Kinnaur is a beautiful district situated in Himachal Pradesh. It has a long list of must-visit places that leave tourists awe-struck. It will take you about a week to explore Kinnaur completely. There are various Kinnaur tour packages available on the internet that will take you on a roller coaster ride to this beautiful destination.
Unrivaled Beauty of Kinnaur
Kinnaur is known for its unmatched natural beauty which makes it a paradise for nature lovers. You will definitely lose your heart to this beautiful valley.
Before planning your trip to Kinnaur, you must know that the valley is divided into two parts, upper Kinnaur and lower Kinnaur. The areas like Sarahan, Sangla, Chikul, Reckong Peo, and Kalpa come under lower Kinnaur, and the areas like Pooh, Khab, and Nako come under upper Kinnaur.
Now your urge to visit Kinnaur must be increasing so let's learn about some of the best attractions of Kinnaur.
Popular Attractions of Kinnaur
Located 170 km away from Shimla, Sarahan is also famous as the gateway to Kinnaur. It is quite famous among travelers because of its numerous attractions like Sarahan Palace, Bhimakali temple, Sarahan Bird Pheasantry, Nalati Stadium, Shrikhand, Apple Orchards, and Hawa Ghar.
You must have heard of Kinnaur Camps in Sangla. It is a very popular activity in Kinnaur due to the setting of these camps in pristine locations.
Sangla is at the next entry after Sarahan in Kinnaur Valley. To reach this place you will have to drive from Sarahan to Jeori and follow the road of Reckong Peo. While taking a package for Kinnaur, make sure you get to visit Sangla because it serves the best sightseeing options. This area is also called the Baspa River Valley.
Famous attractions to cover here include Badrinath temple, Karcham Dham, Kamru Village, Bering Nag Temple, Kamru Fort, Trout Fishing Farm, Baspa River, Trout Fishing Farm, Wood Carving Center, Batseri Village, and Rakcham. Among these attractions, Rafting and Camping are other activities which lure loads of tourists to this location.
As you move ahead of Sangla, you will witness the beautiful small village of Chitkul. It is considered as the last village on the border of India. You will find a restaurant, literally named ‘Hindustan Ka Aakhri Dhaba’ or The Last Restaurant of India.
This is not a big area and one can cover most of the attractions within a day. Chitkul does not rely on super-attractive monuments for its tourism, rather simplicity is the ornament of this place.
This place only serves some beautiful houses, a temple, hotels, and an ancient fort. Yet the mere simplicity of this place leaves tourists in awe. If you want to experience this place deeply you must spend a day or two here to enjoy the charm.
Some famous attractions include Mathi Devi Temple, Baspa River, Rani Kanda Meadows, Hindustan ka Aakhri Dhaba, Chitkul Fort, Lamkhaga Pass Trek, Trek to Nagasti ITBP Post, and Borasu Pass Trek. Make sure you have this beautiful location in your Kinnaur Tour Package.
After you have explored Chitkul, the next destination on your itinerary should be Kalpa. It is also a small village like Chitkul. Tourists can feast their eyes on the astonishing view of Kinner Kailash Peak.
It is advised that you stay here for at least a day to experience the charm and peace. You can sit on your balcony and admire the beautiful scenery painted by nature for you.
The various attractions here include Kinner Kailash, Chaka Meadows, Suicide Point, Roghi Village, Apple Orchards, Kothi Village, Narayan Nagini temple, and Hu-Bu-Lan-Kar Gompa.
When you are in the mood to explore Kinnaur Valley, why stop? The next magnificent destination Nako awaits you. It is the last village in this valley resembling a lot to the Spiti Valley. However, Nako has much more greenery than Spiti Valley.
Nako is not visited by occasional travellers but it is a favorite destination of travel enthusiasts. If you start from Kalpa it will only take 4 hours to reach Nako. You can start a bit early in the morning if you want to cover all the prominent attractions here.
Major tourist attractions include the Nako Monastery, Nako Lake, Chango Monastery, Sutlej Rivers, Kazigs, Confluence of Spiti, and Malling Nallah.
Reckong Peo also known as the Land of Gods is a beautiful location to witness the natural beauty. According to legends, Gods will definitely dwell at this place. The headquarters of Kinnaur known as Peo, hoards in the middle of the Himalayas.
This beautiful destination is about 260 km from Shimla at a height of 2,300 meters. This pristine destination is very famous for its Apple Orchards. It is inhabited by Kinnauri people and has a diverse culture even in today’s modern era.
Some major attractions here include the significant deodars, apple orchards, and pine trees which enhance its beauty even more. You can feast on the view of the two greatest wonders of the Himalayas, Kailash Mountain and the Shivaling Rock.
Famously known as Koshtampi, Kothi has religious importance due to the temple of the Hindu God Bhairon Baba. Another temple of one of the eldest goddesses, Goddess Chandika, is here. This temple is said to grant magical boons to her devotees.
Goddess Chandika is believed to slash the head of a demon who helped the takur of Chini in ruling Sairag. Killing the Takur of Chini brought bliss to the town.
The beauty of Moorang is defined by the spectacular apricot orchard and numerous other things. Tourists can simply relax on the old fort built by the Pandavas on the banks of Satluj river. The cool breeze covers the entire Asrang Sanctuary which is spread across 40 km of area inhabited by brown bears, Musk Deer, Himalayan Black bears, and many more.
Lippa serves land full of green grass and the Taiti stream that flows by. The grass is considered very nourishing for cattle and horses. It is a favorite spot for Buddhists because of the three temples of Galdang Chhoikar, Dunguir and Kangyur, and an old Monastery dedicated to the local deity Tangtashu.
Travel to Kinnaur
Kinnaur offers a unique blend of nature, peace, and history. Every part of this fascinating district offers an unmatched experience. There are various Kinnaur tour and travel packages available on the internet.
Unify Holidays is a travel agency that curates various Kinnaur tour packages designed specifically so that you have an elevated experience during your vacation. We make sure that all your travel and accommodation bookings are done beforehand so that you don’t have to face any hassle throughout your vacation.
Unify Holidays ensures that you have maximum fun on your vacation and the itineraries are designed accordingly. However, if you have any specific location in your mind, feel free to reach us and we will create an itinerary accordingly.
We take care of everything for you, so you don’t have to. All you need to worry about is packing your bags and making loads of memories.