Nestled in the lap of the majestic Himalayas, Kullu is a actual jewel in the crown of Himachal Pradesh. The breathtaking beauty of its fantastic landscapes, the hospitality of its people, their distin... Show more
Nestled in the lap of the majestic Himalayas, Kullu is a actual jewel in the crown of Himachal Pradesh. The breathtaking beauty of its fantastic landscapes, the hospitality of its people, their distinctive lifestyle and rich culture have enthralled travelers for aeons.
The Dev Sanskriti of the valley combined faith, mythology and history to create and sustain a unique bond between the mundane and the divine. Blessed with salubrious weather throughout the year, the district is known for the internationally renowned towns of Kullu and Manali, the intact beauty of the Parbati valley, the teeming biodiversity of the Great Himalayan National Park, the quaint temple architecture of the hills and several enjoyable trekking routes across its breadth and width.
Kullu is a district in Himachal Pradesh, India. The district stretched from the village of Rampur in the south to the Rohtang Pass in the North.
Fields & Beas River in Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh, India.
The biggest valley in the district is called the Kullu Valley, which is also known as the Valley of the Gods. There is also a town called Kullu which sits on the banks of the Beas River in the central part of the valley. Another important valley in the district is the Lug valleywhere the main forest contractors have been extracting timber from the forests for the last 150 years and continue to do so today. Farther north lies the town of Manali.
The ancient seat of the kings of Kullu was at Naggar Castle, about 12 km north of the present town, and thought to have been constructed in the early 17th century by Raja Sidh Sing. Raja Jagat Singh (1637–72) moved the capital in the middle of the 17th century to its present post, and called it Sultanpur. The Royal compound consists of the "Rupi Palace, several temples, and a long narrow bazaar descending the hill."
The British takeover all of Kangra and Kullu from the Sikhs in 1846. It is still used as home by the royal progeniture, but the more ancient Naggar Castle was sold to the British.
Since the onset of the most recent unrest in Kashmir, Manali and the Kullu Valley in general, have become important destinations for tourists disappear the summer heat of India.