Activity in Kullu
Himachal Pradesh,  India

10 Best Things to Do in Kullu – Adventure Heaven for Everyone

Kullu is located near Manali in Himachal and because of its beautiful valleys, temples & majestic walls, the place is famous for sightseeing in the whole of India. There are many heart rocking adventure activities in Kullu that one must go for. Paragliding, trekking, rafting, and camping are the most chosen activities in Kullu. The best way to reach Kullu is by private vehicle but if you are in budget then you can hire public transport to reach the place. Kullu can be traveled at any time of the year except monsoon season because during that time the place becomes difficult to travel.

Here is a list of the best adventure activities in Kullu that every tourist must go for: –

  • Paragliding 
  • River Rafting 
  • Trek to Kheer Ganga 
  • Trek to Friendship Peak
  • Bicycle ride in Kullu 
  • Camping 
  • Fishing
  • A holy dip in Manikaran Hot Spring 
  • Shopping in Kullu
  • A walk-in Great Himalayan National Park 

1. Paragliding 

Everyone who wishes to fly high like a bird then this activity is a must to try. One needs to take care of the thing that does not have height phobia because you may get faint at such a great height. From the above of the ground, you can enjoy a birds-eye view of the city. Tourists do not have to worry about safety because the person is guided by a professional instructor.           

Location = Paragliding Spot

Timings = 10:00AM – 5:00PM

Charges = INR 500 onwards per person

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2. River Rafting

River Rafting
River Rafting

River rafting can be enjoyed at River Beas and it is one of the most enjoyable water sports in Kullu. The river rafting is famous because during this sport you will come across many places and that’s what makes this sport a must experience. River rafting starts from Pirdi and ends at Jhiri. You can even choose a paddle boat if you want to row by yourself. The river is surrounded by mountains, lush green forests and that’s what makes the sport even more enjoyable. You can choose from different available packages.             

Location = River Beas

Timings = 10:00AM – 6:00PM

Charges = INR 500 – INR 2000 per person

3. Trek to Kheerganga 

Trekking is best for adventure seekers because you will be taken to fascinating landscapes and many exotic routes. You can contact any local guide or hotel staff and they will organize every equipment so that one can enjoy the adventures journey. Kheer Ganga is a pilgrimage hub and you will be taken to many exotic places while trekking. After trekking, tourists can have a natural hot spring to get relief from tiredness.   

Location = Kheerganga, Parvati Valley

Timings = 8:00AM – 7:00PM

Charges = varies with the available packages

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4. Trek to Friendship Peak

The friendship peak is famous among trekkers because of its trek favorable conditions. The peak is about 5000 feet and offers a beautiful panoramic view of Himalayan ranges. While trekking from friendship peak you can see many thick forests, alpine trees, and colorful orchards. The route is easy to trek and even beginners can do it without any difficulty. 

You can contact different trek organizers to get a better deal and you must carry your meal and water because it’s hard to find any water while trekking.          

Location = Friendship peak, Kullu

Timings = All-day 

Charges = Free

5. Bicycle ride in Kullu 

Cycling is one of the best activities to explore the city. Various cycling tours are organized in Kullu in which travelers can take part. The activity can be enjoyed at any time of the year, the best time to do bicycle ride in the winter season because that time the place becomes more beautiful. One can rent a mountain bike from various spots and after planning an itinerary you can go for exploration by yourself. If you will join the cycling club then the activity can last about hours. 

Location = Manali to Naggar, Manali to Manikaran and Rohtang pass downhill

Timings = 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Charges = INR 500 onwards

6. Camping 

If you are traveling Kullu along with friends, then do not forget to try camping for a lifetime experience. If you will contact a guide, then they will offer a 2-day and 1-night package which includes river rafting and camping. Camping at night with friends around the bonfire and under a blanket of stars is the best experience one can have. Along with camping, you can enjoy several games to make the night even more special to be memorable.     

Timings = 6:00PM – 5:00PM

Duration = 1-2 nights

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7. Fishing

Fishing in Kullu

Fishing is the best off-beat activity to go for in Kullu. There is a number of places in Kullu where tourists can enjoy fishing. You can rent fishing gear from many places. If you are new to the activity then you can hire a guide who will teach you the basic skills of fishing or you can also take the help of locals if you do not want to spend extra money.    

Location = Kullu Valley, Katrain

Timings = 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Charges = INR 200 onwards

8. A holy dip in Manikaran Hot Spring 

Manikaran Sahib is located in the Parvati valley along the Parvati river in Kullu district. The place is famous sightseeing among Sikhs and Hindus. The hot springs in Gurudwara are the main attraction for the tourists to visit Manikaran Sahib. One can take a bath in one of the three hot springs in gurudwara and there are different sections for men and women. There are several religious belfies connected to Manikaran hot springs and the place is perfect to relieve stress from traveling. Do not forget to enjoy langar food.     

Location = Parvati Valley

Timings = 8:00AM – 7:00PM

Charges = Free

9. Shopping in Kullu

Kullu is a famous tourist place and is visited by many tourists. Being a famous place there are many markets that are situated for both locals and tourists. From the market, you can buy everyday use items and food items. From Lakkar bazaar you can buy amazing stuff for your loved ones and family. You can even buy woolen clothes in case you forget to pack in bags. 

Location = Manu market, Khara Bazaar, Mall road

Timings = 7:00AM – 9:00PM

Trip Duration = 2-3 hours

10. A walk-in Great Himalayan National Park 

Great Himalayan National Park is located in Kullu district and is home to diverse wildlife species. The park got its status in 1999. The park is surrounded by beautiful Himalayan mountains covered with lush green dense forests of deodar and oak trees. In the national park, you can 31 species of mammals, 181 species of birds and more than 170 species of flora & fauna. The place is perfect for nature lovers and for those who want to relax from a stressful life.   

Location = Himalayan National Park, Kullu

Timings = 10:00AM – 5:00PM

Charges = INR 50 – INR 200

Frequently Asked Questions?

Q. How to reach Kullu?

A. The best way to reach Kullu is by private vehicle for a better experience but if you want to save money then you can hire public transport. There are no direct flights or trains to Kullu but you can take flight/train to nearby stations and after that hire a private cab or buses to reach the hotel.

Q. Is it safe to travel to Kullu?

A. The place is safe to travel but if you are visiting the first time then do not get indulge in any scam schemes. Avoid monsoon season because during this time the place becomes dangerous due to heavy rainfall and landslides.

Q. What type of hotels are there in Kullu?

A. In Kullu, you can see budget hotels to luxury hotels. You must pre-book hotels to avoid any inconvenience.

Q. Does Kullu receive snowfall?

A. Yes, Kullu receives snowfall in the winter season i.e., from November to February.

Q. Do we need a medical certificate to participate in adventure activities?

A. Some activities like river rafting and trekking require physical fitness and not having any phobia to travel safely.

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