Kullu District, situated on both sides of the river
Beas, was once known as Kulanthpitha which means the end of the habitable world. The
Kullu valley is filled with forests, alpine meadows, gurgling rivulets, tiny fields and fruit orchards. In winter the temperature goes below 0º C with heavy snow fall and summer is pleasant. Manali, the famous hill station 40 km away from Kullu towards the northern end, offers a spectacular view of snowcapped peaks and wooded slopes.
The Kullu valley is famous for hand made shawls and kullu caps which are made of a woollen cloth with variety of colourful bands of Shaneel around it. Kullu handicrafts are also known as felted wool. Akhara Bazaar is the main bazaar where Kullu caps, shawls, pattoos,
gudmas and puhlas are sold in plenty.