of King Harsha, travelled into the Kangra, Kulu and Lahaul areas.
The Mahabharata also refers to the Kangra, Kulu and Audambar( Pathankot) kingdoms.
Kulu, Sirmaur, Mandi
and Kangra have numerous holy temples and ponds to prove this.
Kinnaur, Lahaul- Spiti, Kulu, Chamba- Pangi are tribal areas
which are snow bound most of the year round.
Hiuen Tsiang stated Lahaul to be 1800 or 1900 li(575 or 610 Km)
distant by road from the middle of Kiu-lu-to(Kulu).
As close as the Kulu Valley of Hinduism and division of Lahoul and Spiti valleys of Buddhism,
you can trace the two worlds close to this region.
Another British traveller
M. C. Forbes writes in his book To Kulu and Back that the area is a veritable heaven
to every traveller whether he carries a camera or a paintbrush.