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Kulu is a picturesque hill station and valley town in Himachal Pradesh (India). It is a favorite destination of nature lovers, vacationers, honeymooners and adventure enthusiasts. Blessed with outstanding natural beauty, Kulu draws the attention of tourists from all over the world. The valley of Kulu has nature’s treasure with beautiful wild flowers. Beautiful meadows, lively valleys, ancient temples, picturesque landscapes, trekking trails etc. are popular attractions of Kulu tours and travels.
Colorful hand woven borders of the traditional Kulu shawls and caps are very famous. The paintings of kulu are very famous all over the world. The later half of the 18th century is the glorious period for Kulu style paintings. The style followed in the series Ragamala, the Bhagawad Purana and Madhu-Malti. Human figures are short but not heavy. They seem to be slow moving and their wide open eyes give them a doll like look. The costumes of females are also different from other style of pahari paintings, particularly in the treatment of scarves (odhanis), which is worn in different way. Female dresses are often dotted. Male costumes are more or less similar to that in other pahari styles, and turban is of Katoch type. This Katoch turban shows an indirect influence of the Kangra style on the Kulu paintings.
Sultanpur Palace is an architecturally beautiful palace in Kulu. It is one of the major attractions in valley. It is well-known for some beautiful miniature paintings in Kulu style. The paintings are based on simple themes showing rural backgrounds without human figures in them. The paintings of Kulu style include a Bhagavata Purana, two Madhumalati manuscripts etc. All paintings are courtesy of Art of Legend India.