The Kullu valley, the largest valley in Kullu district, is famous for its majestic hills covered with its pine and deodar forests on the upper slopes with extensive apple orchards on the lower areas. Kullu is at an elevation of 1220 m and is often referred to as ‘Devabhoomi’ or ‘land of Gods’ because of its beauty. A lot of ancient travellers from China and Greece have described in their writings about Kullu being a fertile region.

Kullu is a beautiful valley, flanked by the Pir Panjal mountain range and the mighty Himalayan ranges, in the Kullu district, in the state of Himachal Pradesh, located on the banks of the Beas River.

Kullu for a long time remained inaccessible, and the first motor able road was constructed only after Indian Independence allowing the area to retain a considerable measure of its traditional charm. Now a major highway passes through the Kullu Valley that connects the rest of the India with the cold deserts of Leh in Ladakh.

The economy of the town largely depends on tourism, horticulture and handicrafts. The main crops that are exported are apples, plums, pears, and almonds. Handloom Kullu shawls and caps, which are made of natural fibres, are the best one can look for.

Some of the places to visit in Kullu are the temples in and around the Kullu valley. Raghunath Temple, a 17th century temple, is greatly revered. Shringi Rishi Temple, in Banjar is among eighteen chief deities of Kullu. Bijli Mahadev Temple is located atop a hill at 2,435 m and is the highest point in Kullu. Basheshwar Mahadev Temple has a lot of intricate stone carvings

Dussehra in Kullu attracts tourists in large numbers and about 200 local deities come to pay homage to Lord Raghunath.

For the adventure seekers, a lot of adventure camps are built by the banks of the Beas where you can try out river rafting, river crossing and other sports like trout fishing.

The Kullu valley is the starting point of several trek routes. For the adventurous some of the major treks to try are Chanderkhani Pass to Malana, Jalori Pass/Bashleo Pass to Shimla, and Pin Parvati Pass to Sarahan.

Other places to visit in Kullu include Manikaran, Manali, Rohtang Pass, Solang Valley, Malana, Shoja and Naggar.

The nearest airport is at Bhuntar, about 10 km away from Kullu. Kullu is well connected by road by the NH 21. Kullu does not have a railway station. The nearest broad gauge railway station is Chandigarh, 235 km away. The nearest narrow gauge railhead is Joginder Nagar, 100 km away.

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