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Reckong Peo also known as Peo is the headquarter of the Kinnaur district and lies in the middle of the Himalayas. Located at a distance of 260 km from Shimla and at a height of 2,300 metres, this serene town is famous for its apple orchards. It is inhabited by Kinnauri people and has a diverse culture even in today's modern era. Some of the other key attractions include the stately deodars, apple orchards and pine trees which enhance the beauty of the place even more. You can easily view the two greatest wonders of the Himalayas, i.e. the Kailash mountain and the Shivaling rock from Reckong Peo.
As per history, Reckong Peo was born on 1st May 1960 and was known as Kinnaura earlier. Between the 9th and 12th century, the district was ruled by the Guge Kingdom of Tibet. It was after the rule that the district was divided into seven parts which were collectively known as Sat Khund. The district was then conquered by Akbar after which it became a part of the Mughal Empire. After the Mughal Empire came to an end, the district came to be known as Chini Tehsil which was an important part in the progress of the region.
Reckong Peo has numerous facilities including medicines, electronic accessories and general stores. There are numerous small hotels present in the main market ranging from INR 300 to INR 500. However, in these hotels, no parking facility is available. There are some resorts present on the way to Kalpa as well. Since tourists preferably stay at Kalpa (13km away from Reckong Peo), fewer resorts are present in Reckong Peo.
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