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Unexplored gem of Himachal Pradesh

Nestled among the tall mountain ranges of Himalaya, a gem not yet known to the touristy circuit of india- THE MIGHTY KINNAUR KAILASH. It is one of the hidden gems of Himachal Pradesh. Kalpa offers some of breathtaking views of the amazing Kinnaur Kailash. Mount Kinnaur Kailash is abode to the great almighty Shiv and parvati and as the legend says the Shiva linga on the Kinnaur Kailash keep changing colours multiple time in the whole day. Let me say it was my bad luck that I could not experience this beautiful phenomenon as I reached in the evening at around 5 and left early in the morning. The whole duration of my stay at Kinnaur Kailash was wrapped up in the blankets of clouds and only while leaving we had a small glimpse of the Shiv linga.

Kalpa is blessed with some amazing natural beauty and a charismatic charm that can melt even a stubborn heart. Though I am an ardent traveler, this place has cast an unbreakable spell on me which is pulling me back towards it. I am sure to go back and do a trek to kinnaur Kailash. Here I stayed with THE MONK kalpa and the owner of this place Mukeshji has offered me assistance in doing so. If you visit Kalpa you should surely meet Mukeshji, he is very nice person and can give lot of information of Kalpa being a local of this place. I heard about a beautiful place named Roghi from these people and it is just a 4 km trek from Kalpa. You can even reach this place by car but exploring it on foot has its own charm. To explore Kalpa you atleast need to spend two nights in Kalpa.



I travelled to Kalpa from sangla it is almost a 4 hours journey. Even if you come directly from Shimla or Kufri it will take around 8-9 hrs. It is long and hectic journey but the changing landscape and mesmerizing natural beauty keeps your mind occupied and you hardly feel tired. I mostly spent my time sitting in the courtyard of the hotel soaking in the beauty of nature. It is sheer experience of bliss and solitude. On the way to Kalpa just short of 2-4 km you visit the town of Reckong peo. Reckong peo has a small market where you can indulge in some shopping spree. Reckong peo is the headquarters of Kinnaur Kailash and a film Highway has some shots of this place.

To travel to this place only option is to take a road trip. As I have mentioned earlier it will take 9 hrs to reach this place. HPTC buses ply on this route, you can also book a Volvo from delhi which comes till Rampur and from there you can take another bus to kalpa. Best way to explore this place is hire a cab, it gives you the freedom to take pitstop as and when you desire and enjoy the beauty of this place in a better way. Best way to explore the beauty of kalpa is to explore the town on foot.

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Ashish Agarwal

8 reviews

Heaven on the earth

Perfect destination for couples. Snow covered mountains, perfect cold climate, beautiful scene on sunrise ans sunset, beautiful arcitecture, what else to say. Must go place

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Kalpa situated in the Kinner-Kailash range, lies in the Kinnaur District of Himachal Pradesh. It is situated at an elevation of around 2,758 metres above sea level. The ancient headquarters of Kinnaur region, Kalpa was replaced by the modern town of Rekong Peo. The River Sutlej makes its way through the Great Himalayas along with rock face highways from Kinnaur.

Located in Kinnaur District, the history of the region is influenced by myths and legends. It is believed that the place was under the reign of Magadha followed by the Mauryan Empire during the 6th century. The Guge Kingdom of Tibet also ruled Kinnaur between the 9th and 12th centuries. The history of the district lasted until Emperor Akbar conquered the area and included the valley into the Mughal Empire.

Kinner-Kailash, the sacred mountain, is visited by natives for pilgrimage and is also one of the main attractions of the destination. There is a 70 metre high Shivalinga atop the peak that is visited by devotees and travellers. Sangla Valley on Bapsa River banks, at an altitude of 8,900 feet above sea level, is another attraction of the destination.

Some of the architectural marvels in and around the valley are Kamru Fort, Naga Temple and Sapni. The hamlet and village of Chini provides a glimpse of rich heritage, custom and culture. Most of the folklore is engaged in weaving shawls and Kinnauri caps. A fusion of Hinduism and Buddhism which is reflected in the culture and history of Kalpa is one of the chief attractions.

Kalpa can be reached through flights, trains and buses. The nearest airport serving the destination is the Shimla Airport, which is situated at a distance of 787 km. This airport serves only domestic airlines. Shimla railway station is the nearest railhead which is connected with various cities of the country. Besides flights and trains, Kalpa can be reached through buses available from Shimla and Kullu.

Situated amidst the Great Himalayas, Kalpa has a pleasant climate in summer with extremely cold winters. The months from April to September are ideal to make a visit to Kalpa.