Top 10 Places to visit in Kullu

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Best things to do in Kullu and sightseeing in Kullu

Kullu, in Himachal Pradesh, has a lot to serve nature lovers. The first thing they can do is visit the mesmerisingly beautiful and majestic Great Himalayan National Park, which is home to more than 375 flora species and a plethora of fauna, all protected by the law and the herculean Himalayas. Kullu's abundant nature can also prove to be quite luxurious and rejuvenating. For instance, the hot water springs of Manikaran, Vashisht and Kheerganga, all provide picturesque views of the mountains and meadows all around, giving you an experience like no other. A hub for adventure sports, one can enjoy paragliding, white water rafting, river crossing, rock climbing, skiing and snow boarding here. Popular treks ranging from easy to strenuous here are to Solang Valley and Pin Parbati Pass. Kullu has a variety of cuisines for one to choose from, but if you wish to get a taste of the authentic Himalayan dishes and delicacies, Dham is the place for you. For Indian and multi-cuisines, Valentino's Cooking with Herbs, Sapna Sweets and Chinda ka Dhaba are well known among tourists. Kullu comes alive with colours and lights during the festival Dussehra, celebrated in the month of October.

Great Himalayan National Park - Kullu

Declared to be a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Great Himalayan National Park lies in the valley between the Tirthan and Sainj Rivers. Nestled in the very bosom of the Western Himalayas, one will find a number of broad-leaf trees and shrubbery here. Frozen rivulets are a common sight here. One will find pheasants, koklas, khaleej and monals here apart from the snow leopards, gorals, musk deers and blue sheep. The most famous of them all is the western tragopan that is said to be rare.
A pleasant detour. The unique ecological aspects of the Western Himalaya led to the creation of the Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) in the Kullu district of India's mountain state of Himachal Pradesh. These features include biodiversity, sparse human populations, inaccessibility, little tourism, and a local economy based on traditional livelihoods. The GHNP provides a home to 180 species of birds and rare mammals, such as black bears, brown bears, musk deer and the ever-elusive snow leopard. As well as conserving wildlife, the park runs programmes that provide a sustainable living for people living on the periphery of the conservation area.
Sagnik Basu

1k+ Followers, 132 Reviews


The Tirthan Valley is the gateway to the UNESCO world Heritage Site of the Great Himalayan National park Conservation area. Infact a part of the Tirthan Wildlife sanctuary also is a World Heritage Site. This national park is home to the snow leopard & rare pheasants like the Western Tragopan. However the only way to see the core zone of the park is by foot. It takes 4-5 hours from Goshaini in Tirthan to reach the gates of the park at Kharongcha. The park offer several treks right from Shilt Thatch to Rakhundi peak & sainj Valley on the right side, to Hanskund & nada Thatch if you go straight & to Khorli Poi & Asur Baag on the left hand Side , all a part of the Tirthan Wildlife Sanctuary- a part of the World Heritage Site.
Ankit Sood

175 Followers, 11 Reviews


The park was built in 1984. It is a habitat to numerous flora and fauna species of mammals, birds, reptiles, etc. This area has many important wildlife species of Western Himalayas, like Musk deer, Brown bear, Thar, Leopard, Snow leopard, Koklas, Tragopan, Snow cock etc. If you are a birdwatcher, you are in luck. Bird-watching here is amazing. The journey to the wild valley is incomplete without trekking in the National Park. Moving along and resting along the alpine pastures will be memorable. If you wish, camping equipment and guides are provided by the Forests Department.
Riya Poojary

754 Followers, 71 Reviews


Best time to visit
All through the year.
Things to do
A safari is what you should opt for here
Open Hours
Right through the week from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Budget
Foreigners need to pay INR 200.00 per person while Indians have to pay INR 50.00 for entry.

