The capital town of the Kullu district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, Kullu or Kulu, is located on the banks of the Beas River in the Kullu Valley about 10 kilometers north of the Bhuntar airport. With an average elevation of about 4,193 feet, the town of Kullu is situated on the banks of the Beas River.
Sandwiched between the Pir Panjal, Lower Himalayan, and Great Himalayan Ranges, the Kullu Valley is a wide-open valley, recognized for its temples and its mountains, carpeted with pine and deodar forest, and sprawling apple orchards.
Its name derives from the word Kulant Peeth, which means the end of the habitable world. The valley has some of the rarest of animals, including Western tragopan, monal, Himalayan tahr, and Himalayan brown bear.
Spread over an area of about 1,171 square kilometers, the Great Himalayan National Park is also located here, which lies between an elevation of about 1,500 to 6,000 meters.
There are many wildlife sanctuaries to protect the flora and fauna, including Khokhan Sanctuary, Kais Sanctuary, Tirthan Sanctuary, Kanawar Sanctuary, Rupi Baba Sanctuary, Great Himalayan National Park, and Van Vihar Manali.