Pilgrimage

#1 of 31 Places to Visit in Kullu

At a distance of 0.5 km from Kullu Bus stand, Raghunathji Temple is a Hindu temple situated in Sultanpur. It is one of the famous places of pilgrimage in Himachal, and among the must-include places in Kullu tour packages.

Dedicated to Lord Rama, this temple was built in the 17th century by Raja Jagat Singh of Kullu. Lord Raghunathji is the chief deity of the Kullu region. The idol is said to be the same which was used by Lord Rama himself at the time of Ashwamedha Yagna and was brought from the Tretnath temple of Ayodhya. It is one of the top places to visit in Kullu.

According to the folklore, Raja Jagat Singh was held responsible for the death of a Brahmin family residing in the village of Tipri. It is said that the king had ordered his soldiers to go to Brahmin family and fetch their pearls. .....

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Heritage

#2 of 31 Places to Visit in Kullu

At a distance of 20 km from Manali, and 22 km from the Kullu, the Naggar Castle is a famous castle located in Naggar. It is one of the best heritage places in Himachal, and among the not to miss in during your Manali tour.

Naggar Castle is a magnificent historical structure that overlooks the Kullu valley. The castle was built by Raja Sidhi Singh in 1460 AD. The Castle was used as a Royal residence and state headquarters until the British took over the whole Kangra and Kullu from Sikh's in 1846. Raja Gyan Singh sold it to the first assistant commissioner, Major Hay for a Gun. The northern wing of the castle was later converted to the European way of living by putting in staircase, fire place and chimneys. He later sold it to the Government when it was used as a courthouse. In 1947, with the departure of the British the court-activity ceased.

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Distance (From Kullu): 22 Kms
Trip Duration (From Kullu - Including Travel): 2-3 Hours
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#3 of 31 Places to Visit in Kullu

At a distance of 42 km from Kullu, 61 km from Naggar and 80 km from Manali, Manikaran is located in Parvati Valley between the rivers Beas and Parvati in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. It lies at an altitude of 1760 m. Manikaran is famous for hot water springs, Ramchandra Temple and a Gurudwara. It is a top pilgrimage site and among the best Kullu & Manali tourist places.

According to legend, Manikaran is associated with Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Once while roaming through the valley, Shiva and Parvati came across the place called Manikaran and they decided to stay for some time. During their stay here, Goddess Parvati lost her Mani (precious stones) in the waters of a stream. Upset over the loss, she asked Shiva to retrieve it. Lord Shiva commanded his attendant to find the Mani for Parvati. However, when they failed he was extremely angry. He opened .....

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#4 of 31 Places to Visit in Kullu

At a distance of 10 km from Kullu Bus stand, 12 km from Naggar and 31 km from Manali, Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery is located in Kais village of Kullu District. It is also known as Kais Monastery.

This monastery was inaugurated during the month of May in the year 2005 by the great Noble laureate and his Holiness Dalai Lama. This Monastery is located near the left bank of Beas River. The picturesque view of the valleys which are surrounding the place make it an appealing destination.

The monastery gives a magical look and it has been strongly dedicated to Dalai Lama. The Dhakpo Monastery systemized with the traditional reasoning and scriptures of the master and disciple, the great pioneers of Buddha Dharma. The monastery serves as a boarding school and university for the study of Buddhist philosophy. This monastery houses several Tibetan monks. This Monastery has a huge prayer hall with a huge Buddha statue.

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Adventure

#5 of 31 Places to Visit in Kullu

At a distance of 13 km from Kullu, 14 km from Naggar, and 27 km from Manali, Raison is a small cluster of villages on the banks of the Beas River. It is one of the top rafting destinations in Himachal Pradesh, and among the must-visit places for adventure buffs during their Kullu tour.

Situated at an altitude of 1433 m, Raison is well known for its camping sites and white-water river rafting. Numerous apple orchards and fruit gardens of plums and apricots add to the natural beauty of the place. Apart from nature, Raison is famous for adventure activities like rafting, trekking, mountain climbing, and river crossing, etc. Rafting in Raison is one of the top things to do in Kullu.

By the end of the winter season, in March, the whole region becomes colorful with blooming flowers. This place is also famous as the rural center of AIIMS where summer camps .....

