Lugvalley – One of the Wonderful valleys of Kullu


The Lugvalley is a valley in the Kullu district of the Himalayan region in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India. Lugvalley is an open valley between Kullu and Mandi. The valley is full of natural beauty. It is famous for its temples, and huge and beautiful majestic hills, which fall in the pine and deodar forests.

How was Lugvalley named ‘Lugvalley

The name Lug valley is derived from the word ” Laag or Laug ” which means crime or sin. In the middle of the 13th century, the king of Suket was Madansen, who was very powerful. He won most of Kullu. He had a daughter, Princess Chandravati. Once, Princess Chandravati was reprimanded by the king and the princess committed suicide. The king felt sin. The royal family was beset by many plagues. Someone advised him to donate some part of his kingdom to the ‘Brahmins’ to settle it. Thus the king donated some part of his kingdom. This place was obtained because of sin, so it was called ‘Laag’. Over time, it slowly became ‘Laag’ to ‘Lug’. In this way, it was named Lugvalley.

Geographical view of Lugvalley

Lug valley is a vast valley with 101 villages. According to the 2011 census, Dughilag (2,508) is a very large village in the valley. Bhalyani (2,257) is second and Bhumtir (1,322) is the third-largest village in Lug valley. Tiun is the last village of Lugvalley. It is also the topmost village (approx. 2703 m) of Lugvalley.

How to Reach Lugvalley

Via road:

Firstly, reach Kullu via roadways. The total distance from Delhi to Kullu is about 490 km (305 mi). After reaching Kullu, take the Lugvalley road which diverts from Dhalpur, Kullu. 

Best places to visit in Lugvalley

Lugvalley is an ideal place for a wonderful time with your loved ones. Enjoy the charm of this popular tourist destination. Lugvalley is also known as the ‘Valley of Gods’. Lugvalley is known for its open valley meadows and beautiful views of the Himalayan mountain range. There are many places and temples to visit and see. Some of them are below:

Mata Fungni Temple, Tiun
Mata Fungni Temple, Tiun

The apple of the valley is very famous in the Kullu valley. The valley is also a large exporter of apples, pears and so on. Lugvalley is also famous for its natural view.

Nearest City

Kullu is the nearest town to Lugvalley. It is also the district headquarters of the valley. Lugvalley is located west of Kullu valley. You can reach here by road.

Nearest Airport

The nearest airport is in the city of Bhuntar, located at the confluence of the Parvati and Beas rivers, about 10 km (6.2 mi) south of Kullu city. The airport is also known as Kullu-Manali airport. 

Nearest Schools

  • Govt. Sen. Sec. School Bhalyani 
  • Govt. Sen. Sec. School Bhuthi 
  • Govt. Sen. Sec. School Shallang
  • Govt. High School Dughilag
  • Govt. Middle School Bhumteer
  • Govt. Middle School Baragran
  • Govt. Middle School Bhaltha
  • Govt. High School Karingcha
  • SVM Bhalyani
  • SVM Bhuthi

Nearest Colleges

  • Govt. College Kullu

Nearest Hospitals

  • Primary Health Centre Bhuthi
  • Regional Hospital Kullu


Tour and Travel

We also offer trekking and camping in the valley as per the availability. So if you are interested in trekking and camping in the valley or want to visit the valley, please get in touch with us at

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