Sangla Tourism

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Kaushik Basu

Kaushik Basu4.3/5

51 reviews

Kinnaur essence

Sangla is the essence of Kinnaur travel, without visiting Sangla, Kinnaur is just incomplete!
Best time to go is essentially summer. And it is always better to check both the road condition and weather in advance. Aug-Sep can also be great time as that's when the great Kinnauri apples ripen fully. However, there may be traffic snarls because of the big trucks and also with the rainy season active, raods can be troublesome.
In general, part of the road from Karcham to Sangla is really tough and scary. It is always advisable to get help of a local driver rather than trying out oneself.
Honestly other than local fruits and woollens and Kinnauri caps, there is nothing specific local. Of course one can definitely try local food in the restaurants.
Chitkul is the must visit place while staying in Sangla. The last village of India is indeed beautiful with the Baspa river flowing out of the snow clad mountains. The monastery iin Chitkul is also worth a visit. There are hotel options but it is wiser to stay in Sangla where hotel options will be more and a bigger marketplace. Other places where we visited were Sangla village to see the monastery & the Bering Nag temple, and the Baspa river bank. There were few other spots which one can try based on personal interest like Kamru Fort, Toout Farm & Tibetian Wood Carving Centre.
Based on where you are coming from the route needs to be chosen and its essentially roadways, one has to come to Karcham and then take the route to Sangla.
Even in summer there can be chances of snow particularly in Chitkul. So keeping good woolens is always advisable. Also before coming into Sangla a check of the road condition is advisable and that's whay local drivers have the connection advantage.

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Parin Rupani

Parin Rupani5.0/5

5 reviews

Nature Beauty place

It's an extraordinary nature lovers place although it takes time to reach Sangla as there is much travelling but then too you will love nature in travelling. BANJARA hill is great experience over there. As there is no tv and you have to leave with nature and your family or loved ones that the best experiences.

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Sangla Overview

Sangla is a popular hill town located in the Baspa Valley of Kinnaur district in Himachal Pradesh. Located close to the Tibetan border, this place is covered with forest slopes and mountains. It is situated in the range of the greater Himalayas that gives it a cold climate.

Because of its location on the Indo-China border a special permit was required from the Indian Government to travel to this place until the year 1989, when this formality was abolished to promote tourism. The name of the town Sangla has been derived from the village by the same name. The word ‘Sangla’ in Tibetan language means ‘Pass of Light’.

Sangla is popular for its pine nut orchards, apples and cherry trees. The glacial streams and the villages located in the region like Chitkul, Karchham and Batseri add to its popularity. One of the most popular attractions here is Kamru Fort, which is an ancient fort. Now it has been converted into a temple dedicated to Goddess Kamakshi. On the third floor of the temple, there is a large image of the goddess.

Other places of interest include Sapni, Kanda Trout Farm, which is a valley popular for flowers and Kilba. Located 8 km from the town of Sangla is the village of Bastseri. It is a place known for handmade shawls and Kinnauri caps. Besides that, it is the only place in Sangla where Chilgoza is grown. Most of the villages here provide a glimpse of old age wooden architecture.

The best time to visit Sangla is between the months of April and May or in September or October. These months are also ideal for activities like trekking and camping. The most popular festival celebrated here is the annual flower festival, Fulaich, in the month of September.

There is so much to see in Sangla.

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