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Wildlife | Adventure | Nature

#6 of 31 Places to Visit in Kullu

At a distance of 14 km from Gushaini, 63 km from Bhuntar, 75 km from Kullu, and 113 km from Manali, the Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) is a high altitude national park situated in Himachal Pradesh. It is one of best national parks in India, and among the must-include places in Kullu sightseeing packages.

The Great Himalayan National Park spreads across Parvati valley, Thirthan valley, Sainj valley & Jiwa Nal valley of Kullu region. It is one of the best national parks in Himachal. The park was established in 1984 and is spread over an area of 754 sq km at an altitude varying between 1500 to 6000 m. GHNP was formally declared a national park in 1999. In June 2014, the Park was declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The GHNP is situated adjacent to Pin Valley National Park, Rupi-Bhaba Wildlife Sanctuary, and the Tirthan and Sainj .....

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#7 of 31 Places to Visit in Kullu

At a distance of 26 km from Kullu, and 60 km from Manali, Bijli Mahadev is a Hindu temple situated at Chansari village near Kullu. It is one of the sacred temples in Himachal, and among the top religious places to visit in Kullu.

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the Bijli Mahadev temple is situated on Mathan Hill at an altitude of about 2,460 m and is surrounded by Parvati, Garsa, Bhuntar, and Kullu hills. The temple is renowned for its 60 feet high flagpole that sparkles like a silver needle in the sunlight. This high structure draws divine blessings in the form of lightening and it is said that with every flash of lightening, the Shiva Linga is shattered to pieces. The broken pieces of the Shiva Linga were bound together by the temple priest using butter and Sattoo (a paste of roasted gram and wheat powder). This activity repeats itself once every year. It is due .....

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#8 of 31 Places to Visit in Kullu

At a distance of 48 km from Kullu, 29 km from Manikaran and 88 km from Manali, Jamula Temple is located in Malana village in Parvati valley. Malana is believed to be founded by descendents of Alexander the Great's Army.

The Jamula Temple is an ancient temple dedicated to a sage called Jamula Rishi. In ancient days, a sage named Jamlu Rishi lived in Malana. It is believed that the rules and regulations made by Sage Jamlu are still followed by the local people of this village, who belong to Gaddi tribe. They worship Jamlu Rishi as Jamlu Devta, a powerful deity. Visitors are requested not to touch the walls, houses in Malana as people here believe that it will make the place impure. Legend says that the sage was in search of a proper place to meditate. During his search, he carried a bag of 18 pictures of different gods with him. At some point in his hunt, the pictures fell from his bag and spread all across the Beas Valley. The 18 different places, where the pictures supposedly fell, .....

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#9 of 31 Places to Visit in Kullu

At a distance of 4 km from Manikaran, 30 km from Bhuntar, 38 km from Kullu, and 76 km from Manali, Kasol is a small village in Parvati Valley of Kullu district. It is one of the famous Kullu sightseeing places.

Situated at an altitude of 1640 m, Kasol is a picturesque village with traditional wooden houses having slanted stone roofs. The place is dotted with small orchards of apple, plum, peaches, pears, apricot, and almonds. A mountain stream called Grahan Nallah divides the village into two parts. This stream flows into the Parvati River.

Kasol is a favorite tourist destination, especially for Israelis. Thousands of Israelis visit this region every year and stay for months as part of their Himachal tour. Frequented by tourists and hippies, Kasol has everything from Reggae Bars to Internet Cafes and cheap guest-houses. Kasol is an ideal destination .....

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#10 of 31 Places to Visit in Kullu

At a distance of 22 km from Manikaran, 56 km from Bhuntar, 64 km from Kullu, and 102 km from Manali, Khir Ganga is a small village situated at an altitude of 3050 m in Parvati Valley. Khir Ganga is one of the best places for trekking in Himachal Pradesh, and among the top places to places to visit near Kullu.

Kheer Ganga is a holy place with a hot water spring. There is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. According to legend, Kartikeya the younger son of Lord Shiva and Parvati meditated for thousand years at Khir Ganga making it an important religious place for Hindus.
The name Kheer Ganga or Khir Ganga came due to the milky waters of the Parvati River flowing into Parvati valley.

Kheer Ganga trek starts from the village Barsheni which is reachable from Manikaran. From Barsheni, one needs to trek 11 km to reach Kheer Ganga. Hiring a guide to trek this route is recommended. At Barsheni .....

