Kullu

The Kullu Valley, as all places in the Himalayas showcases natures beauty. It lies between Manali and Largi. The River Beas runs through this charming valley beckoning trekkers, nature lovers, artists and all those who would love to experience fresh mountain air amidst forests of Pine and Deodar and apple orchards.
Kullu has its share of exquisite temples, heritage buildings and sightseeing places like Raghunathji Temple, Bijli Mahadev Temple, Sultanpur Palace, Sujanpur Fort, Deo Tibba to name a few. For those who would like a more activity filled holiday, Kullu offers opportunities for climbing, trekking and river rafting in the months from March to September. December to February is ideal for snow skiing and heli-skiing in Manali. Kullu is also famous for its hand woven shawls and Kullu caps. Kullu is well connected by rail, road and air.
Best time to visit: April to June for trekking, climbing, excursions and river rafting. December to February for snow skiing and heli skiing.
Languages spoken: Hindi, English, Punjabi and Pahari
Climate: Pleasant summers
Heritage sites: Sultanpur Palace, Sujanpur Fort
Holy places: Raghunathji Temple, Bijli Mahadev Temple, Jagatsukh, Basheshwar Mahadev Temple, Jagannathi Devi Temple
Natural Wonders: Katrain, Raison, Largi, Kasol

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