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Places To Visit In Kullu

Parul Khanna | March 22, 2017 | Featured | Comment |         |         |        

Places To Visit In Kullu

Kullu, always the second cousin of Manali, is actually a great place to spend your vacation. It enjoys the same beauty as Manali, but with lesser crowd. Because of its location, it affords a range of activities, and sightseeing spots. With Beas running by it, it all has numerous scenic spots. We compiled a list of few must visit places in Kullu.

Sultanpur Palace

sultan palace

The official residence of the erstwhile rulers of Kullu, the Sultanpur Palace, also called the Rupi Palace is an interesting blend of Pahari and colonial architecture. Through paintings and other objects, it gives a glimpse into the way of life of people of Kullu over the years.

Bijli Mahadev Temple

bijli

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Located on top of a hill, this famous temple in Kullu is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Situated across the river Beas, it’s name comes from the lightning rod in the temple that gets struck with lightning every year. The trek to the temple is worth a try, as you ascend, you get a bird’s eye view of Kullu, with its lush forests, river and mountains.

Beas River

beas

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The river, also known as the heart of Kullu provides a picture-perfect landscape to Kullu. It is also the hub for rafting, and other water sports adventure activities. Visit it to engage in adventure activities, have picnics, or test your luck with a little bit of fishing (can be done only with permission).

Solang Valley

solang valley

Though a little further away - 54km from Kullu, Solang Valley is a must visit. It is the hub of adventure and winter sports. Winter is the time for skiing here, during other seasons, there are numerous other things to choose from, go for advanced treks from here, traverse the landscape on horse backs, try zorbing, river crossing and even ATV rides. There’s also a a rope way that takes one to skiing point, a must try.

Bhuttico Market

bhuttico

This is where the birth of the Kullu shawl, it is here that the movement to save handwoven shawls was started, in response to the mechanisation of the industry. Today, the handcrafted shawl with its typical design has GI status. Visit the centre, learn how it is made, and if you like, you could but one of them to support the industry.

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