A trip to Kullu, Manali is the medicine for tired minds and tired souls. Kullu is called the “Land of Gods’ ‘, this is because the valley is surrounded with different temples such as Raghunath Temple, Bijli Mahadev Temple, Vaishno Devi Temple. If one plans to camp in Kullu during Vijayadashami, then one will be lucky enough to join the grand festive celebration of Dussehra. Kullu is regarded as the best sight for camping in Kullu for outdoor enthusiasts. With the beauty of nature and calm breeze surrounded, it is an awesome escape from the busy city life.
On the banks of River Beas, Kullu is a stunning location in the Kullu Valley. Mystical Malana to serene Manikaran, it lures tourists for many reasons.Wonderfully combining nature and adventure, it is serenity, nature, spirituality and shopping, all merged into one.One fact about this place is that it doesn’t receive much rainfall as the other regions of India.
It’s average setting is up to 80cm. There are many things to see in Kullu, like the Great Himalayan National Park. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site which houses a rich variety of wildlife. Several of these are classified as endangered, including Himalayan Brown Bear. And as far as thinking of enjoying a holiday to the fullest it’s always better to visit Kullu during the suitable or the best time of the year.
Seasons to visit Kullu-
- Summer: Summer usually starts from March and continues till June. It is the time when finally the snow melts allowing the valley to bloom with fresh vegetation giving a serene and peaceful surrounding to look at. The temperature during summer season in Kullu ranges from 10°C to 25°C. The weather in Kullu is quite pleasant the whole day but it starts dropping by night giving a cold surrounding. Various activities such as camping, trekking and white water river rafting can be enjoyed at places such as Raison and Solang valley.
- Monsoons: The Monsoon Season is not the best time to visit Kullu as the region experiences irregular and chilly showers and some unpredictable landslides. This can cause major disruptions in the travel and the planned itinerary. Monsoon in Kullu starts from July and stays till mid-September.
- Winters: Winter season in Kullu is extremely cold with temperatures frequently falling below 0 degree Celsius.Therefore, it is suggested to carry some good amount of woollens if travelling during this season. It is the best season for snow lovers. It is the time when one can enjoy the snowfall and have a great time while viewing the beautiful snow capped mountains. One can also engage in sports activities such as skiing.
Thus, the peak season that is between the months of March and June with a temperature ranging from 10°C to 25°C is the best time to satiate one’s curiosity and engage in some exciting activities such as paragliding and trekking. The number of festivals at this time of the year also attracts the tourists. One can head to the Solang Valley to participate in some paragliding to feel soaring through the sky. Solang will also show one the snow-clad crests; Mount Ladakhi, Mount Hanuman Tibba and Mount Friendship.
Also, one should plan their activities and itinerary according to the weather. Before the temperature drops and its sunset,one should make sure to finish up with all the outdoor activities. While packing one should make sure to include both warm and cool clothes as well as sunscreen and some glasses. Also, with the tourist season in full swing ,one should be mindful of the overpriced tickets and accommodation. Hence, one should make sure to book the tickets well in advance for the camping in kullu.