Tirthan - Kullu

A gateway close to Manali, this is the ultimate place where you will find solitude. If you want to be away from the noise and pollution of the city and fill your lungs with fresh air, there can be no other place in Himachal better than this. Flanked by the Serolsar Lake and the Great Himalayan National Park, this is a place where you find nature at its best. There is nothing much you can do here but still you will not get bored with the musical chirping of the mountain birds and the sound of the river flowing. Horse riding and walking along the forests are however activities to be enjoyed here.
Tirthan Valley is paradise unexplored welcoming the traveler who loves to enjoy local food, stay in homestays , immerse in the beauty of nature and enjoy the culture. All in all its the best destination for a laid back holiday !
Ankit Sood

175 Followers, 11 Reviews


If you are looking for solitude out in the wilderness, this is where you need to be. The water can be bone chilling. This is a perfect spot for relaxation in the wild. The non-concrete paths and the forests around the valley makes it one of the most scenic wonders of India. The valley is known for trout fishing. Spend some time here and you might just get lucky with a brown or rainbow trout. A trek around this place and you may be greeted by some waterfall. This is truly a paradise.
Riya Poojary

754 Followers, 71 Reviews


Best time to visit
October- March
Things to do
Horse- riding, picnic, walking, photography
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The Great Himalayan National Park - Kullu

Declared to be a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Great Himalayan National Park lies in the valley between the Tirthan and Sainj Rivers. Nestled in the very bosom of the Western Himalayas, one will find a number of broad-leaf trees and shrubbery here. Frozen rivulets are a common sight here. One will find pheasants, koklas, khaleej and monals here apart from the snow leopards, gorals, musk deers and blue sheep. The most famous of them all is the western tragopan that is said to be rare.
Exceptional Natural Beauty
Devesh Samaiya

98 Followers, 3 Reviews


Now there is a Gushaini (on the vestiges of Great Himalayan National Park) in Tirthan valley, and then there's a Gadah Gushaini, definitely a thicker version of the Gushaini we might know. Rolling meadows, gentle flowing mountain streams, shepherds, pot, trails, and it takes more than just a road to get there! Intention, Destiny, Willingness. A winding road of about 33kms from Jibi (in Seraj Valley, reached from Aut 35kms on Manali Highway) gets you to this marvel in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. There is but one guest house and a HP PWD rest house here for accommodation. Before Gadah Gushaini is Bahu another gem in the area. Awesome walks lead one to Chach Galu (Galu means pass in Mandi dialect) and from there to Jalori pass or Magru Gala (near Janjehli). Now a road connects Gadah Gushaini to Chattri and Janjehli. Be here for a weekend and you will understand what escape means.
Being Out There

246 Followers, 10 Reviews


Best time to visit
All through the year.
Things to do
A safari is what you should opt for here
Open Hours
Right through the week from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Budget
N/A

Tosh Village - Kullu

A village known for the plantations of marijuana, this is a smooth trek and a place of immense natural beauty. The small village is quite vibrant and populated and is just near another village of great beauty known as Kasol. Even in the Tosh Village you will find the mighty Parvati River flowing the same way as in Kasol. While Kasol is a little hike, Tosh is extremely easy and can be chosen by anyone. Another good part is that you do not need to carry much when you come here as you will find a number of homestays and very good food here. As you stand on one of the raised hillocks over here, you get a perfect view of the surrounding green valleys and the roofs of the village houses. There is also a large temple in Tosh.
Tosh happened quite by accident. We woke up late at Khirganga, and we reached Pulga late afternoon and at that point, we needed a place to stay. We had decided to miss Tosh, because of the screw up in time because of Rasol, but since we had the opportunity we tightened our bags and reached Tosh in an hour or so. Tosh seems to be the new up and coming tourist spot, it's higher than Kasol I think, and guesthouses and cafes are coming up, some already there. We were glad we came up here because of the meal we got, and it was a beautiful place, next to a stream, but we could have stayed on in Pulga.
Karandeep Mehra

399 Followers, 40 Reviews


From Barshaini one can either take a shared taxi to Tosh or walk, which takes around 45 minutes. Turning left from the Pulga Hydro project, one can spot Tosh, one of the last villages on this side of the Valley. We took a shared cab with some students who were from Delhi too. Reaching Tosh, we weren't met by a breath of fresh air, the village was full of cowdung. Maneuvering as much as we could we checked into a hotel on the outskirts of the village. Dumping our bags, we immediately set out to go around the area and visited a little waterfall around a km from Tosh and walked further up the hill, had tea at a shack and walked back as the sun set over the snowcapped mountains. Stay at : Sun Valley Hotel. Decent Hotel with attached bath rooms available at a budget rate of 250 INR a night.
koyna

294 Followers, 6 Reviews


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trekking, tours, photography
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Serolsar Lake - Kullu

