Place of Interest in Kullu Manali Circle

October 05,2019

Place of Interest in Kullu Manali Circle

Bijli Mahadev Temple :- 11 km., Altitude 2,460 meters. This is one of the most striking temples in Kullu, where 20 meters tall image is supposed to attract special blessings from the skies in the shapes of lightning.

Bajeshwar Mahadev Temple (Bajaura) :- 15 km. this pyramidical temple belonging to the 8th century A.D. is embellished with wonderful carvings in stone and sculptural decorations. The three large images are all of a high order of sculpture in the Shikhara style. This temple is situated about 200 meters from the village in a plain between the main road and the Beas river.

Jagannath Temple :- 3 km., a stiff climb leads one to the shrine from where one gets a panoramic view of Kullu town.

Banjar :- 58 km., Altitude 1,534 meters. The famous temple of ‘Shringi Rishi’ is located here in whose honour a fair is held every year in the month of May. Banjar is an excellent spot for trout fishing in Tirthan river.

Ragunathji Temple :- 1 km., Raghunathji is the principal deity of the Kullu valley.

Vaishno Devi Temple :- 4 km., a small cave enshrines an image of goddess Vaishno. Other temples are dedicated to Lord Shiva, Rama and Krishna.

Kaishdhar :- 16 km., from Kullu Altitude 2,300 meters. A delightful spot for a quiet holiday where one can commune with nature.

Shoja :- 13 km., from Banjar, located at 2,650 meters altitude on the Kullu side, of the ‘Jalori pass’ of the ‘Jalori pass’ has marvelous scenic surroundings.

Malana (2,652 meters) :- 28 km. from Kullu up to Nagger by bus and then 20 km. on foot. The tiny village of Malana lies a little ahead of the ‘Chanderkhani pass’, famous for the temple of ‘Jamlu’. Malana village is reputed to be the oldest democracy in the world in existence where all the inhabitants of the village take part in managing its affairs. It is also famous for trekking.

Kasol (1,640 meters) :- 42 km., Kasol is charmingly located in an open space which shopes down to a broad expance of clear white sand at the edge of the river. It is situated on the bank of Parbati river in the Parbati valley.

Manikaran (1,700 meters) :- 45 km. from Kullu ], According to legend, Manikaran is also associated with Lord Shiva and his divine consort, Parbati, who lost and and recovered her earrings here. Legend has it that once when Shiva and Parvati were relaxing by the river, Parvati’s ear rings fell into the water. The lord of another world Shesh Nag took possession of them and despite Parbati’s request, he request, he refused to hand them back. However when all the gods prevailed upon him, he snorted them out of his nostrils, causing a boiling fountain of water to erupt. The jewels thus returned. This place is famous for hot water springs. Thousands of people take a dip in its hot water. The water is so hot that ‘dal’ (pulses), rice etc. can be boiled in it.

Raison :- 16 km., from Kullu Altitude 1,433 meters. It is an ideal site for spending a quiet holiday in solitary splendor and for holding youth camps and rallies.

Pulga and Khirganga :- 16 km. from Kullu, a stiff march takes one to restful environment affords a sylvan and peaceful retreat for body and mid. The ‘Tos Nullah’, which branches off from the main Parbati valley is well worth exploration by those who favour the wilder aspects of natural scenery and are prepared to camp out. Khirganga lies 10 km., from Pulga; Khirganga is also famous for hot springs.

Katrain :- 20 km. from Kullu Altitude 1,463 meters. This place is situated on the way to Manali and has acquired prominence due to apple orchards, a fruit research station and a trout hatchery.

Larji :- 34 km., Altitude 957 meters. This is a small hamlet providing excellent trout fishing. The famous rivers Sainj and Tirthan join the Beas a few hundred meters below. Larji is patronized mostly by anglers.

Nagger :- 25 km. from Kullu Altitude 1,760 meters. Naggar was the capital of the Kullu Rajas for about 1,400 years. It is also known for its castle and the ‘Nicholas Roerich’s museum’. On the left bank of the river Beas and about three hundred meters above the river, Naggar is delightfully situated on the wooded slop and commands an extensive view, especially of the North-West of the valley. There are a large number of famous temples in and around Naggar and an excellent place for a longer stay.

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