Best Tourist Places to visit in Kullu for 2020 Holidays
Best places to visit in Kullu

Best Tourist Places to visit in Kullu for 2020 Holidays

Kullu is the most visited place in Himachal Pradesh & offers many tourist places, Sightseeing & attraction for Travelers. It is located on the banks of the Beas River in the Kullu Valley about 10 KM of the Bhuntar airport. This valley is famous for its temples, beauty and its majestic hills covered with pine, deodar forest, and sprawling apple orchards. It also offers many things and activities for travelers. Kullu has located near the Manali, 280 km from Shimla, & 500Km from the Delhi that’s why Kullu-Manali trip is the first choice for Travellers. Here, I listed some best places to visit in Kullu that make your holiday more memorable.

Visiting places in Kullu with Famous Sightseeing & Attraction

  • Friendship peak
  • Chandrakhani pass
  • Raghunath Temple
  • Bijli Mahadev Temple
  • Great Himalayan National park
  • Pandoh Dam
  • Prashar Lake
  • Jagannathi Devi Temple
  • Parvati Valley Trek
  • Manikaran Sahib

1. Friendship Peak

Friendship Peak Kullu
Friendship Peak Kullu

Friendship peak is heaven for trekkers appearing at an elevation of 5,289 meters located at Pir Pinjal in Kullu. The narrow and steep climbs make the trek more adventures and one thing that needs to be known by the people who are opting to trek is that it is quite steep (sloppy) and hence needs a little preparation on the fitness part.

This place is just 8 km from Manali and the trek starts from Solang Valley. The journey drives you crazy once you reach a certain altitude, with steep climbs over the thick bed of snow and walking over glaciated tracks and narrow ridges.

Timing = 09:00 AM – 05:00 PM

Visit Duration = 4-5 Hours

Entry Fee = Free

How to Reach = One can start the trek to Friendship peak from Beas Kund,

2. Chandrakhani Pass

Chandrakhani pass
Chandrakhani pass

Chandrakhani pass is at height of 3600 meters, nestled in Parvati valley. This place is favorite for those who seek natural beauty as well as those in search of adventure with mountains and valleys in the backdrop. This valley is also called “Valley of Gods”.

The trek is one of the easiest where trekkers can get a glimpse of the remote and hilly cultures of Himachal Pradesh. It will surprise you every moment with variations at every nook and corner passing through alpine forests to lush green farms. The top of hill where you will get the 360-degree panoramic view of these mountains.

3. Raghunath Temple

Raghunath Temple
Raghunath Temple

Raghunath temple is located at hight of 2056 meters above the sea level & this temple belongs to load Ram & this is one of the most popular attractions in Kullu. This temple is made by Raja Jagat Singh in 1660 AD.

This is the oldest temple in the valley is a place of much festivity and color around and during Dussera. While it derives much significance from the legend, it borrows its design and architecture from the Pahari and Pyramidal styles.

Timing = 05:30 AM – 05:30 PM

Visit Duration = 45 Minutes

Entry Fee = Free

4. Bijli Mahadev Temple

Bijli Mahadev Temple
Bijli Mahadev Temple

It is one of the sacred temples of the Kullu. It is located at an altitude of about 2,460m in the Kullu Valley. Bijli Mahadev is one of the ancient temples in India & it is located 22 km from Kullu.

Bijli Mahadev Temple, as the name suggests is the temple of Lord Shiva, where almost every year lightning strikes the Shiva Linga and breaks it into pieces. Then the priest of the temple rejoins the pieces of Lingam with the help of butter.

Timing = 05:30 AM – 05:30 AM

Visit Duration = 45 Minutes

Entry Fee = Free

5. Great Himalayan National Park

Great Himalayan National Park
Great Himalayan National Park

It is one of India’s national park and received the status of a national park in 1999, this park is in Kullu region of Himachal Pradesh. The national park is surrounded on all the three sides by the Himalayan mountains, and this park is home to diverse wildlife species.

At present, there are more than 375 species of fauna, 31 species of mammals and 181 species of birds. Deodar and Oak trees make this beautiful location of the national park more attractive.

