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 Towns


The rivers and brooks running down the hills of Kullu district form eight valleys. Kullu, Manali, Banjar, Manikaran, Sainj and Bhuntar are the main towns. The main concentration of the Kulluites dwells in these towns and their number has increased manifold after the villagers started moving from the villages and settled in the towns.

The towns and their surroundings cover many beautiful places, age-old temples and historical buildings laudable of a visit. Markets in these towns provide you with any article to smooth your stay.

Kullu town is the main town of the district and has the most important government offices. It bestows you with nice shopping opportunities. Tibetan Market, Gandhinagar deals in imported goods. There are several shops that deal in herbs and traditional jewellery.

Manali TownManali town, situated 40 km to the north of Kullu has the most hotels in the valley catering to the tourists. It has nice Kullu and Kashmir handicraft emporiums and Tibetan market. Manu Temple in Old Manali and Hadimba Temple in Dhungri are beautiful examples of Kullu temple architecture. Its surroundings cover the most beautiful places in the valley.

Banjar is the headquarter of Banjar valley that is situated to the south east of Kullu valley. It is passage to some of the most beautiful trekking areas. It has many beautiful temples of gods and goddesses.

ManikaranManikaran is situated in Parbati valley at a distance of 45 km to the northeast of Kullu. Manikaran is well known for its hot water springs, Sikh Gurudwara and Ram temple. Manikaran also leads to various popular trek routes , as those to Malana , Pin Parbati , etc. The Manikaran Market has plenty of shops dealing in Tibetan products.

Sainj is the H.Q. of Sainj valley situated to the southeast of Kullu at a distance of 23 km from Kullu town. Great Himalayan National Park situated at a height of 4000 feet comes under Sainj valley.

Bhuntar town is situated on the confluence of Parbati and Beas rivers. Kullu-Manali airport is situated in Bhuntar town. It has nice shops to buy clothes and jewellery.
 

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