the main temples in and around Kulu
About a km
from Dhalpur in Raghunathpura (or
Sultanpur) the temple of the
principal god is actually not very
interesting. It is only open from 5
Jagannathi Devi Temple
In the village of Bhekhli, three km
from Kulu, it's a stiff climb but
from the temple there are fine views
over the town. Take the path off the
main road to Akhara bazaar after
crossing the Sarwari bridge.
Vaishno Devi Temple
This small cave has an image of
the goddess Vaishno and is four km
along the Kulu-Manali road.
On the main road 15 km south of
Kulu, the famous temple of Basheshar
Mahadev has fine stone carvings and
sculptures. Then are large image
slabs facing north, west and south.
There is a PWD Rest House in Bajaura.
Bijli Mahadev Temple
A jeepable road links Kulu with
Bijli Mahadev, eight km away.
Situated across the river, high on a
projecting bluff, the temple is
surmounted by a 20 metre high rod
which is said to attract blessings
in the form of lightning. At least
once a year the image of Shiva in
the temple is supposed to be
shattered by lightning, then
miraculously repaired by the lemple
Shri Basheshwar Mahadeb Temple: 15 kms from from kullu (Bajaura on the main Road). The Pyramidical tangle (9th century A.D.) is embellished with wonderful carvings in Stone and Sculptural decorations. The three large image slaps on the exterior area are all of a high order of sculpture in the Indian classical (shikara) style.
Manikaran: 45 km from Kullu. Manikaran jewel of the Parvati Valley. Parvati, the legend goes was bathing in the River when the serpent god Nagamade off with her earrings. When Shiva threatened Naga, the latter snorted angrily and the jewels were blown back through the earth.
Manikaran is famous for its hot springs. Thousands of people take a dip in its hot waters. The is so hot that dal, rice and vegetables etc can be boiled in it. It is also a well known piligrimate place both Hindus and Sikhs.
Largi: 34 kms South of Kullu at an elevation of 957 meters this is a small hamlet providing excellent trout fishing at an angle between the foaming torrents of the rivers. Sainj and Trithan before they join the beas a few hundred meters below.
Shri Ramachandra Ji and Shiva Ji Temples: Manikaran.
Sikh Gurudwara: At Manikaran.
Banjar: 58 kms from kullu. The famous temple of Shringa Rishi and with a group of temple building on the breast of the hill above the village.
Shri Gauri Shankar Temple: At Naggar most famous.
Shri Devi Tripura Sundari Temple: At Naggar.
Shri Temple: At Naggar.
Kasol: 42 kms from Kullu situated on the Banks of Parvati River.
Shoja: 13 kms from the Banjar.
Raison: 16 kms on the way to Manali.
Malana: 28 kms from Naggar. A beautiful Chandrakhani Pass.
Naggar: 28 kms from Kullu on the left bank of te beas River. Naggar was the capital of the Kullu Rajas for about 1400 years. There are a large number of famous temples in and around nagger.