World famous as “Nature Lover’s Paradise in India”, Kullu will welcome you with open warm arms offering splendid views of the phenomenal hills and valley. Covered with a blanket of pine and deodar trees, Kullu is settled at an altitude of 1230 meters surrounded by clear river streams, amazing climate and verdant greens. Without wasting any time, we want to bring to you’re the best places to visit in Kullu and things you can enjoy here with your friends and family. Stay glued!
Great Himalayan National Park
Situated at a height of 6000 meters and stretched across an area of 754 sq. km., the Great Himalayan National Park came into existence in 1984 and recognized as World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Boasting its four valleys such as Tirthan Valley, Parvati Valley, Sainj Valley and Jiwa Nal Valley, the national park is one of the most beautiful spots of Kullu Valley.
This wild tourist attraction in Kullu is famous for the abundant flora and fauna, its scenic beauty and not-to-forget the 31 species of mammals, 181 species of birds and over 375 species of fauna protected in the national park. Isn’t it surprising? Yet, it’s true! Visit the Great Himalayan National park with your friends or family – relax, unwind and explore wildlife at its best.
Another famous tourist attraction in the heart of Kullu is Raghunath Temple. Engulfed in greenery, it is one of the oldest existing temples in the Kullu Valley. As per belief, it is said that the idol used by Lord Raghunath is the same that is placed inside the religious temple. These surprising facts and the natural beauty around make it one of the famed attractions among tourist and locals.
Constructed on Beas River, Pandoh Bank is considered as an embankment dam lying in Mandi, a district in Himachal Pradesh. What makes it get a place in our list of places to visit in Kullu? It is the man –made lake formed by the water flowing through the dam, oh, that spectacular view! Absorb the beautiful view as the water is released from the dam gates – no less than a treat to your eyes. The most important point – do not miss the rafting experience in the lake’s lower bed.
Bijli Mahadev Temple
The Bijli Mahadev Temple in Kullu is another point of interest in the valley for various reasons. It is said that lightning strikes the massive Shiva idol and along with the surreal landscape around offering beautiful sceneries, the temple is one captivating spot for travelers. As you reach there, locals will tell you another exciting story of how the Shiva idol inside the temple was broken into bits by lightning and later joined by a priest with butter. How would you like reaching this religious spot? Trekking – a good idea? Take the strenuous route of 3 kilometers to the temples crossing the high pine trees.
D not miss the one of the best places to visit in Kullu in one day, the Friendship peak. Despite being there for a day, one should not skip on this famous tourist sport in the area. Friendship Peak is known for the umpteen chances it offers to trekkers and the exceptional scenic views from the high elevation in the Pir Panjal Range, around 5,289 meters. While on trek to the Friendship Peak, you will come across alluring alpine meadows, the pristine Solang Valley, colorful orchards, thick forests and gushing streams. It is an enthralling journey climbing over thick bed of snow across on the steep altitude and walking past narrow ridges and glaciers.
Let us talk about the significant pilgrimage site for Hindus and Sikhs in the Kullu Valley. Situated on the Parvati Valley, one of the four valleys in the area, Manikaran is known for its splendid surroundings, hot springs and religious points of interest that attracts both tourists and devotees. As per Sikh belief, it was here that Guru Nanak Ji rendered multiple miracles whereas Hindus have this belief that Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva resided at tis spot for more than 1100 years. Its mention by Giani Sian Sikh in the ‘Twelfth Guru Khalsa’ makes it a significant pilgrimage for Sikh disciples.
Located on the banks of Beas River, the CVhandrakhani Pass is a must-visit spot for adventure and nature lovers. You will soak in the mystifying scenic beauty, the crystal gushing waters, evergreen forests and fertile fields. Settled at an altitude of 3600 meters, Chandrakhani Pass can be one of the most romantic places in Kullu if you are there with your partner. The high mountains, verdant greenery and the backdrop of valleys will take you into some heavenly world you won’t want to leave.
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