Beautiful Hill Stations In India - Kullu

Kullu is a city in Himachal Pradesh province of India. The Kullu Valley was earlier called Kulanthapeeth. Kulanthpeeth literally means the end of the habitable world. Kullu valley has been the valley of gods in India. 

Kullu is a beautiful tourist destination situated in Himachal Pradesh. For years, its beauty and greenery has drawn tourists towards it. Situated on the banks of the Vij River, this place is famous for its colorful Dussehra. There is also a temple of Raghunathji built in the 17th century, which is a major pilgrimage place for Hindus. Popularly known as Silver Valley, this place is famous not only for cultural and religious activities but also for adventure sports.


TOURIST PLACES IN KULLU


RAGHUNATHJI TEMPLE 


This temple was built by Raja Jagat Singh in the 17th century. It is said that he once made a terrible mistake. To make atonement for that mistake, he built this temple. Here Shri Raghunath sits on his chariot. The statue of Raghunath installed in this temple was ordered by King Jagat Singh from Ayodhya. Even today the beauty of this temple is made on seeing it.


BIJLI MAHADEV TEMPLE


This temple, built on a hill, 14 km from Kullu, is the main religious place here. To reach the temple one has to climb hard. The main attraction here is 100 m. There is a long flag (stick). Seeing it, it sounds like it is penetrating the sun. It is said about this flag (stick) that the lightning strikes in it is a blessing from God. Lightning falls on this flag almost every year. Sometimes the lightning also falls on the Shivalinga inside the temple, causing the Shivalinga to collapse. The priest joins the Khilding Shivalinga with butter from which the Shivalinga becomes normal again. Beautiful view of Kullu and Parvati valley can be seen from this temple.


KULLU DUSSEHRA


Dussehra of Kullu is famous all over the country. Its specialty is that when Dussehra ends in the whole country then it starts here. Like the rest of the country, Dussehra is not celebrated here by burning effigies of Ravana, Meghnath and Kumbhakarna. This seven-day festival is a symbol of the culture and religious faith of the people of Himachal. Rath Yatra of Lord Raghunath ji is carried out during the festival. People here believe that around 1000 deities come on earth and participate in it on this occasion.



WATER AND ADVENTURE SPORTS 



There are many places in the Kullu Valley where fishing can be enjoyed. Pirdi, Raison, Kasol Nagar and Jia are prominent among these places. Along with this, water rafting can be enjoyed in the river Beas. Apart from all this, tracking can also be done here.

NAGGAR 


This place has been the capital of Kullu for about 1400 years. The stone and wooden palace palace built in the 16th century has been converted into a hotel today. These hotels are operated by Himachal Tourism Corporation. Here is a picture gallery of the Russian painter Nicholas Roerich. Apart from all this, there are ancient temples of Vishnu, Tripura Sundari and Lord Krishna.


JAGATSUKH 



Jagatsukh is the oldest capital of Kullu. It is situated between Nagar and Manali on the left side of Vij River. There are two ancient temples here. The first is the small Gaurishankar temple and the second is the temple of Sandhya Devi.


DEVA DIBBA  


2953 m from the sea Situated at a height of, this place is also known as Indralika. It is said that Maharishi Vasistha advised Arjuna to do penance to get Pashupati Astra. It was here that Arjuna meditated to get this weapon from Indra.



BANJAR   


Here is the famous temple of Shringa Rishi. In the memory of this sage, an festival is organized here every year in the month of May. PWD rest house is available for stay. At some distance, Jalori is nearby, which is just 19 km from Banjar, which is also covered with snow sheet in summer. From here there is a lake called Duri Per Seolcer, surrounded by a lush green forest of pine trees, which is beautiful and flows a river, which is named Teerthan River.


MANIKARAN  



This place is 43 km from Kullu. This place is famous for hot spring. Thousands of people take a dip in this holy hot water. The water here is so hot that lentils and vegetables can be cooked in it. It is a famous religious place of Hindus and Sikhs. There is an ancient temple of Ramchandra and Shivji along with the gurudwara.

HOW TO REACH

BY AIR
The nearest airport is 10 km from Bhuntar Kullu. There are regular flights to Delhi from here. Bus and taxis are available from Bhuntar to Kullu Valley.

BY TRAIN
The nearest railheads are Kalka, Chandigarh and Pathankot from where the Kullu road can be reached.

BY ROAD
Kullu is connected by road to Himachal and other parts of the country including Delhi, Ambala, Chandigarh, Shimla, Dehradun, Pathankot, Dharamshala and Dalhousie. Buses ply regularly from these places to Kullu.






            





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