India which is my country is one of most beautiful lands in world. Through this Himalaya Adventure Travel post we will guide you about Kullu Valley. it is 149 kms from Shimla. Kullu Valley is also spell as Kulu Valley sometimes. It is the capital town of the Kullu district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is located on the banks of the Beas River in the Kullu Valley about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) north of the airport at Bhuntar. Kullu valley is one of world famous most beautiful hill-stations. The name Kullu derives from the word “Kulant Peeth”, meaning “end of the habitable world”. Raja Jagat Singh moved the capital in the middle of the 17th century to its present position, and called it Sultanpur.
Himalaya Adventure Travel Kullu Valley History
Himalaya Adventure Travel Kullu Valley is worldwide famous. The name Kullu derives from the word “Kulant Peeth”, meaning “end of the habitable world”. As per legends, during the Great Flood, Manu visited this valley, but was unable to cross the Rohtang pass. He named the last settlement he found as Kulant Peeth, and chose to settle and meditate in what has now become the town of Manali (Manu’s Place). The name further devolved into “Kulut”, as the kingdom was known for a long time; before finally being known by the current name of Kullu or Kulu.
The Buddhist pilgrim monk Xuanzang visited the Kullu Valley in 634 or 635 CE. He described it as a fertile region completely surrounded by mountains, about 3,000 li in circuit, with a capital 14 or 15 li in circumference. There were some twenty Buddhist monasteries, with about 1,000 monks, most of whom were Mahayanist. There were also some fifteen Hindu temples, and people of both faiths lived mixed together. Kullu got its first motorable access only after Indian Independence. The long centuries of seclusion have, however, allowed the area to retain a considerable measure of its traditional charm.
Himalaya Adventure Travel Kullu Valley Climate & Geography
Himalaya Adventure Travel Kullu Valley is best to visit. Here are some helpful details about Climate & Geography about it. December and January during winter observe lowest temperatures ranging from −4 to 20 °C. Annual highest temperature in summer ranges from 24 to 34 °C during May to August. Months of July and August are rainy because of monsoon, having around 150 mm rainfall monthly. Climate is pleasant in October and November. Kullu town has an average elevation of 1,278 m. It lies on the bank of Beas River. A major tributary, Sarvari, leads to the less explored and steeper Lug-valley on the west. On the south of Kullu lie the town of Bhuntar, Out and Mandi.
Historically Kullu was accessible from Shimla via Siraj valley or through passes on the west leading to Jogindernagar and onto Kangra. To the north lies the town of Manali, which through the Rohtang pass leads onto the Lahaul and Spiti Valley. One can see an enormous change in the climate as one climbs up the windward side of the ranges to proceed to the leeward and much drier plateaus to the north of Manali. The valley has varied biodiversity, It has some of the rarest of animals like Himalayan tahr, western tragopan, monal and Himalayan brown bear. The Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) is also located here. The park was built in 1984. It spreads over an area of 1,171 km2 which lies between an altitude of 1,500 to 6,000m.
Must see beas river while Himalaya Adventure Travel in India. It’s a world famous ancient historical indian rivers. It rises in the Himalayas in central Himachal Pradesh, India, and flows for some 470 kilometres to the Sutlej River in the Indian state of Punjab. Veda Vyasa is the eponym of the river Beas, the author of Indian epic Mahabharata; he is said to have created it from its source lake, the Vyas Kund. The river rises 4,361 metres above sea-level on the southern face of Rohtang Pass in Kullu. It traverses the Mandi District and enters the Kangra District at Sandhol, 590 metres above sea-level. During its lower course the Beas is crossed by numerous ferries, many of which consist of inflated skins.
Near Reh in Kangra District it divides into three channels, which reunite after passing Mirthal, 300 metres above sea-level. On meeting the Sivalik Hills in Hoshiarpur, the river sweeps sharply northward, forming the boundary with Kangra District. Then bending round the base of the Sivalik Hills, it takes the southerly direction, separating the districts of Gurdaspur and Hoshiapur.
How To Reach & Where To Stay inKullu Valley
Here are some important things to know about Himalaya Adventure Travel Kullu Valley. How to reach & where to stay here. It
is not easily approachable by rail. The nearest broad gauge rail-heads are at Una and Kiratpur Sahib (Both 200 kilometres (120 miles) away).
Kalka 240 kilometres (150 miles) away, Pathankot 275 kilometres (171 miles) away, and Chandigarh (280 kilometres (170 miles). The nearest narrow gauge railhead is at Joginder Nagar (100 km [62 mi]) away.
Kullu can be reached from Delhi by national highway NH 1 up to Chandigarh and from there by national highway NH21 that passes through Bilaspur, Sundernagar and Mandi-towns. The road distance from Delhi to Chandigarh by bus is 260 km (160 mi) and from Chandigarh to Kullu is 252 km (157 mi); the total distance from Delhi to Kullu thus is about 512 km (318 mi).
Chandigarh Airport is closer. The nearest airport (IATA code KUU) is at Bhuntar town, situated on NH21 at the confluence of the Parvati and Beas rivers (latitude 31.8763 N and longitude 77.1541 E), about 10 km (6.2 mi) south of Kullu town. The airport is also known as Kullu-Manali airport and has a runway more than a kilometre long. Indian Airlines and some private airlines have regular flights to the airport. Himalayan Bulls in collaboration with Deccan Charters started flights on Kullu-Chandigarh-Kullu sector beginning 2 April 2014 with 2 to 3 unscheduled flights each day in eight-seater planes.
Top Places To Must See
Below are some top places to must visit while Himalaya Adventure Travel Kullu Valley.
Laxmi Narayan Temple
Shani Dev Temple
Sheetla Mata Mandir
Hanuman Temple Tapu
Hanuman Temple Ramshila
MATA VAISHNO MAHA DAVI TIRTH TEMPLE , KULLU
Ancient Gugga Jahar Veer Temple
Baba Balak Nath Temple
Devta Narsingh Temple
Shivradi Narayan Temple
Temple of Mata Tara Patanti
Renuka Mata Temple
Ancient Gugga Jaharveer Temple in Kath Kuni architecht
Shringi Rishi Temple- Banjar
Bijli Mahadev Temple
Basheshwar Mahadev Temple, Bajaura
Fungani Mata Temple
The Great Himalayan National Park
River Rafting Kullu Manali
We will try to guide you about each locations in our future update about this hill station.