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#11 of 31 Places to Visit in Kullu

At a distance of 70 km from Kullu, 75 km from Mandi, and 105 km from Manali, Tirthan Valley is a mountain valley located inside the Great Himalayan National Park, Himachal Pradesh. It is one of the most beautiful places in Himachal Pradesh, and among the famous Kullu places to visit, especially for adventure enthusiasts.

Tirthan Valley is one of the four valleys situated in the GHNP, and among the must include places in Kullu holiday packages. Situated at an altitude of 1600 m, Tirthan Valley derives its name from the Tirthan River, which originates from the glaciers of the Himalayas. Tirthan valley stretches from Banjar to Bathad, dotted with a number of villages on the river bank. The entire valley is verdant green with alpine grooves and deciduous forest. Gushaini is the entry point to start trekking into Tirthan valley.

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#12 of 31 Places to Visit in Kullu

At a distance of 16 km from Kullu Bus stand, 4 km from Kullu - Manali Airport at Bhuntar and 54 km from Manali, Basheshwar Mahadev Temple is located in the village of Bajaura on National Highway 21.

Basheshwar Mahadev Temple is considered to be the largest stone temple in Kullu Valley. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple is also known as Visweshvara Mahadev Temple. This ancient temple is said to be built in 8th century. Situated on the banks of River Beas, the temple houses a large Yoni Lingam, representing Lord Shiva and his consort Goddess Parvati.

Basheshwar Mahadev Temple was built in Pahari style. This Temple is famous for exquisite stone carvings, sculptures, and flat shikharas. The exteriors of the temple are sculptured with floral designs while the interiors are decorated with fine carvings on stone. This complex also houses various small shrines dedicated to Lord Ganesh, Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Vishnu. Devotees can also visit the three sided temple, which is just .....

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#13 of 31 Places to Visit in Kullu

At a distance of 14 km from Kullu Bus Stand, 5 km from Bhuntar and 53 km from Manali, Dechen Choekhor Mahavihara Monastery is situated in Sarabai Village. The mother monastery of this Mahaviahara gompa lies in Tibet, the great Druk Choekhorling Gompa of Lhasa. The monastery is said to be built in the 16th Century.

The vision of Dechen Choekhor Mahavihara is to preserve and promote the Tibetan cultures and traditions, and the sublime teachings of Lord Buddha in this part of world where its survival is under increasing pressure. The monastery is located atop the hilltop that offers a commanding view of the Valley of Kullu. Overlooking Himalayan ranges covered with snow make this place a beautiful spot. A little walk uphill and one can even catch a glimpse of the majestic Bijli Mahadev Temple.

Kullu valley is considered to be one of the 24 holy places of Chakrasamvara and it was visited by Guru Padmasambhava and many other great Mahasiddhas. The construction of current structure .....

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#14 of 31 Places to Visit in Kullu

At a distance of 41 km from Kullu, 30 km from Mandi and 80 km from Manali, Hanogi Mata Temple is a well known religious centre of Kullu that lies on the Mandi-Manali National Highway 3.

The temple is dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Hango Mata. The location of this temple is quite picturesque as it is positioned on the top of a small peak; green mountains serve as a backdrop for the temple and a stream flowing below makes this temple a stunning attraction.

Not only religious belief allures the tourists to this place but its great location is also one of the reasons for catching the attention of visitors. The view from temple is really very scenic and marvelous.

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#15 of 31 Places to Visit in Kullu

At a distance of 5 km from Shoja, 20 km from Banjar, 73 km from Kullu, and 79 km from Mandi, Jalori Pass is a high mountain pass situated at an altitude of 10,800 ft in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. It is one of the major places tourist attracions in Kullu.

Jalori Pass is one of the favorite places for trekkers, bike riders, and adventure lovers. It comes on the way to Banjar Mountain ranges of the Himalayas. The mahakali temple known as Jalori Mata is a famous place visited by thousands of devotees. The area of Jalori Pass is a natural paradise to find the seasonal blossoms along with bountiful flora and fauna amidst the pristine solitude of the highlands.

Jalori Pass is the starting point for two easy but interesting treks which makes it a worthwhile place to visit. One is the Sareolsar Lake trek. A 5 km trek from the top of the Jalori pass brings on to the tranquil surrounding of Sareolsar .....

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#16 of 31 Places to Visit in Kullu

At a distance of 10 km from Kullu Bus stand, 20 km from Bhuntar and 46 km from Manali, Jagannathi Temple is situated at Bhekhli. The temple offers panoramic view of beautiful Kullu valley and River Beas.

