Attractions : Bhaba Valley, Satluj River, Gompa's
Best Time To Visit : May to October.
Kinnaur is situated on the
Indo Tibetan border. It is bordered by Tibet to the East and Garhwal,
Himalyas to the South. This stunning place is at a distance of 200km
from Shimla. It houses the river Satluj that flows through the high
mountains. The river rises on the southern slopes of Kailash Mountain,
near Mansarovar in Tibet and passes through the Kinnaur valley. Most
of the villages in Kinnaur have a gompa (temple).
Sarhan is famous as the gateway to Kinnaur and is at a distance of 40
km from Rampur. The route to this place passes via Jeori on National
Highway No. 22. This scintillating beauty is placed at a height of
1920 meters. One of the very famous attractions of this place is the
centuries-old Bhima Kali temple. It was previously, the old capital of
Rampur. Nearby lies Bushehar, a small exotic village sandwiched
between apple orchards.
It is a fascinating valley along the Bhaba river. The link road to
this place originates from Wangtu. With beautiful landscapes and
scenic beauty, the alpine meadows and the reservoir lake form the best
places for avid trekkers.
Rampur is located
on the banks of the river Satluj and commences its flow from the
Mansarovar in Tibet. Towards the west, gorgeous wide terraces of this
river extend upto Tattapani. Here, the most coveted hot springs are
present. The place hosts the annual Lavi fair, which is an important
event for the locals and thousands throng to this place during the
festival. The festival becomes lively with cultural activities, sports
and colourful markets graciously displaying shawls and handicrafts and
The exquisite town is placed at a height of 1899 meters and lies at
the confluence of the Satluj and Baspa rivers. The beautiful and
serene Sangla valley is 18 kilometres from the Karcham.
Moorang is 26 km
from Powari. This village is famous for its apricot orchards. Placed
at a fearful altitude of 2276 meters. A small surrounded by high
mountains on three sides, it houses an ancient fascinating fort.
Also known as simply Peo, this wonderful place is 260 km from Shimla
and 7 km from Powari. Recong Peo provides a scenic view of the Kinner
14 kms from Powari, this place is connected by link road. It is 84 kms
from Rampur, at an altitude of 2759 meters. It offers a spectacular
view of Kinner Kailash ranges.
Sangla Valley is well placed at an altitude of 2860 meters. The Tehsil
village is the largest in Sangla and is 18 km from Karchham. The Kamru
village resides at a distance of 2 kms from Sangla and is 2800 meters
high giving a marvellous view of the fertile Sangla valley.
Chitkul, the last and most inhabited village in Sangla Valley, is 26
kms from here and is 3450 meters above the sea level. It lies on the
banks of the river Baspa. The alpine meadows and snow-capped mountains
here add to the extravagant beauty of this place.