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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.

    Also, you can check here some other adventures in Kullu

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    Prashar Lake Trek with Camping, Himachal | Book @ ₹2150 Only!

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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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  • 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 Manali

    Camping, Rafting And Adventure Activities At Manali
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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 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.

    Group Size- 
    Min 1 Max 15
    Check-In: 10:00 am
    Check-Out: 11:00 am

  • 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
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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.

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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. 

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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 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 tattoo 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 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.
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Gauri Shankar Temple

If you enjoy exploring old temples then you are in the right place. Gauri Shankar Temple is one of the oldest temples present in India. It is situated immediately below the castle of Naggar in Naggar Village. The records say that this temple was dated back to 12th century AD and is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Mythology says that this temple is the last monument of the Gurjara Pratihara traditions and is a protected monument. The architecture involved in this temple is famous Shikhara architecture. The specific style resembles a mountain. It means that the temple will look like the peaks of mountains.

The temple has a dome shape at the top while the bottom part of the temple is in a square shape. The shikhara of this temple is simple and have nine stories which are decorated with ornamentations and 
ardharatna motifs. The temple is famous for its stone carvings. The idols of Shankar and Gauri are placed on a pedestal and are seated over Nandi. Both the parent god and goddess hold their son Kartik and Ganesh while being seated under a silver canopy clad with gold jewelry.

The 
garbagriha of the temple is decorated with the amazing carvings of Lord Ganesh, people playing musical instruments and some dancing statues. The temple is surrounded by beautiful greenery. It was renovated by Seth Jaipura in the year 1959.

Location: 
Naggar Village, Kullu, India

Distance from Kullu Bus Stand to Gauri Shankar Temple: 
The distance from Kullu Bus Stand to Gauri Shankar Temple is 22 km.

Timings: 
8 AM to 7 PM.
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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.

Preferred Season
: 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 in Himachal Pradesh 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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Hot Springs at Manikaran

Hot springs at Manikaran is one of the sacred and best places to visit in Kullu. It is located in the bank of Parvati River. It is just 35 km away from Kullu and 4 km away from Kasol. The hot springs are situated at a height of 1760 m above the sea level. A geothermal experimental plant has been constructed here for the research of renewable source of natural energy.

It is considered as one of the holiest places in India for the Hindu and Sikh pilgrims. The three temples of Rama, Vishnu and Krishna are elegantly built by the side of the river. The water of the hot springs can be overwhelmingly hot in some places.

It is better to maintain proper safety and stay under the guidance of the locals. Legend says that Guru Nanak told one of his disciples to lift a stone. It is then the hot springs appeared. The community kitchen offers sumptuous meals here to all devotees. The mesmerizing view surrounding the beautiful temples will give you the ambient environment you always wanted to visit.

The peaceful environment around this temple is the greatest boon given by nature. This place offers a perfect spiritual getaway for the city dwellers to find peace of their mind back again.

Location: 
Bank of Parbati River, Kullu, India

Distance from Kullu Bus Stand to Hot Springs at Manikaran: 
The distance from Kullu Bus Stand to Hot Springs at Manikaran is 40.9 km and it takes nearly an hour and 20 mins to travel.

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Great Himalayan National Park

Established in the year 1984, this is one of the biggest national parks located very close to Kullu. It is considered as UNESCO World Heritage Site and covers a total area of 1171 square kilometers. You can go for all kinds of trekking experience here. The mountain trails offer all types of difficulties for amateur, average and experienced trekkers.

The trekking experience will leave you awestruck. This park is considered as one of the most idyllic tourism places in Kullu to visit and enjoy a trek. There are a lot of things that can be enjoyed in this Great Himalayan Park.

Food is prepared using firewood in the campsite by the authorities and provided to the campers. You just can carry some snacks to have on your way. The special guidance is provided by the Himalayan National Park guides and trek planners so that your trip runs smoothly.

