Heaven on the earth Kalpa Review

Heaven on the earth

Review of Kalpa, Himachal Pradesh

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Ashish Agarwal

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  • Ashish Agarwal
  • Lives in Lucknow
  • 11 photos
  • 8 Reviews
  •  16 readers

"Heaven on the earth"

  • Posted Oct 10, 2017
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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Akshaya Patil

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  • Akshaya Patil
  • Lives in Mumbai
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  • 44 Reviews
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"Unexplored gem of Himachal Pradesh"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Oct 4, 2016
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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Jay Gandhi

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  • Jay Gandhi
  • Lives in Navsari
  • 40 photos
  • 9 Reviews
  •  87 helpful votes
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"A less explored but beautiful getaway"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Mar 20, 2016
Kalpa is a small village located in Reckong Peo district of Himachal Pradesh which is at the border of Tibet. It is 240 kms from Shimla which is almost same as Manali so one cant say its too far from Shimla.

It is a place for those seeking peace n serenity. It is so clean n beautiful that one might want to stay there for whole life. Its famous for apple orchards which one can see everywhere in the village. There is a monastery in the middle of the village which is too perfectly located that one can easily see Kinnaur Kailash mountain range while sitting there. I used to spend evening there just by sitting and enjoying the cool whether and watching the snow capped mountains.

One can visit Roghi village, Reckong Peo, Sangla that is around 50 kms from Kalpa, Kamru fort, Suicide point and Chitkul that is the last village of India.

Don't forget to keep a jacket per person as you will need them anytime and umbrellas too because it can rain anytime without any warning.
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Mainak Guha

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  • Mainak Guha
  • Lives in Kolkata
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  • 4 Reviews
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"Magnificent Place to visit"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Jan 26, 2016
Kalpa is a wonderful place to be, you can take leisure walks through the bending roads and just enjoy the nature. The views from here are wonderful, with Kinnaur kailash shivling peak visible as red from far. There are plenty of hotels and guest houses to stay, and also a local market. We stayed at the circuit house of PWD, which is the best accommodation option here.
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Souvik Chakraborty

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  • Souvik Chakraborty
  • Lives in Kolkata
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"The Perfect place to find some peace"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 25, 2016
I've visited there last year on the month of May, 2015. It was one of the best places, I've ever visited. We stayed on Hotel Aucktong. The hotel is quite good. You will get a very beautiful view of Kailash peak from your room and it was quite amazing. The weather was chilly and pleasant. The overall environment was very quite and very beautiful. The best part is you can roam around on the nearby road by night and you won't feel any problems. The place was quite safe. But you must acquire your own cab you might face trouble. You can go to other places from there like Nako Lake and then Kaza. The entire Himachal Pradesh is beautiful and Kalpa is certainly one of them.
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