Kalpa and KINNAUR - The Land of Fairy Tales and Fantasies
Kinnaur the crown of Himachal Pradesh is also known as the land of fairy tales and fantasies. Kinnaur is an amazing, splendid, picturesque and spectacular terrain of lush green valley.
The orchards and vineyards in Kinnaur adds flavour to the mesmerizing effect of snow clad peaks and cold desert mountains.
Kinnaur valley has enchanting and rich flora & fauna. The culture and language of Kinnaur the tribal district, is bit different from other parts of Himachal Pradesh.
Kinnaur is located around 250 km away from the capital city Shimla on the NH - 22 (Hindustan Tibet Road).
KALPA – Kalpa is a beautiful and small village with enthralling landscapes an panoramic views located at the height of 2758 m above the sea level. Kalpa in Kinnaur valley is around 110 km from Sarahan
The breathtaking and the majestic mountains of the Kinner Kailash range is the main attraction. It offers fabulous sights in the early morning when the golden yellow rising sun touch the snowy peaks making the peaks crimson and golden light.
How to Reach Kinnaur
Nearest Airport from Kinnaur is Shimla (267 km) and nearest Raiilway station is also Shimla (244 km)
From Shimla take NH - 22 (The Hindustan Tibet Road) route. NH – 22 later on bifurcates to Kalpa from Powari.
Frequent HRTC and Private Buses and Taxis are available to Kinnaur and Kalpa from Shimla and Rampur.
Another route to reach Kalpa and Kinnaur is via Manali - Rohtang Pass - Kunzam Pass - Kaza (400 km).
CLIMATE of Kinnaur : Extreme cold temperature during winters even below freezing point. In summers also temperature is not very high and light woolens are recommended.
PLACES OF INTEREST in Kinnaur Valley
RECONG PEO (2670M) HQ of Kinnaur district is around 240 km from Shimla, 7 km from Powari and 13 km from Kalpa.
KOTHI : It is located Just 3 km from Recong Peo. Kothi is famous for an ancient temple of goddess Chanadika Devi.
Other places of interest in this route include SANGLA VALLEY, RIBA (2745M), JANGI, PUH (2837m), NAKO (3662m), TABO (3050m), KAZA (3600m), KEY GOMPA (4116m), KIBBER (4205 m), KUNZAM PASS (4551m)