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Revered for its many village deities as the ‘Land of Gods’ (Devtas), Kullu – spread out on the banks of River Beas is a quiet town that attracts travellers, connoisseurs, photographers, filmmakers and honeymooners round the year. As a gateway to the popular destination of Manali, it is a cool escapade for tired souls. Founded as a capital of Kullu in the year 1660, today the sprawling township serves as the administrative headquarter of the valley district.

The intricate web of valleys, deep forests, gushing streams and rivers, bountiful orchards and the forbidden heights of the Greater Himalayas for a magnificent backdrop, is a sight to behold. Myths and legends enrich the deeply religious beliefs of a simple people that can be seen during a variety of festivals celebrated in the valley.


Hindi, English, Punjabi are spoken and understood by those engaged in tourism. Locals speak Pahari.

Clothing Essentials

Tourists are advised to carry cotton clothing in summer, light woollen in spring and autumn and heavy woollen in winter.



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How to Reach

By Air The Kullu-Manali airport is at Bhuntar, about 10 km from the main town. Flights to and from Delhi and Chandigarh are available.
By Rail From Chandigarh or Kiratpur broad gauge train stations, Kullu has to be reached by a road journey. However, from Pathankot station there is a connecting narrow gauge rail track to Joginder Nagar from where Kullu can only be reached by road.
By Road Kullu is well connected by road. Luxury and ordinary coaches regularly ply between Delhi-Chandigarh-Shimla-Dharamshala and Kullu.


Places to visit Distances from Kullu (Km)
Shoja 68
Malana 43
Manikaran 43
Kasol 39
Jalori Pass
National Park


Nature Park, Babeli
Nature Park, Babeli
Nature Park, Babeli
Eco Park, Gulaba
Eco Park, Jagatsukh
Eco Park, Kasol
Eco Park at Deori
Nature Park Manali


Summer is a good time to visit Kullu for people wishing to escape the scorching heat. To glimpse the valleys unique culture, autumn when the valley celebrates Dussehra is a good time to be around.
For those who enjoy the magic of a snowfall, winter is good time to be in Kullu valley. December to February is generally the chilliest period when chances of witnessing a snowfall are more.
Season Months Temperature
Summer March – June 25°C – 35°C
Monsoon July – September 15°C – 25°C
Winter December – February 5°C – 15°C