Trips and Itineraries for Key
Spiti Valley, Himachal (Tabo - Kaza - Key/Kye - Kibber - Komic-Kaza-Kunzum Pass-Rohtang Pass-Manali)
The Gompas of Spiti valley-Key-Kibber-Dhankar
Hotels and Homestays in Key 23 Hotels
Weekend Getaways from Key
162 Kms from Key
Best time to visit - January,February,March,April,May,June,October,November,December
Simla is the capital and the largest city of the northern India state of Himachal Pradesh, Dharamsala being the other capital. Shimla is also a district which is bounded by Mandi and Kullu in the north, Kinnaur in the east, the state of Uttarakhand in the south-east, and Solan and Sirmaur. Sitting majestically above the lush plains, the British designated the town as the summer capital of India. The higher terrains of the town reflect this British connection, embodied by its buildings, built in the Victorian style, while the lower slopes are occupied with Indian bazaars and restaurants. The nearest broad gauge head is at Kalka - a four- to seven-hour journey from Delhi. After that, take the mountain train from Kalka to Shimla. This railway track has recently been granted the status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Kaza monastery guest house offers rooms for INR 1700 per day. We chose to stay at Dey Zor hotel which offered nice comfortable rooms starting at INR 950. Next day we booked a local taxi for INR 500 to go to Key Monastery. We stayed at Key Monastery, which offers rooms on sharing basis with common toilet-bathroom for INR 250 per person/day including 3 meals.
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