Essential Information of Kullu
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Essential Information of Kullu
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Travelers who are fascinated by mountains would probably find following information on Kullu helpful for them to have a memorable holiday. One of the major hill stations of the country, Kullu is often paired with Manali and is a magnificent tourist destination. Kullu and its sister town Manali form a great destination to spend summer vacations. Situated in the state of Himachal Pradesh, amidst the lap of the breathtaking Himalayan mountain range, Kullu lies at an altitude of about 1200 meters above the sea level. Apart from scenic views, the place also houses facilities for some adventurous sports like river rafting and mountaineering for adventure seekers.
The following information on Kullu would be of great value for all those tourists who are planning a visit to the place. The place also has a good number of temples, dams and passes, perfect for offering tourists a wide variety of activities to choose from, as per their preferences. Tourists can also use Kullu as a connecting destination for visiting some great other places like Kasol, Malana, Bhunter, Rohtang Pass and many more. A great location and easy accessibility is what makes Kullu one of the most popular tourist spots of not only Himachal Pradesh but also India.
Stay In Kullu
Some basic information on Kullu would help the tourists to take all the necessary precautions before setting out on their trip. Being a hill station, weather of Kullu remains cool and soothing almost all through the year. The hill station receives heavy rainfall during the months of July and August. But the place is generally most crowded during the summers. Honeymoon couples and adventure seeking tourists fill the place to enjoy a vacations like no other. However, the best time to visit this beautiful place is the post monsoon period when the weather of Kullu remains mild.
The minimum temperature during the post monsoon period falls around 10 degree Celsius whereas the temperature goes to a maximum of 20 degree Celsius. Winters are extremely cold and the temperature might fall to as low as 5 degree Celsius. Since the temperature remains low throughout the year, all the necessary precautions should be taken, especially for children and old people.
The various places of interest in and around Kullu along with the fun filled activities that the tourists can enjoy include Malana, The Great Himalayan National Park, Rafting, Raghunath Temple, Pandoh dam, Chandrakhani Pass and much more. A tourist can find all necessary information regarding the destinations using a tourist map of Kullu. Tourists are provided with abundant options for accommodation so that the prices fit everyone’s budget. There are alternatives available ranging from 2 stars to even luxury hotels. The best of these hotels find places in the tourist map of Kullu.
Food In Kullu
As per the basic information on Kullu, the primary dining options available in Kullu include Indian, Chinese, and continental cuisines. ‘Thalis’ which are an assortment of staple food and some locally made delicacies, form a major part of the cuisine. The local food items include Cholle Bhature, Patrodu, Vada, Sattu, Kodra Roti, and many more. The locally made alcoholic beverages, including Lugri and Chakti, are a must try. Kullu is also famous for the wide variety of fruits that are available in the region. Most of the local delicacies can be devoured at any of the local restaurants at decent prices. There are plenty of good quality restaurants available in Kullu to enjoy the Himachali cuisine as well.
Language And Festivals In Kullu
The local language and the culture of the residents form a major part of the basic information on Kullu that the tourists need to be provided with. The most commonly spoken local language of Kullu is Pahari. Being a tourist destination, people can also speak English or Hindi. The Hindu festival Dussehra is celebrated in a grand way at Kullu. The town turns colorful and traditional songs are sung all around and people enjoy the fairs. The Dusshera celebrations last for a week.
Apart from Dusshera, the other festivals that are celebrated include Winter Carnival and Spring Festival. The folk dances that are organized on the occasion of several festivals or even on special occasions are a must watch. These festivals and fairs are some of the best times to visit Kullu. This would help tourists to immerse themselves in the local traditions and culture of the place.
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Trip to HimachalOverall very good trip. Had a very nice experience in Himachal Pradesh. Hotels were good, food was nice but some basic facilities should be improved.
Trip to HimachalOverall it was a good experience but the food quality in the hotel was not good especially the worst manchurian dish. The solang valley awesome experience
Trip to HimachalThe arrangements were good, except for rhe poor state of the car... Ms.Ansh left no stones unturned to cater to our needs... Keep up the good work. The hotel that we stayed in Manali...
Trip to Himachal4 star completely for hotel Meghavan palace in Mcleodganj for rendering satisfactory services for one night stay. I would not like to give even single star to hotel Dalhousie grand for making our Dalhousie trip a tiring and painfully due to its poor quality of service plus defrauding us with downgraded quality of room categorybalthough we opted for deluxe. The mattress were so pathetic that we have to sleep on floor somplete night and on requesting hotel we were told that we can't provide the mattress .. even they can't able to arrange for sleepers ...will not recommended ... Mcleodganj
Trip to Himachalthe volvo bus experience was not comfortable, the bus broke down on our way to manali and during return from manali to delhi, the driver was quiet rude and did nt confirm that the bus was not serviceable. hotel was good but was under construction property. cab driver was good.
Trip to HimachalMy trip was overall good. For the first day on Saturday there was issues with the payments and driver and the agent (Dimple Malik) hasn't responded to my calls and msgs many times and I was so so upset but later on Monday she resolved the matters and the trip was overall good. Driver was very experienced and well versed with the conditions there in Shimla n Manali. He is a very good driver but not a good guide.
Trip to HimachalGreat trip managed by Sky High Manali Holidays.. I received your support as per my expectations. It was awesome arrangements handled by agent and they answered my queries on time.
Trip to HimachalWe had a wonderful trip. All the arrangements were hassle free and good. Only one thing i thought the road trip from manali to Dalhousie was too long and tiresome. It would have been better if we visited some other place near by instead of traveling on road. The Dalhousie place is awesome but it would be better to combine it with near by place instead from manali. Playing with snow with my love for the first time. Paragliding was mesmerizing.
Trip to HimachalHotel president is good, other hotel in Shimla was really bad. I really had worst experience with travel triangle agent.. He booked morning flight for my wife and evening flight for me. We thought our flights are in the evening and went to airport and by seeing our tickets we got shocked, we called agent and explained situation, but they helped... Finally I have booked flight tickets by own.... It was really unpleasant experience Hotel president is good, rontang pas is good, Shimla activities are good
Trip to HimachalI booked a trip to Manali from Pune with three nights halt in Manali in the last week. I got a quotation with itinerary from Travel and Time in less than 15 minuets which was so reasonable and amazing that I did not even feel to negotiate. I just gave a call to the number mentioned under and I was addressed by Mr. Amrit who was a very professional and politeness person, he has answering my all queries with transparency, that was based on logical answer and real figure, that’s why I was satisfied and happy and actually advised me in each and every aspect to give me the best. As I am from South India, I was unaware of the sightseeing places around Manali. He took interest by himself and gave me an itinerary including Kullu and Manali with Etios Car. Also I was surprise on that day because when I was entered the room I got a fantastic Cake on the table, which was indicating my Marriage Anniversary, while I never informed any person about my anniversary, After some time I asked to Amrit regarding this situation, How did you know about my Anniversary, He told me that during booking time on that day suddenly you told me only one time regarding this, that’s why I remember and did this arrangement, without any extra charge ( You can tip him if you want but neither he will compel nor its compulsory). Car Driver was very friendly & guided me every place perfect way. Actually the hotel recommended by him was little poor in google reviews and I requested him for a hotel change. He assured me that its very good and trust him in this and advised me to take it. Somehow I felt the confidence in his words and I checked in to the hotel and got everything was good, as he told that. I was very happy with the ambience of the hotel staff and the amenities provided at that reasonably low budget without compromising the quality of holiday. I want to say thanks to Travel and Time & also Mr. Amrit
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