Bekhli Temple or the Jagannathi Devi Temple is one of the famous temples of Kullu region. This temple is located at a height of 1800 m from the sea level. As per archeological experts, this temple is almost 1500 years old. It is dedicated to Goddess Bhuvaneshwari who is the fifth aspect of Goddess Shakti. Local people visit this temple regularly to take blessings of Bhuvaneshwari Devi. The temple houses beautiful carvings of different avatars of goddess Durga.

According to the Legend, one day a Shepherd boy accidentally noticed that two girls are dancing on his flute tune which was really magical. He followed them and managed to catch one of them. The girl whom the boy caught was none other than Bhuvaneshwari Devi. The goddess revealed her identity and agreed to settle in the .....

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#17 of 31 Places to Visit in Kullu

At a distance of 25 km from Kullu, 7 km from Naggar and 20 km from Manali, Katrain is a village in Naggar Tehsil in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh.

Katrain is also known for being the widest point in the Kullu Valley. The view of the Beas River from Katrain is quite beautiful. The Baragarh peak towering at 3,325 meter overlooks the valley of Katrain. It acts as a base camp to visit other nearby places like Kasol, Larji, Arjuna Cave and the Basheshwar Mahadev temple. Other tourist attraction is the fruit plantations and apple orchards that abound the area.

The Katrain village offers some best spots for trout fishing. The water in the area is crystal clear. Fishing lovers would find both the Brown and Rainbow Trout in this area. The upstream regions of Himachal are well known for the abundance and availability of these two sport fish. Permission is required for fishing at Katrain from the government department. Permit for Trout fishing is only for using the rod and line .....

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Heritage

#18 of 31 Places to Visit in Kullu

At a distance of 0.5 km from Kullu Bus stand, Sultanpur Palace is a popular attraction in Kullu located at distance of 100 m from Raghunathji Temple.

The Sultanpur Palace was formerly called the Rupi Palace, which was originally built by Raja Jagat Singh in the year 1660. This beautiful palace was reconstructed near the old palace after it got destroyed by a massive earthquake in 1905. The architecture of the Palace is simple with a mixture of Pahari and colonial styles. Huge wooden logs were used to construct the massive gates that lead to the entrance of the palace. The interior of the palace is remarkable and the palace has some beautiful wall paintings that are well-preserved.

The Sultanpur palace is famous for its attractive miniature paintings in Kullu style. This Palace houses large number of miniature paintings. The style of paintings is based on scenic designs and rural backgrounds without any human element included in them. The Sultanpur palace is the residence of .....

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Adventure | Backwaters

#19 of 31 Places to Visit in Kullu

At a distance of 78 km from Kullu, 84 km from Mandi, 25 km from Banjar and 10 km from Shoja, Serolsar Lake is a beautiful lake situated at a distance of around 5 km from the Jalori pass. This lake can be reached by a trek from Shoja or Jalori Pass.

Serolsar Lake is located at an altitude of 3199 m. It is surrounded by thick vegetation of alpine forests. There is a myth that even if a small leaf falls into the Lake the birds around takes them out of the lake and keeps the water crystal clear. The water of the lake is believed to have medicinal properties.

The Lake has a narrow walking track lined up with thick tall trees on the outer side. On one side of the Lake is a small temple of Buddha Nagini. The devotees worship and offer ghee to the deity. It is said that the lake is very deep and that Budhi Nagin herself lived in a golden palace at the bottom of the lake.

The trek from Jalori Pass to Serolsar Lake is a 5 km one way and takes about 2 hrs. The trek starts from .....

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#20 of 31 Places to Visit in Kullu

At a distance of 60 km from Kullu, 65 km from Mandi and 6.5 km from Banjar, Shringa Rishi Temple is situated at Baggi village in Banjar valley.

The Shringa Rishi Temple (or Shringi Rishi Temple) is an important religious center for the locals. The temple of Shringi Rishi is considered very sacred by locals and they believe that this deity is one which protects them. Shringi Rishi is one among the eighteen chief deities of Kullu valley.

This temple is dedicated to sage Rishyasringa, who was the legendary saint of Kashyapa's lineage. Shringi Rishi was great saint of the Ramayana era and his father was saint Vibhandak Rishi. Shringi Rishi performed Putrakameshti Yagna for King Dashrath of Ayodhya, after that Lord Rama and his three brothers were born. Shringi Rishi is the ruling deity of Banjar valley. Here Rishi is popularly known as Skirni Deo. This temple has been reconstructed in 2008.

