Kalpa

Kalpa Kinnaur|Tourist Place Himachal Pradesh

Kalpa is a small town, situated at an elevation of 2768 m in sutlej river valley in district Kinnaur. The place is also famous for apple orchards.

Kalpa is situated in the base of Kinner Kailash. A beautiful view of Kinner Kailash attracts visitors here. There are spectacular sights in the morning as the rising sun touches the snowy peaks with crimson and golden light. Shivling rock on the Kailash mountain changing its color at different points in the day is also visible from here.

Kalpa is surrounded by Deodar, apple and chilghoza trees. The forests, apple orchards and snow covered mountain peaks offer many spectacular views for visitors especially for photographers.
Kalpa town has many ancient temples, one of which is Kothi temple 3 kms away from the town which is dedicated to Chanadika Devi.

Weather and Climate

In winter, the temperature drop to below freezing point when temperature goes below freezing point around -15 In winter degree to - 20 degree. heavy woolens are required and for summers light woolens are recommended.

Places And Activities

RECONG PEO (2670M) :Located 240 km from Shimla, 7 km from Powari and 13 km from Kalpa. RecongPeo is the headquarter of district Kinnaur.

KOTHI :Kothi is just 3 km away from RecongPeo. Kothi has a temple of goddess Chanadika Devi. This temple has an unusual architectural style and fine sculpture. An exquisite gold image of goddess is enshrined in sanctum.

PUH (2837m) :Lush green fields, orchards of apricot, almond trees and vineyards, are to be seen on route to Puh. Just 58 km from Powari along the NH-22, Puh has rest house and basic hotel facilities.

TABO (3050m) :163 km from Kalpa and 27 km from Sando the ancient village, Tabo is situated on the left bank of river Spiti. Flanked on either side by hills, it is one of the most important Buddhist monasteries.

KUNZAM PASS (4551m) :76 km: One of the highest motorable passes. Goddess Kunjum keeps guard over the pass and wards of the evil.

How to reach?


Nearest Airport is Jubbar Hatti (267 km) and Railhead is Shimla (244 km). Buses and Taxis are available at Shimla and Rampur. One can also reach Kalpa via Manali - Rohtang Pass - Kunzam Pass - Kaza (400 km).


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