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Kaza

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Kaza Tourism

Kaza, sitting huddled in the corner of Himachal Pradesh is a tranquil getaway on the plains of the Spiti River. Lapped by majestic mountains covered in snow, meandering and bubbling rivers and streams and picturesque barren landscape with scattered patches of green, Kaza is a dream destination.

It is divided in to two parts: old and new Kaza, each accommodating government offices and king's palace respectively. Monasteries, Gompas and other historic wonders add charm to this already magical city. Today, this city is a wonderful blend of modernity and unique ancient culture that will leave you enchanted with its mystery.

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A tranquil abode near Spiti River 

Named so for its tranquillity, Kaza is a sweet, calm getaway on the plains of the Spiti river in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Lapped by snow covered mountains, bubbling rivers and streams and picturesque barren landscape with scattered patches of green, Kaza is a dream destination for backpackers. Kaza is divided into two parts: old and new Kaza, each accommodating government offices and king's palace respectively. Monasteries, Gompas, and other historic wonders add charm to this already magical town. 

Restaurants and Local Food in Kaza

Being one of a small town in the nook of Himachal Pradesh, Kaza is quite limited when it comes to food options. However, you can mostly find Indian and Tibetan cuisine in and around the town.
The most famous dishes of Kaza consist of fresh peas and potato with gravy. Thukpa is also one of the major dishes which comprise noodle soup with steamed vegetables along with a hot sauce as topping. You can also find momos of different variety at almost every eating joint.
Another delicacy of the town is Tibetan bread or roti made from barley or other millet flours is soft and fluffy and is eaten with butter, omelette or jam.
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One Day Itinerary

Begin your day at Kaza with an early morning visit to Ki Monastery with very soothing chanting and hymns followed by a visit to Sakya Tangyud Gompa. Return to hotel for heartwarming breakfast and begin your fascinating journey in Kaza. Drive a short way to Chandratal Lake for some adventure and picture perfect views. From here, head on to Kibber Village the highest village in the town. Break for lunch and continue your trip to either Pin Valley National Park if you are a wildlife fanatic or move on to Dhankar Monastery and Dhankar Lake for a refreshing experience. A nice and warm dinner at the hotel with star gazing is a perfect end to any trip.

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What are the places near Kaza?

The top places near to Kaza are Spiti which is 3 km from Kaza, Manali which is located 83 km from Kaza, Kasol which is located 75 km from Kaza, Ladakh which is located 197 km from Kaza, Shimla which is located 151 km from Kaza

What is the best way to reach Kaza?

Kaza is well connected to the rest of India by road. Regular bus services ply to and fro the city of Kaza; buses being operated both by private and government owners. There is no direct flight or rail connectivity, to Kaza. Some 250 km away is the Bhuntar airport near Kullu, which is the nearest airport that connects Kaza to the rest of India. The nearest railway station to Kasol is in Joginder Nagar, which is 365 km away from Kaza.
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What is the best time to visit Kaza?

Kaza, known as a cold desert, is freezing during winters with temperature dipping below freezing point. The main entry points, Rohtang Pass and Kunzum Pass, both remain close from October end onwards until June due to heavy snowfall. January is recorded as the coldest month of the year with nail-biting figure averaging to -37 degrees. Considered as one of the coldest places in India, Kaza enjoys a very pleasant weather to laze around or to go adventurous during summers. If you are packing your bags to relish the beauty of Kaza, months from May to October is an ideal season. Do not forget to pack light woollens with temperature in the month of July being averaged as 13 degrees.

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What are the things to do in Kaza?

The top things to do in Kaza are Key Monastery, Chandratal Lake, Komic Village, Dhankar Lake, Shopping in Kaza, Kunzum Pass. You can see all the places to visit in Kaza here

What is not so good about Kaza?

Slightly difficult to access as the nearest airport and railway station is more than 200 km away. One of the coldest places in India.

What is the local food in Kaza?

Being one of a small town in the nook of Himachal Pradesh, Kaza is quite limited when it comes to food options. However, you can mostly find Indian and Tibetan cuisine in and around the town.
The most famous dishes of Kaza consist of fresh peas and potato with gravy. Thukpa is also one of the major dishes which comprise noodle soup with steamed vegetables along with a hot sauce as topping. You can also find momos of different variety at almost every eating joint.
Another delicacy of the town is Tibetan bread or roti made from barley or other millet flours is soft and fluffy and is eaten with butter, omelette or jam.
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What is famous about Kaza?

A tranquil tourist hotspot in Himachal. Heaven for solitude lovers.

Who should visit Kaza?

Earmarked for lovers of peace and solitude. Also suitable for camping backpackers from places like Shimla, Kasauli, Manali etc.

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gulab bisht 2 years ago
Amazing and peaceful place. Its so huge that it makes you feel small.
Kumar Kislay 2 years ago
- Carry extra food and supplies with you, facilities are not present at proper intervals.
- Winters are excruciatingly cold, so avoid visiting in winters especially in January when temperature drops to -37 deg C.
- Make sure you have enough information beforehand of wherever you go sightseeing or have a guide with you.
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