Inside the Sublime Environs of Kalpa – A Guide to Best Places

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Kalpa stands geologically at the juncture of Kinnaur that is majorly dominated by Hinduism and Spiti Valley that has the influence of Buddhism. You can see the intersection and concurrence of both the beliefs at Kalpa. Kalpa Tourism, furthermore, has such intriguing sites and landmarks under its umbrella that can literally stir the soul of anyone and everyone visiting this picturesque town. Read ahead to know about the best of Kalpa that you must visit during your trip.

1 Reckong Peo

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Reckong Peo or Peo, is the capital of the district of Kinnaur and is situated 260 km away from Shimla. The spot rests at an elevation of 2290 m above sea level. It hosts one of the four Buddha Mahotsav, a noteworthy Indian celebration, which is annually organised by the state government. Voyagers going by this spot can appreciate the pleasant perspective of the Kinnaur Kailash Mountain and adventure junkies can undertake the trek to Kinnaur from Reckong Peo, which is a four to five days long affair.

2. Sangla Valley

Sangla valley

The Sangla Valley is situated on the banks of the river Baspa, around 8900 ft above sea level. The valley is set in the midst of wandering streams, snow clad mountains and rich green scenes. Apart from the Baspa valley, Sangla has many touring opportunities like the Sapni, Kilba, Rackchham, Kamru Fort and the exceptionally well known Naga sanctuary.

3. Batseri

Batseri is a quaint town located on the banks of the Baspa River. This spot can be reached by strolling through a conventional bridge that is built over a river that flows by. One of a kind structures, cobbled ways, and the sanctuary of Badri Narayan are the vital attractions of the town. If you are an art lover, then you can see the delightful conventional design of the area called ‘Kathkuni’ where flat wooden sleepers are packed with the wooden stones. In closeness to this town, there is a sanctuary committed to Lord Buddha which you can visit.

4. Kamru Fort

Situated at a height of 2600 m above sea level, Kamru Fort is situated around 2 km from the Sangla Valley. This grand structure has numerous doors with a photo of Lord Buddha at the main entryway and a wooden gallery decorates the upper parts of the fortification, while the idol of Kamakhya Devi is housed in the third floor. There also is a fifteenth century temple of Badrinath situated in the Kamru Fort.

5. Suicide Point

Suicide Point is one of the famous places to visit in Kalpa, which is only 10 minutes away from the prominent apple gardens. Dangerous trenches and steep slants are the highlights of this district which make it a thrilling locale to visit. Be careful; do not forget the name of the spot!

Anusha Dixit is a travel writer working with an Online Travel Guide. She guides travelers to various resources where they can read all about Kalpa tourism.

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