Kullu City is located in the northern part of Himachal Pradesh between latitude 31.5800° North and longitude 77.1000° East. On the north and north east, it is bounded by Lahaul Spiti and Kangra district. On the east and south east by Kinnaur and Shimla districts and in the south by Mandi district. The total geographical area of the city is 6.68 Sq. Kms. and its population as per the census of 2011 is 18,536 persons. The density of population is 2,766.6 person / sq.km.
Climate & Rainfall:
Generally, the climate is cold and dry and the year can be divided into three seasons i.e. summer, rainy and winter. Summer is suitable for visiting Kullu. In Summers the temperature reaches up to 33.80 C and the minimum temperature is about 140 C. Winters are the season of extreme cold. Heavy rainfall occurs during this period. Snowfall generally occurs during December and January or an early snowfall may occur in November also. Temperature reaches to the freezing point. The temperature ranges in between max. 160 C to Min 20 C.
|Sr. No.||Rainfall||Average (mm)|
|1||SW Monsoon (June - September)||529 mm|
|2||NE Monsoon (October - December)||63 mm|
|3||Winter (January - February)||154 mm|
|4||Summer (March - May)||172 mm|
Kullu valley runs transverse to the main alignment of Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal ranges. The variety of soils found in these areas ranges from silty loam to clay loam of dark brown color, which is useful for seed potatoes and temperate fruits. Kullu is a hilly and a mountainous tract with altitude ranging from about 1,278 m or 4,193 ft above mean sea level. The major river system of the region is Beas.
The town, of Kullu, situated at a height of 1220mtr. above MSL, is located at a distance of 481km from the National capital of Delhi. Kullu can be reached from Delhi by NH 1 up to Chandigarh and from there by NH21 that passes through Bilaspur, Sundernagar and Mandi towns. The road distance from Delhi to Chandigarh is 248 km and from Chandigarh to Kullu is 233 km. The nearest Railway Station on broad gauge is Chandigarh & Pathankot and on narrow gauge is Joginder Nagar. The Bilaspur–Manali–Leh railway is proposed as a high-elevation all-weather Indian broad-gauge railway track that would connect Bilaspur in Himachal Pradesh to Leh in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir. The nearest airport is at Bhuntar town, situated on NH21 at the confluence of the Parvati and Beas rivers, about 10 km south of Kullu town. The airport is also known as Kullu-Manali airport.
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