Kinnaur

Cold breeze of January was gushing through the brief gap at the window beside the seat where i was hitting my head amidst half-sleep. Fortunately it was not foggy and at times i was listening to the occasional laughs of Lamas traveling with in the same bus. Next morning, I was in Rampur and bridge on the timid Sutlej welcomed me in the morning.

Kalpa in winters: Himachal Pradesh

Famous for its fruit plantations (specially apple orchards),Situated at an elevation of 2960 meters, the picturesque hamlet of Kalpa lies 13 km uphill from Rekong Peo (District Head-quarter of Kinnaur).Kalpa offers spectacular view of Kinnaur Kailash range and indeed a confluence of Hinduism and Buddhism with a colorful Buddhist temple and intricate Hindu temple in the same complex. These photographs will offer a glimpse of winter life of the desolated village of Kalpa during inclement season.

Nako- Himachal Pradesh

Situated at an elevation of 3800 meter, Nako is a small village in upper kinnaur which connects Kinnaur to Spiti Valley. Nako is often a one night stop for the travelers entering to Spiti or exiting from Spiti.A small lake adjoining the village and an ancient monastery (900 year old) are the prime attraction of the town. Views of Spiti flashing 2 km beneath are breath-taking. Nako lies on the main road connecting Kaza to Peo.

Kinnaur- Himachal Pradesh

Surrounded by Tibet in the east, Spiti in the north and Uttaranchal in the south, Kinnaur lies in the remote part of Indian Himalayas. With its geographical settings in deep Himalayas, Kinnaur is a delight to nature enthusiasts and trekkers. Unlike Spiti, the larger part of Kinnaur is lush green with forest of Pines, Oaks, Apricots and Apples. Along the bank of Satluj, the old silk route to Tibet passes through Kinnaur Valley. View of Satluj entering in India from Tibet are truly mesmerizing.

Kalpa-Kinnaur

Famous for its fruit plantations (specially apple orchards), the picturesque hamlet of Kalpa lies 13 km uphill from Rekong Peo (District Head-quarter of Kinnaur). Situated at an elevation of 2960 meters, Kalpa offers spectacular view of Kinnaur Kailash range and indeed a confluence of Hinduism and Buddhism with a colourful Buddhist temple and intricate hindu temple in the same complex. With its scenic settings, Kalpa is among the most beautiful villages of Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh and certainly the most popular one.