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Kullu 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 ten kilometres north of the airport at Bhuntar.Kullu is a broad open valley formed by the Beas river between Kullu and Largi. This valley is famous for its 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 range.
Jagatsukh, located at a distance of 6 km from Kullu, is the erstwhile capital of Kullu. An ancient Shiva Temple, built in the 'shikhara' style is the prominent highlight of the village. A small shrine of Gauri Shankar and the chalet-roofed temple dedicated to Goddess Sandhya Devi are some of the numerous old temples that dot the village.
The Great Himalayan National Park #2
The Great Himalayan National Park is also known as Jawaharlal Nehru Great Himalayan National Park. Spread over an area of 765 sq km, it is home to over 31 species of mammals and 181 species of birds. National park also serves as home to 3 species of reptiles, 9 species of amphibians, 11 species of annelids, 68 resident bird species and 50 migrant bird species.
Prashar Lake #3
Prashar Lake is situated at a distance of 49 km from Mandi. This sacred beautiful lake is named after the great sage Prashar who is believed to have meditated in this region. Located at an elevation of 2730 m above sea level in a valley, this lake offers a 360 degree view of snow covered mountains. The depth of the lake is unknown but is considered to be very deep and has a floating island on it
Tirthan Valley #4
Tirthan Valley lies on the banks of River Tirthan. The area is known for the Trout fishing and access to Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP).Tirthan Valley Area is green and good for trekking, overnight camping, river crossing and all kinds of adventure activities.
Jagannathi Devi Temple #5
Jagannathi Devi Temple is situated at an altitude of 1,800 m above sea level. It is believed that this temple was constructed 1,500 years ago. Presiding deity of this temple is the sister of Lord Vishnu, popularly known as Bhuweneshawari.
Basheshwar Mahadev Temple #6
Basheshwar Mahadev Temple is situated in Bajura, which is 15 km away from the town. This temple is well-known for its exquisite stone carvings, sculptures and flat shikharas. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the temple dates back to the 9th century.
Hanogi Mata Temple #8
Hanogi Mata Temple is located approximately 36 km away from Kullu. This shrine is one of the most sacred temple attractions of Kullu dedicated to Hindu Goddess Hango Mata. The temple is situated on a small peak and a gleaming stream flowing below is an added attraction to the Hangoi Mata Temple.
Deo Tibba #9
Deo Tibba is located at the attitude of 6,001 m above sea level. The site contains grazing pastures of the Gaddi shepherds and the Chandertal Lake. It is popular among tourist and local climbers, who are interested in various mountaineering activities.
Bijli Mahadev Temple #10
Bijli Mahadev Temple is a huge temple that is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple is located at the height of 2,450 m above sea level offers beautiful view of nearby mountains and residential houses in the valley.
Tabo Monastery #11
Tabo Monastery is one of the main attractions of Spiti Valley. Founded in 960 AD by a scholar, Richen Zangpo, this monastery was established with an aim to serve as an institution for advanced learning.
Sultanpur Palace #12
Sultanpur Palace, which is also known as Rupi Palace, houses large number of miniature paintings. This palace was constructed after the original structure was damaged in an earthquake.