Kalpa Tourism

Kalpa Tourism

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Himachal Pradesh Tourism Destinations
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6.3 / 7
279 Ratings & 172 Reviews

Kalpa Info

  • State: Himachal Pradesh
  • Famous for/as: Hill
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.
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Kalpa Traveller Reviews

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Tushar Gupta

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  • 1 Review
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  12065 readers

"Nice place to spend some time in peace"

  • 7.0 / 7
  • Posted May 11, 2015
It is a very nice place to spend some time in peace. Very awesome view. You don't have to search for hotel with good view because view is awesome from everywhere. If you want to relax for sometime than this is a very good place. Food served in valley is quite good and locals are of very nice nature.
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Manika Saha

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  •  2 helpful votes
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"A place for only relaxing and collect the memories"

  • 7.0 / 7
  • Posted Apr 28, 2015
Eternal beauty of Mt Kailash and full of peace, you should go there to relax your body and mind. Seeing the beautiful sunrise and sunset from your window is the all thing that you don't want to miss. No other disturbance only relaxation, a good morning and evening walk with your loved one will make the bonding more strong and you can collect so many good memories back.
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Jay Gandhi

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  • Lives in Navsari
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  •  77 helpful votes
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"Heaven for nature lovers!"

  • 7.0 / 7
  • Posted Feb 10, 2015
This is the perfect place for those seeking peace and serenity far away from the polluted, crowded cities.

Things to do :-

Visit the one and only Monastery of the village, a temple behind the Monestery, then explore Roghi Village which is the last Indian village on Indo-Tibetian border, or you can have a nature walk outside village or visit apple orchards of the village and yaa dnt forget to see the Kinnaur Kailash mountain from the monastery.

Try out the desi chicken made by local shopkeeper (on advance order) which is just outside the Monestery, enjoy the variety of delicious pancakes n if possible then try the wine made from the local apples.

Don't forget to carry warm clothes because though you may feel hot during daytime, you'll feel cold at night n the best way to reach kalpa is to rent a taxi from Shimla(do the package of kalpa-sangla) because that'll b cheaper n less tedious option.
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Jaspratap Brar

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  • Lives in Agra
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"Kalpa is destination to relax in natures lap"

  • 6.0 / 7
  • Posted Dec 29, 2014
Kalpa is destination to relax in natures lap. Its quite and serene destination and an ideal place to take break from metro routine. Local food, local culture is very rich and people are very helpful. All modern amenities like restaurants, internet cafe, ATM are in Kalpa. One must visit Kalpa at least for three days to see nature at its best.
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Sudipto Das

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  • Lives in Kolkata
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  •  124 helpful votes
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"A place of pure bliss!"

  • 7.0 / 7
  • Posted Apr 4, 2014
This place is a bliss. I missed this in my Honeymoon. So I made it a point to make it here this time. Wish I could spend a few more days. The journey it self from Shimla to Kalpa was adventurous and exciting. We pit stopped at Sarahan. Had a good car Toyota Qualis & a great driver to accompany us.
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Mridul Dutta

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  • Mridul Dutta
  • Lives in Durgapur
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"Dream place"

  • Posted Jun 29, 2013
Very good place to see beauty view of the kalish kinnuar mountain seight seing is nice and good apple garden makes the view more beautifull normal tempareture at day but very much cold at night

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: swisite point is very nice apple garden are also very nice

Activities & things to do: trekking is very good here

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: from kalka heire a cab and go straight to kalpa you can also halt in narkanda
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Anupama Kaul

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  • Posted Jun 19, 2013
Kalpa in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh is for travelers who want the quiet with the spectacular. The views of the towering Kinner Kailash are breathtaking and yet the place has a calmness to it. The people are simple and welcoming. The place is still untouched by the usual touristy things that one associates with hill stations!

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: The village centre has a few shops for the essentials and a couple of dhabhas. So do not expect anything exciting here.

Activities & things to do: Some beautiful walks,a local mandir, a small monastery,and the most beautiful scenic beauty.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: The roads leading to Kalpa are not for the faint hearted.
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Satadal  Ghosh

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"Nobody should miss to visit"

  • Posted May 12, 2012
Excellent view of mount kailash, you will feel the blessings of Lord Shiva.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Excellent golden apple, every one should try, its enticing. feel the warmth welcome of Himalaya.

Activities & things to do: Just give the full nourishment to your heart by sight seeing.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Plain land people should carry ample woolen clothes. From Shimla via Sarahan and road is fine. Road side view you will enjoy and at the same time you may get feared also.
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  • Posted Sep 26, 2010
if you wish to explore the spirit of Himalayas....go kalpa.you can go with your family...even with your old parents....& discover the rugged beauty of Himalaya with cool & comfortable stay.i started journey from shimla......stayed 1st night in sarahan......the bhimkali temple guest house is best hotel to stay.....enjoy the evening puja and dont forget to see the palace.....& the apple garden adjacent to the temple.next morning i left for sangla valley....its a beautiful place surrounded by peaks and decorated by green colored baspa river.dont miss chitkul,the village in INDO-TIBET border....and enjoy the snow balls on river side foresr.next we came kalpa which is 6 kms from reckonpeo.......and we were awe struck by the scenic beauty of peaks....the kailash rock.....the apple garden ....the calm & quiet beauty of the villages & specially .when we experienced the sun set at kalpa...we had experienced the taste of heaven.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: where ever you go,you will experience the beauty of nature.....the bhimkali temple.(sarahan)baspa river (chitkul)temple in kalpa are added attractions.for shopping,i think,best place is shimla.....you can buy mementos in reckonpeo market.

Activities & things to do: you can stay in nature camp in sangla.walking through kalpa village in sun set evening will be a memorable experience.those who love photography....this will be a dream journey.....be ready for non stop clicking.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: hire a car from shimla.....book hotels of HPTDC in advance.....july to october is best time because this is the time when apple grows.....take adequate batteries for camera .....take adequate winter dresses ...specially for chitlul
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