DELHI – KULLU / MANALI – DELHI

Kullu, The bustling administrative capital of the Kullu Valley is a return to Indian normality from the valley’s hippie holiday resorts. Few travellers stop here for long but it’s a likeable enough place, and in October it stages the area’s biggest and most colourful festival, the Kullu Dussehra.The Beas River runs down the east side of Kullu, and its tributary the Sarvari River runs across the middle of town, dividing Kullu into southern and northern halves. The southern part (Dhalpur) has the taxi stand, tourist office, Dussehra grounds (two large, adjoining, open spaces) and most restaurants and hotels.