Chitkul Overview

Ranked 2 of 8 sightseeing in Sangla

Chitkul is the last inhabited village situated near Indo-Tibet border at a distance of 20 km from Sangla. This village lies on the right bank of River Baspa. The most popular attraction of this village is the temple of local goddess ‘Chitkul Maathi’ also known as ‘Mata Devi’. People of the entire Kinnaur District come to worship at this temple. Chitkul also experiences heavy snowfall during winters, due to which it also becomes completely un-inhabited.

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  • Excellent 8
  • Average 1
  • Very Good 1
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  • Below Average 0
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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 2-3hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Kaushik Basu

Kaushik Basu5.0/5

51 reviews

Must visit while in Kinnaur

A beautiful place to visit and not to miss while in Kinnaur in Sangla. A picture perfect village which is a combination of snow peaked mountains and the Baspa river whistling past the rocks, also being the last village on the border with Tibet. Also the village monastery should not be a miss.
  • Must visit while in Kinnaur
  • Must visit while in Kinnaur
  • Must visit while in Kinnaur
  • Must visit while in Kinnaur
    +1

Akshaya Patil

Akshaya Patil5.0/5

73 reviews

A small hamlet from the fairyland

A small hamlet on the indo-tibet border, full of beautiful vistas and panaromas. It is said to be the last village on the indo-tibet border. Indo- Tibet border is around 70 to 80 km from this place so you can actually see the border. You can see lot of farming happening over here. It feels like some Bollywood film location. We visited a local school in chitkul, it was so small about a size of a 1BHk apartment. The kids were amused to see us, it was very nice experience to intearct with those kids and teachers.There may be some trekking trails around this village. Just sitting idling alongside the river soaking in the aura of this place is the only thing I wish to do again. Villager spend a very simple life, farming is only activity they get busy with. It is picture perfect place, any layman can get some awesome captures. It is a photographers paradise.

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  • A small hamlet from the fairyland
  • A small hamlet from the fairyland
  • A small hamlet from the fairyland
  • A small hamlet from the fairyland
    +8

Sukhjeet Arora

Sukhjeet Arora4.3/5

2 reviews

Chitkul - Located on a high altitude

Chitkul is a village in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh located at an altitude of 3450 m (11320 ft). One can see milky way galaxy on a clear night, very pleasant place to be along with Baspa River.
  • Chitkul - Located on a high altitude
  • Chitkul - Located on a high altitude
  • Chitkul - Located on a high altitude
  • Chitkul - Located on a high altitude
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Smriti Das

Smriti Das5.0/5

238 reviews

Chhitkul, the last village of Sangla

14. 10. 2015, after having breakfast our next excursion to Chitkul. It was 30 km and journey from Hotel Monal Regency to Chitkul. The road is single & not good all along the journey. It took one & half hour to reach the spot. Car has stopped and from there we walked down one km. To reach close to Baspa river. Strange nature beauty. From this place we visited snow capped mountains at our left hand side which maintained the border area of Tibet and on right hand side high peaked mountains are Kumaon (Uttarakhand) border hill ranges. We stayed there one hour. Captured many photos & clicked also Chitkul Govt. High School (India's last high school) photo which is situated at the bank of Baspa river. Returning from Chitkul, drizzling started & within an hour surrounding mountains covered with fresh snow.

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  • Chhitkul, the last village of Sangla
  • Chhitkul, the last village of Sangla
  • Chhitkul, the last village of Sangla
  • Chhitkul, the last village of Sangla
    +5

Nivedita Wani

Nivedita Wani2.9/5

5 reviews

Good hangout place

Good hangout place. But you cannot get anything to eat here. Very small village, it may have small dhaba but unless you are ok to eat there. You can have a walk beside river and can sit for few hours having snaps. Good place for landscape pictures. They say you can view snow in May if you could reach, but too much of walk very few go till there.

Gps Kanjhla

Gps Kanjhla5.0/5

3 reviews

Wonderful place

It is the last village of India on this side. Nature is in full swing here. It is a must-visit place for nature walks, trekking and to chit chat with sweet hearted people.

Mainak Guha

Mainak Guha5.0/5

2 reviews

The last Indian Village

Chitkul is the last village for India in this location and offers beautiful views of mountain ranges around. Nestled in the small village are also some staying options. I visited this place by car from rakcham and was covered in snow all over. The journey was a memorable one.
  • The last Indian Village
  • The last Indian Village
  • The last Indian Village
  • The last Indian Village
    +1

Bharat K

Bharat K5.0/5

16 reviews

Picturesque place for a day's picnic

A quiet little village literally at the end of the road. A signpost proudly announces you have reached the end of the road as you stare at the beautiful Tibetan mountains. Picturesque place for a day's picnic. Try to reach in the morning and get back to Baspa before it gets too hot, else you could get caught in rushing river streams that bloat up with the melting ice.

Sudhir Kalra

Sudhir Kalra4.3/5

3 reviews

Chitkul, last frontier

Last village on Indian side of border, which is accessible by road. Nothing but pure nature in its glory. It is a very small village with hardly any people around, and their livelihood depends on tourism. There are also patches of lands for cultivation. There are good streams of water all around.

Swastik Chatterjee

Swastik Chatterjee5.0/5

75 reviews

Simply Wonderful and WOW

Chitkul will surely make it to one of the "Must See Places in India before you Die" list. The place will simply blow your senses away. Beautiful valley, stunning mountains and the mind blowing beauty of River Baspa. The place will really make you feel as if you are in a surreal place.

Photos of Chitkul

Chitkul, Sangla

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Akshaya Patil

Chitkul, Sangla
Chitkul, Sangla

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Akshaya Patil

Chitkul, Sangla
Chitkul, Sangla

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Akshaya Patil

Chitkul, Sangla
Chitkul, Sangla

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Smriti Das

Snow capped mountain