Kullu Valley, short for the ancient Kulanthapitha, ‘the end of the habitable world’, stretches from Rohtang Pass to Jalori Pass, the name recalling how the wind -blown Rohtang seperates this lush valley carved by the river Beas from the barren Trans- Himalayan Lahaul and Ladakh.
The temple of pre-eminent lord of the valley. The idol of Raghunathji was brought here in 1660 by a Kulla raja from the Tretnath Temple at Ayodhya .
Every Dussehra some 200 of Kullu’s local gods are carried in spectacular ceremonial processions from villages all over the valley to the maiden in Kullu town .
Bijli Mahadev Temple
The 10 km treck from Kullu to Lord Shiva’s shrine is a stiff but pleasant walk through forets of pine oak and deodar, passing throughvillages their rooftops a riot of color wiyh maize or chillies drying .
Kullu is famous for it handlooms ask the locals and avoid shops wich sells machine made Ludhiana products.Look for shawls, sweaters, socks,gloves and the Kullu topi. Try Bhuttico ,Himachal Handicrafts and Himachal Khadi Emporium in Akhara Bazaar.