Kalpa is a small town located in the Sutlej River Valley, above Recong Peo in the Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh, in the Indian Himalaya.
Inhabited by Kinnauri people and famous for its apple orchards. Apples are a major cash-crop for the region. The local inhabitants follow a syncretism of Hinduism and Buddhism, and many temples in Kalpa are dedicated to both Hindu and Buddhist gods & goddesses. Kalpa is a bustling little mountain transit town in Kinnaur Valley in India. It sits at around 2800 meters.
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Views of these stunning snow-capped mountains abound from Kalpa; you'll likely be staring at it as the sun sets.
Tibetan Buddhist temple
A small nondescript gompa in the middle of the village. Great views of Kinnaur Kailash.
Hindu temples, (down and behind the Buddhist temple)
A complex of wooden temples against the backdrop of Kinnaur Kailash. Some interesting wooden sculptures.
Just 3 km from Recong Peo. Kothi has a temple dedicated to the goddess Chanadika Devi. Set against a backdrop of mountains and graves of the deodar the temple has an unusual architectural style and fine sculpture. An exquisite gold image of goddess is enshrined in sanctum.
Visit Chakha pastures day hike of 2-3 hours
Walking uphill to chakha pastures for the great view of Kinner Kailash.
Visit Apple Orchid
When you will reach Kalpa , you will see the apple orchids everywhere, it is an interesting site to have a one visit to one of the orchids.
If a landscape had the powers of casting spells, then the Sangla valley would be a magician extraordinary. Once seen, it is a place that can never be forgotten. Even the rushing waters of the Baspa river that flow through its 95 km length. Seem to absorb some of the magic and slow down to savor its snow-frame beauty. 2 km from Sangla is the fort of Kamru (300 m) its tower like architecture resembles that of the Bhima Kali complex and this was the origin of rulers of Bushehar.
170 Kms from Kalpa, Narkanda is a town and a nagar panchayat in Shimla district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is at an altitude of 2708 meters on the Hindustan-Tibet Road in Himachal Pradesh, India.
A famous hill station among Indians, The capital city of Himachal Pradesh.