The oldest temple in the valley is a place of much festivity and color around and during Dussera and even otherwise assumes much religious importance amongst the locals.
Wrapped around in an ancient legend, the temple finds connections to Lord Rama, and the idol of Lord Raghunath placed here, is said to be the same as the one used by him. While it derives much significance from the legend, it borrows its design and architecture from the Pahari and Pyramidal styles. Other than the spirituality surrounding the temple, the sceneries and views about it too are equally alluring.
Bijli Mahadev Temple
This is the one temple in Kullu that you cannot miss. From a legend where lightning strikes, to a huge structure and surreal surroundings with some of the best views and sceneries of Kullu, the temple is enchanting in every bit.
It is said that the structure houses a Shiva Linga which was broken into pieces by lightning, that were brought back together and bounded by a temple priest using butter. The word around is that this repeats itself every year.
The temple has to be reached by a trek through a 3 km long path covered with pine trees. The surroundings and the sceneries that one witnesses during the trek make it breathtakingly beautiful and refreshing rather than tiring.
This man-made marvel stands out from much of nature’s picture perfect valleys and hills around it, with a rather spectacular and grand experience to offer to its viewer.
The unforgiving rush of water and a lake which is somewhat more at peace are the sights here that you should not miss, while in Kullu. The dam is a structure under the Bhakra Beas Management Board and diverts the water of the River Beas.
The Great Himalayan National Park
Great Himalayan National Park, situated in Himachal Pradesh has four valleys named Sainj Valley, Tirthan Valley, Jiwa Nal Valley and Parvati Valley. They are all popular for their natural and scenic beauty. The park has exotic species of flora and fauna. The park was established in 1984.
The Great Himalayan National Park, is one of India’s national parks, which is located in Kullu region of Himachal Pradesh. It is spread over an area of 1,171 km sq at an altitude of between 1500 to 6000 m. It habitats numerous flora and more than 375 fauna species.Great Himalayan National Park, situated in Himachal Pradesh has four valleys named Sainj Valley, Tirthan Valley, Jiwa Nal Valley and Parvati Valley. They are all popular for their natural and scenic beauty. The park has exotic species of flora and fauna. The park was established in 1984.
The River Beas in Kullu, is popular for rafting of all grades of rapids, for amateurs, tourists as well as trained and professional rafters. End of April to June and September to October are the best months for rafting in Kullu. Avoid the monsoons and the winters if you want to go for Rafting here.
Trout Fishing is quiet popular in the Kullu Valley. There are a number of spots fro fishing along the river Tirthan, such as Kasol, Naggar, Katrain and Raison.
Parvati Valley Tree
Regarded as one of the most challenging treks in the northern Himalayan region, Parvati Valley Base Camp Trek is perfect for those seeking adventure. The mesmerising views all around will not only leave you spellbound by its beauty but also filled with adrenaline by the challenges it throws at you at every nook and corner.
Although the trail is not really well laid, the thrill it brings is unmatched to any other trek. Although the trek is quite long and taxing, the reward is extremely exhilarating. As the altitude increases, the surroundings become more enchanting adorned with dense forests, lush green meadows and a plethora of gushing streams, all being flanked by majestic snow clad peaks.
The peaks with changing colours are quite unique and the sun gleaming over them makes the surrounding all the more beautiful. Crossing the Parvati River and its various tributaries can be a bit excruciating and so does traversing the high altitude fissures. However, no matter what number of challenges it presents, the overall trek is exhilarating enough to make it one of the most sought after Himalayan Pass trek at high altitudes.
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