On the banks of the Beas River in the Kullu Valley about ten kilometres
north of the airport at Bhuntar, lies eden ,commonly referred to as
the Valley of Gods . Welcome to the Kullu Valley .|
People have not named it such in futility . Get out of your concrete
jungles , out of the time fixed lives that you live in , to here ,
where time stands still . Set amongst the lower reaches of the Himalayas
, temples , orchards , festivals are some of the few things that Kullu
is famous for .
Kullu has a unique charm. Long regarded by the ancient Hindus as
the furthest limit of human habitation - Kulantapitha - its original
name is mentioned even in the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. Kullu
is famous for its Dussehra celebrations as also for its Red Delicious,
Royal Delicious and Golden Delicious apples. Each season has its
special charm as do the helpful and charming people of this valley.
Kullu transcends age , be it the young or the old or the children
, there is something for everybody .
Area: 6.68 sq.kms.
Altitude: 1,219 metres.
Temperature (°C): Summer- Max. 30.8, Min. 18.8 Winter- Max.
16.4, Min. 5.2
Rainfall: 102 cms.
Clothings: Summer- Light woollens, Winter- Heavy woollens.
Best Season: Mid-March to Mid-November.
PLACES TO VISIT
Vaishno Devi Temple
BijIi Mahadev Temple
HOW TO GET THERE?
By Air : The nearest airport Bhuntar (10 kms from Kullu)
is connected by Vayudoot services with Delhi and Chandigarh. Jagson
& Continental Airlines also operates flights from Delhi to Kullu
By Rail : The nearest most convenient railhead is Chandigarh
(272 kms). The other nearest narrow gauge railheads are Jogindarnagar
(166 kms) with a change at Pathankot and Shimla (240 kms) with a
change at Kalka.
By Road : Kullu is connected by road with Ambala (606 kms),
Chandigarh (556 kms), Delhi (798 kms), Pathankot (278 kms), Shimla
(240 kms), Manali (40 kms), Palampur (164 kms), Mandi (70 kms),
Kyelang (158 kms), Katrain (21 kms), Rohatang Pass (91 kms), Dharamshala
(213 kms), Dalhousie (334 kms), Chamba (383 kms), Bilaspur (139
kms), Jogindarnagar (166 kms) etc. Regular bus-services connect
Kullu with the above places and others.