    Malana is overlooked by Chandrakhani and Deo Tibba Peaks. The trek to this charming hamlet is quite beautiful, but a little strenuous sometimes. Trekkers need to traverse through the Malana Nallah that flows right across the Parvati Valley to complete the Malana Trek.

    The trek promises dramatically stunning views of conifer forests, hilly village roads, snow-capped Dhauladhar Ranges and the Parvati River.

    The distance between Kasol and Kullu is approximately 37 kilometers.

    Have a unique experience while camping in Kasol!


  • 06Ride a Bicycle in Kullu

    Cycling in Kullu is one of the most rejuvenating experiences that travellers can indulge in. Cycling around the snow-laden town gives travellers the freedom to explore and pass through varied terrains while stopping conveniently for photo-ops. There are a variety of cycling tours online that travellers can take and be a part of to experience Kullu.

    An invigorating exercise, cycling in and around the town is one of the best things to do in Kullu. There are many places where interested cyclists can pick up a mountain bicycle from for about 9-10 hours to experience nature in the best way possible.

    Rohtang Pass downhill cycling tours, Manali to Naggar cycling tour and Manali to Manikaran cycling tour are some classic cycling packages that travellers can take.

    Also, check the elite camping experience in Kullu!


  • 07Visit Kasol for PSY Parties

    Visit Kasol for PSY Parties

    PSY parties or psychedelic trance or psytrance are characterized by arrangements of musical rhythms and melodies created by high tempo riffs. PSY parties in Kasol involve unrestrained fun, music, boozing, and chilling out. Psytrance fans flock in a great number every year to the hills to indulge in the top-of-the-line trance. visiting these places is a must experience to have in Kasol.

    Speaking of Kasol in India, the hill station is no stranger to the magic of psytrance. Ever since the travel hippies of the West introduced the psytrance genre to the Indian junta, its magic has only seen a massive growth in terms of popularity and cult-following through the years.

    The Himalayan Music Festival, the Indrasan Festival, Parvati Peaking and Shiva Squad are some popular PSY festivals that take place in Himachal Pradesh.


  • 08Bhrigu Lake Trek

    Bhrigu Lake Trek

    The highlight of the Bhrigu Lake trek is to climb a thrilling height of 14000 feet, which is approximately 25 kilometers in the Himachal region. Trekking to this high altitude glacial lake is thrilling as it covers difficult terrains. The natural extravaganza of the Lake upon reaching the destination is a pure treat to the eyes.

    The trek offers fascinating natural views of snow-clad mountains, lush meadows and verdant forests. The trail also covers magnificent views of the Hanuman Tibba and Seven Sisters peaks and is one of the best things to do in Kullu. The descend trail covers traditional villages and apple orchards while ending at Vashisht Temple & Hot Water Springs.

    The Bhrigu Lake remains frozen for almost half of the year. The best time to visit is before June and after August.

    Here, is the list of best trekking tours in Kullu
    Bhrigu Lake Trek 2018, Manali

    Bhrigu Lake Trek 2018, Manali

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  • 09Attend Parvati Peaking Festival

    Attend Parvati Peaking Festival

    India's very own psytrance music festival, the Parvati Peaking Festival is in its fourth successful edition. The festival is considered as one of the biggest psytrance events that features an exciting line-up of DJs and artists. It is a 2-day extravaganza that is a must attend for all PSY fans.

    Fans and tourists flock in a great number in Kasol for an exciting experience as this indeed is one of the best things to do in Kullu. The Parvati Peaking has been categorized as one of the of greatest Indian trance festivals. The festival is known for its hippie-vibe and serves as a great way to spice up your vacation and experience the off-beat!

    Kullu lies approximately 40 kilometers away for reaching Kasol for the Parvati Peaking Festival.


  • 10Trek to Kheer Ganga

    Trek to 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.

    Kheerganga Trek and Camping in Kasol- Flat 20% off

    Kheerganga Trek and Camping in Kasol- Flat 20% off

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  • 11Trek to Chandrakhani Pass

    Trek to 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 mesmerize 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. 

    Chandrakhani Pass Trek, Himachal Pradesh

    Chandrakhani Pass Trek, Himachal Pradesh

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  • 12Take a Dip into Manikaran Hot Spring

    Take a Dip into Manikaran Hot Spring

    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.  

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  • 13Visit Pandoh Dam

    Visit 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.

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  • 14The 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.

  • 15Explore the Beauty of Tirthan Valley

    Explore the Beauty of 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 a 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. 

