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One could also head into the Great Himalayan National Park to either stay in the Ecozone (buffer zone) and soak in the small Himalayan village cultures of that area or do some serious three to ten day treks in the Park. There are a few guest houses available in the Ecozone, from where you can walk around the mountains or fish for some Trout in the Tirthan or Sainj river.  
 
One could also head into the Great Himalayan National Park to either stay in the Ecozone (buffer zone) and soak in the small Himalayan village cultures of that area or do some serious three to ten day treks in the Park. There are a few guest houses available in the Ecozone, from where you can walk around the mountains or fish for some Trout in the Tirthan or Sainj river.  
For serious multi day treks into the National Park like the Rakhundi Top Trek (5 days 4000m trek) or the Tirath Trek (8-10 days), you will have to hire a guide, porter and a cook and get permission from the Park authorities. You could contact Sunshine Himalayan Adventures who can organize all of this. You could also contact Surender Negi (Sanju), who is a local and has experience in guiding in the GHNP and surrounding areas for 8 years. Recognised by the Himachal Government, he's also a bird watching specialist. He has his own team and will arrange everything from Kullu to park to Kullu. Contact: 09418240710, 09459342362.
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For serious multi day treks into the National Park like the Rakhundi Top Trek (5 days 4000m trek) or the Tirath Trek (8-10 days), you will have to hire a guide, porter and a cook and get permission from the Park authorities. You could contact Sunshine Himalayan Adventures who can organize all of this. You could also contact Surender Negi (Sanju), who is a local and has experience in guiding in the GHNP and surrounding areas for 8 years. Recognised by the Himachal Government, he's also a bird watching specialist. He has his own team and will arrange everything from Kullu to park to Kullu. Contact: 09418240710, 09459342362.Email: greathimalayantreks@gmail.com
  
 
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Revision as of 07:37, 17 September 2013

Kullu is a small hill-station in Himachal Pradesh, India. It is situated some 40 Km. before on way to Manali.

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Get in

Kullu (Bhuntar) has a airport which is connected to the larger cities like Chandigarh and New Delhi. AirIndia(domestic) flies Delhi to Kullu. Luxury Buses are available everyday from Chanderlok Building, Janpath, Delhi, charges are approx. Rs.1000. Where as from ISBT State owned transport buses are running. Deluxe, Semi-Deluxe and Ordinary buses are running at much cheaper rates than private owned. Local tourism buses are available from all inter-state Bus Terminals in North Kullu is the famous international destination among national and foreign tourists,people are coming here from almost every part of the world.Kullu is also famous for international Dussehra festival.Major source of income of Kullu is Tourism and agriculture.Among tourists major visiting places around Kullu are Manali and Manikaran.Local Language of Kullu is Pahari.

Get around

There is a intra-town bus-system, which will take you to all the important places at very nominal prices . Also local taxis can be hired easily . Also, you can rent motorbikes from the local shops and enjoy the ride in the mountains

-By Taxi-

  • zipmytravel.com (Kullu Car Rental), +91 858 786 786 1 (), [1]. Inquiry: 8am to 11pm. Kullu Car Rental services on ZipMyTravel.com . Fares start from Rs.1500 for full day local & Rs.10/km for Outstation.
  • taxiGUIDE.in (Kullu Car Rental), +91 888 023 4455 (), [2]. Inquiry: 7am to 11pm. Kullu Car Rental services on taxiGUIDE.in - a Chauffeur Driven Car Rental service in 75 Cities in India. Fares start from Rs.1400 for full day local & Rs.9.5/km for Outstation.

See

  • Rohtang Pass
  • Solang Nala
  • Vashishth Hot Water Springs
  • Manali
  • Hidimba Mata Temple
  • Mannu Temple
  • Old Manali
  • Buddhist Montessori's
  • Nagar Castel
  • Rorik art gallery
  • Hamta Pass
  • Chanderkhanni Pass
  • Malana Village
  • Jana Falls
  • Bhekhli Heights
  • Bijlimahadev
  • Kais Dhar
  • Raghunath Temple
  • Manikaran
  • Kasol
  • Bhuntar
  • Bajaura Temple
  • Jalori Pass
  • Soja
  • Siyolsar Lake

Do

  • Skiing (In winters only)
  • Rafting
  • Rock climbing
  • Para-gliding
  • Trekking
  • Mountaineering
  • Jeep Safaris
  • Bike Safaris
  • Angeling
  • Kheer Ganga.

