Travel to Kullu hill station in Himalayas

Posted On June 14, 2007

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Kullu drives its name from “KALUT” which was a tribe in the upper valley of River Beas, as mentioned by Barahmir in Barihat Sahinta. Kullu and Manali are Himachal’s most popular tourist valley destinations. Located on the banks of the river Beas, Kullu is also known as the ‘Valley Of Gods’ as it is the official home of the presiding Deity of the area, LORD RAGHUNATHJI.Kullu also mirrors the art and culture of Himachal Pradesh. Dance Festivals and Painting Expositions are a part of the town’s fixtures. BHUNTAR is a Gateway of District Kullu, situated at the Sangam of ‘BEAS & PARVATI RIVERS’ and is connected by Road and Air. The Kullu-Manali Airport is also situated at Bhuntar. While planning your holidays, instead of rushing directly to Manali, spend at least 2 nights & 3 days at Bhuntar & Kullu, to enjoy its rich art and cultural heritage, lush green deep meadows, dazzling rivers, white capped snowy peaks and high mountains.Places Of Interest:
Raghunath Temple : This temple was built in 1651 by Raja of Kullu to house the image of Lord Raghunath. During Kullu Dussehra, Raghunathji is the presiding deity of the area.
Bijli Mahadev Temple : 11 kms from Kullu, this is an unusual temple dedicated to lord of lightning, Shiva. A 60 ft staff above the temple attracts divine blessing in the form of lightning and breaks the stone linga in the sanctum.
Bhekli Heights : In the evening Kullu Valley presents itself as a Golden Necklace from this place. There is also a Jagannathi Temple here.
Kasol : 42 kms from Kullu, on the way to Manikaran, it is charmingly situated on an open space which slopes down to a broad expanse of clear white sand at the edge of river Parvati.
Manikaran : 45 kms from Kullu, Manikaran is popular for healing properties of its hot water springs. It is a place of pilgrimage for Hindus and Sikhs and is a good spot for trout fishing.
Khirganga: Situated in the parvati valley at a distance of 22 Km from Manikaran is the place where ‘Kartik ji’ the elder son of Lord Shiva remained in Samadhi for thousand years.

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