Kullu in Himachal Pradesh is an agglomeration of magnificent valleys beautified with the streams of the gushing Beas. It is not only a district in Himachal Pradesh but a widely popular tourist destination where people from various fronts of life land to rejuvenate and de-stress. Let us today tell you why you should add a handful of Kullu’s magic in your upcoming holiday season this year.
If you’ve ever imagined your vacation in the majestic Himalayas amidst the clouds, sipping your favourite brew and enjoying the bird’s eye view of the city, head to the ‘Valley of Gods’ right away. Situated at an elevation of 1279 metres from the ground, Kullu will not only provide you with a glimpse of heaven but will also convince you that you are inside one. The snow-clad mountains, the appealing apple orchards and the lush green Deodar forests wrapped in the arms of nature, has such a spell on the visitors that many are forced to extend their stay from 3 days to 3 months and even more.
Such is the magnetism of this place that even filmmakers made Kullu a famed spot for shooting popular movies with even popular stars. One of the main reasons for the same is the ease of connectivity of Kullu with the metros especially Mumbai and Delhi. Buses from the capital city leave daily for Kullu while Delhi to Kullu flights ply more than ten times per week in the peak season.
Movies like Bang Bang, Roja, Heena, Krissh, Jab We Met, Yeh Jawani Hai Diwani and many more were shot in the valleys of Kullu and nearby locations. Even after penetrating so deep, filmmakers have left many exotic spots untouched. Locations like the hot springs of Manikaran, Pandoh Dam and Bhrigu Lake are an eye-candy for a cinematographer. Nonetheless, the vast array of food options, great accommodations and astonishing backgrounds are the add-ons.
Apart from being a famed Bollywood honeymoon location, Kullu is one of the most stunning and adventurous hill stations in the country as well. This district on the whole, is a famed hot spot for hiking, trekking, angling, paragliding, zorbing, river rafting and mountaineering. A few of the popular trekking trails in Kullu pass through the valleys of Zanskar, Ladakh, Lahaul and Spiti. While many beginners choose Deo Tibba, Beas Kund and Hanuman Tibba and take home the memories of a life changing experience.
Another interesting point here is that if you go on a probe to guess the age of these hills, you might have to look into the epics of Mahabharata, Ramayana and even the Vishnu Purana where Kulant Pith i.e. Kullu, was once called ‘The Ending Point Of Inhabitable World’. The history dates long back to the 635 AD when a Chinese traveller first visited this region and even farther to the reign of King Ashoka. But why go that far when you can visit the place today?
Remember, while you are waiting for another reason to explore Kullu, the passenger seats are filling fast. So, don’t wait anymore and book your tickets to Kullu today! Bon Voyage.