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1. Rafting in Kullu Manali

Rafting in Kullu Manali
Must visit 4.5 /5

4 km
from city center
1 out of 28
places to visit in Kullu

River Rafting in Kullu Manali is done along the River Beas and is considered ideal for expert rafters as well as beginners. The section of rafting starts from a small district called Pirdi and it flows through various locations like Bajaura, Sarabai, Bhuntar, Shamshi, Mohal, Raisol and Katrain.

2. Great Himalayan National Park

Great Himalayan National Park
Must visit 4.4 /5

58 km
from city center
2 out of 28
places to visit in Kullu

Great Himalayan National Park located Kullu region is home to more than 375 species of fauna, 31 species of mammals and 181 species of birds. You need to obtain a permit to visit the park. There are different levels of trekking that can be done inside GHNP.

3. Raghunath Temple, Kullu

Raghunath Temple, Kullu
Must visit 4.2 /5

1 km
from city center
3 out of 28
places to visit in Kullu

Raghunath Temple is one of the most famous places to visit in Kullu, dedicated to Lord Raghunath, the chief deity of the valley. The idol of Lord Raghunath placed here is said to be the same as the one used by Lord Ram. The view from the temple is also stunning.

4. Bijli Mahadev Temple

Bijli Mahadev Temple
Must visit 4.3 /5

11 km
from city center
4 out of 28
places to visit in Kullu

Located at an altitude of 2,460 m at a hilltop in Kullu, Bijli Mahadev Temple is one of the ancient and sacred temples in India. It is said that the temple houses a Shiva Linga which was broken into pieces by lightning, that was brought back together and bounded by a temple priest using butter. Bijli Mahadev has to be reached by a trek through a 3 km long path covered with pine trees.

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5. Friendship Peak

Friendship Peak
Must visit 4.0 /5

0 km
from city center
5 out of 28
places to visit in Kullu

One of the trekkable summits in the Indian Himalayan region, the Friendship Peak looming at an elevation of 5,289 meters in the Pir Panjal range is a trekker's heaven. The Friendship Peak trek passes through the beautiful Solang Valley. From the summit, you can view the Pir Panjal range.

6. Bhrigu Lake

Bhrigu Lake
4.2 /5

39 km
from city center
6 out of 28
places to visit in Kullu

Bhrigu Lake is a high altitude lake located in the district of Kullu about 40 kilometres away from Manali. The route to the lake passes through mesmerising meadows. Not many tourists know about the beautiful Bhrigu Lake Meadows that can be compared with the alpine meadows found at high altitude locations like Switzerland.

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7. Manikaran

Manikaran
Must visit 3.9 /5

24 km
from city center
7 out of 28
places to visit in Kullu

Manikaran is a small town situated between rivers Parvati and Beas, famous for its hot water springs and beautiful landscapes. The town has many temples and a gurudwara, making it a significant pilgrimage centre for Hindus and Sikhs alike.

8. Shopping in Kullu

Shopping in Kullu
4.0 /5

0 km
from city center
8 out of 28
places to visit in Kullu

One can shop for shawls, caps, jewellery, Thangka paintings, and a number of Tibetan souvenirs at the Tibetan Market. For more of traditional jewellery head to the Sultanpur Market. Other than these you will find a number of simple markets in and around tourist spots and temples.

9. Naggar

Naggar
3.9 /5

18 km
from city center
9 out of 28
places to visit in Kullu

Naggar is an unexplored and modest town in the Kullu district, which will give you all the time to leisurely walk around, rest and rejuvenate amongst mountains, valleys, lush greenery and the River Beas flowing in much proximity.

10. Parvati Valley Trek

Parvati Valley Trek
Must visit 3.9 /5

0 km
from city center
10 out of 28
places to visit in Kullu

Regarded as one of the most challenging treks in the northern Himalayan region, Parvati Valley Trek is a four-day trek. The stunning valley is famous for backpacker hangouts, and adventure activities.

11. Chandrakhani Pass

Chandrakhani Pass
Must visit 4.2 /5

18 km
from city center
11 out of 28
places to visit in Kullu

At a flattering height of 3600 meters, nestled in the Parvati Valley, the Chandrakhani pass is a favorite for those who seek natural beauty as well as those in search of adventure with mountains and valleys in the backdrop.

12. Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery

Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery

8 km
from city center
12 out of 28
places to visit in Kullu

Also known as the Kais Monastery, the Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery is located in Kullu’s Kais Village. Set amidst the grandeur of mountains at the top of 50 stairs, the monastery is home to Tibetan Monks and is known for its propagation of the Buddha Dharma.

13. Hanogi Mata Temple

Hanogi Mata Temple
3.9 /5

30 km
from city center
13 out of 28
places to visit in Kullu

Hanogi Mata Temple is a tiny little mandir, perched on top of a small hill. Like any other sacred shrine or temple in the Kullu Manali area, the Hanogi Mata Temple also finds itself a picture-perfect backdrop. The site is ideal for the sunset views.

14. Prashar Lake

Prashar Lake

23 km
from city center
14 out of 28
places to visit in Kullu

One of the most offbeat places in Himachal Pradesh, Prashar Lake is a crystal clear water body situated about 50 km north of Mandi, with a three-storied pagoda-like temple dedicated to the sage Prashar. The lake is located at the height of 2730 m above sea level with deep blue waters and holds a saintly position there.

15. Gauri Shankar Temple

Gauri Shankar Temple

18 km
from city center
15 out of 28
places to visit in Kullu

Situated below the Naggar Castle, Gauri Shankar Temple in Naggar Village, Kullu is dedicated to Lord Shiva and dates back to the 12th century AD. Featuring the Shikhara-style architecture, the temple resembles mountain peaks due to its dome-shaped top and square-shaped bottom and has a nine-storey Shikhara.

16. Trekking in Kullu

Trekking in Kullu
3.2 /5

1 km
from city center
16 out of 28
places to visit in Kullu

Kullu is a popular destination for those in search of a trek through mountains, valleys, streams and more. The treks here are usually at a high altitude, cover various terrains, some welcoming and some not so much , as well as some unexplored landscapes and sacred temples.

17. Pandoh Dam

Pandoh Dam
3.6 /5

32 km
from city center
17 out of 28
places to visit in Kullu

The Pandoh Dam is an embankment dam on the Beas River in Mandi district. This man-made marvel stands out from much of nature's picture-perfect valleys and hills around it, with a rather spectacular and grand experience to offer to its viewer.

18. Bhuntar

Bhuntar
3.8 /5

10 km
from city center
18 out of 28
places to visit in Kullu

Bhuntar is a part of the Kullu district and it is typically used as a getaway to the towns of Kullu, Manali, Kasol and Manikaran. It has a quaint serenity to it and is considerable away from the maddening tourist crowds of the more famous places in Himachal Pradesh.

19. Dechen Choekhor Mahavira Monastery

Dechen Choekhor Mahavira Monastery

11 km
from city center
19 out of 28
places to visit in Kullu

Dechen Choekhor Mahavira Monastery in Sarabai Village is considered to be the holiest Buddhist spot in Himachal Pradesh owing to its association with the Drukpa Kargyu Lineage. A structure representative of Indo-Tibetan art, the colourful monastery is known for its serene and positive vibes and overlooks the breathtaking Beas Valley.

20. Malana

Malana
3.7 /5

18 km
from city center
20 out of 28
places to visit in Kullu

If you are up to some adventure, sightseeing and understanding the traditions of the local inhabitants, a visit to this small village is a blessing in disguise. If visiting Kasol you need to get involved in a trekking expedition to Malana. Malana village is almost 21 km from Kasol.

21. Khirganga National Park

Khirganga National Park

53 km
from city center
21 out of 28
places to visit in Kullu

Khirganga National Park is one of the most beautiful national parks in the country. It is blessed with a scintillating landscape, glossy green hills, dense green shrubberies, tall towering trees and rusty old rest houses.

22. Shringi Rishi Temple

Shringi Rishi Temple
3.2 /5

42 km
from city center
22 out of 28
places to visit in Kullu

Thousands of pilgrims come here every year to pay homage to Lord Shringa, who is the ruling deity of Banjar valley. The temple houses an idol of Shringa Rishi along with goddess Shanta in the temple. It is at small distance from the town of Kullu.

