Kullu : A Divine Valley
The small size of the hill station of Kullu gives the lie to the adventures that you can indulge in. It is certainly scenic. However, unlike the serenity of Manali that lies close by, Kullu is a fairly boisterous city. The main source of this bustle lies in the thriving bazaar. You can get nearly everything at the bazaar. Kullu is often called the valley of the gods and it is easy to see why. It is a highly delightful place with all sorts of enjoyable activities to enjoy. You can start with the amazing valley of Kullu through which the River Beas flows. The sight of the river flowing rapidly as the beautiful valley stretches its arms on both sides is charming and entrancing at the same time. The vistas offered by Kullu are great and breathtaking.
How to Get There
By Air :
The nearest airport is located at Bhuntar, about 10 km from Kullu. It is connected by Air from Delhi and Chandigarh.
By Rail :
Railway stations close to Kullu are Jogindernagar: 125 km Pathankot: 285 km, Shimla: 270 km, Chandigarh (267) and Kalka.
By Road :
Kullu is well connected by roads with Chandigarh, Delhi, Dehradun, Pathankot, Dharamshala, Dalhousie, Shimla.
The Great Himalayan National Park
On the bank of the River Parvati, you will find Manikaran. The steam emanating from the hot sulphur springs compete with the devotional songs rising from the numerous temples in the area. The place is a religious center for both Hindus and Sikhs. The hot springs are prefect for soothing your tired bones. Pilgrims, especially Hindus, are known to consider the waters to be holy. It is believed that the waters of these springs hold special curative properties as well. A fun fact is that some of these springs are so hot that you can cook in them. There are a few places near this holy place that you should check out. A good trekking challenge can be found at Ulga which offers some great sights as well. Khirganga has some nice hot springs waiting for you to take a dip. Prepare to get enthralled by a colorful sight of blossoming flowers at Chandrakhani Pass if you visit at the right season. For an incredible panoramic view of the Khullu valley you can head to Shoja. The sight of the snowy mountains contrasted with the lush green forests and meadows is something to experience.
Bajeshwar Mahadev Temple