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Why you should visit KalpaIn Himachal Pradesh at least once

Move away from Spiti and visit Kalpa now!

Himachal Pradesh, the northern state of India, is a tourist hot spot. People from all across the country flock here all year round to witness its beauty in full glory. The best part about the state is that it has both commercial and off-beat places to visit.

While most of us might be unaware, Kalpa in Himachal Pradesh is home to several adventurous experiences. It is everything an adventure lover would ask for, be it trekking across the river or paragliding, or mountain biking and rafting.

Kalpa is small yet beautiful hamlet located in the valley of Sutlej river

Itis a hidden gem that has been discovered by tourists but not too long ago. Situated in the Kinnaur district on the way to the Spiti Valley, Kalpa offers fantastic views of Kinnaur-Kailash peaks but you need to do a 16 km climb to feel the chromatic mist and clouds. Not just that, Kalpa is full of dense canopies of pinewoods and apple orchards and it is a perfect hideaway as compared to the busy streets of more popular destinations like Shimla and Manali. It offers a mix of beauty and tranquillity and if you are someone who likes to go a little off beat, this place certainly awaits you.

Things you should check out in the quaint town

This place is mostly cold and the temperature here could drop to -14 degrees during peak winters. If you are there at that time, you will be able to witness white magic carpet of snow with trees adorned with tiny frozen raindrops. In the summers too, Kalpa‘s scenic beauty blooms in full glory with greenery and freshness all around.

You can head to Sapni Fort, which is the most popular sightseeing spot in Kalpa. Built by Rampur’s Raja Padam Singh, in 1869, the fort boasts of historical woodwork. Apart from that, you can also check out the Hu-Bu-Lan-Kar monastery and Narayan Nagini Temple built. Last but not the least, you can stroll around Kinnaur or take a hiking tour to Roghi, a village about 8 km away from Kalpa.

If you like trekking, try out the Chakka trek, which is located around 15,000 feet above sea level and takes only three hours from Kalpa.

The best time to visit this stunning town is spring, winter and summer but one should avoid months of July and August due to heavy rainfalls which often cause landslides.

Gurpreet Kaur

An entertainment and lifestyle journalist with a perennial hunger for all nice things in life. When she is not writing in her favourite coffee spot, she spends her time socialising with people or exploring different cities. An ardent animal lover, she likes to spend her Sunday afternoons with her furry friends.
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