One could also head into the Great Himalayan National Park to either stay in the Ecozone (buffer zone) and soak in the small Himalayan village cultures of that area or do some serious three to ten day treks in the Park. There are a few guest houses available in the Ecozone, from where you can walk around the mountains or fish for some Trout in the Tirthan or Sainj river. For serious multi day treks into the National Park like the Rakhundi Top Trek (5 days 4000m trek) or the Tirath Trek (8-10 days), you will have to hire a guide, porter and a cook and get permission from the Park authorities. You could contact Sunshine Himalayan Adventures who can organize all of this. You could also contact Surender Negi (Sanju), who is a local and has experience in guiding in the GHNP and surrounding areas for 8 years. Recognised by the Himachal Government, he's also a bird watching specialist. He has his own team and will arrange everything from Kullu to park to Kullu. Contact: 09418240710, 09459342362.Email: greathimalayantreks@gmail.com

Don't

If planning for a trek up the beautiful mountains, don't forget to hire a local guide. As the local customs and laws are quite strict and you might land up in trouble if unknowingly you offended any of their laws. Touching their property,temple or trespassing can be considered an offend and can attract a fine of few hundred to few thousand rupees.

Buy

Local handicrafts and shawls are a must buy.

Buy only from reputed shops. Preferably from Bhuttico. They have fixed prices and have some discount during Dushera festival. They can also allow you to exchange the items purchased from any of their stores without any problem. Item purchased from Kullu can be exchanged from Bhuttico store in Delhi.

Else where you have to bargain and u don't get any guarantee of the item purchased.

Must buy fruits from Kullu. They are cheap and fresh too.

Well, it is suggested that you do not buy anything from that place as everything is available in Delhi. However, if you plan to get some souvenirs, then you may go ahead.

Eat

  • Eat fresh trout from River Beas and dimsums from a MO-MO corner.
  • The Spice House restaurant at Himalayan Hamlet kullu offers multi cuisine specialities with a host of local delicies.


  • Shobla International They offer excellent local cuisine and all sorts of other cuisines.
  • Apple is famous in Kullu

Sleep

  • De Ocean Inn, Phone: +91 98 17 111004 /+919218704740,Location:Kanyal Road, Simsa, Manali, Himachal Pradesh 1751311,Website:http://www.deoceaninnmanali.com, Email:deoceaninnmanali@gmail.com, inndeocean@yahoo.com, Facilities: Tea coffee maker in room.• Toiletries in Bathroom.• 24 Hrs Room Service.• Room Heater during winter.• • Colour T.V. with multi channels• Cyber Cafe & Wi-Fi availability• Laundry & Dry Cleaning Services •Multi-Cuisine roof top Restaurant• Travel Desk.• Scenic Terrace for Relaxation• Power backup.• Doctor on call• Ample Parking• Valet Service• Free lodging for drivers. Also offers "Budget Tours" in Himachal Pradesh. Cheap accomodation and cheap tours. Will customise tours for any type of budget.
  • Himalayan Hamlet Valley view Hotel & resort, [3].
  • Hotel Shobla International, [4].
  • Hotel Vaishali
  • Hotel Kasol
  • Hotel Sangam,[5].
  • Hotel Shandela 01902252426,9418388208

Homestays

  • Indian Himalaya Homestay [6] - Try a homestay experience where you are cared for by a local family - simple accommodation set high on the mountainside overlooking the beautiful Kullu Valley.
  • Ramgarh Heritage Villa [7] Located in the small town of Raison, midway between Kullu & Manali. A heritage bungalow built in 1928, during the British era, with high ceilings, spacious bedrooms and fireplaces, and surrounded by apple orchards & kiwi plantations. It is managed by the descendants of the same family that built it. Behind the home-stay is the village of Benchi, who's residents work on the orchards. The village offers a glimpse of the Himachali countryside with its by-lanes overlooking the Beas and the Dhalaudhar range. Advance booking is required & can be done via India Untravelled at +91 8527 141 626 or shivya@indiauntravelled.com.
  • Himachal Cottage Villa, Village Bashkola, Katrain, Distt. Kullu (H.P.), +91-9417150502, A modern cottage-villa. Reasonable. Beautiful surroundings. If you are planning to stay for few days or weeks, then try hireing some huts on the hills they are much cheaper, comfortable (a bit unconvinent to reach as situated few feet above the ground on the hill) then staying in hotels and you really enjoy the beauty of the hills closely. If you're looking to stay for a month or more, you'll do well to be away from the main Manali Road.

Get out

  • Manali - another very good tourist spot.
  • Rohtang Pass - Major attraction among tourists. Pass at a height of around 14000 ft. Exactly 13900 ft.
  • Manikaran - A religious tourist spot. Famous for hot water springs. Surprising to note that hot water springs are only few feet away from river Beas having chilled water. Sometimes one can feel the floor of the temple hot on walking as spring water flow underneath.




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