23. Jagannathi Devi Temple Kullu

Jagannathi Devi Temple Kullu
3.2 /5

2 km
from city center
23 out of 28
places to visit in Kullu

The Jagannathi Devi Temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhuwaneshwari, the sister of Lord Vishnu. The temple is surrounded by an ancient legend of a shepherd boy who caught hold of one of the two girls dancing to the tune of his flute. She then revealed that she was a goddess and decided to settle in that village.

24. Pin Bhaba Pass Trek

Pin Bhaba Pass Trek
3.5 /5

97 km
from city center
24 out of 28
places to visit in Kullu

Pin Bhabha Pass, also known as the sister of Pin Parvati Pass, is one of the most challenging and beautiful treks in the Himalayas. Bhabha Pass acts as a bridge between the valley of Kinnaur and Spiti. The Bhabha river, Tibetan monasteries and camping beside the Chandratal Lake make this trek distinctive.

25. Paragliding in Kullu

Paragliding in Kullu

25 out of 28
places to visit in Kullu

Paragliding is one of the better experiences and one of the most exciting activities that you can try at Kullu. The place is a hot spot for adventure sports.

26. Inderkilla National Park

Inderkilla National Park

26 out of 28
places to visit in Kullu

Inderkilla is a newly made National Park in Kullu that is home to several species of domestic and foreign flora and fauna and boasts of flourishing rich wildlife. The area is covered in dense woods and hilly terrain making it ideal for a trek or a hike.

27. Fishing in Kullu

Fishing in Kullu
3.2 /5

2 km
from city center
27 out of 28
places to visit in Kullu

Trout Fishing is quiet popular in the Kullu Valley. There are a number of spots fro fishing along the river Tirthan, such as Kasol, Naggar, Katrain and Raison.

28. Camping

Camping

28 out of 28
places to visit in Kullu

Kullu provides amazing camping opportunities where you can camp amidst the mountains and (if lucky) you can stargaze at night. You can also enjoy a bonfire and in house games along with amazing food. Some of these also organize rafting and trekking activities.

FAQs on Kullu

Can you suggest an itinerary for Kullu?

Day 1: Arrive at Bhunter airport or Joginder Nagar railway station. Transfer to Kullu by cab. Check in at the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2: Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Start your day with the blessings of Raghunath Ji temple, then trek to Bijli Mahadev temple to see lightning struck Shiva Lingam which was repaired with butter by a priest. Then, head towards Tirthan valley for some adventure. At an hour?s drive from Kullu, you can enjoy various activities such as river crossing, trekking, and sightseeing at Tirthan. Back to hotel. Dinner and stay at the hotel.
Day 3: Check out from the hotel after breakfast. Head to Manali or Kasol in a taxi or a bus or wherever your next destination is. You can also add Manikaran Sahib and the famous sulphur hot springs in Manikaran to your trip.

How can I commute within Kullu?

Taxis are easily available here for local transport. The nearby attractions can be covered on foot as well.
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How much does a package cost for Kullu?

The packages for Kullu start at INR 10999 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What are the top sightseeing places in Kullu?

The top sightseeing places in Kullu are Rafting in Manali, Great Himalayan National Park, Bijli Mahadev Temple, Raghunath Temple, Kullu, Friendship Peak, Pandoh Dam.

What are the top hotels in Kullu?

There are 53 Hotels in Kullu which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Kullu are Blossom 1BR Studio in KulluKullu, Atulya, Sun View, OYO 35923 Impression Inn, Zostel Homes Pah Nala (Kullu/Manali), Zostel Homes Dobhi (Naggar/Kullu/Manali). You can see all the hotels in Kullu here

How far is Kullu from Manali?

Kullu is approximately 70kms from Manali. The easiest and cheapest way to reach Kullu from Manali is via road. Tourists can travel by bus or in their vehicle. It takes around 1 hour 15 minutes to 2 hours (depending on the traffic) to reach Kullu from Manali.

What is Kullu famous for?

Located on the banks of the Beas river, Kullu- a small town in Himachal Pradesh, is famous for its apple orchards, temples, its beautiful landscapes, and deodar and pine forests. Tourists are also welcome to try their local cuisine (Dham) and popular dishes like Madra, Siddu, Babru, Aktori, etc.
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