kullu "Valley Of God's"

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Photo of kullu "Valley Of God's" by Dev Vashisth

'Chal lal daba' i said to one of my friend and hang the phone it was 10 at night and i started packing, within 15 minutes i left for kashmere gate bus stand. It was 11 when i reached kashmere gate, from last 4 years i have traveled a lot in this route and was in doubt that i will get the bus or not. On counter number 16th there was no bus standing, i was clear all the bus for Manali have already left. Suddenly a voice came 'Manali Manali Manali' i ran towards the guy he was a ticket agent for a private bus. Without any 2 thoughts i asked 'kitne ki ticket hai bhai' he said 1600, i was like i have to go and there is no more option but i was said that it will be a Volvo so i thought its not a bad option, but i was fooled it was a ordinary bus. I boarded the bus without any complaint because it was about the Mountains. The bus took long 14 hours and finally we were dropped at Bhuntar .

Photo of Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dev Vashisth

beas river

Photo of Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dev Vashisth

Kulu 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 Valley 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. The name Kullu derives from the word "Kulant Peeth", meaning "end of the habitable world". As per legends, during the Great Flood, Manu visited this valley, but was unable to cross the Rohtang pass. He named the last settlement he found as Kulant Peeth, and chose to settle and meditate in what has now become the town of Manali (Manu's Place)

It was cold AF I saw the temperature it was 2*, This trip was a new year trip and basically i went to meet one of my old school buddy. What a welcome it was with 'ALVARMAN' and 'Bramha Vishnu Mahesh' most of you reading this will not relate, but all the stash loving guys it is for you.

Kullu

Photo of Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dev Vashisth

Beas River

Photo of Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dev Vashisth
Photo of Kasol, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dev Vashisth

The next morning we went to Kasol it was nothing new for me but i was sad watching the condition of Kasol comparing it with back 2013-14, it was totally ruined most of the cafes were sealed cops were roaming beside the beautiful Parvati river, no chill scenes and the most disgusting was the crowd, back on 13-14 kasol had a chill crowd but now it was taken over by the illiterate Alcoholics. So watching all this we decided to move back to Kullu and have good time at home. It was new year eve, We had sula as our companion full moon was approaching, clear sky, good music and Kullu valley what else one need at the new year. A perfect spent weekend and the New year.

Photo of kullu "Valley Of God's" by Dev Vashisth

Parvati River

Photo of kullu "Valley Of God's" by Dev Vashisth

The next morning it was decided that we will go Bijli Mahadev and start the New year with the blessings of lord. Bijli Mahadev is one of the sacred temples of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is located at an altitude of about 2,460m in the Kullu Valley. Bijli Mahadev is one of the excellent temples in India. Located 22 km from Kullu across the Beas river, it can be approached by a rewarding trek of 4 km. A panoramic view of Kullu and Paravati valleys can be seen from the temple. The 60 feet high staff of Bijli Mahadev temple glistens like a silver needle in the sun. In this temple of lightning, it is said that the tall staff attracts the divine blessings in the form of lightning. It is believed that the priest of the temple has to restore the Shiva linga placed inside the temple using butter and sattoo after every lightning as it shatters to pieces with flash of lightning.

Bijli Mahadev

Photo of Bijli Mahadev Temple,Jia,Kullu, Upper Jia Road, Jia, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dev Vashisth

The weather of the valley didnt allow us to go, as the rain was approaching and we had to climb steep up to the mountain for 4 kms. We were upset but accepted the situation and made a plan to move old Manali. I was visiting Manali after long 3 years, There are many places to visit in Manali. The Hadimba temple, Vashisth hot springs, The mall road, Solang valley and many more. We hunted some good cafes there at the mall road it was snowing there. The sad part was my both the battery of the camera got discharged and was not able to click good picture. After the day out we checked into the beautiful Pinakine cottage, near Nehru kund bridge, Shanag Village. I recommend all the readers who are planning to visit Manali, book their stay in this cottage it has marvelous view and is situated in a very good location the services are best in a very minimal cost. And if you are in a big group and want some discounts then let me know . The next morning i had to catch the bus and was the time to go back to the pavilion .

it was a perfect meet with my friend and was nice spent new year . and Time to say good bye to the mountains with a promise to see you soon .

Nehru Kund Bridge

Photo of Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dev Vashisth

Pinakine Cottege

Photo of Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dev Vashisth
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How did you travel from Kullu to kasol
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