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City: Kullu State: Himachal Pradesh Country: India
Kullu Valley, also known as the "Valley of Gods", is well known for the seven day festival of Dushera a celebration of the mythical Lord Rama's victory over the evil king Ravana. The festival takes place in the months of October or November depending upon the Hindu calendar.Located in the beautiful Kullu valley, Kullu is set amongst the backdrop of the Himalayas. Famous for its temples it attracts thousands of tourists and is also known for handicrafts. Spreading out its charm on either side of river Beas, it runs north to south and is 80kms. It is an ideal place for all those who wish to escape the heat and dust of the plains and inhale some exhilarating air. Just relax and enjoy the spectacle of the dappled mountainous beauty. Kullu was earlier known as Kulanthapitha, which means the end of the habitable world. It was called so because beyond the valley rose the Great Himalayas and the gurgling river Beas. The Kullu Valley has plentiful places for trout fishing. These include Katrain, Raison, Kasol and Naggar. Along the river Tirthan near Larji in the Sainj valley and in the Hurlakhund are also good locations for fishing. River Beas offers excellent opportunities for white water rafting.
Climate | When to Visit
The high season is from mid-April to the end of June. The second high season is from mid-September to mid-November, which is actually a better time to go to Kullu.
Visit during: March to September
Directions | How to Reach
By Air: The nearest airport is Bhuntar Airport, which is 10km from Kullu and is near Bhuntar bus stand. Flights can be boarded from Delhi, Chandigarh and Shimla.By Rail: Joginder Nagar station which is 120km is the closest railhead. Kiratpur is another railway station 200km far on the Kullu-Chandigarh highway. By Road: Kullu has a good bus service to and from Shimla, Delhi, Chandigarh,Mandi, Manali, Manikaran, Naggar, Bajura, and Dharamshala.