is known as the valley of Gods, and is 240 kms from Shimla. Kulu is located on the Western Himalayan side. Situated on the banks of
the River Vyas
in the lap of the Himalayas, it is well known for its cultural festivals, apple orchards
and its shawls. This valley is 80 km long and 2 kms. wide. The festival of
celebrated for a week here, with great festivity. 1219 metres above sea level, Kulu's
natural beauty is at its peak in the spring season.
The best time is from mid March to mid November. October is the season of
The local people run taxis, jeeps and buses. :
The local people run taxis, jeeps and buses.
45 km from Kulu, one sees many beautiful waterfalls en route. This spot is famous for its
hot springs. Here there is a Gurudwara and an old Shiva Temple.
This is also called the Gateway of Kulu. The temples of Taradevi, Triloknath and Panchan
vej are worth visiting.
Temple of Bijli Mahadev: Situated 14 km from
Kulu, one has to trek 11 kms up the mountain to reach Bijli Mahadev . Kulu is clearly visible from here.
A beautiful picnic spot on the banks of the river Parvathi, it is 42 kms from Kulu . The white
sands that run along both the banks of the river, enhance its beauty.
20 km from Kulu, Cataran is famous for its apple orchard and its
apiaries.Like all other sites around Kulu, Cataran is also an
This place was the capital of Kulu for approx.1400 years. 28 km from Kulu, on the banks of
the river Vyas, it is 300 Mts. above sea level. In the forts here, Russian artist Nicholas
Rorik's art is worth viewing. The temples here are also worth visiting. One temple is famous
for its intricate work in wood.
1 km from Dhalpur is the temple of Ram known for its woodwork.
4 kms from Kulu there is a small cave where resides Goddess Vaishno.
16 kms from Kulu, 1433 kms above sea level this place is ideal for camping and spending
one's holidays. The Tourism Department has built small attractive wooden huts on the banks
of the river Vyas. Around this place are orchards of apples, apricots, and plums and
when these start flowering in March the whole view is extraordinary..
This point is the central spot of the Kulu valley which is 1463 mts above sea level.
2kms from here are apple orchards, trout breeding farms and apiaries.
It is 20 kms. from Kulu.
kms from Kulu , located on the main road, this place is famous for the temple of
Basheshwar Mahadev . This temple is in the shape of a pyramid with carvings on the
temple stones. Many of the carvings were destroyed in 1769-70 by the King of Kangra when he
attacked Kulu. This temple was built in the 8th century.
beautiful place is 58 kms south of Kulu at 1534 kms above sea level. Apart from its
natural beauty, the other attraction is trout fishing. But before fishing one
has to get permits from the Fishing Department.
67 kms from Kulu one can reach Bathad by road and enjoy its natural surroundings.
Just 15 kms from Kulu, this place is well known for its green meadows. The Forest
Department has a guest house here.
34 kms from Kulu, 957 mts above sea level this place is famous for barking deer , wild
pigs. Close by, flow two tributaries of the river Vyas -
Sainj and Teerthan.
Near the Chandrakhani Pass lies this village which has a very old
temple here has a lot of carvings . The Malana Glacier also lies on its peak.
2953 kms. above sea level, this place is known for its religious beliefs. Tourists
interested in nature should visit this spot.
Kulu is famous for its woollen clothings, shawls, caps, sweaters, carpets,
Handmade artifacts can also be bought from the State Govt. Handicraft Emporium.
Summer - light woollens
Winter - heavy woollens
Travel Plans :
Rail : Rail lines run till Kalka,
Shimla and Chandigarh
and from there one has to take the bus or the taxi.
Road : Kulu is connected to
Delhi by NH 21. Hence Ambala, Chandigarh, Bilaspur, Mandi or Pathankot,
Nagar or Delhi, Shimla, Kulu routes can be taken. Tourist
buses also run directly from Shimla, Chandigarh, Dharmasala, and Delhi. There are special
buses for tourists from Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and Himachal Pradesh.
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