Kullu Valley Circuit (approx. Time: 4 Days)
Last Updated:08 May 2009
Kullu Valley has been a major draw for travellers from a long time now. And the best way to explore this beautiful valley is to take the Kullu Valley Circuit that starts from Kullu and culminates at Manali. Located on the Western bank of the Beas river, Kullu is one of the oldest principalities of Himachal Pradesh. Kullu Dusshera is a popular festival and is a good time to be in the town. It is also a good time to shop for handicraft items. Raghunath Temple is a major attraction in Kullu. The temple is dedicated to Lord Rama and is the focal point during Kullu Dusshera.
Kullu is 280 km from Chandigarh and 220 km from Shimla.
Kasol, 42 km from Kullu is a charming spot on the bank of the Parvati, the largest tributary of the Beas in Kullu Valley. Kasol is a great place for trekking. Pulga is challenging trek from Kasol as is Khirganga on the trekking route of the Great National Himalayan Park. Khirganga has hot sulphar springs that have therapeutic properties. Manikarn is just three kilometers from Kasol is quite popular for its hot water springs and the holy Sikh shrine there.
The capital of Kullu kings till 1460, Naggar offers panoramic view of the valley. Raja Visudhpal founded the capital city. The main highlight of Naggar is the Castle Fort. This old castle is lovely medieval building built in rough stone around a courtyard with a tiny temple at its centre. The castle is now run as a heritage property by the tourism department of the state. Nicolas Roerich Art Gallery is another important landmark in Naggar. Tripura Sundri Temple is a must visit in Naggar. Naggar is 26 km from Kullu and 12 km from Manali.
Manali is the last destination of the Kullu Valley Circuit. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Himachal Pradesh and a popular haunt for honeymooners. Manali is also a favourite shooting point for many Bollywood movies. The town offers many adventure activities like parasailing, rafting, skiing, heliskiing and trekking. Hadimba Temple is the most popular landmark in Manali that is believed to have been built in 1553. The temple is dedicated to Hadimba Devi. Other popular tourist attractions in Manali include Manu Temple, Tibetan Monastries and Vashistha. Solang Valley is 14 km from Manali.
Popularly known as Kullu - Manali among tourists, Kullu is the
capital of Kullu district in Himachal Pradesh. Manali is a separate
tourist destination altogether, which is quite popular as hone
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