Kullu Manali Travel Guide

Kullu Manali are two of the most popular hill stations in Himachal Pradesh. Manali is hub for tourists and Kullu is a rather dainty town which is popular for its grand Dussera celebrations. If you’re an adventure sport lover, nature lover, or a rider, then Manali is an ideal destination for you.

It amalgamates old world charm and contemporary feels in a seamless way. Visit numerous temples and learn about their glorious history, taste local delicacies, shop till you drop, or just sit by the River Beas and look at time passing.

Adventure sports are a major part of holidaying in Kullu Manali. You can choose from rafting, mountaineering, river crossing, trout fishing, trekking, and paragliding.

  • Population

    199 million

  • Top Sites

    Peaceful Shikara, Dal lake, Nishat park., Shalimar, Shalimar Mughal Garden

  • Temprature

    10°C to 30°C
    (April to June)
    Around 35°C
    (July to Sep)
    10°C to 15°C
    (Oct to Feb)
  • A Heart-Quenching Hill Resort for Diverse Travelers…

  • Manali, perched on lofty Himalayan foot hills, is a crowd-pleasing Indian hill station, while Kullu is a tranquil valley town at 40 km from Manali. Often considered as a single hill station holiday destination, this area is fondly visited by backpackers, honeymooners and family holidayers, while frequently visited by adventure holidayers and water sport lovers. Tucked in between the magnificent Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal range, surrounded by snow-capped mountains & thick pine forests, the grace of this hill station is heart quenching. The white water river Beas flows through the place setting a stage for adventure & romance. Mesmerizing Kullu & Manali attract travelers with diverse interests. From adventure sport lovers and trekkers to honeymooners and family holidayers, Kullu Manali and their nearby sightseeing places are enjoyed by all.

  • Kullu is a broad valley between Manali & Largi, famous for mesmerizing mountains cladded with pine & deodar trees, sprawling apple orchards and beautiful temples. The Raghunathji Temple, Bijli Mahadev Temple, Basheshwar Mahadev of 9th century, Mahadevi Tirth, and Jaganathi Temple are some of the famous ones. The Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery here, is a Buddhist monastery placed at a picturesque mountain setting and visitors have loved the place for its serenity.

  • Nature lovers & adventure enthusiasts enjoy a day out in the Great Himalayan National Park. With more than 300 species of birds, 30 species of animals and an extensive variety of flora, this place is a delight.

  • Whereas, Manali is an escape for adventure & sport lovers. Skiing and trekking in Solang & Parvati Valley and paragliding, rafting and mountaineering in the Pir Panjal range and Rohtang Pass has visitors from all across the globe. The Museum of Himachal Culture and Folk Art at Manali preserves local crafts and heritage and the Buddhist monastery Gadhan Thekchhokling is recognizable by its yellow, pagoda-style roof. To the east of the River Beas is Vashisht, a village known for its hot springs. Other places of prime attraction here are Hadimba Temple or Dhoongri Temple, Manu Temple, Manikaran, Nehru Kund, Beas Kund, and Arjuna Gufa to name a few. The Wildlife Sanctuary at Manali is the place to spot different rare varieties Himalayan flora and fauna. The Manali Winter Carnival, generally held in February every year, witness’s huge footfall of tourists. Folk dance, local music and entertainment shows by local artists amuse visitors. Nevertheless, the best time to visit these hill stations is summer but the place has distinct natural beauty in winters, spring and autumn, as well.