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Kalpa , Himachal Pradesh

Kalpa is a tiny village at a height of 2960 meter in Kinnaur region of Himachal Pradesh. These places is at a distance of 230 Km from Shimla and at 13 Km from Reckong-Peo the district headquarter of Kinnaur district. Earlier it was the District Headquarter of Kinnaur. It is 14 kms. And half an hour's drive from District Headquarter Reckong Peo. It has all the characteristics of a heritage village. Kalpa came into prominence in the wake of British Governor General Lord Dalhousie's visit in th 19th century. The Narayan-Nagani temple is an exemplary of local craftmanship. There are couple of Buddhist monasteries at Kalpa including the Hu-Bu-Ian-Car Gompa, said to be originated it by Rinchensang-Po (950-1055AD).Kalpa is dramatically located close to the foot of 6050 meter high Kinner Kailash. This is the legendary winter home of Shiva. This is a spectacular sight early in the morning as the rising sun touches the snowy peaks with crimson and gold light.

Kalpa gives an out-of-the-world view of Kinner Kailash peaks, which are reputed to change colours at different hours of the day. Kalpa is a home to many Hindu shrines from where one can view the breathtaking snowy peaks. Visitors may also enjoy the stunning view of the Sutlej River in Kalpa that flows down the Great Himalayas and passes from side to side the rocky surface of Kinnaur. Kalpa is famous for its apple orchards, peaceful environment and scenic beauty spread all around in the area…