Revered for its many village deities as the ‘Land of Gods’ (Devtas), Kullu – spread out on the banks of River Beas is a quiet town that attracts travellers, connoisseurs, photographers, filmmakers and honeymooners round the year. As a gateway to the popular destination of Manali, it is a cool escapade for tired souls.
Founded as a capital of Kullu in the year 1660, today the sprawling township serves as the administrative headquarter of the valley district.
The intricate web of valleys, deep forests, gushing streams and rivers, bountiful orchards and the forbidden heights of the Greater Himalayas for a magnificent backdrop, is a sight to behold. Myths and legends enrich the deeply religious beliefs of a simple people that can be seen during a variety of festivals celebrated in the valley.
In October, the quiet town comes to life when the week-long Kullu Dussehra festival is held. A congregation of Devtas – village deities carried on palanquins, grace the occasion to celebrate the victory of good over evil.
Languages -English, Hindi & Punjabi are spoken and understood by those engaged in tourism. Locals speak Pahari
Clothing – Tourists are advised to carry cotton clothing in summer, light woollen in spring and autumn and heavy woollen in winter.