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Weekend Getaways from Kullu

Kullu, once known as “Kulantipeetha” (the farthest place that remains inhabitable), has been into existence during the time of Puranas and the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. Kullu is surrounded by magnificent Himalayan Ranges, dense forest make of Oak, Deodar, fir and Pine, stretches of green and many significant monuments like temples, forts and palaces. Apart from offering picturesque landscapes, Kullu is also famous as a significant historical and religious place.

Weekend Getaways from Kullu

There are many other places in near proximity of Kullu which are considered as ideal weekend destinations by the travelers. Far from the city crowds, nestled among the nature, these places get flocks of tourists for their natural beauty and also for their significant places of interest. In this article, you will get to know about weekend getaways from Kullu.

Pragpur from Kullu

Pragpur is one of the prominent tourist places of Himachal Pradesh situated at a height of 1800 ft. The most important tourist attraction of Pragpur is a pond situated at the center of the village. There are many heritage structures in this place. They are Nehar Bhawan, Naun, Radha Krishna Mandir and others.


Distance and Best Time to Visit

Distance between Pragpur and Kullu is 185 km and the distance can be covered by road in about 4 hours time. Regular buses and taxis are available to reach Pragpur from Kullu.  Throughout the year, the climate here is pleasant but winters are chilly. The best time to visit Pragpur is during summer.

Lahaul from Kullu

Lahul is a place of great religious importance. Apart from various Buddhist religious shrines, Lahaul is famous for many tourist attractions. Kibber Village in Lahaul is famous for its wildlife sanctuary and the Buddhist Monastery. Other places of interest in this area are the Key Monastery, Pin Valley National Park and Kunzum Pass.

Distance and Best Time to Visit

The distance between Kullu and Lahaul is about 181 km. The time taken to reach Lahaul from Kullu is about 4 hours. Traveling through road is easy as many bus and taxi services are available between these two places. Summer months are the best time to visit Lahaul though many prefer to come here during winters to enjoy Chilly weather and lots of snow.

Bhagsu from Kullu

Known for gleaming waterfall and ancient temple, Bhagsu in Himachal Pradesh is visited by thousands of tourists every year. The Temple of Bhagsunag, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is an important place of interest at Bhagsu. Other noted places are Indradhar Pass and Minkiani Pass. 


Distance and Best Time to Visit

The total road distance between Bhagsu and Kullu is about 195 km and time taken to cover the distance is about 4 hours 30 minutes. Buses and taxis are available in abundance to reach Bhasu from Kullu. The best months to visit Bhagsu are the summer months but many flock here during winters to enjoy snowfall.

Naldehra from Kullu

Located among the picturesque landscapes of Himalayan Ranges, Naldehra is famous among all types of tourists for its natural beauty and various adventure sports. Golf Course of Naldehra is famous world-wide. Naldehra is also famous for its popular fair Sipi Fair. Prominent tourist places in Naldehra are Tattapani, Shaily Peak and Kogi Mata Temple.


Distance and Best Time to Visit

The distance between Naldehra and Kullu is about 195 km. The total time taken to travel by road is about 4 hours 30 minutes. Ample number of buses and taxis are available for traveling by road. The best months to visit Naldehra are from March-June and then from September-November.

Kalpa from Kullu

Kalpa is one of the preferred summer destinations of people and is located at a height of 2759 m. Kinnaur Kailash Mountain is the major attraction of Kalpa. This mountain has a Shiva Lingam and devotees flock here to offer their prayers to Lord Shiva. Chini Village is also a famous tourist point of Kalpa. Adventure lovers come to Kalpa for trekking and other adventure activities too.


Distance and Best Time to Visit

The total distance between Kullu and Kalpa is about 219 km and the time taken to travel the distance by road is about 5 hours. Buses are plenty in numbers to travel by road. Taxi and private vehicles also ply between these two places. The best time to visit Kalpa is during the summer months. During winters, the weather becomes extremely cold and chilly so it is better not to visit the place during winters.

Kotkhai from Kullu

Kotkhai is a place with amazing natural beauty and that is why tourists from far off places keep coming here to enjoy serenity and spirituality. The most important tourist attraction of Kotkhai is the Kotkhai Palace that has the style influenced by Tibetan Architecture. Lankra Veer Temple, Mahamai Temple, Kiala Forest, Nera Ghati , Dhilon Pond are some of the other important tourist places of Kotkhai.

Distance and Best Time to Visit

The total road distance between Kullu and Kotkhai is 209 km. The time required to travel is about 5 hours. Buses both private and public as well as taxi services are available for the travelers at Kullu to reach Kothkhai and vice versa. The best time to visit Kotkhai is summer months.

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