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

Bijli Mahadev

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So following our original plan to cover Bijli Mahadev, Rewalsar Lake, Shikari Devi, Kamru Nag Lake, Karsog, Tattapani, we reached Kullu on the morning of 30 July’11. Since there were regular buses plying on this route, it allowed us some time to freshen up and to have a quick breakfast. Later we took a mini bus till a village nearby the shrine from where it is just 2.8 km soft trek passing through some of the villages

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Picturesque Manali

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Manali, a picturesque hill station situated at a height of 6308 ft lies at the northern end of Himachal Pradesh and is undoubtedly one of the best Hill stations India has. At a distance of 550 km from the capital city of Delhi, Manali is the most sought out holiday destination for travelers. The snow-clad hill tops and amazing scenic beauty captures every person’s heart and offers an immense yet an extraordinary experience, no matter how many times you visit the place….. For me, it’s my favorite destination to let loose and embrace what life has to offer…along with a calmness that soothes the soul… so last winter’s we set of for a wintry holiday to Manali to celebrate a white Christmas!!
Distance from Delhi: 550 Km

Travel Time: 12-14 hours with 2-3 breaks in between

Best Time to Visit: Anytime, however to view snow…Late Dec-early March

Driving Directions and Map: http://bit.ly/vq3jL9

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Tirthan Valley – Magical abode to nature

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This was the day we plan to start our journey for a long-awaited trip to Tirthan Valley (a lesser known place to enjoy the beauty of nature and peace of mind). After a lot of if and buts finally, we penned down the location as Tirthan Valley. Thanks to the Ghumakkar Family for suggesting this great place.

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How I Managed To Trek Kheerganga With My 8 Year Old Daughter!

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There are two different legends that explains the origin of Kheerganga – One says that Lord Shiva meditated here for thousands of years and another says that Kartikeya, son of Lord Shiva and Parvati meditated here and the natural spring was emerged when Shiva struck the ground with His trishul on Parvati’s request as she was worried that her son wouldn’t get anything to eat here.

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पार्वती घाटी (कुल्लू) में एकल (solo) घुमक्कड़ी — बिजली महादेव मंदिर, कुल्लू

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नोएडा से चन्द्रताल वाया मनाली – भाग 2

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