Top Things To  Do In Kullu

Top Things to do in Kullu

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1. Rafting in Kullu Manali

Rafting in Kullu Manali
Must visit 4.2 /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. Bijli Mahadev Temple Trek

Bijli Mahadev Temple Trek
Must visit 4.3 /5

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

Located at an altitude of 2,460 m at a hilltop in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, across the Beas River, Bijli Mahadev Temple is one of the ancient and sacred temples in India. Bijli Mahadev has to be reached by a trek through a 3 km long path covered with pine trees. People who are religious and adventurous usually prefer to trek from Kullu while enjoying the pleasant weather.

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

The oldest temple in the valley is a place of much festivity and color around and during Dussera and even otherwise assumes much religious importance amongst the locals.

4. Great Himalayan National Park

Great Himalayan National Park
Must visit 4.2 /5

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

Great Himalayan National Park located Kullu region of Himachal Pradesh, is home to more than 375 species of fauna, 31 species of mammals and 181 species of birds. The Great Himalayan National Park received the status of a national park in 1999. This beautiful location of the national park becomes all the more attractive due to the Deodar and Oak trees.

5. Pandoh Dam

Pandoh Dam
Must visit 3.6 /5

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

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.

6. Naggar

Naggar
3.2 /5

18 km
from city center
6 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.

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7. Shopping in Kullu

Shopping in Kullu
3.0 /5

0 km
from city center
7 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.

8. Bhrigu Lake

Bhrigu Lake
3.9 /5

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

A blazing blue Brighu Lake sits snug between two high-altitude ridges towards the east of Rohtang Pass. One of the many glacial lakes in Kullu Valley, this lake makes for a perfect weekend trek and is also well- suited for families. The remarkable thing about this trek is that one can reach an impressive altitude of 14,000 feet and experience snow over the second day of trekking! To add to that, the camping grounds at Rola Kholi and Pandu Ropa offer dream-like views to wake up to.

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9. Friendship Peak

Friendship Peak
Must visit 4.0 /5

0 km
from city center
9 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 in Himachal Pradesh is a trekker's heaven.

10. Chandrakhani Pass

Chandrakhani Pass
Must visit 4.2 /5

18 km
from city center
10 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.

11. Parvati Valley Trek

Parvati Valley Trek
Must visit 4.2 /5

0 km
from city center
11 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.

12. Bhuntar

Bhuntar
3.2 /5

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

What is generally overlooked as a town of utility only, with an airport and the last ATM before you travel to higher altitudes, is a town where one can have a calm, simple and almost idle break from the popular Himachal hill stations and their tourist rush.

13. Manikaran

Manikaran
Must visit 3.5 /5

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

Manikaran is a small town situated between rivers Parvati and Bears, 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.

14. Malana

Malana
3.7 /5

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

If you are up to some adventure, sightseeing and understand 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. As you drive from Kasol to Malana, you will find an endpoint to the road. This endpoint is the spot from where the trek to Malana village begins. Trek 2 km uphill to reach the village of taboos. On your way, you will find the enchanting beauty river and valley blowing your mind.

15. Trekking in Kullu

Trekking in Kullu
3.2 /5

1 km
from city center
15 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.

16. Hanogi Mata Temple

Hanogi Mata Temple
3.2 /5

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

Like any other sacred shrine or temple in the area, this one too finds itself a picture perfect backdrop. Watching over valleys from the top of a hill, the temple dedicated to Hindu Goddess Mata Hanogi, has a stream running down below, creating the perfect scenery for a religious and sacred structure.

17. Khirganga National Park

Khirganga National Park

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

Established very recently in 2010, Khirganga National Park is located in Kullu and is known to be one of the most beautiful national parks in the country. Blessed with a scintillating landscape, glossy green hills, dense green shrubberies, tall towering trees and rusty old rest houses, the national park is nothing but a pure visual delight and visiting it is definitely an experience in itself.

18. Shringi Rishi Temple

Shringi Rishi Temple
3.2 /5

42 km
from city center
18 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.

19. Jagannathi Devi Temple

Jagannathi Devi Temple
3.2 /5

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

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.

20. Pin Bhaba Pass Trek

Pin Bhaba Pass Trek
3.5 /5

97 km
from city center
20 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. Located at an elevation of 4865 metres, Bhabha Pass acts as a bridge between the valley of Kinnaur and Spiti. Starting from the less explored village of Kafnu, the treck keeps you engaged with dramatic changes in the landscapes at every turn. Your journey will begin in the abundant greenery and will end in the barren lands of Spiti.

21. Paragliding

Paragliding

21 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 and this one is going to be one of the topmost experiences of your life. You get to fly like a bird atop the mighty Himalayas and enjoy a bird's eye view of the gorgeous valley.

22. Inderkilla National Park

Inderkilla National Park

22 out of 28
places to visit in Kullu

Established in 2010, Inderkilla is a newly made National Park in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh. Sprawling over a vast area of 104 sq. km, the national park is home to several species of domestic and foreign flora and fauna and boasts of a flourishing rich wildlife. Considered to be one of the least explored national parks in India, the park also has a narrow trail passing through the heart of it which you can cover to spot animals and plants in their natural habitat.

23. Fishing in Kullu

Fishing in Kullu
3.2 /5

2 km
from city center
23 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.

24. Camping

Camping

24 out of 28
places to visit in Kullu

Camping is one experience which is especially sought after at the hills. And 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 which you can take part in for a better experience.

25. Gauri Shankar Temple

Gauri Shankar Temple

18 km
from city center
25 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.

26. Dechen Choekhor Mahavira Monastery

Dechen Choekhor Mahavira Monastery

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

Established in the early 21st century, Dechen Choekhor Mahavira Monastery in Sarabai Village is considered to be the holiest Buddhist spot in the state of 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.

27. Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery

Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery

6,053 km
from city center
27 out of 28
places to visit in Kullu

Also known as the Kais Monastery, the Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery in Kullu’s Kais Village on the banks of Beas River was established in 2005. It was inaugurated by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. 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.

28. Prashar Lake

Prashar Lake

23 km
from city center
28 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.

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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
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