Bored from the hustle and bustle of the city life?
This small village which is around 600 kms away from the Capital City, Delhi has all such power that will help you to get rejuvenated and will bring you back in life. Every now and then I take small vacations; it's just because of my fascination and craziness towards the nature and this place is no less than a delusion. This time I took a week off from my monotonous work and life to visit this village.
My love for traveling is not since ages. But, yes every-time I visit a place away from the commercialized world my love gets revitalized.
This small village, Chitkul has not only changed me in person but has also instilled a sense of inquisitiveness in visiting such wonder lands.
Before you visit this quaint village- Chitkul, here are few things you need to know:
- Chitkul is the Last Village of the Indian Territory in Himachal Pradesh. The Indo-Tibet Border is just 90kms away from the village. You ought to find ITBP Camp (2 kms away from the village).
-Chitkul is known for the high quality 'Potatoes'. The Potatoes are organically farmed and are considered as most expensive potatoes in the world. These potatoes are generally exported or used by the locals.
- It is the first village in Bapsa Valley, last in Indian Territory. The rest villages lies in Tibet.
Before covering other aspects, one must know why visit Chitkul?
Serene and Pristine Environment
The village is located near the Bapsa River which makes the place picturesque. One can cross a small bridge that is over the river and dawdle & explore around. The snow clad path is awe-inspiring and if you move further you can find pine and oak tree meadows. These meadows are ought to entice you.
Just a population of 900
The place has just a meager population of 900 peoples. Far away from the rush of city life the villagers are found busy in domesticating goats, planting potatoes and busy in their daily chores. They are in complete sync with the nature unlike metropolitans. Generous and altruistic by attitude they are ready to help and guide you with your trip.
One can't find a five star stay in Chitkul but if you are opting for home stays; trust me it's better than any luxurious stay you will ever have. The home stays are fully furnished at just 400rs per day. One can admire the nature from the glass windows that every room has.
Food & Potatoes
The food cooked by locals is gastronomic. One can find food bit costly because the village is quite far from town. Potatoes are a must try! One can also try food in small Dhaba near bus stand named 'Hindustan ka Akhiri Dhaba'