Kullu, known as Dev Bhoomi or the Land of gods is basically a valley formed by the Beas river. Hence it is a land of picturesque natural scenes as well as a good place to amuse oneself. But how can a journey be completed without knowing the cultural heritage and historical events of the area? So whether you are basically a history enthusiast or a seasonal tourist Kullu can give you a full hand at the Sultanpur Palace.
The palace uncovers in a distance of 0.5 km from Kullu Bus stand. Therefore, reaching the Sultanpur palace is not a big deal. It was the residence of the rulers of Kullu valley and what makes it more special is that this palace is still occupied by the Royal family members. Visiting the palace needs prior permission from the palace members.
In the palace, tourists can witness the unfolding of the simple Pahari lifestyle and rural scenes in a mixed painting style of both Pahari and western. These are miniature paintings. Other than this the surrounding area of the Sultanpur Palace offers a panoramic view of the wonderful Kullu valley. The huge entrance gate made of wood is another popular attraction here.
Sultanpur palace was once known as Rupi palace and it was constructed by Raja Jagat Singh in the year 1660. In 1905 the palace was collapsed due to an earthquake but the unbeatable Pahari spirit did not leave it there, they reconstructed the palace from its remnants.