Kullu – Famous Hill Station
Also spelled Kulu, Kullu is the capital town of the district of Kullu that is located in the north Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.
The place is located in the Kullu Valley on the banks of River Beas, and the Kullu Valley is what lies between the towns of Large and Manali.
The place is at height with an elevation of 1,279 meters, and according to the 2011 census of India, it has a population of total 18,306 people. The official language of this town is Hindi.
Kullu as a hill station is famous for a list of things. This includes temples, beautiful hills, valley, as well as profound scenic beauty. The Kullu Valley is actually enveloped by the Lower and the Greater Himalayan Range, as well as the Pir Panjal—which is a group of mountain ranges in the Inner Himalayan Range.
In the entire Kullu district of the state of Himachal Pradesh, the Kullu Valley is the largest valley. The place boasts of a list of magnificent essence of nature, which are apple orchards, the Deodar forests, Pine forests, as well as the Beas river.
Historically, the town of Kullu was mentioned in many popular Hindu religious books, including the Ramayana as well as the Mahabharata and the Puranas. As of today, the town of Kullu is well connected via roads to the beautiful hill station of Leh in Ladakh.
During winters, the area experiences snowfall and the minimum that the temperature drops to is 4 degrees Celsius, while during the summers, it never exceeds a maximum temperature of 36 degrees Celsius. The Chandigarh airport is the largest nearest airport to this hill station.
Coming to the places of interest for tourists other than the fundamental scenic elements in Kullu, there is a list of other places for sight-seeing. This includes:
- The Raghunath Temple
- The Maha Devi Tirth Temple
- The Shringi Rishi Temple
- The Bijli Mahadev Temple
- The Devta Narsingh
- The Shoja
- The Raison
- The Basheshwar Mahadev Temple
- The Hidimba Temple
- The Naggar
- The Kasol
- The Kais Dhair
The popular Hindu festivals that are celebrated in grand ways here include the festival of Holi, as well as Dusherra.