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Kullu - Places And Attractions To See

Discussion in 'Himachal Pradesh' started by ChaiNashta, Jul 18, 2015.

  1. ChaiNashta

    ChaiNashta Active Member

    • Manali
    It falls within the jurisdictions of Kullu district and is one of the most popular destinations for couples. Manali's reputation as a backpacking and honeymoon center is irreplaceable. It is set aside by the Beas river and allows sites for skiing in the Solang Valley and sites for trekking in the Parvati Valley. Manali is also the place where the temple dedicated to Manu, still resides. It is also the point for paragliding, rafting and mountaineering in the Pir Panjal mountains. This is also the home to the famous Rohtang Pass at the elevation of 4000 meters.

    • Kullu
    This is the capital town of this district and falls close to the Pir Panjal mountains in the north, Parvati valley to the east and barabhangal range to the west. A lot of sightseeing is maintained by the local people called “paharis” and it has the most roaring rivers, idyllic scenes, woods and forests of Himachal Pradesh. There are pretty mountain villages, orchards and terraced fields. A guided tour all round the valley is a lifetime opportunity for some.

    • Tirthan Valley
    Tirthan valley is one of the most popular trekking and camping grounds. You always get to enjoy the occasional springs and on the route, the Himalays with snow capped tops are visible all the time and the meadows running endlessly complete your endeavor. It falls near the Banjar area of Kullu district. The Tirthan river is the life supporting ecosystem to the villages amidst the greenery.

    • Great Himalayan National Park
    Great Himalayan national park falls in the Sairopa area of Kullu district and known for numerous tourists buses plying throughout the day. You always get to see them in pictures. Jalori Pass and Lambri Pass are the starting and ending point of many trekking sessions provided by private and government operators. It is all about trekking and you can always enjoy the moderate 7.5km long trekking starting from Gusaini bridge. Please save at least 3 days for a comfortable tour.

    • Bijli Mahadev Temple
    It received the Certificate of Excellence in 2015 from TripAdvisor survey. It is one of the most secluded and wonderful locations of religious faith and persona. It is situated on the mountain top and a steep climb up the hill running across the Beas river, take you straight to the temple of Lord Shiva. This is situated in North Chansari Village in Kullu district.

    • Kheer Ganga
    This place is located in Parvati valley and it take just 5-6 hours for a guided tour. You can enjoy the hot water springs and the scenic beauty. This is also one of the most sought destinations for trekking. It is fairly doable considering the facility of vehicles to travel around and you do not have to completely resort to just walking. You can also get past the Parvati Hydro Power project in case you take a long road down the trekking track.

    • Manikaran
    This is a small town in Kullu district that is famous for its hot springs, geysers, natural flora and fauna and parks. It is directly situated on the bank of the Parvati river and is an ideal spot for camping and trekking during the day time. This is also well known for its touch by the Sikhs who built there a fine Gurudwara. You can have the tastiest vegetarian food from their langhar and enjoy the serenity for a while. The hot water baths are medically recommended for its mineral rich content that has healing powers for many skin ailments.

    • Hanogi Mata Temple
    This serves as one of the mandatory stoppage by all buses and other tour vehicles that take the blessings of the almighty before getting into the snow capped tracks. It is considered sacred by the localities and a very serene and calm place to spend some time. People come from far off places in Himachal Pradesh to visit this shrine of the goddess, and it is always populated with passing by travelers any time of the day.

    • Vaishno Devi Temple
    A nice architectural effort by ancient craftsmen that depicts the poweress of goddess Durga. It is embarked with roaring lions on the front gate. This is also one of the mandatory stops by passing vehicles, tourist buses and travelers, who come to take blessings for their safe journey. The temple is really beautiful and artistic. This complex is built with separate floors just like a vertically rising building and has statues of many gods and goddesses. It looks so realistic that sometimes this vertically rising structure is misunderstood as accessible floors without lifts by foreigners.

    • Chandrakhani Pass
    This pass falls on the east of Katrain in Kullu district and offers landless views of sunrise and sunset on the horizon. You are at the top of the mountains and everything feels like in the skies. You can find local guides and organizations that provide guided tours of this vastness. Once you get there, do not forget to capture the fabulous views from the top of the mountains overlooking the deep valleys between the mountain floors.

    • Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara
    It is one of the religious sites constructed by Sikhs in the memory of their first guru, Sri Guru Nanak. You can stay here and enjoy the langhar vegetarian food 24x7, built within completely neat and clean kitchen, even comparable to that of 5 star hotels. The serenity and religious aura are touching with prayers and chants at every corner. It fills the air with holiness. This is the same Gurudwara mentioned by the side of the Parvati river. This site is very famous for miracles performed by hot springs and has a great legend behind it.

    • Bhekli Temple
    This is also known as the Jagannathi Temple and offers religious people an abode of tranquility and peace of mind. It is located amidst mountains from all the sides and is at an elevation of 1800 meters from the sea level. It is considered a sacred spot of goddess Adi Sakti and Bhuvaneswari. They are female deities of Hindu religion and Jagannathi is the name given by the local folks.
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