15 Things to Do in Kullu That You Probably Haven't Tried Yet
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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

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Prashar 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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Go 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. 

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Go 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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On this New year and Christmas, we bring to you the special package at Kullu, Manali which would impart great joy and delight. This time, make the best use of the holidays with a super enjoyable and adventurous experience through the Camping and Adventure Activities Combo at Kullu. The package is exclusively available on the fixed dates of 25th Dec, 28th Dec, 31st Dec that lets you welcome the new year and rejoice in Christmas with your loved ones. Enjoy a warm bonfire session with snacks and other fun-filled activities like DJ night, fireworks, etc.

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 Manali for 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 pristine nature, you are getting a lifetime opportunity here with a 2-day adventure trip to Manali. 
- On this tour, you are promised to take rest on the laps of  Manali's serenity with camping, rafting, and some other adventurous activities. 
- The camp is in Manali only.

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Min 1 Max 15

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Check-Out: 11:00 am

Note: The camp is based at a distance of 200 metres from the river. 

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Trek to Malana Village

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Trek 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.

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Ride a Bicycle in Kullu

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Ride 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.

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Visit 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.



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Bhrigu 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.

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Attend 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.


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Trek 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.

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Trek 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. 

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Take 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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Visit 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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The 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.

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Explore 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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