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Tourist Places
 
Mandi Rewalsar Lake Naggar Castle
Roerich gallery Devi Jaganathi Temple Kaisdhar
Kasol Kullu Dussehra  
 
 
 
Kullu was once known as Kulanthpitha - 'the end of the habitable world'. Beyond rose the forbidding heights of the Greater Himalayas, and by the banks of the shining river Beas, lay the fabled 'Silver Valley'. Here is the core of an intricate web of numerous valleys - each of which is a visual delight and seems more beautiful than the other. The 'Silver Valley' has nature's treasures that lie carelessly scattered as flowers on the high meadows. This wealth nestles by every tree in the splendid forests, it bursts forth in the blooms and in the fruit of every orchard.
 
Introduction
 
The Kullu valley and, to a lesser extent, the Parbati valley, have always been a popular place to hang out and take in some mountain scenery. Recent tourist spillover from the political violence in Kashmir, however, has had a profound effect on the valley and Manali, in particular, has developed rapidly, threatening the valley's peaceful and unhurried atmosphere.
The Kullu valley, about 80 kms long and often less then 2 kms wide, rises northward from Mandi at 760m to the Rohtang La at 3980m, the gateway to Lahaul and Spiti. The Kullu and Parbati valleys, from Mandi to Manali, are serviced by the airport at Bhuntar, 10 kms south of Kullu town. The high season is mid-April to mid-June, mid-September to early Noveber, Christmas and new year.
 
Places to eat
 
Castle Hotel : It provides the best views, certainly the best atmosphere in the village and the food is pretty good.
Poonam Restaurant : It has vegetarian food and a great location in the shadow of the Vishnu hotel.
La Purezza Italian Restaurant : Situated in the village on the main road, at the start of the road up to the castle, serves authentic pasta dishes.
 
Travel Info
 
Private airlines flies to/from Delhi and also links Bhuntar with Shimla. There are several buses to Shimla, Mandi and Delhi. The HPTDC runs daily buses in season to Dharamsala, Manali, Shimla, Delhi and Chandigarh.