Kinnaur Valley in Himachal Pradesh is characterised by majestic mountains, green meadows, meandering rivers, orchards, and wineries. With its border to Tibet, this region has a considerable cultural influence from the region. Kinnaur, like Spiti and Lahaul, is renowned as the ‘Land of Fairytales’ and is covered in snow for six months of the year. Kinnaur is divided into three administrative areas, Pooh, Kalpa, and Nichar, which are separated by the Sangla Valley and the Hangrang Valley.
Paragliding, fishing, and rafting are all popular activities in Sangla. One of the most picturesque settlements in the region, Kalpa is a must-see. High altitude communities in Kinnaur have their own presiding god, some as high as 4,000 m above sea level. Trekking and other adventure activities are popular in Kinnaur and the surrounding area. PUBLICATION REQUIRED: A Guide to the Best Reasons to Visit Sangla Valley
Popular routes include the “Parikarma” (revolution) of Kinnaur Kailash, Shiva’s home. Trekking in the Bhaba Valley and Sangla Valley is very popular. Magadha Kingdom and the Mauryan Empire are thought to have ruled over Kinnaur and the neighbouring areas in the 6th century BC. Between the ninth and twelfth centuries, it was ruled by the Tibetan kingdom of Guge. Sat Khund were the seven regions of Kinnaur. They struggled among themselves for control in this region. Many forts from this period are evidence of this conflict, including Labrang, Moorang, and Kamru. CHECK IT OUT Visit Kinnaur, India’s Cleanest City, to Escape the Smog in Delhi!
This valley became an integral element of Akbar’s Mughal Empire after his conquest. Chini Tehsil was the name of the valley at the time. This area was absorbed into the erstwhile Mahasu district after the Mughal Empire was overthrown in the 16th century.
The Lipa-Asrang Sanctuary is a must-see destination.
Tour guides and buses are provided by Kinnaur hotels for tourists visiting the area. The majority of selections are reasonably priced. The cost of a night in a budget hotel can go as low as Rs 300. As far as mid-range models go, they can cost up to Rs 1,000. Camping can be arranged through some hotels as well. Wi-Fi, swimming pools, spas, and saunas are also available at higher-end hotels, which price between Rs. 2,000 and Rs. 3,000 per night.
Cha, a type of salted tea, is a popular drink among locals. Parched barley flour-based sattu is another local delicacy. Mutton and lamb are the delicacy of choice for the majority of people, who are not vegetarians.