>> << Kalpa Sangla -
in Himachal Pradesh
Kalpa has all the
makings of an Indian Fairyland. At a height of 10,900 feet in Himachal Pradesh,
265 kms ahead of Shimla on the NH22 in Kinnaur District is this hideaway town.
It is located at the base of the imposing Kinner Kailash ranges and Shivling
peaks which rise upto 20,000 feet, towering above the clouds, kissing the
heavens, encircling the area around. Kalpa itself is spread amidst chilgoza
forests, apple plantations and the holy deodhars. It is reached after crossing
the quaint town of Recong Peo, which has a hundred-year-old monastery.
From the turn off
at Karcham to the lofty Chung Sakhago pass, the Sangla Valley - along the Baspa
river - is about 95 kms long. Till Chitkul, roughly halfway up the valley, it is
fairly populous and heavily cultivated. 26 kms from Karcham along the Baspa
river Rajesh and Ajay offer 'tented accommodation'.
Fast Facts of Kalpa
From Delhi - 616 km, 265 km from Shimla.
New Delhi - Chandigarh - Shimla - Narkanda - Rampur - Karcham - Powari - Recong
Peo - Kalpa.
April & Oct - Min 3 deg C and Max 15 deg C.
June - Min 11 deg C and Max 24 deg C.
Days from April-Oct are warm, early morning & evenings being colder, light
woolens May-July and heavy woolens in rest of the season.
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