( KULLU, ALTITUDE 1,219 METERS)
Languages spoken : KULLUVI AND HINDI
Kullu district is located between 310 58’00” North latituude and 770 06’ 4” East longitude. On the North and North-East, it is bounded by Lahaul-Spiti and Kangra districts, on the East and South-East by Kinnaur and Shimla district. Kullu was once a big state next in importance only to Kashmir and Kangra. After the British occupation of the Punjab Hills in 1846, it formed a part of the British territory. The state under the Rajas included the Upper Beas valley from the Rohtang Pass to Bajaura, Lahaul and a portion of Satluj valley and consisted of seven waziris (provinces) which were as under.
Hiuen Tsang, chinese traveller who visited Indian subcontinent from 630 to 644 A.D described country known as ‘KULUTA’ situated at 187 km (700 Li) to the North-East of Jalandhar with a curcuit of 801 km (3000 Li).
Climate of the district is cool and dry. The district receives moderate rainfall and bulk of it is received during the mmonths of July, August, December and January, The wettest month is August. From climatic point of view, the most enjoyable altitude is between 1500 to 1800 metersas this range is neither too hot nor too cold. The istrict Kullu forms a transitional zone between the lesser and the greater Himalayas and presents a typical rugged mountainous terrain with moderate to high relief. The altitude varies from 1,300 meters to over, 6,000meters from the mean sea level. The rock types found in the district are Phylite, slate, quartzite, limestone, schists and granites and have been classified on the basis of their physical characters and period of formation.
The Satluj and the Beas are the principal rivers of the district and the entire drainage of the district is received by these two rivers. The main tributaries of the Beas in the district are the Solang, Manalsu, Sujoin, Phozal nullah and the Sarvary. On the East of Bhunter comes in the Parbati, which at its junction is as large as the Beas itself. The Parbati, after flowing North-Westerly direction, merges with the Beas. Between its basin and that of the Sainj nullah lirs the ‘Hurlagoa’ which rises from glaciated area. It joins the Beas opposite Bajaura. The Sainj is the fairly large river flowing to the West from ‘Supa Kuni’ high peak on the Spiti boundary. It joins the Beas at Larjee.
The Tirthan stream joins the Sainj a little above the junction of the latter with the Beas. The Satluj touches the district in Nirmand tehsil opposite to Rampur tehsil of Shimla district. It receives water of Kurpan, Anni and Jibhi Khuds. These streams rise from Jalori range.
River Rafting Point
Hot Spring Water