Sunday, September 4, 2011


The most charming and beautiful Kulu valley spreads out its charm on either side of river Beas. The valley runs north to south of this river and is 80kms. long and about 2kms. at its broadest. Yet with awe inspiring glens and mossy meadows encircled by the rushing streams and meandering brooks, flung east & west, a fairly wide area is open to the tourists, the trekkers, the mountaineers, the artists and to anyone who wishes to escape the heat & dust of the plains to breathe the exhilarating air of the Himalaya and enjoy the spectacle of the variegated mountain scenery. The valley is also famous for its exquisitely woven colourful hand made shawls and kullu caps.

Kullu Dussera

General information:
Area: 5,503 sq.kms
Population: 381,571
Altitude:1230 m (Kullu)
Climate: Pleasant temperature in summer and cold below 0 C with heavy snow fall in winter
Visiting season: March to June for relaxation and visiting the places of sight seeing and enjoy short and long excursions as well as climbing and river rafting
Rainy season: July and August

Autumn: September to November for trekking, climbing, sight seeing and river rafting
Winter: December to February- snow-skiing and heli-skiing in Manali and above
Languages: Hindi, Punjabi, Pahari, English are understood and spoken by the people engaged in tourism trade
Clothing:Cotton and tropical in summer and heavy woollen in winter


Air: Kullu is connected by Indian Airlines and Air Deccan with Delhi. The airport is at Bhuntar, 10kms. from Kullu.

Rail: Nearest convenient rail heads are Kiratpur and Chandigarh on Broad Gauge and Jogindernagar on Narrow Gauge from where Kullu can be reached by road.

Road: Kulu is well connected by road with Delhi, Ambala, Chandigarh, Shimla, Dehradun, Pathankot, Dharamsala & Dalhousie etc. Regular direct buses ply between these stations including deluxe, semi-deluxe and air conditioned buses during tourist season.

Local transport Local buses operate between Kullu-Manali and Manikaran regularly. Taxis are also available.
  • Distances from Kullu

    Places to visit Km
    Bijli Mahadev Temple
    Camping site Raison
    Malana 50
    Raghunathji Temple
    Vaishno Devi Temple

Friday, September 2, 2011

Gore Endoses Obama

Al Gore, who should have been President in 2000, endorsed Barack Obama today :

"I present to you the next president of the United States, Barack Obama!" Gore said in a brief introduction of Obama at a Detroit fundraiser. He planned a later appearance with Obama at a 20,000-person rally at the Joe Louis Arena.

In a letter to be e-mailed to Obama supporters, the former vice president and Nobel Prize winner wrote, "From now through Election Day, I intend to do whatever I can to make sure he is elected president of the United States."

Once Obama wins, I hope he chooses Al Gore for an important position in the cabinet or some kind of ambassador to the world. It will take a long time for the country and the world to recover from the Bush regime, but that would be a pretty good start.