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#21 of 31 Places to Visit in Kullu

At a distance of 68 km from Kullu, 15 km from Banjar and 5 km from Jalori Pass, Shoja is a beautiful village situated in less known Seraj valley.

Shoja is situated at an altitude of 2368 m in the inner Seraj region just below Jalori Pass that marks the southern limit of the Kullu valley. Located close to the Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP), the village offers some breathtaking views of the Tirthan valley below.

Shoja is located 5 km down Jalori Pass and remains relatively undisturbed as it is a little away from the popular tourist tracks leading to Shimla or Kullu. The place is an ideal retreat and is best visited to just relax and watch the lush green forests. June is the best time to visit when the iris flowers are in full bloom and the whole valley turns blue.

The Sareolsar Lake, Raghupur Fort, Waterfall Point, Jalori Pass and Tirthan Valley are the few tourist attractions around Shoja. The Jalori pass is popular for its vigorous metal road that connects Shoja .....

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Adventure | Heritage

#22 of 31 Places to Visit in Kullu

At a distance of 60 km from Kullu, 7 km from Banjar and 66 km from Mandi, Chehni Kothi is situated at Chehni village of Banjar valley in Kullu Manali. Chehni is also famous for its twin tower temples.

Chehni Kothi is a 1500 years old structure and it was the fortified residence of King Raja Rana Dhadhia. Chehni is 57 km from Kullu by road followed by 3 km uphill trek. The fort was partially damaged during earthquake in 1905. At present the fort is 60 feet high. A restoration program carried out by the locals helped in the restoration of this temple.

The tower temple of Chehni is the tallest standing structure of its kind in Western Himalayas. The Bhagwati temple more popularly known as Chehni tower is nine tier structure with four storeys of stone structure holding the top five tiers of the temple. A wooden staircase is fixed near the entrance, which can be used to reach the upper levels of the temple. A projected balcony, 12 meters above the ground, serves as the intermediate .....

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#23 of 31 Places to Visit in Kullu

At a distance of 3.5 km from Kullu, 36.5 km from Manali and 19 km from Naggar, Mata Vaishno Maha Devi Tirth is located on Kullu-Manali National Highway No. 21.

Mahadevi Tirth named after Goddess Parvati is situated on the banks of Beas River. A small cave here enshrines an idol of goddess Vaishno Devi. An idol of Goddess Durga is installed here. This magnificent temple was built in the year 1966 by a saint named Swami Sewak Das Ji Maharaj. The foundation of Mahadevi Tirth was laid in 1962 when Swami Sewak Das ji Maharaj in search of eternal peace came to this place and found Mahadevi's abode in the mountains.

After Swami Sewak Das ji's death, Vaishno Devi Temple is managed by Sharda Sewa Sungh. A Lord Shiva Temple is also present in the complex. The management runs a free langar and a saraye for pilgrims to stay overnight. The surroundings radiate a serene and peaceful atmosphere.

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Waterfall

#24 of 31 Places to Visit in Kullu

At a distance of 12 km from Naggar, 32 km from Manali, and 33 km from Kullu, Jana Falls is a beautiful natural waterfall situated at Jana village near Manali. It is one of the best waterfalls near Delhi, and among the must-include places in Manali holiday packages.

Jana Waterfall is a 30 feet high waterfall surrounded by deodar trees, pine trees, apple orchards, and spectacular snow-covered mountain peaks. The first sight of the falls is quite hidden and will be a surprise for the visitor as the water unexpectedly rushes from a cluster of rocks overlooking a wooden bridge. Visitors can enjoy a refreshing bath at this waterfall. It is one of the best sightseeing places in Manali.

The falls can also be reached by a short drive from Naggar. There are 2-3 buses per day between Naggar and Jana village. The first bus from Naggar departs at 8:30 AM. Otherwise, .....

Distance (From Kullu): 33.5 Kms
Trip Duration (From Kullu - Including Travel): 2-3 Hours
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#25 of 31 Places to Visit in Kullu

At a distance of 20 km from Manali Bus Stand and 22 km from Kullu Bus Stand, The Gauri Shankar Temple is located near Naggar Bus Stand.

