Kulu is the capital of the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. It is located on the banks of the Beas River in the Kullu Valley near about kilometers (6.2 mi) north of the airport at Bhuntar.
Kullu is a broad open valley near to Beas River flowing between Manali and Largi. This valley is famous for its spiritual places, beauty and its majestic hills covered with pine, oak and deodar forest and awesome apple orchards.
The course of the Beas river presents the magnificent, clad with forests of the deodar, towering above pine trees on the rocky ridges. Kullu valley is sandwiched between the Pir Panjal, Lower Himalayan, and Great Himalayan Ranges of the India.
Manali is a Valley in the mountains of the Indian state, Himachal Pradesh near the northern end of the Kullu Valley, at an altitude of 2,050 m (6,726 ft) near to Beas River Valley. It is located in the Kullu district, about 270 km (168 mi) north state capital, Shimla, 309 km (192 miles) northeast of Chandigarh and 544 km (338 miles) northeast of Delhi, the federal capital.
The small town, with the population of 8,000, is the starting point of the ancient trading route to Ladakh and from there over the Karakoram Pass on to Yarkand and Khotan in the Tarim Basin. It is a popular tourist destination and it serves as the gateway to Lahaul & Spiti district as well as Leh.