Things to Do in KulluKullu, the Valley of Gods located in Himachal Pradesh State has everything for everyone. Whether people are looking for some unique amusement opportunities or they are willing to visit religious spots to seek blessings of Almighty; whether the desire is to go for a family outing or if a group of adventure seekers are looking for something exciting, Kullu will never disappoint anyone. There are endless activities one could enjoy in Kullu. It has numerous tourist spots, endless adventure options and many amusement places to visit. Here in this article readers will get to know about various activities they could enjoy in Kullu during their visit.
Explore Wildlife in KulluIf you are a nature buff and like to go on for nature trails and have special liking to enjoy different types of fauna and flora then Tirthan Wildlife Sanctuary is the place for you. Tirthan Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the significant sanctuaries of Himachal Pradesh. It is very close to the Kullu Town. The area has been notified as a sanctuary in the year 1976 in the month of June. The wildlife sanctuary is spread over an area of 61 sq km. This sanctuary not only provides opportunity to enjoy varieties of flora and fauna but is a popular destination for the pilgrims for various hot springs present in this wildlife sanctuary.
These hot springs that attract pilgrims are Hans Kund, Khirganga and Mantalai Rakti Sar. As the Great Himalayan National Park is located on the south of the Tirthan Wildlife Sanctuary so one could expect to have great time enjoying nature watch at Tirthan Sanctuary as well as its adjoining wildlife sanctuary. If you are planning to visit Kullu from March to November then you can enjoy your visit to this wildlife sanctuary the best.
Indulge into Adventure Sports in KulluKullu has numerous adventure sports activities to offer to the visitors. It includes trekking, camping, mountain climbing, water-rafting, Yak Safari, Jeep Safari, Paragliding and hand-gliding. There are many walking trails that are enjoyed by the adventure freaks.
TrekkingKullu offers amazing trekking routes and that is why it has become a popular destination for the trekkers. Khirganga Trekking, Chandrtaal Trekking etc. are some of the popular trekking trails that attract adventure freaks to Kullu.
SafarisBoth Jeep Safari and Yak Safari are popular in Kullu. These safaris are popular choice for families especially the ones who have small kids or elderly people with them. Without much hassle, you can actually enjoy the wonderful surroundings of the valley and feel rejuvenated and feel revitalized.
CampingCamping is another popular activity in Kullu. The campsites in Kullu offer panoramic views of the surrounding and as a camper you could get a lifetime experience while camping in Kullu. The best reason for camping is from April-June before the monsoon sets in. Again camps are organized from September to October. The most popular camping site in Kullu is Raison and Shoja.
AnglingTrout Fishing is gaining popularity in Kullu then why should you miss out the opportunity especially when you are in Kullu during summers and after monsoon. Set out for trout fishing in Beas River and gift yourself a never-before experience. Trout fishing can be enjoyed in various tributaries of River Beas like River Parvati, Tirthan River, and in Katrain and Manikaran areas.
SkiingYou can enjoy skiing in Kullu Valley during winter. Generally the season for skiing is from mid December to June. Skiing tournaments are arranged in Kullu Valley and professionals as well as novice skiers from all over the world gather here to enjoy wonderful skiing experience in Kullu.
White Water RaftingKullu offers excellent opportunity for White Water Rafting. You could try out Grade 2 and 3 rapids at River Beas. It would surely be safe yet an amazing thrill one could enjoy. The rafting is done on the River Beas and the stretch is from Pirdi to Jhiri. The total length is about 16 km. The best time rafting would be April End-June and then again from September middle to mid-October.
Indulge in Shopping in KulluWhether or not you are a shopping freak, you would obviously never like to miss out the opportunity to shop at your heart in Kullu. Shops and markets in Kullu at various areas like Sultanpur, Akhara Bazaar, and Tibetan Market etc. are the best places to buy woolen stuffs like jackets, sweaters, mufflers, gloves.
You could also shop varieties of carpets and rugs, jutis, Tibetan Jewleries, wooden and metal handicrafts, items made of beads in these markets. Fresh fruits, dry fruits and various items made of fruits can also be bought. Fresh Bakery items are available in abundance in these markets.
Rediscovering the Himalayas in KulluIf you really want to rediscover
Himalayas then you cannot afford to miss out the heritage museums in
Kullu. Roerich Heritage museum is an important place where one could get
a unique chance to rediscover the great Himalayas. You will find it an
amazing experience when you look at the works of Nicholas Roerich, the
famous artist and painter who had taken a pledge to unite the whole
world through various art works. Visit the Naggar Castle and then step
into the famous Uruswati Himalayan Folk Art Museum and International Roerich Art Gallery.
Eat out in KulluFor the foodies, Kullu has many road side eateries where they can satisfy their platter with special Himachali foods. Food freaks can also step into various restaurants to enjoy local delicacies and they could also get cuisines from Punjab and other parts of north India as well as south Indian dishes. Cuisines from other parts of world are also offered for the guest at these restaurants.
Enjoy steaming momos, dimsums and soups in various restaurants and sip into fresh juice or enjoy fresh fruits, jams and marmalades.
Enjoy Sanctity and Spirituality within KulluIf you are the person who is looking for divinity and spirituality then you cannot miss out the famous religious shrines in Kullu. Manikaran Gurudwara and temples, Temple of Baseshwar Mahadev, Temple of Raghunathji, Gaurisankar Temple, Mrilidhar Temple, Adi Brahma Temple etc. are some of the places where you can actually enjoy complete solace for your body and soul both. Buddhist monasteries and churches in Kullu are also visited by people to experience holiness.
All these are quite a few options you can avail while tripping Kullu. Please feel free to share your ideas about other things to do in Kullu. We are always open to your comments, suggestions and ideas.