A mountainous area, ranging in altitude from 2,320 to 6,816 meters, Kinnaur is one of the smallest districts in India by population. It is famous for the Kinner Kailash, a mountain sacred to Hindus, close to the Tibetan border. Most of Kinnaur enjoys a temperate climate due to its high elevation, with long winters from October to May, and short summers from June to September. The lower parts of the Sutlej Valley and the Baspa Valley receive monsoon rains. The upper areas of the valleys fall mainly in the rain-shadow area. These areas are considered to be arid regions, similar to the climate of Tibet. Kinnaur has a spectacular terrain of lush green valley, orchards, and vineyards, snow clad peaks and cold desert mountains. It is a border district of Himachal Pradesh. Kinnaur is also rich in flora & fauna. The culture and language is different from other parts of the state. Kinnaur, the tribal district of Himachal Pradesh, lies 250 km away from Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh and is situated on the NH - 22 (Hindustan Tibet Road). The landscape of the area varies from lush green orchards of the scenic Sangla Valley to the stark magnificence of the Hangrang Valley. The massive snow clad ranges that provide a regal dignity to the scene are dominated by the peak of Kinner Kailash. Kalpa is one of the biggest and beautiful villages of Kinnaur
Bhabha valle, kafnu village, kinnaurBhabha Valley. From Wangtu, a road turns off to Kafnu. And here begins one the most beautiful trek routes in Himachal. To the east, the Bhaba Valley leads to the Pin Valley in Spiti and to the west, the routes moves to Kullu through the Parbati valley. Bhaba valley (31.54 N and 77.95 E to 31.78 N and 78.05 E and 1483 m to 5500 m above msl), situated in the east of the river Sutlej in the district Kinnaur of Himachal Pradesh, presents an extensive heterogeneity of habitats and thus harbours a rich plant species diversity, owing to the elevation gradient it provides. communities across the diversified landscape in the Bhabha valley. It is a mesmerizing destination situated along the Bhaba River. Bhabha Valley affords scenic splendors with stunning landscapes and picturesque exquisiteness. Bhabha Valley is trekker's delight, a writer's imagination, a poets thought and heaven for nature lovers. Bhabha Valley, Kinnaur, HImachalThe Bhabha valley is well known for its picturesque and magnificent surroundings-dense forests and lush green flower strewn meadows. The path of this trek climbs through single crop fields of Mastrang and passes through a mixed forest of conifers. The track brings us through little clearings of potato and buckwheat till it reaches the meadows of Mulling (3350 meters). Over the pass one is awe struck on entering Spiti. The mountain scape has an exotic appearance. Barren, rugged Rocky Mountains rise from the valley floor to heights of several thousand feet. All around is a panorama of rugged crags and slopes that change hues from pale pink to bright scarlet, alternating with the soft blues and greens of the glaciers.
Area : 6401 sq. km.
Population : 83950 (M:45353 - F:38597)
Literacy Percentage : 74(M:about83-F: about 61)
Languages spoken : Hindi, Kinnauri dialects like Homskad and Jangiam and also a smattering of English. Most of the population is literate.
Headquarters : Recong Peo
Recong Peo's altitude : 2670 m (Between 2350 m to 6816 m above the sea level)
Recong Peo's Temperature : Below 0° C in winters and 10° C in summers.
Recong Peo's best season – Kinnaur is best between April and October.
Telecommunications : Worldwide links by the net, telephones and fax. Code 01786
Food available : From Tibetan and Chinese to Indian available here in Hotels and Restaurants.
Location – Kinnaur is in the western Himalaya and lies in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.
Rail : Nearest Railhead is Kalka in Haryana, Then Narrow Gauge train upto Shimla.
Bus : Well Connected by road to Shimla, The National HIghway no. 22 runs through district. Buses, Taxis and Jeeps are available from Shimla and Rampur.
Air : Nearest Airport is at Shimla, which is approx. 235 km from here.
Reaching Recong Peo
Road : Connected to all major cities in India through Chandigarh and Shimla.
Air : . By air upto Shimla and then rest 235 km by car or taxi.
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