Best Places to Visit in Kullu & Manali

Kullu is the capital town of the Kullu district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is located on the banks of the Beas River in the Kullu Valley about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) north of the airport at Bhuntar.

Kullu is a broad open valley formed by the Beas River between Manali and Largi. This valley is famous for its temples, beauty and its majestic hills covered with pine and deodar forest and sprawling apple orchards. The course of the Beas river presents a succession of magnificent, clad with forests of deodar, towering above trees of pine on the lower rocky ridges. Kullu valley is sandwiched between the Pir Panjal, Lower Himalayan and Great Himalayan Ranges.

One of the important hill stations of the state of Himachal Pradesh is Manali. It is located at a height of 6,398 ft., near the northern end of the Kullu Valley. It is at a distance of about 250 kilometers, from the state’s capital Shimla. Manali is a town of the Kullu district, with a total population of around 30,000. The place has a rich culture and heritage as it is known as the home of Saptarshi.

So, Finally we are here with our all new thread dedicated to travellers and adventure freaks.

Here we have brought the list of some of the best places in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh that should be visited by you once in a life time.

  1. Jalori Pass and Seruvalsar Lake

    On the way to Seruvalsar Lake

    This Place is a Paradise for Nature Lovers and Trekking freaks. Seruvalsar is a high altitude lake which is located in the district Kullu. It is about 3,100 metres (10,171 ft) above the sea level. This lake is surrounded by thick forest cover. You can avail various means of transport till Jalori Pass, but to reach Seruvalsar Lake you will have to complete a 3 hours trek. The lake is almost 10 – 15 kms from Jalori Pass but the mesmerising beauty and the thick forest cover will make you forget all your tiredness and you will enjoy each and every moment of your life!

  2. Hadimba Mata Temple, Manali

    Hadimba Devi Temple, Manali

    Now, moving on to the northern part of Himachal Pradesh comes manali and of course being a tourist destination you will find hundreds of places to hangout in Manali. But we have one of the most important and influential place of the valley ‘The Hadimba Temple’. The temple is an ancient cave temple dedicated to Hidimba Devi, wife of Bhima, a figure in the Indian epic Mahābhārata. The temple is built over a huge rock jutting out of the ground which was worshiped as an image of the deity. The structure was built in 1553. Surrounding the temple is a dense cedar forest known as ‘Van Vihar’.

  3. Prashar Lake, Mandi

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    Prashar Lake lies 49 km north of Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, India. The Lake is named after the sage Prashar. The lake is located at a height of 2730 m above sea level. With deep blue waters, the lake is held sacred to the sage Prashar and he is regarded to have meditated there. Surrounded by snow-capped peaks and looking down on the fast flowing river Beas. The lake also has a small floating island in it and it is said to be unclear how deep it is, with a diver not being able to determine its depth. The lake is easily approachable by road.

    Prashar Lake during winters. Ground is covered with snow and the lake is frozen.
  4. Peej, Kullu

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    Peej is another place for Nature lovers and Trekking freaks. You can start your trekking from Dhalpur. It will take 2-3 hours of trekking to reach Peej from Dhalpur. You can also get to Peej is also linked to dhalpur through road. But we would suggest you to choose trekking nistead of road as the view and scenery of the villages that come  do the justice to your eyes. It will be a tiring journey but you will be happy with the scenic beauty and the love you will get from the residents of the village while trekking!

  5. Kasol, Kullu

    Kasol, Kullu

    Situated in Parvati Valley, on the banks of the Parvati River, on the way between Bhuntar to Manikaran. It is located 42 km east of Kullu at the height of 1640 meters. It is popular with tourists many of whom also visit nearby village of Tosh. Kasol is sometimes also termed as Mini Israel.

    Kheer Ganga Trek
    Hot Spring in Kheer Ganga

    Kasol is a place full of adventurous and enjoyable activities, from hot springs to camping and trekking at Kheerganga, from attending trance parties to river side hot springs there are plenty of activities to do in Kasol.

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