Top 5 Unmissable Places To Visit In Kullu

Written By: Mehrosh Shamim

Kullu, a place where the natural world weaves together snow-capped mountains, verdant valleys, and raging rivers into a tapestry of unmatched beauty. The "Valley of Gods," as it is sometimes known, welcomes you with open arms to explore its stunning landscapes and immerse yourself in a variety of enthralling experiences. Therefore, grab your sense of adventure, and let's set out on a tour to learn about the amazing places to visit in Kullu, a region unlike any other.

1. Great Himalayan National Park

2. Raghunath Temple 

3. Bijli Mahadev Temple

4. Bhrigu Lake 

5. Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery

1. Great Himalayan National Park

The Great Himalayan National Park is home to around 375 species of animals, 31 species of mammals, and 181 species of birds. In 1999, the Park was designated as a national park. Within the park, there is also a community with its own culture and divinity. It is divided into four valleys: Sainj Valley, Tirthan Valley, Jiwa Nal Valley, and Parvati Valley. There are many degrees of trekking available inside GHNP. Here you can go rock climbing, camping, trout fishing, and bird watching. 

Tip: Permits for the park's core zone can be obtained at the Shamshi headquarters and the range offices at Ropa, Sainj Valley, and Shairopa, Tirthan Valley.

  • Timings: 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM

  • Ideal Duration: 2-3 hours 

  • Entry Fee: INR 50 (Indians), INR 200 (Foreigns), INR 30 (Indian students), and INR 100 (Foreign students) 

  • Camping Charges: (INR 100) 2 person tent/ per day, (INR 150) 3 person tent/ per day, (INR 200) 4 person tent/per day. 

  • Best Time To Visit: April to June

  • Location: Kullu District, Shamshi, Himachal Pradesh

2. Raghunath Temple

Raghunath Temple is a popular Kullu sightseeing spot that is surrounded by lush nature on all sides. The temple is located at an elevation of 2050 m. The wooden building was built by Raja Jagat Singh and is dedicated to Lord Ram. This massive multi-storey temple, surrounded by mountains, is one of Himachal's oldest. The temple is built in the Pahari architectural style. The greatest time to visit the temple is during Dussehra when millions of people flock there.

  • Timings: 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

  • Best Time To Visit: Throughout the year and in Dussehra 

  • Ideal Duration: 1 hour

  • Location: Near Post Office, Sultanpur, Kullu, Himachal Pradesh

3. Bijli Mahadev Temple 

Bijli Mahadev Temple, located on a hilltop in Kullu at an elevation of 2,460 m, is one of the oldest and nicest places to visit in Kullu. Bijli Mahadev is only accessible by a 3 km trek lined with pine trees. It is devoted to Lord Shiva, as the name suggests, and is a famous hiking location.  At the temple's entryway is an image of Nandi. Some puja items are offered at no extra cost inside the temple.

Fun Fact: The Bijli Mahadev Temple is reported to have a Shiva Linga that was smashed into pieces by lightning and then reassembled and tied by a temple priest using butter. 

  • Timings: 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM

  • Best Time To Visit: March to September 

  • Ideal Duration: 2-3 hours 

  • Location: Bijli Mahadev Road, Kashwari, Himachal Pradesh

4. Bhrigu Lake

It is a high-altitude lake located in the Kullu area at an elevation of 14,100 ft. The path to the lake runs through beautiful meadows known as the Bhrigu Lake Meadows. It takes roughly 6 hours to get from Gulaba Village to the enchanting Bhrigu Lake. Campers can build up camp near Bhrigu Lake and spend their free time making it the ideal sightseeing place in Kullu. The Lake walk offers views of the Seven Sister peaks, Hanuman Tibba, Deo Tibba, and the Pir Panjai ranges. 

  • Base Camp: Gulaba Village

  • Trekking Span: 3-4 days

  • Timings: Open 24 hours

  • Best Time To Visit: October to May

  • Location: Kullu district, Himachal Pradesh

5. Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery

Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery is also known as the Kais Monastery, it was founded in 2005 in Kullu's Kais Village on the banks of the Beas River. It was inaugurated by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The monastery is famed for its spread of the Buddha Dharma and is set amidst the magnificence of mountains at the top of 50 stairs. It also serves as a university and residential school where Buddhist philosophy is taught. It is an excellent place to visit in Kullu.

  • Timings: 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM

  • Best Time To Visit: March to June

  • Ideal Duration: 1 hour

  • Location: Kais, Himachal Pradesh

Frequently Asked Questions 

Q. What are the top attractions to visit in Kullu?

A. The top attractions to visit in Kullu are: Tirthan Valley, Hamta Pass, Raghunath Temple, Great Himalayan National Park, Bijli Mahadev Temple. 

Q. What are the best places in Kullu for couples to visit?

A. Visit Tirthan Valley, Malana, Naggar, and Chandrakhani Pass to see breathtaking scenery. In Kullu, adventurous couples can go trekking on several trails.

Q. How to reach Kullu?

A. Himachal Pradesh's Kullu Valley is well connected to the rest of India. The Kullu-Manali airport (Bhuntar Airport) is the closest to Kullu and has daily flights to and from major Indian cities such as Delhi and Chandigarh. The nearest railhead is in Joginder Nagar, around 100 km from Kullu.

Q. How many days is enough for Kullu?

A. 3 to 4 days are sufficient to completely explore Kullu.

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