The authority of Great Himalayan National park takes various measures to make the trip wonderful for the visitors. Visiting the park is a great experience for tourists of all ages. The calm atmosphere at night with a crystal clear sky showcasing the stars of Milky Way will take your breath away.  

Location: 
Kullu District, Shamshi, Himachal Pradesh, 175126. 

Distance Between Kullu Bus Stand and Great Himalayan National Park: 
The distance Between Kullu Bus Stand and Great Himalayan National Park is 51.9 km. 

Opening and Closing Times: 
9:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
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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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Tirthan Valley

Tirthan Valley is one of the most sought places to visit in Kullu. This valley is ranked 18th among the 35 best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh. You will find spectacular views of meandering hilly rivers. Crossing the river is an outstanding experience for the tourists. The safety harness will keep you safe while sliding over the Tirthan River.

The Great Himalayan National Park is where the wildlife enthusiasts will find their heaven. It is also one of the leading places where anglers from all over the world visit to fish. Enjoy a blissful trek via the snowy trails of the mountain ranges. You will also find twin waterfalls located in one of the walking trails in this valley.

Jalori Pass in this area is a green heaven you must witness. Serloskar Lake is a small yet distinct natural reservoir surrounded by lush green forest. It is a perfect angling spot for the anglers. Tirthan Valley is a must-add destination to your visit list in Kullu.

Location: 
Kullu, 175123, India

Distance From Kullu Bus Stand: 
The distance from Kullu Bus Stand to Tirthan Valley is 523.3 km. A lot of inter-state buses are available from Delhi. The distance is 550 km from our Delhi. it is just 50 km away from Kullu bus stand.

Timings:
 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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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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Rohtang La

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.

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Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery

Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery is a place where Buddhist Monks live in Himachal Pradesh. The monastery was inaugurated by the Dalai Lama in the year 2005. The monastery is the gem of Kais village and is also called as Kais monastery. The elegant design of the building along with the backdrop of sprawling mountains makes it one of the prime places to visit in Kullu.  You have to mount approximately 50 stairs to reach the monastery. Leave your footwear below and enter a new paradigm of peace and spirituality here.

After the prayer, you can relax in the monastery. The extremely peaceful environment will automatically calm your nerves. This place is the epitome of picturesque views. The idyllic taste of Mother Nature can be savored here. The environment in the Monastery is so quiet that you can hear the wind howling and the birds chirping. The architecture of this monastery is one of the best things to look for. It is a perfect blend of Indo-Tibetan style that dates back quite a few centuries.

The holy place is situated on the left side of Beas River. The monastery has been dedicated to his Holiness the Dalai Lama. The prayer hall is very big. It has a huge Buddha statue that will surely make you feel calm and peaceful. The enchanting environment will enlighten you. Many monks stay here in search of inner peace for a reason. They will act as guides and will help you with a better understanding of the temple. Moreover, the strong flow of the river also creates a constant splashing sound. You will feel quite relaxed here.  

Location: 10 km from Kullu, Kullu 175101

Distance from Kullu Bus Stand to Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery: The distance from the bus station is just 10.1 km. it will take almost 1.5 hours to complete the journey.

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Kulant Pith

Yet another dazzling spot in Manikaran, Kulant Pith is one of the most sought piths in the country. The mythology says that even Lord Shiva stayed at Kulant Pith for some time and this is the reason why it became one of the most important places to visit in Kullu. The view of this place is astonishing. You will fall in love with this amazing location. The peaceful ambiance provided by this place will help you in relieving all the stresses. The large sun kissing mountains on one side and Parvati River on another side will make this the ideal place to visit.

The hot springs in Manikaran are the most attractive point to witness other than the temples in the lap of the mountains. The hot water is enough to cook rice and any other items without using a fire. The geothermal energy here is very strong and a topic for the renewable energy department to ponder. This is a sacred place for the Hindus as well as the Sikhs.

