Places to see in Kullu-

Kullu has many temples some of them are as old as of 8th and 9th century.But best thing you can do in Kullu is to just watch the beauty of nature which not only soothes your mind but also your soul.Kullu can also be a hill station of choice if you are fond of adventure sports.Some of the places worth seeing in Kullu are-

Bishweshwar temple -

Kullu india, bisheshwar temple, kullu- Famous places in IndiaThe temple is located in Bajaura about 5 kms from Bhuntar airport and at an altitude of about 1600 mts. It is the largest and most attractive temple in Kullu valley and is believed to be built in 9th century.The temple has been declared as the protected site. It is believed that the heroes of the epic Mahabharat, Pandavs built this temple in one day.The architecture of this temple is so good that it withstood the eartquake of 1905.

Bijli Mahadev temple-

kullu travel- Bijli mahadev temple- tourism places in indiaThe temple is located at a height of about 2450 mts at a distance of about 10 kms from Kullu,it is one of the most striking temples and one of the famous place to visit in Kullu. The temple contains a 'Shiv Ling' , the statue of Lord Shiva.The view of the valley and wooded peaks from this temple is spellbinding.A 60 ft long trident which looks like a silver needle is placed vertically on the top of the temple.It is believed that this trident receives blessings in the form of lightening (The Hindi word for lightening is Bijli).

It requires a few hours of trekking to reach here. The trek and the climb is tiring but rewarding.A stiry is attached to this temple or rather a miracle is said to happen here every now and then.It is said that lightening breaks the 'Shivling " into many parts.After that the priest collects all the broken parts of the Lingam and sticks it together with the help of butter which acts as the adhesive.


kullu india- Manikaran- travelling to indiaManikaran, situated about 45 kms from Kullu and at an altitude of about 1700 mts is famous for its hot springs.Thousands o people take a holy dip here.The water is so hot that even foods like rice, vegetables and pulses can be cooked using this water.The place is an important pilgrimage centre for both Hindus and Sikhs because Raghunathji temple and a Gurudwara is situated here. According to Hindu mthology, Goddess Parvati lost her earrings here which gave rise to the hot spring here.

Raghunath temple-

kullu india- raghunath temple- famous places in indiaSituated about 1 km away from main Kullu bus stand , the temple houses the idol of Lord Raghunath, the prinipal deity of Kullu valley.It is believed that the idol present here in the temple is the same that Lord Rama used while offering prayers during Ashva Megha Yagya. The world famous festival of Kullu valley ,Dussehra is celebrated after his name. It is believed that Raja Jagat Singh brought the idol from Ayodhya, The birth place of Lord Rama.

Vaishno Devi Temple-

Located just about 5 kms from Kullu on the Kullu -Manali highway (NH-1) lies this temple. There is a small cave here which enshrines the idol of Goddess Vaishno Devi.

Camping Sight Raison-

camping sight raison- kullu india- famous tourism places in india16 kms away from Kullu and at an altitude of about 1450 mts. the place is ideal for seclusion in the lap of nature and also for organizing youth camps.There are a number of orchards located in this part of Kullu. The atmosphere is mesmerizing with quite places very much apt for someone who want to see the beauty of nature in seclusion.

Adi Brahma temple-

Located in the village of Khokhan about 4 kms from Bhuntar this is a massive temple built with wood.his temple has idols of Adi-Bhahma ji in the center and temple of 'Garh Jogni & Manikaran Jogni' on the left and right side of the temple.

Triyug Narayan Temple-

This temple built in pagoda style lies about 12 ks from Bhuntar in the village of Dyar and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu.


Naggar- kullu travel- famous places in indiaSituated at a height of about 1700 mts. on a wooded slope and on the left bank of river Beas , Naggar offers a commanding view of the Kullu valley. It was the capital of erstwhile Kulu state for about 1400 years. There are large number of famous temples notably Vishnu, Tripura Sundari & Lord Krishana. Cars and jeeps easily go upto the Naggar castle. Roerich art gallery which houses the paintings of Nicholas Roerich as well as his sculptures , is less than a km. from the Castle. Naggar is also a base for undertaking treks to Chanderkhani Pass and to remote valley of Malana.


khirganga- kullu india- famous tourism places in indiaLocated in Parvati valley and about 22 kms from Manikaran, Khirganga is a place where the elder son of Lord Shiva, Lord Kartik remained in samadhi for thousand years. For reaching Khirganga one have to go by bus upto Barshaini and form there to Khirganga on foot. This trek leads through hilly terrain.


Kasol- kullu india- famous places in indiaLocated am a height of about 1650 mts and about 40 kms from Kullu lies this broad open space.This bewitching open space slopes down towards the bank of Parvati river . This place makes a good holiday destination specially for those who have keen interest in trout fishing.


Malna- kullu india- famous places in indiaThis little village lies just ahead of3Chanderkhani pass.It is believed to be the oldest democracy of world.The place is famous for the temple of Jamlu and its distinct, social and cultural life.It would be worth while to visit this village to study the style and social system prevalent there.
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