Kullu (Himachal Pradesh, Himalayan State)
Kullu valley , situated on the bank of river Bias, is famous for flowing water from falls with murmuring sound, marvellous green meadows and apple gardens. The town of Kullu is famous for its colourful Dussehra Fair celebrated for a week. Kullu valley has lots of temples which have great religious and historic importance. Its sculpture and architecture is also well renowned.
Raghunath Temple : was built by King Jagat Singh by installing idol of Lord Raghunath in 17th century. The people of the valley worship Lord Raghunath (Lord Ram) as their patron deity. Vaishno Devi Temple, Bhuvaneshwari Temple and BijliMahadeo Temple are other renowned temples.
Bajaura : (14 kms) is prominent for the famous Vishweshwar Mahadev Temple. This temple was built in the 8th century. The pyramid shaped temple is famous for the artistic features carved on its stones. It has a great importance from art and artistic point of view.
Manikarn : (45 kms) is situated in Parvati valley. It is believed that Lord Shiva along with Parvati spent hundreds of years till Parvati lost her earrings. Shesh Nag restored Parvati's lost jewel and by hissing, created the hot and sulphurous springs and kunds. Manikarn provides the base camp for trekkers to Pulga, Rudranag, Kheer Ganga and Man Talai.