Kullu and Manali Tourism Information
Kullur town is set on the banks of river Beas in the strikingly beautiful Kullu valley, also known as the ‘valley of gods’.
This famous shrine was built in 1657 and dedicated to Lord Raghunathji, the principal deity of the valley. The idol of the presiding deity is said to be brought from Ayodhya, about 400 years ago.
The world renowned annual Dussehra festival of Kulllu is celebrated in September / October. The festivities are organised at Dhalpur maidan about 1km from Raghunathji Temple. During this time icons of all the deities of Kullu valley are brought here in colourful processions to attend the darbar of Lord Raghunathji.
Kullu Tour Information
The beautiful site on the banks of beas was the capital of Kullu state for over 1400 years. It was founded by Visudh Pal and has a 16th century castle, which has now been converted into a hotel. Naggar has three old shrines dedicated to Lord Vishnu, Tripura Sundari and Krishna. It is also associated with Nicholas Roerich, an internationally renowned artist from Russia.
This pilgrim centre of Hindus and Sikhs is famous for its hot sulphur springs. It has a Gurudwara and temple of Lord Ramchandra and Shiva.
Magnificent Manali, one of the most popular hill resorts of the country is set picturesquely on the confluence of Manalsu and Beas rivers, surrounded by snow clad peaks and thick forest and fruit laden orchards. Mythological legends indicated that the name Manali is derived from ‘manu-alaya’, the home of Manu, the great Hindu law giver and it was from here that the human race came into being after the great deluge.
Hadimba Devi Temple
The pagoda style shrine surrounded by thick deodar trees is dedicated to goddess Hadimba or Hirma Devi. It was built in 1553, by Raja Bahadur Singh and is the main attraction of Manali.
Manu Temple (3km)
It is the only temple dedicated to the legendary sage.
There are 3 monasteries two of them are in the town and one at Aleo on the left bank of Beas river. Tibetan handicrafts and carpet can be purchased here.
Mountaineering Institute (3km)
It lies on the left bank river Beas and imparts training courses in trekking, mountaineering, skiing and water sports.
Vashista Hot springs and Temple (3km)
The village on the left bank of river Beas towards Rohtang pass is known for hot springs and temple of Vashist Muni.
Manali Tour Information
Jagatsukh (6 km)
It was once the caital of Kullu state and is known for the ancient temple of Lord Shiva and Sandhya Gayatri built in Shikhara style.
Solang Valley (13km)
The valley extending from Solang village to Beas Kund is a veritable paradise for nature lovers. The breathtaking views of snow clad peaks and glaciers make it one of the finest picnic spots in the Kullu valley. The winter skiing festival is organised I the valley.
Rohtang Pass (51km)
The gorgeous gateway to Lahaul Siti, Pangi and Leh valley is set at an altitude of 3979 metres. The highway to Keylong/Leh passes over this pass of about 1km. It opens for vehicular traffic from Jun. to October. The breathing beauty of the mountains flanking the pass, the glaciers and Chandra River flowing down the Lahaul valley leaves a lasting impression on the visitors.
Kullu Distance Guide