Kullu or Kulu, the capital town of the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh is located on the banks of the Beas River in the Kullu Valley. It is a broad open valley formed by the Beas River between Manali and Largi.
This valley is famous for its temples, beauty and its majestic hills covered with pine and deodar forest and sprawling apple orchards. Kullu valley is sandwiched between the Pir Panjal, Lower Himalayan and Great Himalayan Ranges.
The Kullu valley is known as the “Valley of the Gods” or “Dev Bhumi” due to many pilgrimage sites for Hindus, Buddhists and Sikhs. Kullu is known for its open valley meadows and scenic views of the Himalayan mountain range.
It is a renowned adventure centric getaway that lies on the banks of River Tirthan. The area is known for the Trout fishing and access to Great Himalayan National Park. This valley area is green and good for trekking, overnight camping, birdwatching, river crossing and all kinds of adventure activities.
It is located in Parvati Valley and is popular for its hot springs and the holy River Ganges that surrounds the virgin forests of this place and gushes down mischievously through the verdant forests.
The trek to Kheer Ganga is considered to be the most refreshing with invigorating views on your way up and leading to get a refreshing bath in the natural hot water spring.
It is located in the Parvati Valley on river Parvati, northeast of Bhuntar at an altitude of 1760 m. This small town attracts tourists visiting Manali and Kullu to its hot springs and pilgrim centres. An experimental geothermal energy plant has also been set up here. It is a pilgrimage centre for Hindus and Sikhs
Great Himalayan National Park
It is one of India’s national parks which was established in 1984 and is spread over an area of 1,171 km2 at an altitude of between 1500 and 6000 m. This Park is a habitat to numerous flora and more than 375 fauna species, including approximately 31 mammals, 181 birds, 3 reptiles, 9 amphibians, 11 annelids, 17 mollusks and 127 insects. They are protected under the strict guidelines of the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972. Any sort of hunting is not permitted here.
This Park was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in June 2014. The Unesco World Heritage Site Committee granted the status to the park under the criteria of “outstanding significance for biodiversity conservation”.
It is one of the most beautiful and serene pass, at an altitude of 3660 m located in the Kullu valley. It offers fabulous views of the Deo Tibba peak, Pir Panjal and Parbati range of mountains. The trek is one of the most beautiful treks that introduces the scenic beauty of the Kullu valley, and the mountain peaks. It is a treat for the nature lover throughout the journey. The region is also known as the Valley of Gods.
It is said to be the most sacred and superior of all the piths in India. It is believed that Lord Shankar stayed here for some time too, highly impressed by the place. It is also believed that a dip into the Vishnu Kund here, considered one of the purest kunds, can relieve on of all their sins. Another belief is that having food boiled in the water here, can take one to Vishnu Lok. It is also said that the place can also relieve on of their anger and evils.
Temples like Bijli Mahadev Temple, Hanogi Mata Temple, Maha Devi Tirth Temple, Raghunath Temple, Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji Gurdwara, Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery, Basheshwar Mahadev Temple, Fungani Mata Temple and Devta Narsingh are higly visited.