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, snow-draped Dhauladar range, Chitkul - The last village on the indo-Tibet border 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 amazing camping experience.
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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.