Kullu, also knowns as “valley of gods”, has numerous temples. It is located on the bank of the river Beas is the central point of the tourist complex. Kullu valley offers scenic charm of peaceful wooded glades and rivers through the rocks. The Dashehra of Kullu is world famous. The deodar-fringed grassy maidan, Dhalpur, is a stage for many colourful fairs. It is connected by air bus flights from Delhi, Shimla and Chandigarh, Jogindernagar, Shimla and then by road to Kullu. It is connected by road with Delhi(789 km) and linked by National Highway via Ambala (606 km) and Chandigarh (556 km.)
Best Time To Visit
The best months to visit Kullu Manali are March, April, May- June and September-December. The climate is pleasant during these months and you’ll enjoy the holiday experience here.
- Bijli Mahadev Temple: 11 Km Altitude 2460 meters. This is most striking temples in Kullu, where 20 meter tall image is supposed to attract special belessings from the skies in the shapes of lightning.
- Bajeshwar Mahadev Temple (Bajaura): 15 km. This pyramidical temple belonging to the 8th century A.D. is embellished with wonderful varvings in stone and sculptural decorations. The three large images are all of a high orderof sculpture in the Shikhara style. This temple is situated about 200 meters from the village in a plain between the main road and the Beas River.
- Jagannath Temple: 3 Km a stiff climb leads one to the shrine from where one gets a panoramic view of kullu town.
- Ragunathji Temple: 1 km, Ragunathji is the principal deity of the Kullu Valley.
- Vaishno Devi Temple: 4 km., a small cave enshrines an image of goddess Vaishno. Other temples are dedicated to Lord Shiva, Rama and Krishna.
- Kaishdhar: 16 Km from Kullu Altitude 2,300 meters. A delightful spot for a quiet holiday where one can commune with nature.
- Shoja: 13 km from Banjar, located at 2650 meters stitude on the the Kullu side, of the Jaori pPass has marvellous scenic surroundings.
- Malana (2,652 meters): 28km from kullu up to Naggar by road 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. Malana Village is reputed to be the oldest democracy in the world in existence where all the inhabitants of the village take part in managing its affairs. It is also famous for trekking.
- Kasol (1640 meters) 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.
- Manikaran: (1700 meters) This place is famous for hot water springs. Thousands of people take a dip in its hot water. The water is so hot that pulses, rice etc can be boiled in it.
- Raison: 16km from kullu Altitude 1433 meters. It is an ideal site for spending a quite holiday in solitary splendour and for holding youth camps and rallies.
- Khirganga: Khirganga lies 10km from Pulga. It is famous for hot springs.
- Naggar: 25km from Kullu Altitude 1760 meters. It was the capital of the Kullu Rajas fro about 1400 years. It is also kjnown for its castle and the ‘Nicholas Roerich’s museum. On the left bank of the river Beas and about three hundred meters above the river. There are a large number of famous temples in and around Naggar and an excellent place for a longer stay.
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