This is Himalayas which literally the abode of snow. It is the last frontier king of all mountains. Here species have thrived and gone extinct, civilizations came and then destroyed, but mountains they have seen it all. The idea of travel should not just involve moving from one place to another. So let’s talk about “5 Places you must not miss on a trip to Kullu-Manali“.
1.Bijli mahadev temple
Bijli mahadev temple is one of the oldest temple of Kullu valley dedicated to lord Shiva. Situated at a height of more than 7000ft. above mean sea level. Temple got its name because every year a lightning bolt struck the wooden pole outside temple and then completely shattering shivling in the temple. The shivling is rebuilt by using ghee, butter and flour situated at a distance of 15km from Kullu town. The place is easily accessible by car and bus. Then it’s a hike of about 2km. situated on a hill top it provides some of the best views of Kullu town.
The famous town Manali derive its name from saint “Manu”. Earlier known as Manu Alaya(residing place of saint manu). Manali is mainly famous for Hidimba devi temple and for its mesmerizing beauty, various waterfalls most popular being Jogni falls and Jana falls. But very few people know about “Manu Rishi” temple which is situated at old Manali
Situated in the PIR-PANJAL range in Manali. Jogni falls are one of the best places one must visit while his/her visit to Manali. There are some pockets of nature that will leave you spell bound and this place is one of them. Its probably a trek of 1hr but if you are a fast traveler you can cover it in less time. It’s a bit of climb jut once you reach there you will forget every little step that you took. It is consider a sacred place by the local people. They consider it the home home Jogni Mata (Jogni Goddess).
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4. Naggar Castle:
Situated at the town of Naggar the castle was built by king of Kullu in late 1460s. Presently the castle has been converted into a restaurant. Many movies have been shot here major being “Jab We Met”, “Hero-love story of spy”, “Krish” and many more. The main attraction being is the temple situated at the centre of the temple. The temple contains a stone which was carried out by seven(7) honey bees by their sting, in order to save Kullu, from destruction. The honey bees referred here are the 7 Jogni Mata(Jogni Goddesses).
The other attractions in the town of Naggar are as follows:
i>Nicholas Roerich art gallery
ii>Tripura Sundri Temple
iii>Gauri Shankar Temple
iv>Vasuki Nag Temple
5.Raghunath Temple Kullu :
The Raghunath temple is one of the oldest temple of the valley. Temple is dedicated to Lord RAMA or Lord RAM. The temple was built by Raja Jagat Singh. The idols of lord Ram and Goddess Sita was brought from Ayodhya. It is one of the places that I admire a lot being close to my home and I pay a regular visit to this place as it provides a peace and relaxation to mind. Being the chief god of district during the festival of Dusshera, each and every god and goddess pay their tribute to lord Ram, before the beginning of Dusshera festival.