- Kullu district
Kullu ( [Punjabi: ਅੰਬਾਲਾ) is a
districtin Himachal Pradesh, India. The district stretches from the village of Rampurin the south to the Rohtang Passin the North.
valleyin the district is called the Kullu Valley, which is also known as the Valley of the Gods. There is also a town called Kulluwhich sits on the banks of the Beas Riverin the central part of the valley. Another important valley in the district is the Lug valleywhere the main forest contractors have been extracting timber from the forests for the last 150 years and continue to do so today.cite web
title=History of Ropeways in Kullu
accessdate=2006-12-24 ] Farther north lies the town of Manali.
The ancient seat of the kings of Kullu was at
Naggar Castle, about 12 km north of the present town, and thought to have been built in the early 16th century by Raja Sidh Sing. Raja Jagat Singh(1637-72) moved the capital in the middle of the 17th century to its present position, and called it Sultanpur. The Royal compound consists of the "Rupi Palace, several temples, and a long narrow bazaar descending the hill."
The British took all of
Kangraand Kullu from the Sikhsin 1846. It is still used as home by the royal descendants, but the more ancient Naggar Castle was sold to the British.
Since the onset of the most recent unrest in
Kashmir, Manali and the Kullu Valley in general, have become important destinations for tourists escaping the summer heat of India.
In the eastern part of the district, the village of
Manikarancontains Sikhand Hindutemples and popular hot springs. The Hidimba Devi Templeis at Manali.There are also many Sikhvillages located close to Manikaran.
Chetwode, Penelope. 1972. "Kulu: The End of the Habitable World". John Murray, London. Reprint: Time Books International, New Delhi. ISBN 81-85113-20-3
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