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Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Kinnaur Kailash

Kinnaur Kailash, Kalpa
          The journey starts from Simla. Kinnaur, also known as the "God's Land," is approximately 264 kilometers from Shimla and is known for its serenity and beauty of the green-hill and rocky mountains covering the river Satluj, Baspa, and Spiti. A brotherly fusion of Hinduism and Buddhism in one place reflects the existence of a different kind of culture that is well preserved in this era of modernization by its people. Hindus are visiting Kinnaur to see the famous Kinner Kailash, believed to be Lord Shiva's home and the Shivaling stones, Pandavas stories and their relation to Kinnaur is a great attraction.
          In the vicinity, there are also old Buddhist monasteries and temples that are particularly important and revered by Buddhists. In addition to religion, Kinnaur also has a wide range of adventure sports, such as trekking and skiing, and is well known for its delicious apples, chilgoza, and handicrafts.
Simla
Himalaya view from Simla
       Simla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh, is the best cold-city made by the British. The beauty of the route from Kalka to Simla by Troy-train cannot be forgotten. The thrill of crossing the 103 numbers of tunnels on the 96km route, in a word amazing. 
           Simla is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh in India, located at a height of 2250 m. Set among beautiful slopes and mystical woods, since the last 50 years Shimla has been a popular hill-station among Indian families and newly married. For most months, the weather is good with visitors flocking during the summer months in particular. The winters are cold from mid-December to the end of February with a few days of snow. Tourists flock to the Mall Road and the Ridge, a walking area with multiple shops, cafes and restaurants, and various temples. 
Sarahan
                 The total distance of Sarahan from Simla about 180 km. The route is more beautiful after leaving Simla. Pine shadow Kufri, landscaping Narakanda, way on the green-hill to reach Rampur. The ancient Shonitpur is today's Sarahan, 40 km from Rampur.
Bhimkali Temple
              Sarahan is a beautiful place in Himachal Pradesh state, near Kinnaur. Known as the "Kinnaur-Gateway", it is situated at an altitude of 2170 m high than sea level near the Sutlej River Valley and the Indo Tibetan path. The village is a sight to behold, renowned for the endless apple orchards, thick emerald pine and deodar woods, gushing rivers, rustic settings of wildflower fields, terraced farms, and slate-roofed homes. The landscape's unparalleled beauty, with cliff-flanked mountains on one side and lush ravines on the other, not to mention the Srikhand Mahadev Peak, makes Sarahan a memorable place. Indeed, the place has soaked much of the blessing of nature. The fabulous two-towered temple of the local version of Devi Kali, the temple of Bhimakali, is at the very heart of the place. It is designed with a touch of modern Tibetan architecture in the traditional way of Kinnauri.
Sangla
Kamru Fort
            The road Sarahan to Wangtu through Jiori. From there, take the root beside the Satadru River Dam and the rough hills. Apples, pear orchards on the slopes of the green hills.. Take a short tour of Kamru village and Kamru Fort, beautiful architecture of wood. At one time kings of the Bushahar used to run their kingdom from here. 
Sangla-Kanda Valley
     One of Kinnaur District's most scenic valleys, Sangla Valley is a great getaway from the swarming cities ' hustle and bustle. It is named after the same name for a beautiful village.
             The valley is set apart from others by its red apple orchard and luscious cherry trees, bounded by mountain slopes, sprawling evergreen forests, and snow-covered peaks. Also, the Baspa River makes its way through the place, gurgling, and meandering, famous for fishing for trout. The place is dotted with several temples and fort attractions to nearby villages that make it an amazing holiday destination. The distance of Sangla from Simla is about 240 km and from Sarahan 94 lm.
The beauty of Sangla Road
Rakcham 
Rakcham
             Rakcham, the altitude of 3115 m and distance from Sangla 13 km, is a picturesque village located about 25 km from Chitkul in Himachal Pradesh, the last Indian village before the Tibetan border. The scenic little hamlet is located in River Baspa's enchanting Baspa Valley, which is an important Sutlej tributary. Throughout the year the region is covered by dense vegetation. It is also possible to witness the serene snow-capped peak of Kinnaur Kailasha mountains bordering Kinnaur district from this small hamlet. Its remoteness is a very unique feature of the village. The village in the region is not as crowded as many other villages and is disconnected from the rest of the world. The hamlet is also well-known for the nearby apple and saffron farms.
Baspa river, Chitkul
Chitkul
         Quiet and beautiful village Chitkul situated on the banks of the restless Baspa. December to March, due to additional snowfall, Chitkul separated from Sangla. The rest of the time is green, pollution-free and pleasant environment. The distance from Sangla is 22 km and from Rakcham 10km.
           It is said that Chitkul is the last inhabited village on the old Indo-Tibetan road within the Indian boundaries. The village is located at a height of 3,500 m, 22 km from Sangla. It's like a portal opening into an extraordinary landscape of amazing beauty and serene surroundings. The village has orchids, hills, meadows, massive cliffs, river, forest, and grasslands with the aid of which it has created for itself a unique identity. It's nice to drive to the Chitkul village. It is also possible to go for trekking in the woods and a wildlife sanctuary for all the animals and nature lovers out there.
            This small and last village of India (Indo-Tibbet border), is a must-visit place, and you should stay here for at least one day as the landscape keeps you magnetized all the time. Spending some time off the busy lives and the monotonous routines in the world of natural beauty is a perfect spot.
Last village of India (Indo-Tibbet border)
Marvelous Kalpa
Kaza to Kalpa Road


               Kalpa, Kinnaur's main village, is a place to remember and cherish in the Sutlej River Valley. This town is also renowned for its many beautiful temples and monasteries. A blissful break is made by the magnificent Kinnaur-Kailash range peeking across the Sutlej River.  An early morning stroll through this paradise will give you the opportunity to experience the sunrise with magic and mystery. A sight to behold is the pinkish color on the peaks that is gradually tinted with the golden glow. This tiny hamlet, filled with rich flora and fauna, is a must-see destination.
Kinnaur Kalpa
                Kalpa is located at an altitude of 2780 m from the sea level, on the old Hindustan Tibet Road, at a distance of 264 km from Shimla. There are several Buddhist monasteries in Kalpa, including the Hu-Bu-Ian-Car Gompa. Kalpa is dramatically located near the foot of the 6050mtr high Kinnaur Kailash. This is Shiva's legendary winter home. This is a beautiful sight early in the morning as the rising sun hits the snowy peaks with crimson and golden light.

Kinnaur Kailash

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