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 travelers, connoisseurs, photographers, filmmakers and honeymooners around the year. As a gateway to the popular destination of Manali, it is a cool escapade for tired souls.
Founded as the 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 simple people that can be seen during a variety of festivals celebrated in the valley.
Situated at an altitude of 1230 meters, Kullu is a nature lover's paradise. Tourists coming to Kullu and Manali can indulge in a lot of adventure sports activities like river rafting, trekking, mountaineering, etc. Set in the lap of nature, the picturesque landscape of this small town is mesmerizing. Kullu also has few important temples like the Raghunath Temple and Jagannathi Devi Temple. Apart from temples, the Pandoh Dam and Chandrakhani Pass are also must-visits in this region. Kullu is also used as the base town to reachÊManikaran, Kasol, Malana, Bhunter, and Rohtang Pass too.
In October, the quiet town comes to life when the week-long Kullu Dussehra festival is held. A congregation of Devtas - village deities carried on palanquins grace the occasion to celebrate the victory of good over evil.