Other Attractions: Trekking
, Mountaineering, Fishing.
About Kullu Manali
Nestling in the foothills of Himalayas Kullu/Manali lies in the state of
Himachal Pradesh in the northern part of India.
Kullu also known as the Valley of Gods is the most ambrosial region in the
. Located along the banks of the river Beas, Kullu, is the
originating place for a number of treks. The ravishing valley spreads out
its charm over an area of 80kms. Mossy prairie enclosed by the impetuous
streams and winding lanes makes the region a reasonably extended an idle
place for the tourists, the trekkers and the mountaineers.
Kullu is located at an height of 1,219m, observes a pleasant and cool
climate, making it a tourist spot all the year round.
Bijli Mahadev Shrine
At the altitude of 2460m and at a distance of 10km from Kullu the temple is
most prestigious in the town. The terrain is rough and rugged but definitely
a treat for the treakers.
Camping Sight Raison 1433 m
At a distance of 16kms. from Kulu, it is a ultimate place for overnight
stay at holding youth camps.
Katrain 1463 m
The central and the widest part of the valley, Katrain is 20kms. from Kulu
, apple orchards add fascination and popularity to the place.
Naggar 1760 m
The place is dedicated to the famous temples of Vishnu, Lord Krishana and
Tripura Sundari. It was the capital of preceding Kulu State for about 1400
years. It is also famous for Roerich art gallery containing the paintings
and sculptures. The Place can easily be accessed by Cars and jeeps.
Manali an extravagant pageant of natural scenery is one of the primarily
places of snow capped mountains. Manali is located on the National Highway
leading to Leh at a distance of 40km from Kulu. The landscape here is breath
taking. It is an exciting place for an adventure holiday, a favorite resort
for trekkers to Lahaul, Kinnaur, Leh and Zanskar regions in Kashmir valley.
It is known as the Switzerland of India.
Hadimba Temple: Dhoongri Temple is dedicated to goddess Hadimba have
modeled mythical figures and symbols on its four-tiered Pagoda shaped roof
and door. This temple located amidst wooden forest of deodar is about 2.5
kms. from the tourist office.
is 3 kms. from the main market of Manali is known as the creator of human
race on the earth.
2 kms. from the town, club house has indoor games facilities which has been
located on the left bank of Manalsu Nallah.
The 3 newly constructed kaleidoscopic monasteries are also the shopping hub
for the visitors where they can buy carpets and other Tibetan handicrafts.
Other Places of Interest
Raghunathji Temple (1 km) ,Vaishno Devi Temple (4 km) ,Jagannath Temple (3
km) ,Bijli Mahadev Shrine (13 km). are some of the famous temples in the
Institute of Mountaineering & Allied Sports, Manali: The Institute
undertakes basic & advance training courses, in trekking,
mountaineering, skiing and water sports. Skiing and trekking equipments
can be hired from here by booking in advance.
The Kulu valley overture capacious opportunities for trout fishing in the
river Beas & its larger tributaries. Licences can be obtained from the
Fisheries officer - Katrain.
- Kulu-Manali, is equipped with best trekking opportunities.
- Raison-Malana-Chandrakhan-Raison (139 kms) - 11 days
- Manali-Bhirug-Rohtang Pass-Manali (55 kms) - 4 days
- Manali-Chhikar-Hamta Pass-Jagatsukh-Manali (55 kms) - 6 days
Bhuntar 10 kms from Kullu and 50 kms from Manali is
the nearest airport. Services of Vayudoot and Jagson and Continental
Airlines connect the region from Delhi.
Chandigarh (397 kms from Kullu and 357 kms from
Manali) is the railhead from Kullu..
Kullu and Manali both the places are on the
National Highway No. 21., regular bus services connect Kullu & Manali to
most of the important places in Himachal Pradesh and the neighbouring