The town of Raison, in Himachal Pradesh is located at a distance of about 16 kms from the famous town of Kullu, and is about 1433 km above sea level. Raison is actually a small bunch of villages on the banks of the Bias River. It is famous for camping sites and it is the starting point for white-water rafting on the Bias River.
Bounded by the river, foliage and soaring mountain ranges in the backdrop of the camping zone of Raison, there are several apple orchards along with many fruits like plums and apricots. In the month of March, many budding blooms of these fruits are at their peak of flowering phases.
At the camping sites, there are about 14 tourist huts, which require advance booking through the Kullu Tourist Office. These wooden huts are built along the banks of the Bias River. There are some adventure camps, where there is no specific choice of log huts or luxury tents, and the tents are equipped with basic amenities like a double bed, a toilet, with cold and hot running water. The wooden log huts offer the same amenities as the tents, but an additional shower is included. There is also a separate dining tent and a restaurant and both offer Indian cuisine.
Lately, a Mineral Water unit termed "Catch" has set shop here. The mineral water is actually pure spring water and is bottled after sterilisation. Raison is also famous for the rural centre of Rajendra Prasad National Ophthalmology Centre (AIIMS). This centre organises summer camps every year for various eye diseases. During winter, the temperature falls down to about 1-2° Celsius and the summers are enjoyable.
The nearby tourist destinations are Kullu about 12 km on Manali highway, Manali about 29 km away, Mandi, Gushan, Naggar, Bhuntar, Mankaran and Palampur. Raison is about 232 km from Shimla and the nearest airport is at Kullu about 22 km away. The nearest broad gauge railway line is at Chandigarh which is about 292 km from Raison.