Location: Manikaran, Himachal Pradesh, India

Distance From Kullu Bus Stand to Kulant Pith: The distance From Kullu Bus Stand to Kulant Pith is 41 km and it takes more than 20 mins to commute. You can use cabs, auto rickshaws to reach the place.

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Jana Waterfall

You can visit this Jana Waterfall on your way to the Bijli’s temple. The waterfall is at a distance of 11.5 km from the Naggar Castle. You have to follow a small narrow forest route on your way to Jana Waterfall. Surrounded by beautiful pine trees on your way, the meandering hilly route will make you feel very ecstatic. The name of the waterfall comes from the name of the village. It is surrounded by apple orchards, pine trees, and snow-clad mountain peaks. It is a typical waterfall where the water comes out unprecedentedly amidst chunk of rocks.

 It is a source of water hidden within the mountains. The destination looks more adorable due to the presence of a small wooden bridge. You can bath in the water or swim leisurely in the small pool. If you love trekking, you can trek up the hill to get a more beautiful view of the waterfall. The best time to visit these amazing waterfalls is in September. At least 3 to 4 buses are arranged from Naggar town to these waterfalls per day so there is no problem regarding the commute.

 This is the best place to relax in the lap of nature.  The waterfalls are small but the journey till the waterfalls is quite intriguing and you will love it a lot.

Location: Naggar Town, Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Distance from Kullu Bus Stand to Jana Waterfall: The distance from Kullu Bus Stand to Jana Waterfall is 33.5 km and there are interstate buses for the transportation.

Timings: 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM

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Raghunath Temple

Raghunath Ji is the chief deity of Kullu and the Raghunath Temple is one of the most famous places to visit in Kullu. Raghunath is another name of Lord Rama and the temple is dedicated to him. It is one of the oldest temples present in Himachal Pradesh.

The high-rise temple is present on a hillock and provides visitors with the magnificent view of the valley. The compound of the temple is huge. It covers the entire peak of the hillock. The temple was built by Raja Jagat Singh in the 17th century. It is a mix of both pyramidal and Himachali style of architecture.

Raja Jagat Singh built this temple as an apology for all the sins he has committed in his lifetime. According to the mythology, it has been believed that the idol of Raghunath in this temple was used by Lord Rama in the Ashwemedha Yaga. The idol was brought from Ayodhya and has been established here.

There are a lot of stories around this temple and you can hear them from the guides who are present in the temple. The temple is a beautiful piece of ancient architecture and is one of its kinds.

Location: 
Near Post office, Sultan Pur, Himachal Pradesh, 228001.

Distance Between Kullu Bus Stand and Raghunath Temple: The distance Between Kullu Bus Stand and Raghunath Temple is 600 meters and it takes merely two minutes for the transportation.

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Dechen Choekhor Mahavihara Monastery

Dechen Choekhor Mahavihara Monastery is one of the famous monasteries in India. The monastery is full of divine vibes. Once you enter the monastery, you will get the serene feel. The architecture of this monastery is the most discussed topic. It reflects an Indo-Tibetan art conglomeration. The monastery has become a perfect example of mixed culture in Kullu.  The beautiful artwork and master craftsmanship on the monastery will leave you spellbound. A monastery is a sacred place for Buddhists.

The temple is the most peaceful place where you can indulge yourself in the ambient environment. The statue of Buddha is of greater importance here. You will come across the monks who perform daily rituals here. The trip will take a half day. The breathtaking view of Beas Valley, the spectacular colors of the monastery, and the sneak peek of Bijli’s temple make this place a must go or the tourists. Dechen Choekhor Mahavihara Monastery is one of the most famous tourist places in Kullu.

It is highly maintained and can be considered as one of the architecture marvels on such a challenging terrain.

Location: Shravasti, Kullu, 175125.

Distance from Kullu Bus Stand to Dechen Choekhor Mahavihara Monastery: The distance from Kullu Bus Stand to Dechen Choekhor Mahavihara Monastery is 14.5 km and you have to travel on NH3.

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