With snow-capped mountains and the rush of rivers passing through the valley, the antural beauty of Kullu in Himachal Pradesh draws in millions of tourists. But the scenic valley is also home to a rich culture dating back centuries. The Hadimba Temple in Manali is a prominent symbol of this culture, and so is the Raghunathji Temple dedicated to the legendary king Rama, considered a god himself and avatar of Vishnu. Located around 2,050 meters above sea level with a breathtaking view, the Raghunathji Temple is best visited in the autumn months but is frequented throughout the year by ardent devotees. The temple is also home to the massive Kullu Dussehra celebrations that happen every Navratri. ALSO READ: Best Places To Visit During Navratri and Durga Puja
Inside the temple, the main deity of Ram is seen riding his chariot, something not seen in most Ram temples. The idol dates back to the 17th century, and was acquired by the king Raja Jagat Singh for the temple. Dussehra, which marks the victory of good over evil and specifically the vanquishing of Ravana by Ram in the epic Ramayana, is celebrated with great pomp at the temple. An effigy of Ravana is burnt durig the festival, and the temple can be seen fully decked up and decorated.
BEST TIME TO VISIT KULLU
The average minimum and maximum temperature of Kullu is as given below. The best time to visit Kullu is also specified.