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One of the most popular tourist destinations in the country: Kullu

Essential Information of Kullu

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Tourism in Kullu

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Essential Information of Kullu

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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    Kani Mozhi

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    Kani's 4 days trip to Kullu

    Its was a great trip . Travel agent and driver was good and guided us very well. Good memories and good services from their side

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    Riddhish Chakraborty

    Bangalore

    Riddhish's 7 days trip to Kullu

    All together it was a good experience right from the pickup at the Chandigarh airport to exploring Himachal to our drop to Amritsar on the last day of the trip. We travelled in the month of March (6th to 15th). The driver was efficient and reliable. All the four hotels were good except we had a bitter experience in Golden Apple in Manali. We were supposed to celebrate our anniversary on 8th March in Manali and there were absolutely no arrangements made even though we were told that this would be arranged beforehand, there was a miscommunication between the company and the hotel management. The service was very slow in Golden apple and specially the front desk manager was rude and was absolutely not interested to listen to our concerns. They had a veg buffet and it was repetitive and options were very limited, we also found other guests complaining about the menu and quality of food during breakfast and dinner. We had our anniversary dinner on 9th instead of 8th due to utter mismanagement. Even though there were several calls made by Travel triangle to the hotel manager he was still very adamant to make the required arrangements for our pre-planned anniversary dinner. So finally the food was served in the room after multiple requests, it was a regular veg dinner (nothing special) and a chicken curry (all packed food) and two broken candles and a match box. Is this what we call an anniversary dinner? It was totally ruined and and absolutely disappointing, had a lot of expectations. The cake was horrible and so was decoration in the room. The food quality was again pathetic. The hotel staff in Manali always had this attitude towards us as if we were staying there for free. The food in Dharamsala hotel was definitely not good, but the hotel service and room was pretty good. We had a very good experience in Shimla and Dalhousie. Overall it was a fun holiday.

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    Niharika Bajaj

    Bangalore

    Niharika's 7 days trip to Kullu

    The experience as a whole was good! Was quite impressed with the hotel services at Chandigarh and Kasol. The hotel given to us for Manali wasn't great at all. It was an untidy place and we were also charged a 2% extra tariff on card services. The cab service & driver were excellent.

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    Dhushyanth Kumar

    Bengaluru

    Dhushyanth's 7 days trip to Kullu

    Everybody plans their trip through travels to travel tension free but our experience was just opposite. We travelled to manali and shimla with lots of tension because of bag packers tours and travels . They didn't let us travel tension freely . Even though the total amount was cleared cab and hotel people asks for money and the assigned travel agents did not respond properly. Much of the time was wasted due to this money issues. Please do not do this to anybody and next time I would definitely not recommend this travels to anybody. It's a big NO!!!

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    Dipakshetty

    Amritsar

    Dipakshetty's 5 days trip to Kullu

    It was very nice trip, Cab Driver was also good & supportive. Overall experience was very good. only we were little dis-pointed with food quality in Dharamshala which was addressed on time.

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    Inaseetha

    Mumbai

    Inaseetha's 4 days trip to Kullu

    The whole trip was very nice. The hotel was good , the cab driver was cooperative and everything was well taken care of.

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    Yash Saxena

    Mumbai

    Yash's 4 days trip to Kullu

    The trip went really smoothly. The hotel staff was very hospitable, and we're very cooperative as well.

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    Ganesh Sharma

    Chandigarh

    Ganesh's 6 days trip to Kullu

    All and all, it was a great trip and Driver was very professional. Solang Valley!

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    Kunal Pandey

    Delhi

    Kunal's 3 days trip to Kullu

    It was a memorable trip and all because of travel triangle. All the arrangements were good. The driver was very friendly.He took us to really good places with breathtaking views. Couldn't have asked for more. Can't chose one!! Paragliding in Kullu, fun activities in Solang valley, view from hotel(it was breath taking!!!) Overall trip was memorable!!:)

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    Gouravdhiman

    Delhi

    Gouravdhiman's 5 days trip to Kullu

    It was amazing experience to visit manali Tyre ride in solang valley was our best experience

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