Kullu is an ancient town of Himachal Pradesh of India. It is located on the bank of river Beas is the Central point of this tourist complex Kullu is known as Valley of Gods mention in the religious texts, such as Vishnu Purana, Ramayana and Mahabharata, as 'Kulantpitha'. The town also called the home of Rishi, who performed the yajna for Raja Dashrath from there he led to the birth of Lord Rama and his brothers. It is said that in 17th century, the king Jagat Singh brought an idol of Lord Raghunathji to Kullu, from Ayodhya and and ruled the state only as his prime minister. Today, Lord Raghunathji is venerable as the presiding deity of the Kullu valley of India.
The entire Kullu valley which is lavishly gifted with superb scenic wealth. The hill station boasts of a number of splendid valleys views of the mountains, making it a visual delight. Kullu valley offers a scenic charm of peaceful wooded glades and rivers through the rocks running from north to south. People here are warm and friendly in nature. The deodar and pine forests surrounding the area, giving it a gorgeous look. The natural beauty of Kullu has contributed progress to the growth of its travel and tourism industry. Kullu is the district headquarters and is still an important trade center of the region. Situated at a distance of approximately 42 km from Manali, Kullu is a popular stopover point for tourists visiting Manali, Rotang Pass and trekkers targeting to the Parvati valley and the Pin valley.
The airport at Bhuntar at a distance of 10 km. The nearer railway station is Joginder nagar at a distance of 95 km and this places is also easily accessible by roads.
Located at the height of 2,460 meters above the sea level at distance of 11 km from the town. This is one of the most popular temple in Kullu, where 20 meter tall image attract special blessings from the skies in the shape of lightning. From the temple a glorious view of Kullu and Paravati valleys can be seen. A 60 feet long staff of Bijli Mahadev temple looks like a silver needle in the sun. The rest of the story can be heard from the priest or from the villagers, which is not easy to believe but it is true.
At a distance of 3 km from the town. It is also a famous temple in Kullu from where one gets a beauty full view of Kullu town.
Located at the height of 1,760 meters above the sea level at distance of 25 km from the town. Naggar was the capital of the Kullu from 1,400 years. It is also known for its castle and the Nicholas Museum. It is situated on the left bank of the river Beas and about three hundred meters above the river. There are a various temples around Naggar and an excellent place for a longer stay.
Shoja is a beautiful place, located on the height of 2692 meters above the sea level. It offers panoramic views of Kullu, its snow-capped peaks, valleys, rivers and thick deodar forests.
Located at the height of 957 meters above the sea level at distance of 34 km from the town. A small tiny hamlet providing excellent scenic views and a site for trout fishing. It is situated where famous rivers Sainj and Tirthan join the Beas a few hundred meters below.
It is situated at height of 2,953 meters above the sea level. The place has been found to have a great epic of Mahabharata. It is said that Arjuna performed training here, under Maharishi Vyas, to obtain the Pashupati Astra from Indra.
Katrain is the widest point located at the height of 1,463 meters above the sea level at a distance of 20 km from the town. This place is situated on the midway to Manali and has apple orchards and a fruit research station. It is also famous for bee-keeping and trout fishing. Accommodation is available in hotels of Himachal Pradesh Govt..
It was built in the 17th century by Raja Jagat Singh of Kullu distance is 1 km from town. This temple is highly visited by the people of India.