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One Day Trip from Kullu

Kullu has many wonderful places around it in the district Kullu and also in the adjoining districts. For those who have a short break to enjoy can are looking for places around Kullu that can be covered within a day, we have a list of amazing places described here. These places not only offer unparallel natural beauty but have many important sites to visit. Most of these places are well connected through road and it takes about 2-4 hours time to reach these places so tourists can actually manage the local sightseeing and other activities in these places around Kullu. So, now it is time to enjoy one day trip from Kullu.

Naggar near Kullu

Naggar is the oldest capital of Kullu and is one of beautiful places of Himachal. There are many interesting places to visit in Naggar and among them the popular ones are Naggar Castle, Nicholas Reorich Art Gallery, Dagpo Shedrupling Monastery, Tripura Sundari Temple and the Muralidhar Temple. Naggar is visited by the Hindus as well as Buddhists because it has many religious shrines present here. Fishing, Trekking and river rafting are the various adventurous activities that one can enjoy at Naggar.


Distance and Best Time to Visit
The total distance between Kullu City and Naggar is about 23 km and the total time needed to reach by road is about 30 minutes. Buses, taxis and private vehicles are the means of transport to travel between Kullu and Naggar. Though, it can be visited throughout the year but the best time is the summer season.

Manikaran near Kullu

A famous pilgrimage place for the Hindus and the Sikhs, Manikaran in Himachal Pradesh is situated at a height of 1737 m. It is believed that at Manikaran, Devi Parvati had lost her ear rings. Manikaran is famous for its numerous religious places and out of them the popular ones are the Lord Rama and Lord Shiva Temple, Gurudwara Manikaran Sahib Ji. Hot springs of Manikaran attract thousands of visitors and adventure freaks keep coming here for Khir-Ganga Trekking.


Distance and Best Time to Visit

The distance of Manikaran from Kullu is about 43 km and the total time required to cover the distance by road is about 1 km. Regular buses ply from Kullu to Manikaran and taxis can also be hired. The best time to visit Manikaran is during the summer months. Many come here in October and November as well.

Mandi near Kullu

Mandi is a city of historical importance and used to be known as Mandav Nagar. Mandi, located on the shores of Beas River, has many religious places to visit. The main deities worshipped here are Ma Kali and Lord Shiva. The famous temples of Mandi are Bhoothnath Temple, Trilokinath Temple, Ardhanariswara Temple and others. Other places of interest in Mandi are Shikari Devi Park, Sunken Garden, Gurudwara Gobind Singh, Kesari Bridge, Prashar Lake, Rani Amrit Kaur Park, Nagru Wildlife Sanctuary and the Bir Monastery.

Distance and Best Time to Visit
The distance of Mandi from Kullu is about 62 km and the time taken is about 1 hour 30 minutes. The best time to visit Mandi is throughout the year. Regular bus services ply from Kullu to Mandi. Many prefer to take private vehicles to reach Mandi from Kullu.

Shoja near Kullu

One of the beautiful places of Himachal Pradesh Shoja is situated at a height of 2368 m. The panoramic views of the lofty Himalayan Ranges that one could get here makes it one of the sought after tourist destinations around Kullu. Important places to visit are Jalori Pass, Tirthan Valley, Raghupur Fort, Serolsar Lake and others.


Distance and Best Time to Visit
The road distance between Kullu and Shoja is about 65 km and the total time taken to reach Shoja from Kullu is about 1 hour 30 minutes. Bus and taxi services are plenty in numbers to reach Shoja by road from Kullu. The best time to visit Shoja is during the summer months though one can come here throughout the year.

Bir near Kullu

Known as the “Paragliding Capital of India”, Bir in Himachal Pradesh is a beautiful place around Kullu. Global tournaments of Paragliding and Hand-gliding are arranged at Bir every year and attract adventure lovers. There are many paragliding spots at Bir making it a preferred destination for the adventure lovers. 


Chikling Gompa, the Tibetan Colony and Bir Tea Factory are also important places of interest at Bir.

Distance and Best Time to Visit
The distance between Bir and Kullu is about 120 km and the total time taken to reach Bir from Kullu is about 2 hours. Regular private and government buses ply from Kullu and taxis can also be hired at affordable rate. This place can be visited throughout the year.

Nadaun near Kullu

The place is located at a height of 508 m above the mean sea level. It used to be the summer retreat for the kind of Kangra, Raja Sansar Chand. There are many tourist attractions at Nadaun. They are Amtar-Nadaun Fort, Bil-Kaleshwar Temple, Sri Gurudwara Sahib, Grave of Peer-Sahib and others. Adventure activities like fishing and trekking can be enjoyed at Nadaun. Amtar-Nadaun Fort has a rich collection of many ancient paintings.

a famous place to visit near Kullu

Distance and Best Time to Visit
The distance between Nadaun and Kullu is 158 km and the total travel time by road is 3 hours. Regular bus services are available from Kullu to reach Nadaun. Taxis can be hired to travel by road. The best time to visit Nadaun is from May to October as weather remains pleasant during that period.

Keylong near Kullu

Keylong is located at a height of 3350 m and is known for its breath taking views comprising of exhilarating mountain ranges and green valleys.  Keylong is visited by many Buddhist people as it houses monasteries like Kardang Monastery, Tayul Monastery, and Guru Ghantal Monastery. Important temples at this place are Markula Devi Temple and Trilokinath Temple. Activities like Paragliding, Skiing, trekking, Jeep Safari, angling and camping can be enjoyed here.

Distance and Best Time to Visit
The total distance between Kullu and Keylong is 157 km and the time taken to travel the distance is about 3 hours. Buses ply from Kullu to Keylong and many travelers prefer to hire taxi or use private vehicle to reach Keylong. The best time to visit Keylong is from May to October.

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