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Chitkul

Chitkul glows like the diadem of Himachal Pradesh with its splendor of nature, and it is the last inhabited village on the Indo-Tibetan border At 11320 feet. The village is located at a distance of 28 km from Sangla, about 600 kilometer from Delhi in the Kinnaur Valley. This village has its own charm with people who are living here. In this heavenly place, people are calm, quiet, honest and believer of both Hinduism and Buddhism. The most iconic feature of Chitkul is its old, wooden houses, which represent the finest example of the vernacular style of architecture. In the ancient mythology, the people of Chitkul were known as Kinnaras means the halfway between Gods and Humans. The village remains almost covered with snow during winter season. It is during this period of time, the local residents move to the lower Himalayan regions. The attractions nearby Chitkul are Kamru Fort, an 800 years old establishment where Kamakshi Devi(only non-Buddhist deity) Temple is situated, Mathi Temple, hydro flour mill, Rakcham Chitkul Wildlife Sanctuary, rejoice at Baspa River banks and the amazingly beautiful scenery around.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit is the summer months especially from April to June and September – October. However, August – September is harvest season for the apples and makes for a sight to never be forgotten. Since the winter months are uninhabitable, it isn’t a viable option.

How to Reach

By Air: Nearest Airport to Chitkul is Shimla (247 km). Bhuntar Airport near Manali is approximately 275 km from Chitkul.

By Train: Shimla is the nearest Railway station to Chitkul and then you need to travel by road from Shimla to Chitkul.

By Road: Once you reach Shimla it will take 9 hours to reach Sangla which is approximately 243 km. Cab will pass through Fagu, Theog, Narkanda and Rampur.

Content last updated in December 2019


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