Kullu also known as 'Valley of Gods' has numerous temples. Kullu valley offers a scenic charm of peaceful wooded glades and rivers through the rocks. The Dashehra of Kullu is world famous. The ancient Hindus regarded Kullu as the farthest limit of human habitation 'Kulantapitha' and its original name finds mention in the epics, The Ramayana and Mahabharta as well as the Vishnu Purana. Kullu. Running North to South, the main river valley is only 80 km. long and 2 km. at its broadest, yet a wide area is open to the visitors to enjoy the spectacle of variegated mountain scenery.
Kullu lies on the bank of River Beas. A major tributary Sar-vari, (derived from "Shiv -Baardi") leads to the less explored and steeper Lug-valley on the west.
Tourist attractions in Kullu
We recommend following Popular Sightseeing spots in Kullu:
Bijli Mahadev Temple : ( 2,460 metres ) 11 km. This is one of the most striking temple in Kullu, where 20 metre tall image is supposed to attract special blessings from the skies in the shape of lightning.
Bajeshwar Mahadev Temple : ( bajaura ) 15 km.This pyramidical temple belonging to the 8th century A.D. is embellished with wonderful carvings in stone and sculpture in the Shikhara style.
Jagan Nath Temple : 3 km., a stiff climb leads one to the shrine from where one gets a panoramic view of Kullu town.
Malana : ( 2,652 metres ) 28 km. up to Naggar by bus and then 20 km. on foot. The tiny village of Malana lies a little ahead of the 'Chanderkhani Pass' famous for the temple of 'Jamlu'. It is also famous for trekking.
Manikaran : ( 1,700 metres ) 45 km. According to legend, Manikaran is also associated with Lord Shiva and his divine consort, Parbati, who lost and recovered her ear rings here. This place is famous for hot water springs. Vegetables etc. can be boiled in it.
Kasol : ( 1,640 metres ) 42 km. Kasol is charmingly located in an open space which slopes down to a broad expanse of clear white sand at the edge of the river. It is situated on the bank of Parbati river in the Parbati valley.
Katrain : ( 1,463 metres ) 20 km. This place is situated on the way to Manali
Naggar : ( 1,760 metres ) 25 km. Naggar was the capital of the Kullu Rajas for about 1,400 years.
Mahadev temple is situated about 200 m from the village in a plain between the main road and the Beas river.
Kaishdhar : ( 2,300 metres ) 16 km. A delightful spot for a quiet holiday where one can commune with nature.
Raghunath Ji Temple : 1 km. Raghunathji is the principal deity of the Kullu valley.