The temple of Gauri Shankar is situated immediately below the Naggar Castle in Naggar. Dating back to 12th century AD, the temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is believed to be the last monument of the Gurjara-Pratihara traditions. This Shiva temple is a protected monument.
The temple is famous for its splendid Shikhara Style architecture. The temple features a dome shaped top while the base is present in square shape. It has simple Shikhara having nine storeys and decorated with ardharatna motifs and ornamentations.

Gauri Shankar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and famous for stone carvings. The idols of Gauri and Shankar are set up on the pedestal, seated over Nandi. The garbagriha is decorated with beautiful carvings of images of Lord Ganesh, various people playing different musical instruments and also with the carvings .....

Distance (From Kullu): 22 Kms
Trip Duration (From Naggar Castle - Including Travel): 30 Mins
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#26 of 31 Places to Visit in Kullu

At a distance of 21 km from Manali Bus Stand, 1 km from Naggar Bus stand and 23 km from Kullu Bus Stand, The Tripura Sundari Temple is located in Naggar.

The Tripura Sundari Temple is one of such temples that are of great historic importance in Himachal. The temple stands as a massive wooden structure, exhibiting the local architecture and art of carving. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Tripura Sundari. The idol of goddess is enshrined in the temple with 21 masks.

This temple is a Pagoda style temple made of deodar wood. The temple has a great resemblance with the Hidimba Devi temple of Manali. The top of this three-tiered temple is circular with a pinnacle crowned by a Chhatra. The two lower storeys are characteristically divided by squat wooden pillars.

The temple was constructed by Raja Yashodhapal. There is a belief that the temple is in a form of a web, which was made by the Goddess after turning herself into a spider. There are the stone idols of Lord Brahma, .....

Distance (From Kullu): 23 Kms
Trip Duration (From Naggar Castle (500 m) - Including Travel): 30 Mins
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Heritage

#27 of 31 Places to Visit in Kullu

At a distance of 21 km from Manali Bus Stand, 23 km from Kullu and 10 km from Prini Village, Arjun Gufa (Arjuna's Cave) is located towards Naggar and is based on the left bank of Beas river. The nearest village to Arjun Gufa is Prini and this village is largely known for its natural beauty. It is very close to Naggar Castle.

Arjun Gufa has become a major tourist attraction in the region, owing to its splendid beauty and the legend associated with it. The Arjun Gufa is linked to the legend of Mahabharata. It is said that Arjuna, the great Pandava warrior from the Indian epic Mahabharata meditated in this place. Impressed by Arjuna's devotion Lord Indra gave him the most powerful weapon 'Pashupat Astra'. Because of this belief the Arjuna Gufa or the Cave of Arjuna got its name.

The Kunt Bhayo lake and Kunti Mata temple are also located close to Arjun Gufa, at a distance of 2 km. The Arjun Gufa is among the most remarkable tourist spots in Manali. The stunning views of hills .....

Distance (From Kullu): 23 Kms
Trip Duration (From Naggar Castle (650 m) - Including Travel): 1 Hour
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Museum

#28 of 31 Places to Visit in Kullu

At a distance of 21.5 km from Manali Bus Stand, 23.5 km from Kullu, 1.5 km from Naggar Castle, The Nicholas Roerich Museum is one of the prominent museums in and around Manali.

Nicholas Roerich is a Russian artist arrived in the Himalayas after the revolution of 1917, where he died in the year 1947. He married to Helena Roerich and famous Indian actor Devika Rani is his daughter in law.

The Nicholas Roerich art gallery was founded in 1962 by Svyetoslav Roerich, son of Nicholas Roerich. The building that now houses the gallery once served as the residence of Nicholas Roerich. Himachal Pradesh Government and Russian Government have formed a trust to run this art gallery as the Roerich Heritage Museum.
Paintings of Kullu, Spiti and Lahaul made by the painter have been housed in the ground floor of the gallery. A great number of his works are preserved in museums all over the world. Most of the paintings show the beauty of ice covered valleys and peaks during early hours of .....

Distance (From Kullu): 23.5 Kms
Trip Duration (From Naggar Castle (1.5 km) - Including Travel): 1 Hour
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Museum

#29 of 31 Places to Visit in Kullu

At a distance of 21.5 km from Manali Bus Stand, 23.5 from kullu and 1.5 km from Naggar Castle, The Uruswati Himalayan Folk Art Museum is situated 100 m uphill from Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery within the same estate at Naggar.

