Kinnaur : The crown of Himachal

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Photo of Kinnaur : The crown of Himachal by Himadri Sinha Roy

Kinnaur valley is one of the most beautiful and scenic places that Himachal Pradesh has to offer. We started our journey from the pristine valley of Narkhanda, and went straight to the village of Chitkul, on the way we witness nature's play with colour, the road condition was quite good till karcham.It took almost 8hours dive for us to reach Chitkul from Narkhanda.

A pleasant traffic jam on the way to Chitkul

Photo of Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh, India by Himadri Sinha Roy

In Kinnaur Road Trip, Satluj and Baspa river will be the companion even for the solo travellers. These two rivers are the life line of the Kinnaur District.

Just before entering Chitkul

Photo of Kinnaur : The crown of Himachal by Himadri Sinha Roy

Chitkul is one the remotest village of Indian territory before the Indo Tibet Border, Chitkul got the best vantage point for seeking solace near the banks of Baspa River.Chitkul have got some very authentic Himachali home stays, some hotels and recently Zostel have opened its property at Chitkul.

The village of Chitkul in the evening

Photo of Chitkul, Himachal Pradesh, India by Himadri Sinha Roy

Chitkul during Sunrise

Photo of Chitkul, Himachal Pradesh, India by Himadri Sinha Roy

Baspa River at Chitkul

Photo of Chitkul, Himachal Pradesh, India by Himadri Sinha Roy

After staying one night at Chitkul, enjoying the enchanting sunrise next morning , we left for another authentic Himachali village of Sangla, this is another blissful village, where traveler and tourists can enjoy the Himachali lifestyle. One can also take a small hike up to famous Kamru Fort at Sangla. Distance between Sangla and Chitkul is around 24 kms, in between there is another enchanting village called Rakcham, which is fast emerging as a new destination for nature lovers.

Sangla Village just before Sun Rise

Photo of Shruti Guest House, Sangla, Himachal Pradesh, India by Himadri Sinha Roy

Next morning, we left for our last destination of this circuit, Kalpa. Kalpa is one of the famous destination of whole Himachal Pradesh. It is famous for its wide panoramic view of Kinnaur Kailash range.

Kalpa during Sun Set

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

Kalpa

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

View from the Hotel Room, Kalpa

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

Witnessing the sunrise at Kalpa can easily be on the wish list of any traveler.Kalpa have got many Hotels and Resorts,the best one being the HPTDC's Kinner Kailash. This property got the best vantage point for the whole panoramic view, but need prior booking. Apart from this, there are plenty hotels and almost every hotels got superb view of the mountain range. We stayed at Kalpa for 2 days, first day we took a small stroll at the village, went till the famous temple, the next day we went to visit the village of Roghi, on the way we encountered the infamous Suicide point.

The infamous Suicide Point

Photo of Kinnaur : The crown of Himachal by Himadri Sinha Roy

Roghi Village

Photo of Kinnaur : The crown of Himachal by Himadri Sinha Roy

Next day was the last day of our much awaited Kinnaur Tour, we drove all the way down to Shimla from Kalpa, it took almost whole day to travel the distance.

Please watch the video below, its an attempt to capture the variety that this picturesque valley got in store for travelers of all ages.

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