Experience 5 Thrilling Things To Do In Kullu

Written By: Mehrosh Shamim

Nestled in the lap of majestic Himalayas, Kullu beckons with its awe-inspiring landscapes, mystical valleys, and vibrant, cultural heritage. Embark on thrilling tricks, immerse yourself in age–old traditions, indulge in mouthwatering delicacies, and surrender to the sublime beauty that surrounds you. So let’s know more about the things to do in Kullu, and let the magic of this place unfold before your eyes.

1. Fishing in Tirthan Valley 

2. Kheerganga Trek

3. Bara Bhanghal Trek

4. Prashar Lake Trek

5. Paragliding 

1. Fishing in Tirthan Valley

Tirthan River is located in Tirthan Valley, which offers the best things to do in Kullu. The Tirthan River is an excellent location for trout fishing. This river, which is teeming with brown and rainbow trout, is a popular tourist destination. Aside from that, there are a number of interesting locations to stay. Anglers can use fly fishing or traditional methods such as spoons, spinners, and baits. Aside from fishing, the Great Himalayan National Park is only 3 miles away, so you can go on a trip across the park.

Tip: Before you pick up that fishing rod, make sure you obtain a fishing license from the HP Department of fisheries for a price of INR 100.

  • Ideal Time To Visit: March to June

  • Timings: Open 24 hrs

  • Nearby Attractions: Great Himalayan National Park (3 km), and Jalori Pass (30.7 km)

  • Location: Tirthan, Himachal Pradesh 

2. Kheerganga Trek

Kheerganga is a small settlement in Parvati Valley that is 3050 m above sea level. It is a two-day trek from Kullu or Barsheni and an 11-kilometer walk from Barsheni. The confluence of the Tosh and Parvati rivers can be viewed in Barsheni, making it one of the best adventurous activities in Kullu. Visitors can see sites such as Rudra-Nag, a serpent-shaped waterfall, Pandu Pul, and the Pin-Parvati Pass (5400 m) when walking from Barsheni. There is an ashram near the Shiva shrine that provides basic lodging.

  • Ideal Time To Visit: May & November 

  • Trek Duration: 2 days

  • Trek Level: Easy

  • Nearby Attractions: Parvati Valley (2.8 km), and Rudranaga (61 m)

  • Location: Kheerganga Trek, Himachal Pradesh

3. Bara Bhanghal Trek

Bara Bhangal is a village in Kangra district, 15 miles from Thamsar Pass. The Shepherds Trail walk is also known as the Bara Bhangal trek since it takes you across the Kaliheni and Thamsar passes. The voyage starts in Manali and continues with stops in Lama Dugh, Riyali Thach, Devi ki Marhi, Dal Marhi, Marhi, Kalihani, Plachak, Rajgundha, and, of course, Bara Bhangal. It is one of the most difficult treks in Himachal, but it is also one of the best things to do in Kullu.

  • Ideal Time To Visit: June & September 

  • Trek Duration: 10 days approx

  • Trek Level: Difficult 

  • Nearby Attractions: Shakti Peeth Chamunda Devi Temple (18.6 km), and Kangra Fort (2.8 km)

  • Location: Bara Bhanghal, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh

4. Prashar Lake Trek

Prashar Lake, which is gorgeously tucked in Kullu Valley, is a must-see for anyone seeking bliss in the laps of nature. As you go away from the meadow, you will come across apple orchards. Mountains such as Triund, Dhauladhar Matterhorn, Kap Chuli, Man Hill, Hanuman Tibba, and others may be seen. The ancient pagoda-styled Prashar Rishi temple, built in honour of the Rishi Prashar, stands towering on the river's banks. Its architecture is unique and appealing.

  • Ideal Time To Visit: May & June

  • Trek Duration: 5-6 hours 

  • Trek Level: Moderate

  • Nearby Attractions: Tunga Mata Temple (12 km), and Jagannath Temple (17.5 km) 

  • Location: Prashar Lake, Kullu 

5. Paragliding 

Paragliding is the best adventure activity in Kullu. Gulaba is the activity's starting point, and Kothi is its ending position. Wear all safety equipment and fly high at 9000 feet with your trained guide for up to 10 minutes. View the Dhauladhar Himalayan Range, the Pir Panjal Mountains, Friendship Peak, and the Green Kullu Valley from a vantage point. Take in the scenery of snow-capped mountains and lush green valleys.

  • Price: Starts from INR 2,500/-

  • Activity Duration: 10 mins approx

  • Height: 9,000 ft

  • Timing: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

  • Location: Gulaba, Kullu, Himachal Pradesh

Suggested Read: Top 5 Unmissable Places To Visit In Kullu

Frequently Asked Questions 

Q. When is the ideal time to go paragliding in Kullu?

A. Paragliding is popular from October to June. Even October to November and March to June are ideal months for long-haul flights.

Q. What are the greatest activities for couples in Kullu?

A. Fishing in Tirthan Valley, rafting in the Beas River, camping beneath the stars, and soaking in the hot springs at Manikaran are the greatest romantic activities in Kullu for couples. 

Q. What are the best things to do in Kullu with friends?

A. Visit Prashar Lake Trek, Kheerganga Trek, Bara Bhanghal Trek, and many other places in Kullu to spend time with friends. 

Q. How many days should you spend in Kullu?

A. One can spend 1-2 days exploring all of Kullu's splendour. 

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