Uruswati Himalayan Folk Art Museum was established in 1928 as Research Institute. The intention behind the foundation of this tribal and folk art museum was to provide a place of study and research on the traditional Indian and Tibetan medicines and the history and the ethos of the Himalayan region.

It was renamed as Uruswati Himalayan Folk Art Museum in 1993. The word 'Uruswati' has been taken from Sanskrit and it means 'Light of the Morning Star'. This Museum is one of the best tourist places of Manali which will guide you about the traditions and cultures of this historically rich place.

The main attractions of the Uruswati Himalayan Folk Art Museum are local folk art, costumes, original paintings of Roerich and those of his Russian followers. .....

Distance (From Kullu): 23.5 Kms
Trip Duration (From Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery (100 m) - Including Travel): 30 Mins
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Hill Station

#30 of 31 Places to Visit in Kullu

At a distance of 40 km from Kullu, 255 km from Shimla, 295 km from Chandigarh, and 545 km from Delhi, Manali is a breathtakingly beautiful hill station nestled in the mountains of Himachal Pradesh near the northern end of the Kullu Valley. Kullu Manali is one of the top hill stations in India, and among the top tourist places in Himachal.

Manali is renowned for its snow-covered mountains, scenic beauty, history, and culture. It is located at an altitude of 2050 m and is spread along the banks of the river Beas. Often referred to as the 'Valley of the Gods', Manali is one of the popular places to visit near Delhi. Naggar Castle, Hidimbi Devi Temple, and Rohtang Pass are among the must include places in Manali tour packages.

Manali is named after the Hindu lawgiver Manu. The word Manali .....

Distance (From Kullu): 40 Kms
Trip Duration (From Kullu - Including Travel): 1-2 Days
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Hill Station

#31 of 31 Places to Visit in Kullu

At a distance of 23 km from Sundar Nagar, 24 km from Rewalsar, 70 km from Kullu, 107 km from Manali, 126 km from Dharamshala, 138 km from Shimla, 156 km from Bilaspur, 186 km from Chandigarh, 207 km from Pathankot, 235 km from Dalhousie, and 431 km from New Delhi, Mandi (formerly known as Mandav Nagar), also known as Sahor, is a major town and district headquarters of Mandi district in Himachal Pradesh. Lying on the banks of River Beas, it is one of the best offbeat tourist places to in Himachal, and among the prominent places to visit near Chandigarh.

Situated at the junction of Kullu and Dharamshala, the town of Mandi is a gorgeous mountainous region filled with surreal landscapes and innumerable ancient shrines. It is often referred to as 'Varanasi of Hills', or 'Choti Kashi', or 'Kashi of Himachal' as the town has as many as 81 temples spread across its area. Offering the stunning views .....

Distance (From Kullu): 70 Kms
Trip Duration (From Kullu - Including Travel): Full Day
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Most Asked Questions on Kullu


  • What is the best time to visit Kullu?

    Winter from October to December and Summer from April to June are the best time to visit Kullu to explore the great beauty of Kullu. This is also the best time to participate in adventure sports and activities like trekking, river rafting, mountaineering, paragliding and hiking over the Himalayan glaciers, etc.

  • How many days are required to visit Kullu?

    Kullu usually takes 2 full days to visit the most important attractions. Several tourists usually prefer visiting Kullu along with Manali. Kullu can also be mixed with near by wonderful destinations like Shimla, Manali, Dharamshala and Dalhousie by adding few additional days to your trip.

  • What is the budget required to visit Kullu?

    Budget of Kullu trip depends on the trip duration and category of hotel you choose for your stay along with the kind of vehicle you prefer. Kullu tour packages offered by Trawell.in start from as low as INR 11000 per person for a 3D/2N trip from Delhi.

  • What are some must visit places & things to do while visiting Kullu?

    Ensure to cover most important places to visit in Kullu like Raghunathji Temple, Naggar Castle, Manikaran, Kais Monastery, Raison - River Rafting, Great Himalayan National Park, Bijli Mahadev Temple, Jamula Temple - Malana and Kasol.

  • How is Kullu in Winter season?

    The temperature in winter months can go down to -1 C and it is the ideal time to visit Kullu to view the snow-capped mountains. This is the time to indulge in adventure activities like rafting and snow skating. You can also witness snowfall during peak winter around mid of December month. Winter is the best time to experience the seven day festival of Kullu Dussehra which takes place in the months of October / November.