Exotic locales and pretty destinations are a super way to unwind and rejuvenate. If you are a creative soul, then you must visit the 'Land of God' that is also known as Kinnaur. Its located at a distance of 235 km from Shimla. The place has some awe-inspiring views that will captivate your heart for sure. It is a place where you can wander alone and search for some great meanings of life.
With lush green mountain backdrops and serenity all around, Kinnaur valley surely feels like mini heaven. There are many Hindu temples and Buddhist monasteries in Kinnaur so it also offers you a kind of divine intervention. The place is admirably beautiful and it's the best place to visit when you are stressed. If you are an adventure junkie, then you can enjoy some fun adventure activities in Kinnaur valley as well.
Sangla Valley: Located about 120 km from Indo Tibet border, this place is breathtakingly beautiful. If you are visiting with your partner, then it is the best place to experience mushiness. Its surrounded by thick forest trees and lovely mountains capped in white snow. When in Kinnaur, you simply can't miss visiting this fantastic place. The place is also popular for the shooting of movies.
Kamru Fort: It is 3 km away from Sangla valley and its one of the oldest forts in Himachal region. If you are an avid history lover, then you would definitely enjoy a visit to this place. It's a great place to visit to know about the history of Himachal.
Kalpa: If you want to experience the serenity of sunset and tranquility of sunrise, then you must visit this place. You will get to witness the best sunrise and sunset of Himalayan range from this amazing place.
From the majestic meadows and views of kinner Kailash range, the place can captivate your senses. Click some awesome pictures of the place and do upload it on your Instagram account for sure. The floating clouds from Kalpa look divine.
Chitkul Village: The place is located at the banks of Baspa River near the Indo Tibet border. The magical aura of this place is incomparable. The compelling locales will give you a different kind of travelers high. Its unmatched and has a very raw vibe to it. You must take time out to visit this place in Kinnaur.
Kinnaur valley is small but the feel of the place is simply amazing. It will give you solace and peace of mind because the aura is buoyant. There are many small trails around the valley, which are perfect for your trekking. You can also enjoy other adventure activities in the valley. Most people enjoy camping at this place. So, if you are a person who loves to be under the open sky with lots of stars, then plan a camping trip.
The snowfall at Kinnaur valley is so delightful with white sheets that looks so pure. You can look for hours at the exotic locales of the valley from your hotel room. You can also visit the Kothi village that has some amazing picturesque mountains at the backdrop. The feel is surreal that you will keep staring for hours. Try the local cuisine at the place if you are one big foodie. It's a perfect place for a family holiday.
If you love to explore the place, then the best time would be from July to September. You can expect slight rainfall but the views during this time are spectacular. The season is great to holiday with your family in the valley. Winters are usually very cold in Kinnaur and the temperature can drop to -5 at times. But, again this is the most awesome season to visit the valley for its splendid views of snow clad mountains.
If you are an indoor person, then you can simply relax indoors looking at the beauty of Mother Nature. Winters are simply beautiful with a white sheath of snow covering the entire region making it look awesome. Summers are not so hot so you can plan in summers as well. The temperature would be around 12 to 32 during this time. It is an ideal time for trekking and adventure sports.
You can reach Kinnaur valley by road, rail and air travel. If you are traveling by road, then it is well connected to cities like Chandigarh, Delhi, and Shimla. You can reach these destinations and take a cab to the valley. By rail route, the nearest railway station is Kalka. You can travel till Kalka and then take a cab to Kinnaur.
There is no direct rail connectivity till Kinnaur so you have to take this route. If you are an air travel person, you can take a flight to the Jubbarhatti airport in Shimla. You need to take a cab from the airport till the valley, the distance is 267 km so it will take some time to reach the place.
Kinnaur is a magical and mystical place. Do plan an amazing trip with your family. Take a tour guide along with you and do visit some great restaurants too.