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Kullu, Himachal Pradesh




Nestled in the Himalayan range is a small town known as Kullu. This Silver Valley was earlier known as "Kulunthpitha". Located at a height of 1300 m above the sea level, Kullu seems to be a pearl in the crown of Himachal Pradesh. With the shining water of Beas River flowing alongside Kullu, the beauty of the town becomes unmatchable. This hill station is marked with radiant splendor that has been attracting visitors from the world over. Kullu is apt to suit every taste of the tourist.

Whether it is trekking, adventure sports, becoming familiar with nature or doing extensive shopping of handicrafts, Kullu quenches the thirst of every enthusiast. Even, the government of Himachal Pradesh has been stead fast in maintaining the elated atmosphere of Kullu. It is famous for apples. All the qualities of this small town are so distinctive that no one goes without taking back fondest of memories.


Climatic Conditions


Summer - March to June - 38.8 Degrees (Maximum)
Rainy - July to September - 80 cm (Average Rainfall)
Winter - October to February - 5.2 Degrees (Minimum)



Best Time to Visit


The climate of Kullu town is pleasant throughout the year. Still, the best time to explore its exoticness is:

April to June, October (Kullu Dusshera)


Population


According to the Indian Census, the approximate population of Kullu is 3,81,571. This is constituted with 54 percent of males and 46 percent of females. Even, the literacy rate is 81 percent, which marks it as one of the most literate towns.


Area


The total area of Kullu is 5,503 sq.km.


Places of Interest:


In Kullu, a visitor would see the stars shinning in the form of natural beauty sprinkled everywhere. The tourists spots have such a splendid view that no one would be able to stay without getting awestruck with the beauty.


Markets


Kullu offers a lot to the shopping lovers, who wish to pick unique and famous items from the market. The shops offer a lot from shawls, caps, jackets, spices, tea to decorative items and wooden crafts.

Tibetan Bazaar, Bhuttico, Himachal Emporium


Getting Here


Kullu is well-connected by road, while the nearest railway station is Joginder Nagar (95 Km from Kullu) and closest airport is Bhuntar (10 Km from Kullu).