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Kullu
State
 - District(s)
Himachal Pradesh
 - Kullu
Area
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Population (2001)
 - Density
18,306
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Kullu is the capital town of the Kullu district, in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India. It is located on the banks of the Beas River in the Kullu Valley about ten kilometres north of the airport at Bhuntar. In the nearby Lug valley are located the main forest contractors who have been extracting timber from the forests for the last 150 years and continue to do so today.[1] India is subdivided into twenty-eight states and seven union territories; the states and territories are themselves further subdivided. ... The divisions of a district. ... Map of Himachal Himachal Pradesh   (Hindi: हिमाचल प्रदेश, IPA: ), formerly the Punjab Hill States, is a mostly mountainous state in northern India. ... Kullu is a district in Himachal Pradesh, India. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... Indian Standard Time (IST) is the time zone for India. ... 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and also: The International Year of the Volunteer The United Nations Year of Dialogue Among Civilizations Events January January 1 - A black monolith measuring approximately nine feet tall appears in Seattles Magnuson Park, placed by an anonymous... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Kullu is a district in Himachal Pradesh, India. ... Map of Himachal Himachal Pradesh   (Hindi: हिमाचल प्रदेश, IPA: ), formerly the Punjab Hill States, is a mostly mountainous state in northern India. ... The Beas River (Punjabi: ) runs through the Northwestern Indian states of Himachal Pradesh and Punjab. ... Bhuntar is a town and a nagar panchayat in Kullu district in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India. ... Lug valley Lug valley is a valley in the Kullu district of the Himalayan region in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India. ...

Kullu as seen from Bhekhli village
Kullu as seen from Bhekhli village

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Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2592x1944, 1238 KB) Summary Kullu as seen from Bhekhli village Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2592x1944, 1238 KB) Summary Kullu as seen from Bhekhli village Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ...

Administrative

Kullu is the administrative capital with the offices of District Collector, the Superintendent of Police and the District courts. It is also the largest and the most varied constituency for the lower house of the parliamant.


Demographics

As of 2001 India censusGRIndia, Kullu had a population of 18,306. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Kullu has an average literacy rate of 81%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 84%, and female literacy is 77%. In Kullu, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age. 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and also: The International Year of the Volunteer The United Nations Year of Dialogue Among Civilizations Events January January 1 - A black monolith measuring approximately nine feet tall appears in Seattles Magnuson Park, placed by an anonymous... 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ...


Geography

Lug valley
Lug valley


The town of Kullu lies on the bank of River Beas. A major tributary Sar-vari, (derived from "Shiv -Baardi") leads to the less explored and steeper Lug-valley on the west. On the east of Kullu lies a broad mountaneous ridge having the village-temples of Bijli Mahadev, Mount Nag and Pueed. Beyond the ridge lies Manikaran valley, along the Parvati river which joins Beas in Bhuntar. On the South of Kullu lie towns of Bhuntar, Out(leading to Anni, Banjar and Siraj Valley) and Mandi(a separate district). Historically Kullu was accessible from Shimla via Siraj valley or through passes on the west leading to Jogindernagar and onto Kangra. To the north lies the famous town of Manali, which through the Rohtang pass leads onto the Lahaul and Spiti Valley. Once can see an enormous change in the climate as one climbs up the windward side of the ranges to proceed to the leeward and much drier plateaus to the north of Manali. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2592x1944, 1275 KB) Summary Lug Valley, to the west of Kullu Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2592x1944, 1275 KB) Summary Lug Valley, to the west of Kullu Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ...


Diaspora

Due to it being the commercial and economic center the township of Kullu has had an eclectic diaspora of nearby village/district inhabitants, shop owners and govt. employees from bordering states which give a different feel from the rest of the valley. This has also contributed to a stronger sports and educational infrastructure in the town.


Culture

Kullu Valley, also known as the "Valley of Gods", is well known for the seven day festival of Dussehra, a celebration of the mythical Lord Rama's victory over the evil king Ravana. The festival takes place in the months of October or November depending upon the Hindu calendar. Dussehra (also transliterated as Dasara) or Vijaya Dasami is an important Hindu festival. ... Lord Sri Rama (center) with wife Sita, brother Lakshmana and devotee Hanuman. ... A depiction of Ravana, Hindu rakshasa King of Lanka In Hindu mythology, Ravana (Devanagari: रावण, IAST ; sometimes transliterated Raavana and as Ravan) is the principal antagonist of the Hindu epic, the Ramayana. ...


Vicinity

Other places of interest in the area include Manikaran (famous for its hot springs) and hot water springs at Vashisht village near Manali, 40 km north of Kullu, a hub for tourists and rock climbers. Malana, Kaish-Dhaar in Lug Valley, Bijli Mahadev, Bhekhli and Bajaura house the famous temples of the region. Manali is perhaps the most famous town and center of all tourist attraction in the state. Manali also has a well-known temple dedicated to the mythical princess Hadimba. Manikaran is located in a valley between two rivers, northeast of Bhuntar in the Kulu District of Himachal Pradesh. ... Manali, (alt. ...


The economy of the town largely depends on tourism, horticulture (apples, plums, pears, and almonds) and handicrafts (shawls, caps etc.).

Notes

  1. ^ History of Ropeways in Kullu. Retrieved on 2006-12-24.

2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 24 is the 358th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (359th in leap years). ...

External links

  • Himachal Tourism website
  • Malana, IGNCA archive
  • ASI list of temples in Himachal
  • Kullu valley
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Kullu Manali Circuit
Sutlej Tail: Swarghat | Bilaspur | Deothsidh
Beas Trail: Mandi | Rewalsar | Jogindernagar
Kullu Valley Trail: Kullu | Raison | Naggar | Manali
Across The Rohtang Pass: Keylong | Lahaul and Spiti

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