This park also provides a trekking facility to the visitors. Visitors are advised to wear proper outfitting as cold weather is unexpected and requires good fitness.

Timing = 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Visit Duration = 45 Minutes

Entry Fee

For Indian Entry Fee for Indians INR50, Indian Students: INR30
Foreigners Foreigners: INR200, Foreigner Students: INR100
Camera Fees =For Indians =150 Rs.
For Foreigners = 500 Rs.

6. Pandoh Dam

Pandoh Dam
Pandoh Dam

It is built at Beas River in Mandi district and is located at a distance of 13 km from Manali. This dam is used for power generation at the Dehar Power House before water is discharged into the Sutlej River. It is set up in beautiful surroundings & there is a manmade lake at this location, travelers can enjoy at the site and take some photographs.

Timing = 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Visit Duration = 45 Minutes

Entry Fee = Free

7. Prashar Lake

Prashar Lake
Prashar Lake

Prashar Lake is a crystal-clear water body situated about 50 km north of Mandi. There is a three-storied pagoda-like temple built in the 16th century, dedicated to the sage Prashar. The lake is located at the height of 2730 m with blue water and it’s one of the most offbeat places in Himachal Pradesh. 

People who visited this place have reviewed that this place has a mystic charm and surrounded by snow-topped peaks. It also has a floating island in the lake. One can do trekking here and trekking distance for both sides are 15-16 km. The Visitor should carry their water and food with them. It does not offer any proper accommodation for the trekkers. But most tourists carry their own sleeping bags and tents.

8. Jagannathi Devi Temple

Jagannathi Devi Temple kullu
Jagannathi Devi Temple kullu

It is situated at an altitude of 1,800 m above sea level. It is believed that this temple was constructed 1,500 years ago. The presiding deity of this temple is the sister of Lord Vishnu, popularly known as Bhuweneshawari. It is famous among locals by the name of Bekhli Temple. Walls of the temple are carved with the beautiful presentation of Lord Durga’s various avatars.

Timing = 6:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Visit Duration =45 Minutes

Entry Fee = Free

9. Parvati Valley Trek

Parvati Valley Trek
Parvati Valley Trek

It is beautiful sightseeing in Kullu & regarded as one of the most challenging treks in the Himalayan region. Parvati valley trek is perfect for those seeking adventure. The mesmerizing views all around will not leave you speechless by its beauty but also filled with adrenaline by the challenges it throws at you at every nook and corner.

As the altitude increases, the surroundings become more enchanting adorned with dense forest, lush green meadows. The peaks with changing colors are quite unique and the sun gleaming over them makes the surrounding more beautiful. The best thing you can do here is when you get tired just sit and have a look at nature’s beauty.

10. Manikaran Sahib – Hot Springs of Himachal

Manikaran Sahib
Manikaran Sahib

It is in the Parvati valley along the banks of river Parvati in the Kullu district of Himachal. It is a small town in between the river Parvati and Bears. Manikaran is an important pilgrimage destination for both Sikhs and Hindus.

People are attracted by the hot springs, religious tendencies and beautiful surroundings it has. There are three hot springs where you can take bath, one being inside the Gurudwara itself and the other two being privatized by the guesthouses for men and women, different sections are made for bathing. 

Timing:- 6:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Visit Duration:– 45 Minutes

Entry Fee:- INR30

Frequently asked questions?

Q. How to reach Kullu?

A. Kullu has its own airport and the airport name is Bhuntar airport & Most of the travelers visit Kullu by road because there are many things to explore and it’s the most adventures way to explore this place.

Q. What is the name of the nearest Airport & Bus Stand?

A. The nearest airport in Kullu is Bhuntar airport and the bus stand is Kullu.

Q. Best time to visit Kullu?

A. Well, these places can be visited by any month of the year. But, if you want to experience the snow then you should visit here between December and March.


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Roshan Panjiyara

Roshan Panjiyara is a Travel blogger & adviser. The aim of this website provides information about Travel planning, how you can choose the best travel destination, hotels, transfers & flights in budget price for your memorable trips.

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