Kullu tours are essential part of broader Himachal Pradesh tour packages. Kullu tour packages are appended with Manali tours. Being located between Shimla and Manali, Kullu holiday packages are mostly sub-set of either Manali tours or Shimla Manali tour or greater Himachal Pradesh holiday packages. Kullu was once called Kulanthpitha "The End of the Manned World". The city is located in the state of Himachal Pradesh, at 1200 m altitude, in a place offering magnificent panoramas. In the background are the majestic peaks of the Himalayas and the mythical 'Silver Valley', where the legends were woven, stretches along the banks of the Beas River. Kullu is at the heart of an immense network of many valleys, each one being a feast for the eyes, more beautiful than the others. The outlines of the mountains are spectacular, whether in the light of the sun's rays or in the middle of the mist. In the "Silver Valley" beautiful flowers blossom on the high mountain meadows. The main economic activities are the crafts and culture of apples, plums, almonds and peas. The elegant scarves, shawls and wool hats are handmade and are coveted memories of the region. The Dussehra festival is a cultural attraction of several days, between the end of October and the beginning of November. A colorful Hindu festival celebrating the victory of divine power over the forces of darkness, with dances, songs and processions.