Places to visit in kullu – All you need to know

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  • In this post by THE PERFECT PLANNERSyou wil get to know the list of places to visit in Kullu. The experiences in Kullu will be more exploring experiences. Apart from this, in Kullu you can enjoy a more peaceful environment than in Manali, this is because people visit manali more than kullu.
  • Kullu is located 40 kms away from Manali (via NH3), so you get both the option to stay at kullu or come back to manali the same day you departed for kullu. You can either take cab or bus from manali to visit kullu or you can by your own vehicle. The roads to Kullu are very beautiful. For some kms your way will run along the beas river which has a very awesome scenic beauty, these beautiful way might stop your vehicle and force you to click pictures with them.
  • Kullu is better if you will visit Naggar, Manikaran , etc. It is difficult to cover all this destination at one day. You can visit these mentioned places either by directly booking a cab from manali to kullu. Don’t forget to ask the taxi driver for sightseeing at kullu (if you are not going to stay at Kullu) . You can book a separate cab at kullu for sightseeing (if you are going to stay at Kullu)
  • If you have less time in hand and you are thinking to visit kullu or leave for delhi or some other place then the flight option is also available for you. Bhuntar airport which is the only airport to visit Kullu and Manali is located 11 kms from Kullu.

Bus and Cab Fare from Manali to Kullu

(**This rate is valid betwwen Mid of July – Mid of April**)

Booked Private Cab Rs. 2000 – 3000
HRTC Bus Rs. 60
Volvo BusRs. 600 – 900

Nearest railway station to kullu

  • Joginder Nagar Railway Station : This railway station is located at a distance of 104 km from Kullu. It is the most preferable railway station to visit Kullu. This railway is station is connected to major cities like chandigarh
  • Chauntra Bhaterh Railway Station : This railway station is the second nearest from kullu. It is located at a distance of 114 km from kullu

Places to visit in Kullu

1. Explore the Atmosphere of Historical Hotel Palace – Naggar Palace

How to visit naggar castle

Naggar Castle is a medieval castle, located in Naggar, Himachal Pradesh. It was taken over to Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (HPTDC), to run as a heritage hotel, since 1978. Naggar Castle is 20 kms away from the centre in the small town of Naggar in Kullu. It also consists of a hotel you can have a room in this historical palace or enjoy some snacks sitting at its open roof retaurant.
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2. Take a Bath at Unique Manikaran Hot Springs

Places to trek in kullu - Manikaran

Manikaran is located in the
river, in the Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh. It is at an altitude of 1760 m and is located 4 km ahead of Kasol and about 35 km from Kullu. It attracts tourists with its famous gurudwara – “Gurudwara Manikaran Sahib” and its “Hot Springs” Manikaran Gurudwara is 41 kms away from central Kullu and cab, minibus or own vehicle are the most preferable options.
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3. A 14Km River Rafting at Beas River

River rafting in Kullu
Rafting is done on the way from Manali to Kullu so it is better to do rafting when you are leaving from manali for visiting kullu. Rate of rafting vary from person to person and from time to time, there is no fixed price of rafting. If you are good at bargaining you can do river rafting at a very good price.
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4. Trek To Prashar Lake

Places to trek in kullu
Prashar Lake is 60 kms away from central Kullu and it is also close from Mandi, therefore, you have an option to visit Mandi if you are not on a trek. If you are thinking for a trek then it will be an awesome experience for you .
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5. Explore the Beauty of Tirthan Valley

Places to trek in kullu - Tirthan Valley

Name of this valley comes from the Tirthan River that flows from Tirth, its origins located in the GHNP, and ends at Larji in the river Beas. Located at a distance of 56 kms away from Kullu this place prospers you with a peaceful holiday.

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Points to remember : –

  • If you want to explore more out of Kullu, then you should have enough days in hand.
  • It is not like manali where you will get tourist attractions in short distances.
  • Kullu is basically a central place to visit Bhuntar, Manikaran, Naggar, Kasol, etc.
  • There is not only one place for river rafting. You will get river rafting stations in the way from manali to kullu, the way runs along the Beas river.
  • Visiting Kullu by cab or personal vehicle is better. If you are on a budget trip then the option of bus is also available for you.
  • Kullu is best for peaceful stay. You can take hotel in Kullu and then visit manali and other places.
  • Price of Hotels are a bit similar here and in Manali, therefore, you cannot differentiate them based on this topic.

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