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Kinnaur

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"The land of god"

Kinnaur Tourism

One of the twelve districts of Himachal Pradesh, Kinnaur is located on the Indo-Tibet border. Situated at a distance of 235 km from Shimla, Kinnaur hosts the views of Zanskar Valley and snow-draped Dhauladar range and have Satluj, Baspa and Spiti rivers meandering through it.

Also known as "Land of God", the most important attraction of Kinnaur district is the religious "Shiva Lingam", the representation of Lord Shiva and the mesmerising rock formations change its colours several times during the day. There are old Buddhist monasteries and temples in the vicinity which hold particular importance and are revered by Buddhists. Apart from religion, Kinnaur also has a vast scope in adventure sports like trekking and skiing. There are about nine known routes for trekking and some which are five days or six-day trips. Kinnaur is well known for its delicious apples, Chilgoza, handlooms and handicrafts materials.


The valleys of Kinnaur are also one of the most sought after camping destinations in India, Sangla Valley. Apple orchards camps, camping on the river Baspa and Satluj are some of the scenic destinations to pitch your tents for an overwhelming camping experience.


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The extravagant Parikarma of Kinnaur Kailash

Kinnaur Kailash offers various expeditions into the rugged terrains of Himalayan peaks. The most prominent out of all is the Kinnaur Kailash Parikrama trek. It is the religious trek that is undertaken by both Hindu and Buddhist followers. The total distance of 70 km takes you at an elevation of 5,240 m and asks for all your physical strength throughout the journey. Apart from this, Kinnaur to Spiti Valley trek, which takes you to the dry and arid landscapes of Spiti. Bhabha Pass trek and Sangla Valley trek are the other most scenic treks in the Kinnaur district.

Restaurants and Local Food in Kinnaur

Wheat, Ogla, Phafra, barley, peas, black peas and other similar things come under the common food habits of people in Kinnaur. Non vegetarians eat goat and ram's meat, sipping alcohol in daily routine and occasions is also a common affair here. Your trip to Kinnaur is incomplete if you won't munch in the world famous red apples grown here and drink a glassful of "cha", a salted tea known to refresh the soul.
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One Day Itinerary

Day 1- Arrive in Kinnaur. Check in at the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2- Breakfast at the hotel. First, Head to Sangla Valley. Visit the Kamru fort, Bering Nag temple and Buddhist monastery in Sangla. Back to hotel.
Day 3- Breakfast at the hotel. Visit the Chitkul Village, an offbeat destination in Kinnaur famous for its picturesque landscapes. Then, head the Kalpa village. You can go for Kinnaur Kailash trek and Chakka trek in Kalpa. Back to hotel.

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What is famous about Kinnaur?

Famous for trekking, camping, and many adventurous activities.

What are the places near Kinnaur?

The top places near to Kinnaur are Manali which is 137 km from Kinnaur, Shimla which is located 137 km from Kinnaur, Kasol which is located 116 km from Kinnaur, Sangla which is located 32 km from Kinnaur, Mussoorie which is located 138 km from Kinnaur

What is the best way to reach Kinnaur?

The most convenient way of travelling to Kinnaur is by the buses that run from Delhi and Chandigarh on a daily basis. The nearest airport and railway station is located in Shimla, from where you can hire a taxi to reach Kinnaur.
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What is the best time to visit Kinnaur?

Although the entire year is a suitable time to visit Kinnaur, the spring and summer seasons are supposedly the best. The months from April to October experiences mild and pleasant which is suitable for local sightseeing. Monsoons should be avoided; winters too, if you cannot handle extreme weather conditions.

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What are the things to do in Kinnaur?

The top things to do in Kinnaur are Reckong Peo, Kalpa, Sarahan, Nako, Ribba, Trekking in Kinnaur. You can see all the places to visit in Kinnaur here

How much does a package cost for Kinnaur?

The packages for Kinnaur start at INR 7900 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What is the local food in Kinnaur?

Wheat, Ogla, Phafra, barley, peas, black peas and other similar things come under the common food habits of people in Kinnaur. Non vegetarians eat goat and ram's meat, sipping alcohol in daily routine and occasions is also a common affair here. Your trip to Kinnaur is incomplete if you won't munch in the world famous red apples grown here and drink a glassful of "cha", a salted tea known to refresh the soul.
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Who should visit Kinnaur?

Kinnaur can be visited by trekkers and camping lovers. It is also ideal for Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims alike.

What is not so good about Kinnaur?

The weather in winters and monsoon is very rough and hence makes it difficult to visit the place during this period.

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Q. I am going to visit kinnaur valley in october'2016. I will reach shimla on 25th of October by shibalik deluxe and stay there overnight then one night at sarahan,two night at kalpa,and then two night stand at sangla and back to shimla. Now please guide me how to explore best out of kinnaur and which places should I visit around those plases and on the way in between those places.

Holidify 11 months ago
You can find the details of the places to visit and things to do around Kinnaur here- http://www.holidify.com/places/kinnaur/

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Shreyas Kapoor 2 years ago
- Carry sufficient cash as ATM facilities are not easily available sometimes.
Anindita Banerjee 2 years ago
Can u suggest any trekking organization who organized trek in this area?
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