The Kullu Valley, or the `Valley of Gods’, hosts each year the dramatically colourful Dusshera festival. There are fruit and apple orchards, rice paddies and wheat fields along the valley floor and lower slopes, and deodar forests higher up the slopes, with snow-crowned rocky peaks towering behind. It is a good base for walks into the surrounding hills.

What to see

Bijli Mahadev, Raghunathji and Vaishnudevi Temple.

Getting There

Air: Bhunter is the nearest airport for visiting Kullu 10 Km and Manali 50 Km and is connected with Delhi and Shimla.

Rail: The convenient railheads are Chandigarh and Pathankot 272 & 312 Km from Kullu a

Road: Motorable roads connect Kullu with Chandigarh 272 Km, Delhi 530 Km, Dharamsala 213 Km, Jammu 392 Km, Manali 40 Km, Pathankot 285 Km, Shimla 233 Km.

General information

Area: 6.68 Sq.Km.
Altitude: 1219 mts. Temperature: Summer - Max: 30.8 Deg.C Min: 25.0 Deg.C Winter - Max: 16.4 Deg.C Min: 14.5 Deg.C Best Season: April to Mid-July and Sept to November. STD Code: 01902.

Excursions

  1. Bajaura (15 Km): Famous for it’s orchards and the temple of Basheshar Mahadev.

  2. Raison (16 Km): Famous for it’s apple orchards.

  3. Kaisdhar (16 Km); Pulgal (16 Km) & Khirganga (26 Km): Scenic towns.

  4. Katrain (20 Km): With lush Apple orchards, famous for beekeeping and Trout fishing.

  5. Naggar (25 Km): With a number of temples the Naggar Castle now converted into an hotel and the Rocrich Museaum.

  6. Malana (28 Km): A village with a spectacular countryside.

  7. Larji (34 Km): A small hamlet, providing excellent trout fishing. The surrounding bills are full of wildlife, Antelope, Barkinf Deer, Musk Deer, Leopard, Wild Boar.

  8. Kasol (40 Km): Trout fishing available here in the Parvati river.

  9. Manikaran (45 Km): A place of pilgrimage and famous for it’s hot springs with therapeutic value.

  10. Banjar (58 Km): An excellent spot for Trout fishing in the waters of the river Trithan.

  11. Mandi (70 Km): Of considerable aechealogical interest due to it’s ancient temples.

  12. Rewalsar (96 km): Sacred to the Hindus, Buddhists and Sikhs. It has a natural lake with floating islands on it.