A stunning lake surrounded by mountains in the the lap of the Himalayas. Stay up there for a night or come back by evening after having a delicious plate of Maggi in the only shack uphill.
Akanksha Biswas

55 Followers, 15 Reviews


Sarolsar - Kullu

Also known as Serolsar, this is a beautiful lake in the Shoja District of Himachal Pradesh. This place is known for the clear blue waters and the greenery around. It is a very popular holiday retreat as well as a picnic spot. There is also a village here by the same name and the main population is cattle farming. The simple lifestyle and the humble nature of the people here are sure to touch your heart. There is a temple here where the locales offer the first milk and ghee they rear.
The trail leading up to Serolsar Lake originates from the right side of the Kali temple (as you face it). There is a small but easy to miss sign in Hindi as well. Fortunately, the trail is well-marked so there is no real need to hire a local guide for this trek. The grassy meadow in the clearing is where the tents are pitched. It was closed when we did Serolsar Lake but I was told by the locals that it is open during the summer months. Barring a couple of points where the trail narrows, this is an easy trek. Assuming a comfortable pace, it should not take you more than 2 hours to reach the lake. Just before you hit the lake, you’ll notice a few gujjar huts on your left. Serolsar Lake is not very large but the setting is quite scenic and serene. Legend has it that there is a pair of birds that keeps the lake clean. On the left bank of the lake is the Buddhi Nagin temple. Ghee (clarified butter) is one of the offerings that devotees make at this temple. Interestingly, large quantities of ghee are poured into the lake as an offering. For night stay, there is a two-room dharamshala (inn) that is available to pilgrims and visitors for a nominal fee of Rs. 20 (to cover your bedding and blanket). You can call the numbers (listed at the bottom of the notice board) to get more information about overnight stay. There is a dhaba (open April to November) which serves tea, maggi, and basic meals. Your return walk from Serolsar Lake won’t take a shorter time because you’ll be ascending for a good bit. Plan on it taking 2 hours to walk back to Jalori Pass.
Miles 2 Smile

172 Followers, 4 Reviews


Best time to visit
October- March
Things to do
Tours, picnics
Open Hours
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Nature's Lap Resort - Kullu

Ride started and we halted at beautiful cafe along side river beas ????.
Shishat Sharma

0 Followers, 6 Reviews


Odi Thach- Mantalai Lake - Kullu

Rightly termed as the trekker's heaven, this is one of the most adventurous trekking routes of Himachal Pradesh. The route starts from the heart of the beautiful village of Manikaran and is covered with colorful flowering plants and waterfalls as you start climbing. This grace and charm will then slowly give way to the rustic beauty in the form of rocky terrains and rough roads as you go higher up. You should carry a kit with you with all essentials including water and some light food. Also important is wearing is comfortable clothes and shoes.
Trekkers have surely heard of and explored this popular destination in Himachal Pradesh. By the banks of river Parvati, Odi Thach is a beautiful meadow that passes through the famous Pandu Bridge made from a single rock. Camping in Odi Thach is a beautiful experience and you can be assured that carrying a mini grill set and getting some lovely local produce from nearby villages will make your holiday much more satisfying! For those who can’t get enough- you can also trek to Mantalai Lake, another gorgeous water body a fair climb ahead and set base there for a day- it’s great place for a relaxing picnic!
Karishma

367 Followers, 51 Reviews


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Casa Bella Vista - Kullu

This is a holiday resort in the Old Manali Region and also one of the most beautiful you have ever been to. It is an awesome property with a expansive area and a 3- storey cottage with living areas, dining and drawing rooms along with all other facilties. Everything is designed here so elegantly and with an old world French charm here and there. They serve pure veg food and authentic Italian Cuisine too. The service is so good and the surroundings as well, this place has become an attraction in itself.
Manali's only wood fired oven churns out excellent vegetarian pizzas.
Anvi

458 Followers, 56 Reviews


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Holiday resort
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Balu Ka Gera - Kullu

Balu Ka Gera is one of the stops of the Hampta Pass Trek.
First Night: This place is known as Balu ka Ghera..... In the midnight, Temperature was -1 ...... it was so COOOOOLLL
Seemant Kumar

154 Followers, 9 Reviews


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City walk
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