Known as the abode of gods and goddesses, this idyllic pastoral valley is also known as the orchard of India.A picturesque and tranquil heaven,Kulu is a famous spot drawing heaven ,Kulu is a famous spot drawing tourists from all over the world.Apples ,pears.apricots,cherries ,plums and peaches grow here in plenty.
This is also the gateway to Lahaul and Spiti,it is also rich in deodar forests,rice, barly and wheat crops. Kulu town, at a height of 1220 metres and with a population over 15,000 is the district headquarters. Located on the western banks of the river Beas,Kulu is famous for its feativals, temples and delightful long walks. It is best known for its week long Dussehra celebrations held in the month of October every year.
During this most colourful festivals all the images of various deities are brought down from their shrines in well-decorated palanquins to pay homage to Raghunathji of Ranhunathpura in Kulu Rajas, is brought here from Manali on the occasion.
Reaching Kulu is not difficult now a days. The nearest airport is Bhuntar, just 10 kms.drive from Kulu.It is connected by Vayudoot flights from Delhi and Chandigarh,Chandigarh is nearest rail head (270 kms).There are regular buses to Kulu from dDelhi,Shimla,Pathankot and Chandigarh. Kulu is just 40 kms from Manali.
HPTDC has a Tourist Bungalow with double room and dormitory accommodation.Aluminium Huts are laos available there.For reservations Area Manager, HPTDC Ltd. (Tel.7) should be contacted. The private accommodation include Ashok Travellers Lodge and many other hotels and lodges.