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Bijli Mahadev Temple

Kullu has a huge history in its sack. It also homes one of the most beautiful temples in India. Bijli Mahadev Temple stands out from all the other temples due to its serenity and scenic beauty.  It is located at a height of 2460 m above the sea level. This temple is a “Kash” style temple in which Lord Shiva is in the form of Shiva Lingam. The temple can be reached easily after crossing the Beas River. It is located 22 km away from Kullu. The higher ground surrounding the temple offers a panoramic view of the Paravati and Kullu valley. 

The glistening 60 feet staff of Bijli Mahadev is visible from a very long distance. Legend says that this temple gets struck by lightning every year. This is why the temple is named after lightning.  The lightning distorts the position of the Shiva Linga. The priest of the temple attaches it again using sattoo and butter as an adhesive. To reach this temple, you will have to perform a 3 km moderately difficult trek uphill. It is an easy trek for the younger persons. 

Distance from Kullu Bus Stand to Bijli Mahadev Temple: The distance from Kullu Bus Stand to Bijli Mahadev Temple is 5.6 km.

Location: Kashawri, Himachal Pradesh, 175138.

Opening Timings: The temple follows the opening and closing timings of other temples usually.

Click here to check out a variety of things to do in Kullu! It has a plethora of options to satiate the adventure rush of tourists.

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Bhrigu Lake

A blasting blue Brighu Lake sits cozily 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 the 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 Trek is especially popular for trekking in Manali. Amid winter, the lake, secured in the 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 greenfield 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

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Chanderkhani Pass

Chandarkhani Pass is located at a height of 3,660 meters above the sea level. This pass is known for its scenic beauty and excellent trekking trails in the Himalayan range. It is treated as one of the best tourist places in Kullu because of the marvelous views, breathtaking landscapes and exclusive trails to follow and make your trip memorable. You can get the fabulous views of Pir Panjal ranges, Deo Tibba Peak, Parbati mountain range from this pass.

The pass takes you to the famous village of Malana through a way between Pulag and Rumsa. The trekkers are introduced to hilly and remote cultures of Himachal Pradesh in this trek. The horizon in this place is a treat for the nature lovers. The region is also named as the “Valley of Gods”. A legend says that the deity named Jamlu had a basket full of gods. Once he opened his basket in the area. A sudden gust of wind dropped all the gods from the basket. Each fell to the ground and became peaks named after them as Indrasan, Pir Panjal, Deo Tibba, and Parbati.

The top of Chanderkhani pass is a 360-degree meadow from where you will get the panoramic view of these mountain tops.

Location: East of Katrain, Kullu, 175101.

Distance from Kullu Bus Stand to Chanderkhani Pass: The distance from Kullu Bus Stand to Chandarkhani Pass is 49 km and it takes 57 minutes to commute. There are interstate buses which will help you with the travel so there is no need to worry about it.


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Chandratal Lake

Chandra Tal is also known as "Moon Lake" is the source of the Chandra River. It is one of the finest treks 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 km 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

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Beas Kund

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 fed 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 Trek is 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

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Bara Banghal

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, is the Gaddis, semi-migrant pastoralists, 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 ft

Duration: 12 day

Difficulty Level: Moderate

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Prashar Lake

If you are a nature buff then Prashar Lake is the must place to visit in Kullu. The beautiful mountains of Dhauladhar Range surround an amazing lake of blue color will leave you awestruck. The lake is in the Mandi District right in the middle of the mountains. Imagine the blue water surrounded by white snowy peaks and a blue sky above! There is no other place that will give you such a blissful view.  You will have to take an easy 9-km trek to this point as the lake is situated right on the top of a mountain.

The trek is extremely calming as it offers a stretched view of Kinnaur, Pir Panjal, and Dhauladhar mountain ranges. During the winter season, the entire lake freezes and do not leave any trail of greenery behind. This place also homes a beautiful temple right on the top of the mountain. The architecture buffs will find an exclusive example of local Himachali design in this temple. It has been beautifully crafted from the rocks and looks just amazing in this tranquil landscape.

The entire conglomeration of the temple, beautiful landscape, panoramic views, and the exotic water body makes it a perfect place to visit as a trekker.

There are rooms with basic amenities given here for rent. The cost of these rooms is a bit high considering the features it provides. Apart from that, the complete place is very interesting and you can enjoy the beauty of this place. Prashar Lake is considered as one of the most attractive picturesque places in India because of its amazing location and combination of diverse topography. The beautiful sunrises with the rays kissing the mountain peaks will captivate your attention. You will be bound to come back and visit this place again.

Location: Panasra Pines, Mandi, Mandim, 175001

Distance from Kullu Bus Stand to Prashar Lake: The distance from Kullu Bus Stand to Prashar Lake is 64.9 km

Timings: 5:00 AM to 6:30 PM.



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