The Valley of Shawls, Apples and Gods.
|State||: Himachal Pradesh|
|Type of Tourism||: Hill Station Tourism, Pilgrimage Tourism|
|Places Around Kullu||: Manikaran, Naggar, Shoja|
|Area||: 5503 square kilometers|
|Population||: 381,571 (as per 2001 census)|
|Altitude||: 1220 meters|
|Languages spoken||: Pahari, Hindi and English.|
|Adventure sports if any||: Angling and Fishing, Rafting, Camping and Paragliding.|
|What to buy||: Shawls, Handicrafts, Fruits|
Are you stifled with the hustle and bustle of city life and want to unwind amidst the core of nature? There is a place that can make your dreams of such a destination come true. Yes, it is Kullu- popularly known as ‘The Valley of Gods’!!!!
Located in the beautiful Kullu valley of Himachal Pradesh, Kullu derives its present status from its erstwhile name of Kul-anti-peetha, meaning ‘the end of the habitable world’. It is beautifully spread on both the sides of River Beas. Running North to South, the main river valley is only 80 km. long and 2 km. at its broadest, yet a fairly wide area is open to the visitors to enjoy the spectacle of a variegated mountain scenery. A cluster of beautiful valleys, Kullu presents an enjoyable tourist spot where one can feel the rejuvenating warmth of Mother Nature. The dappled mountains with rich Deodar fringing, meandering streams and twisting rivulets spell magic in every nook and corner of this picturesque hill station
Kullu is the district headquarters of the state and even boasts of bearing reference in the great Epics of Ramayana, Mahabhatrata and the Vishnu Purana. A cluster of beautiful valleys, Kullu presents an enjoyable tourist spot where one can feel the rejuvenating warmth of Mother Nature. It is also a cherished hotspot for the enthusiasts of trekking, para-gliding, mountaineering and river-rafting. Besides these, Kullu also plays host to some of the most exquisitely carved temples and museums along with vibrant festivals and a rich and amicable culture.