Overview

The name Kullu derives from the word “Kulant Peeth”, meaning “end of the habitable world”. This valley is known for its temples and its hills covered with pine, deodar forest and sprawling apple orchards. Kullu is known for its open valley meadows and scenic views of the Himalayan mountain range.

Places to visit

  1.  The Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) is also located here. The valley has varied biodiversity. It has some of the rarest of animals like Himalayan Tahr, Brown Bear, western trapogan and Monal etc.
  2. Bijli Mahadev Temple houses a Shiva Linga, which was broken into pieces by lightning that were later joined back together by a temple priest using butter.
  3. Manikaran is located on the Parvati Valley and is known for being an important pilgrimage destination for both Sikhs and Hindus. The hot springs, religious attractions, and beautiful surroundings draw the tourists from far and wide.

Things To Do

  1. Kullu area is known for Kullu Shawl, made of many natural fibers including pashmina, sheep-wool and angora.
  2. The seven-day festival of Kullu Dussehra, a celebration of Avatar Lord Rama’s victory over the evil king Ravana is also celebrated here every year.

Best Time To Visit

Summer in Kullu prevails from March to June. The season is pleasant and said to be the ideal season for sightseeing and a variety of adventure activities. For those coming for sightseeing, it is the best time to visit Kullu.

Other Information

  1. LOCATION : Kullu
  2. AREA (KM sqr) : 5503
  3. POPULATION : 381571
  4. LANGUAGE SPOKEN : Hindi, Punjabi & English
  5. AVG. SUMMER TEMPERATURE (CELSIUS) : 10 to 26
  6. AVG. WINTER TEMPERATURE (CELSIUS) : -15 to 12
  7. RELIGION :Hinduism,Muslim, Sikhism, Christianity,Budhism and Jainism