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Kullu

, Himachal Pradesh

  (part of Manali region)

(Kullu is also known as Kulanthpitha; also spelled as Kulu)
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State: Himachal Pradesh
District: Kullu
Famous for/as: Hill Station
Languages: Pahari, Hindi, English
Best Season: Sep - June
Weather: Summer 24 to 36°C, Winter 1 to 25°C
Altitude: 1220 m
Pincode: 175101
STD code: 01902
Amidst the loftiness of the majestic Himalayas, and the serene ambience of the unpolluted River Beas, Kullu is in the state of Himachal Pradesh also known as the "Valley of Gods".

Formerly renowned as Kulanthpitha, translating to 'the ending point of inhabitable world', this fabulous valley has its mention in epics like Ramayana, Mahabarata and Vishnu Purana. Kullu was not an easily accessible place till independence, which helped to preserve its unspoiled charm and centuries old tradition. A cluster of beautiful valleys, Kullu presents an enjoyable tourist spot where one can feel the rejuvenating warmth of Mother Nature.

Bestowed with abundant natural resources, Kullu valley offers everything that tickles the tourist’s imagination. The awe-inspiring landscapes, friendly people with varied culture and traditions makes Kullu a favourite picnic spot. Challenging trekking, river rafting and mountaineering are activities you can enjoy in this serene valley. Words would not suffice to explain the downright excitement of descending from the sky, paragliding over subterranean mountain, rafting in the deafening crystalline water, or hiking the glaciers and mountain acmes of Himalayas.

At an altitude of 1230 meter, this valley of gods commands the beauty of nature at its zenith. Its picturesque views dotted with snow clad mountain peaks, verdant grassy fields, soaring deodar jungles, gurgling rivers and the apple orchards are awe inspiring spectacles.

With the awesome views of lush evergreen grazing lands, engulfed by the gushing streams and twisty rivulets, tossing all around, Kullu offers a rather broad area which is ideal for everyone who wishes to get away from the trappings of the hectic city life.

Besides these blessed beauty spots, Kullu valley is also famed for its finely carved temples, brilliant artistries and cultural festivals. In a nutshell, Kullu Valley offers a variety of amazing attractions which gather large crowds year after year. Kullu is very close to Manali and numerous Manali tour package are available.
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Skiing in Himachal - Raid the Celestial Snow Mountains

  by Afia Ahmad  on Feb 07, 2011
Skiing and Heli skiing are the most popular winter sports that tourists can enjoy in Himachal Pradesh. Read below to find information on where to ski, when to ski and all the nuances related to skiing and heli skiing in Himachal Pradesh.

Himachal Pradesh - Of Thrill and Enchantment

  by Afia Ahmad  on Feb 07, 2011
This article focuses on the various reasons that draws people to the famous hill state of Himachal. Book a tour to Himachal Pradesh and enjoy the piece of heaven that offers great attractions and enthralling adventures.

Honeymoon In Himachal - Romancing The Hills

  by Afia Ahmad  on Feb 07, 2011
Enjoy a splendid honeymoon is some of the hottest destinations in Himachal Pradesh. The article introduces the tourists to some of the most scenic destinations that are a hit among the honeymoon couples.

Travel within city


Kullu is a hill station located in Himachal Pradesh. The town has as a good transport system which includes buses, horse drawn carriages, tourist taxis and jeeps. Auto rickshaws are also available. The nearest airport is at Bhuntur which is around 10 km from the town. It is advisable to book taxis through the hotels as taxis from the airport may not be reliable.

Taxi


Although Kullu does not have a railway station, tourists can use the railway station at Joginder Nagar Railway Station which is located around 95 km from the town of Kullu. The best option it arrange for taxis through the hotel. There are also taxis available from the railway station. They generally charge around Rs 1200 from the railway station to the town center.

Auto Rickshaw


There are auto rickshaws in some places where the roads are not steep. There are no separate night fares. The best option is to hire private cabs from stands that are available at the street corners. Most of them charge per km and the usual rates are Rs 6 per km.

Horse Carriage


Horse drawn carriages are a popular mode of transport in the town. They are cheap and can be found along the main roads.

Food


There are a few dhabas and small restaurants clustered around the area near the bus stand. For tourists wanting to enjoy Chinese and Continental cuisine, Hotstuff is a good fast food joint serving excellent dishes at an economical price. For those looking for yummy Indian food along with some drink, head straight to Planet Food that has a stark bar on the top floor. For fresh and delicious sea food, tourists should go to Shobla International.

Hotels


You can find 21 hotels in Kullu under following categories:
Comments (7) Reviews (5)
really it is a best place to the fukrey persons
Posted by sumit dalal 1 year, 54 days ago
not visited yet.............................
Posted by panka 1 year, 2 months ago
superrrrrrrrrrrrrr all details are here with many photos
Posted by pavan 1 year, 2 months ago
A Dreamland to live. Heven on earth.
Posted by Sachin Raghuvanshi 2 year, 3 months ago
visit kullu and enjoy river rafting with rajaani adventure pirdi camp
Posted by harish thakur 3 year, 5 months ago
Hi

Information is very helpful
Posted by Manohar 5 year ago
IT IS VERY BEAUTIFUL PLACE.
Posted by KAVITA CHAPLOT 5 year, 2 months ago
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