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History of kullu

Previously called Kulanthpitha, which stands for 'the end point of the inhabitable world', this breathtaking valley of Kullu has its name mentioned in the ancient Hindu scriptures and epics of Ramayana, Mahabharata and even the Puranas. The Hindu rulers of the region originally ruled over an area that was limited to the upper Beas River valley, with the capital in the old village of Jagatsukh near Manali. \n\nKullu grew in importance when it was made the capital of the district in the mid-17th century after the idol of Lord Raghunathji (he presiding deity of this town) was brought here. Kullu was not very easily accessible and remained isolated from the world till the 1950’s; this helped conserve its natural beauty and century-old customs. It got its first real access only after the Indian Independence when it was declared the district headquarters. Kullu is now a major market town for the district and it is the passage point for those travelling to Manali.

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  • Theme of Kullu [Hill station, Romantic]
  • You'll love Kullu for [Pleasant weather, Picturesque landscape, Adventure activities]
  • Watchout for [Monsoon landslides]
  • Best Time To Visit
    September - June
  • Altitude 4,196 ft. above sea level

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  • manali
    manali
    3 Nights, 4 Days
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  • Hotel Prini Palace
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    Manali
    One night from
    Rs.7,143
  • Himalayan Hamlet Vasuki
    Himalayan Hamlet Vasuki
    Manali
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    Rs.14,175
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Popular Flights To kullu

    • VNSVaranasi
      KUUKulu
    • Air India
      AI-428
    • 19:55 10:15
      1 Stop
    • 14h 20m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.10,170
    • RPRRaipur
      KUUKulu
    • Air India
      AI-484
    • 21:45 10:15
      1 Stop
    • 12h 30m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.11,043
    • BOMMumbai
      KUUKulu
    • Air India
      AI-538
    • 21:00 10:15
      1 Stop
    • 13h 15m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.11,619
    • AMDAhmedabad
      KUUKulu
    • Air India
      AI-532
    • 22:35 10:15
      1 Stop
    • 11h 40m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.14,728
    • GOIGoa
      KUUKulu
    • Air India
      AI-664
    • 15:10 10:15
      2 Stop
    • 19h 05m
      2 Stop
    • Rs.17,713
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