Kinnaur, one of Himachal Pradesh’s twelve districts, is situated along the Indo-Tibetan border. The Zanskar Valley, the snow-covered Dhauladar range, Chitkul—the final village on the Indo-Tibetan border—and the Satluj, Baspa, and Spiti rivers meander through Kinnaur, which is located 235 kilometres from Shimla.
The sacred “Shiva Lingam,” a symbol of Lord Shiva and the mesmerising rock formations that change their colours multiple times throughout the day, is the most significant attraction in the Kinnaur district, often known as the “Land of God.” Old Buddhist monasteries and temples that contain special significance and are treasured by Buddhists can be found nearby. Along with religion, adventure sports like skiing and trekking are very popular in Kinnaur. There are approximately nine known hiking routes, some of which are five- or six-day excursions. Delicious apples, Chilgoza, handlooms, and materials for handicrafts are among Kinnaur’s well-known exports.
Sangla Valley, one of the most popular camping locations in India, is located in the Kinnaur valley. Camps among apple orchards, beside the Baspa and Satluj rivers, and other picturesque locations are great places to set up your tent for an unforgettable camping trip.
Reckong Peo, or Peo, is also known as the Land of the Gods because of the breathtaking natural beauty it has, as it is said that this is where the Gods will undoubtedly reside. Peo, the administrative hub of the Kinnaur district, is a tranquil town in the heart of the mighty Himalayas. This location is difficult to avoid because of the apple orchards, majestic deodars, and fragrant pine trees. This location is difficult to miss because it offers a breathtaking vista of the Kailash Parvat and the Shivling.
Imagine strolling through the streets as the sun, tinged with red, climbs across the skyline and transforms into a soft yellow-gold masterpiece. Such mornings are a feast for the soul, and Kalpa is renowned for its stunning sunrises.
No matter how long you remain in Sarahan, a walk through its infinite forests and valleys will allow you to let go of whatever you’ve been holding onto and leave behind. Sarahan is home to countless views, scenes, and landscapes.
The largest village in the Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh, Nako is surrounded by beautiful scenery. This hamlet is mostly a great vacation spot for outdoor enthusiasts and hikers. It is situated near Kinnaur’s easternmost point.
Ribba, also known as “rirang,” obtains its name by combining the words “rang” and “chilgoza,” two of Kinnaur’s most celebrated delicacies.
Due to the temple of the Hindu god Bhairon Baba and another temple of one of the most potent and oldest goddesses who bestows magical boons upon her believers, Kothi, also known as Koshtampi, has a revered religious reputation.
The magnificent apricot orchard and a myriad of other magnificent sights serve as a general definition of the beauty of Moorang. The old fort constructed by the Pandavas on the banks of the Satluj River is the perfect place to unwind as the cool breeze caresses the spirit. Another option is to visit the Lipa- Asrang sanctuary, which is spread out over an area of 40 Km.
The buses that run daily from Chandigarh and Delhi are the most practical method to get to Kinnaur. Shimla has the closest airport and train station, and from there you may take a taxi to Kinnaur.
Kinnaur can be visited at any time of the year, but reportedly the spring and summer are the most pleasant. Mild and pleasant weather prevails from April to October, making these months ideal for local touring. If you cannot manage harsh weather, avoid the monsoon season as well as winter.
The typical foods consumed by people in Kinnaur are wheat, ogla, phafra, barley, peas, black peas, and other similar foods. Non-vegetarians consume goat and ram meat, and drinking alcohol is popular both daily and on special occasions. If you don’t eat some of the renowned red apples cultivated here in Kinnaur and sip some salty tea said to be uplifting, your journey to Kinnaur would be completed.
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