A small yet well-known hill station in Himachal Pradesh, Kullu is a quiet valley in the lap of nature to mesmerize you with its beauty and also have some appealing places nearby to explore, the town is a real bliss to experience, and these top places to visit Kullu confirms just that.
Kullu, which is located alongside the banks of the river Beas, is a beautiful valley surrounded by the majestic mountains. The valley is known for its various temples, snow-covered mountains, forests covered with pine trees, friendly natives, and sightseeing locations, which attracts an enormous amount of tourists each year. Here people can also enjoy some of the most happening adventures activities and sports. The beautiful valley is overwhelmed with adrenaline-charged places. The activities include trekking, paragliding, hiking, fishing, river rafting, mountaineering, and much more. Trekking is one of the most loved adventures in Kullu or anywhere else, trekking in Kullu is just like trekking in Peru as the treks are quite challenging but incredible. Apart from indulging in a topographical bliss, you can enjoy these activities, beginning from the amateur to expert, with your friends and family to make your vacation a perfect one.
To explore the age-old culture, delicious local food, alluring destinations, centuries-old history, religious traditions, and beautiful weather, you need to plan a trip to Kullu to travel around to some of the best destinations in the serene valley. Down below is a list of some of the top places you can visit in Kullu to dig deeper into more fun.
Top Places to Visit in Kullu
1. The Great Himalayan National Park
It is one of India’s National Parks, located in the Kullu region. It is a beautiful habitat of flora and fauna, tucked between the snow-capped Himalayas. This park is 60 km from Kullu and located in the Seraj Forest Division, and it consists of 160 villages. The best time to visit this park is from March to November, and the Himalayan Tourism organizes various treks in these months. Due to the extremely chilly weather, winters months are not advisable for a visit. The Great Himalayan National Park offers 375 fauna species which compromises of reptiles, mammals, insects, birds, and mollusks. These species are safeguarded under the Wildlife Protection, and hunting of animals is strictly prohibited. This park offers various adventurous trekking routes, which are Gushaini to Parvati Valley, Sainj Valley, Sainj to 6 meadows, tourist fishing and bird watching. Accommodation is limited here, so plan everything in advance.
2. Raghunath Temple
Kullu is often said to be a “Valley of God” as it houses a lot of temples, which reflects the rich culture of Himachal Pradesh. This temple is the prime attraction of Kullu which is located at a height of 2056m above sea level, and it is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The best time to visit this temple is in the autumn season. The oldest temple in the valley is a place of much color and festivity during the Indian festivals amongst the locals. Other than the spirituality of this place, the scenic views from the temple are equally alluring.
3. Camping in Kullu
Camping in Kullu is the best way to experience nature’s beauty. There are many camping sites, which should not be left unexplored such as, Solang Nullah, Shoja, and the region of Raison. These places serve as a superb meditative spot alongside their lush green mountains and invigorating climate. Nothing suits nicer than dwelling in the mountain valley of Kullu. If you are camping in a group than the fun would get double as Kullu is crowded by a large number of tourists from all over the world, and you will also get to know about the culture of natives. Besides camping, there are many more activities which you can indulge in.
4. Chandrakhani Pass
Located 3660m above the sea level, the Chandrakhani Pass makes it for a remarkable trek experience in Kullu. The trail of this pass is known for its enchanting appeal and beauty. The pass gives you a breathtaking view of Parbati, DeoTibba, and Pir Panjal peaks. Soaked with luscious groves of pine, golden oak, cherry, and deodar, this trail with its scenic view and pictorial passes will add more delight to your experience. The trek is a three-day journey, and each step will give you an awestruck feeling of the towering peaks by making it an unforgettable experience.
5. Rafting in Kullu
River Rafting is a lifetime experience that one can enjoy. Kullu is famous for river rafting due to which many people come to this place to explore water sports. River Beas is the famous river of Kullu where the water activities are popular. Rafting in Kullu consists of an exciting seven-kilometer ride surrounded by the glorious snow-capped mountains. The rafting at Pirdi in Kullu is another option for you to experience; it is meant for amateurs, who have either no or little experience with rafting. The watercourse also ensures that experienced enthusiasts have an equally exhilarating, thrilling, and extremely memorable experience.
Everyone should visit Kullu once in their life to experience nature’s charm as nothing can beat the picturesque beauty of this place.
Author Bio :
Manmohan Singh is a passionate Yoga Teacher and a Traveller in India. He conducts Yoga Teacher Training in India in different cities. He loves writing and reading books related to yoga, health, nature, Himalayas and Trekking in India.