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Kullu Valley

Kullu Valley, Discover the Valley of Gods

Kullu Valley

Kullu Valley : Altitude - 1,279 m (4,196 ft). Delhi to Kullu Distance - 513 km (319 miles). Airport - Bhuntar, 10 km (6 miles) S of Kullu town. Information - HP Tourism, Dhalpur Maidan, (01902) 222 349. Festival - Kullu Dussehra (Sep/Oct).

The majestic Kullu Valley is located in central Himachal Pradesh. Kullu is surrounded by the Pir Panjal Range to the north, the Parvati Range to the east, and the Barabhangal Range to the west. The Valley is watered by the Beas river and has long been known as a place of human habitation. In ancient Sanskrit texts Kullu is referred to as Kulantapith, or "end of the habitable world". An appropriate description when one compares the lush fields and apple orchards of this 80 km (50 mile) long valley with the barren region of Lahaul, which is separated from it by the Pir Panjal Range. Locally Kullu Valley is also known as "Dev Bhoomi" or "Valley of the Gods". Its high mountain peaks are the gathering place for around 250-300 gods from different temples in the region, who gather here for the famous Kullu Dussehra festival.

Kullu Valley Attractions

Kullu Valley remained intact as by its gentle beauty, beautiful mountain vistas and the friendly people, unlike other British built hill stations in the Himalayas. The men of Kullu use to wear the special Kullu topi, a comfortable woolen cap with a colorful pattern flap. The women make thick Kullu shawls with striking geometric designs on their borders. Kullu handloom is now a flourishing local industry, a few visitors can resist buying these attractive products. The beautiful village houses are equally attractive, their slate roofs rising above green meadows.

Kullu is the district headquarters and the largest town in the valley. It is located on the right bank of the River Beas. The town's main attraction is the 17th-century Raghunath Temple, dedicated to Lord Rama and Sita, whose richly dressed images lead the yatra at the Dussehra festival. Akhara Bazaar is also worth exploring located at the northern end of the town which is very famous for its handicrafts shops, selling shawls and traditional silver jewellery. At the southern end of town is the large open ground, known as the Dhalpur Maidan. The famous Festival of Kullu Dussehra takes place at this ground.

Places to visit in Kullu Valley

Amazing white roaring rivers, pretty mountain villages, terraced fields, beautiful orchards thick pine forests and snow-flecked ridges, Kullu Valley is most idyllic destination in Himachal Pradesh. The valley extends 80km, from steep and narrow Larji Gorge, near Mandi, to the foot of the Rohtang Pass - gateway to Lahaul and Ladakh.

Delhi to Kullu Flight

Bhuntar has the main airport for the Kullu Valley. There are daily flights from Delhi to Kulu run by AirIndia. You can find more details and suitable flights here. There are a handful of hotels catering to airline passengers.

Kullu Manali Airport Bhuntar

Kullu Manali Airport
Address : Airports Authority of India Kullu Manali Airport,
Bhuntar,
Himachal Pradesh - 175125
India.
Tel : +91-1902-265052
Fax : +91-1902-265052
Email : pgo_kullumanali@aai.aero

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