update your settings
Conducts guided tours and treks and other activities in the Great Himalayan National Park.
For good-value thalis and breakfasts, head for this pleasant open-air cafe up the lane behind the tourist office.
The Kullu Taxi Operators’ Union, by the Dussehra grounds in the southern part of town, offers sightseeing day tours to four local temples (not including Bijli Mahadev) for ₹1100, or to Prashar Lake for ₹2400.
The factory showroom of Bhuttico, the Bhutti Weavers’ Cooperative, which was established in 1944. At Bhutti Colony, 8km south of Kullu.
Kullu's pre-eminent temple enshrines the Kullu Valley's most important idol, a tiny bronze image of Raghunath Ji (Rama) that lords it over the Dussehra celebrations...
There are several important temples in the surrounding hills, accessible by taxi or local bus...
For high quality without the hard sell, head to the nearest branch of Bhuttico, the Bhutti Weavers’ Cooperative, which was established in 1944 and has showrooms in every town in the valley and several beyond, plus a ...
There are several important temples in Kullu's surrounding hills...
Near Bajaura village, 15km south of Kullu, Bisheshwar Mahadev Temple is dedicated to Shiva as Lord of the Universe...
This three-storey pagoda-style temple, built in the 14th century in honour of the sage Prashar Rishi, stands beside Prashar Lake.
Hidden away in the high pastures between Mandi and Bajaura is scenic Prashar Lake (2730m), home to the striking, pagoda-style Prashara Temple, built in the 14th century in honour of the sage Prashar Rishi...
An intense celebration of the defeat of the demon Ravana, with a huge parade led by the chariot of Raghunath (Rama).
Celebrating the Dalai Lama’s Nobel Peace Prize, this festival features cultural performances by groups from all around the Himalaya.
An ancient trade fair celebrated in Spiti, with Buddhist dances, mountain sports and bustling rural markets.
An international selection of independent features, documentaries and shorts.
Shaivites trek for three days to bathe in Manimahesh Lake, one of Shiva’s mythical abodes.
Tibetans across Himachal celebrate their New Year with processions, music, dancing and chaams (ritual masked dances by monks).
Villagers throughout Kinnaur fill temple courtyards with flowers of intoxicating fragrance, and oracles make predictions for the coming year.
An eclectic array of international features, documentaries and shorts.
Puts would-be long-term volunteers in contact with schools, orphanages and other organisations working with disadvantaged kids in the Kullu Valley.
About 6km south of Manali in the village of Rangri, the Himalayan Buddhist Cultural School has placements for experienced teachers who are willing to volunteer for six months or more. Contact them in advance.
A harvest festival, held on the banks of the Ravi...
and receive a
on your next guidebook purchase
Lonely Planet. All rights reserved. No part of this site may be reproduced without our written permission.