Kullu and Manali are two of the alluring gems in the crown of Himachal Pradesh. Kullu, also known as the land of gods, is a district and also a scenic village situated on the bank of river Beas. It is bestowed with mesmerizing forests, rivers, streams, and valleys. On the other hand, placed on the lap of Beas Valley, Manali offers a diversity of landscapes and natural wonders, being the top tourist destination in Himachal Pradesh. Manali is a present of the Himalayas to the world. It is a noteworthy destination for the admirers of nature and for those who seek adventure.
Best places to visit in Kullu Manali
Must-visit places in Kullu-Manali include the beautiful Rohtang Pass, the cultural Hadimba Temple, Vashisht Temple, and the adventurous Solang valley. Rohtang pass with all its scenic beauties and snow-capped mountains is an essential tourist attraction. The Hadimba temple is a historical cave temple dedicated to Hidimbi Devi, it is believed that Goddess Hadimba, wife of Bhima used to meditate in the vicinity of this temple. The Vashisht Temple is dedicated to the sage Vashisht who was the kula-guru of Lord Rama. The stunning Solang valley is situated between Beas Kund and Solang village, it offers numerous adventure sports and scenic views of the Himalayas.
Other places and scenic villages in Kullu Manali include Sethan, Naggar, Jagatsukh, Bijli Mahadev Temple, Vaishno Devi Temple, Hanogi Mata Temple, Jogini Waterfalls, & Anjani Mahadev Temple
Famous Treks in Kullu Manali
- Beas Kund Trek
- Bhrigu Lake Trek
- Hampta Pass Trek
- Rani Sui Lake
- Hampta Circle Trek
- Pin Parvati Trek
- Chanderkhani Trek
- Bara Bhangal Trek
- Deo Tibba Base Camp Trek
Best Time to Visit Kullu Manali
During Summers the weather remains pleasant and suitable for outdoor sightseeing. The best time to visit is during the months of April to June.
During the monsoon, the hills are covered with lush greenery and hence are a delight for trekkers and hikers. The best time to visit is during the months of July and August.
During winters there is a lot of snow evident in the place and hence attracts a large number of tourists. The best time to visit is during the months of November to February.
How to Reach Kullu Manali
By train, the nearest railway station is Jogindernagar that connects Kullu Manali to various locations inside the state. Only toy trail or Himalayan Railway runs here. The major railway station is either Pathankot or Chandigarh.
By air, the closest airport is Bhuntar airport situated in Kullu. You can take a taxi or a bus from there. The airport is connected with all the major airports in India such as Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, etc.
By road, the destination is very well connected with major cities like New Delhi, Chandigarh, Mohali, Ambala, etc. You can drive a car or get a bus from the mentioned cities.