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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