Kalpa - The Queen of Himachal

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Photo of Kalpa - The Queen of Himachal by Himadri Sinha Roy

Started our journey early from Sangla and reached Rekong Peo at around 9:30 in the morning. Rekong Peo is popularly known as Peo by local people,we had our breakfast at Peo, bought some daily stuffs as Peo is the headquarter of Kinnaur district, it got all facilities like market, bus stand, hospital etc. Kalpa is another 8kms uphill drive from Rekong Peo.

Photo of Kalpa - The Queen of Himachal 1/2 by Himadri Sinha Roy
Kalpa during sunset from the Hotel

We started our way towards Kalpa, the landscape soon changes into much beautiful and green. Forest of Pine and Deodar will welcome travelers on their way to Kalpa. Mountain ranges of Kinnaur Kailash gets visible from the roads itself.

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Kalpa in the evening

We reached Kalpa at around 11 am in the morning, suddenly the forest ceases, and you enter a landscape full of apple orchards and some hotels here and there and huge mountain ranges half circling the whole town. We checked into a very decent hotel, just adjacent to the HPTDC's hotel complex. The view from the hotel was mesmerizing.

A video capturing the beauty of Kalpa and Roghi

Kalpa is known for its temple, monastery, 180 degree view of Kinnaur Kailash range and wide spread apple orchards. It got a small market place which is at the descent of the town close to the temple. The magical view of kalpa can pull tourist and nature lover of all ages time and again.

The famous sunrise from Kalpa

Photo of Hotel Rollingrang, Saryo, Himachal Pradesh, India by Himadri Sinha Roy

The famous Suicide Point between Kalpa and Roghi

Photo of Hotel Rollingrang, Saryo, Himachal Pradesh, India by Himadri Sinha Roy

Next day we visited Roghi, another very typical kinnauri village,another 8 kms from kalpa and it is the very last village of the famous Hindustan -Tibet highway. Roghi is also a village surrounded by snow capped mountains and apple orchards. Roghi got a famous Narayana temple, people must visit this temple to witness the inspiring wood carving on the wall of the temple.

Roghi Temple and the view at the back drop

Photo of Kalpa - The Queen of Himachal by Himadri Sinha Roy

In between , Kalpa and Roghi, lies the infamous Suicide Point of Kalpa, the stretch of the road is real dangerous.

A glimps of the dangerous Roads

Photo of Kalpa - The Queen of Himachal by Himadri Sinha Roy

As the evening sets in at Kalpa, the town sleeps into a mystical charm, we witnessed the natural charm of this place and realized why Kalpa is often termed as the Queen of Kinnaur.

Kalpa after sun set

Photo of Kalpa - The Queen of Himachal by Himadri Sinha Roy
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