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Visit of Chinese pilgrim monk Xuanzang

The Chinese pilgrim monk Xuanzang visited the Kullu Valley in 634 or 635 CE. He described it as a fertile region completely surrounded by mountains, about 3,000 li in circuit, with a capital 14 or 15 li in circumference. It contained a stupa (tope) built by Ashoka, which is said to mark the place where the Buddha preached to the local people and made conversions, stupa was taken away by a mughal ruler and put in feroz shah kotla maidan in Delhi. There were some twenty Buddhist monasteries, with about 1,000 monks, most of whom were Mahayanist. There were also some fifteen Hindu temples, and people of both faiths lived mixed together. There were meditation caves near the mountain passes inhabited by both Buddhist and Hindu practitioners. The country is said to have produced gold, silver, red copper, crystal lenses and bell-metal

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Kullu Was once known as Kulanthpitha

Kullu (1,220 m or 4,000 ft) was once known as Kulanthpitha - `the end of the habitable world`.

Visit of Chinese pilgrim monk Xuanzang

The Chinese pilgrim monk Xuanzang visited the Kullu Valley in 634 or 635 CE.