Kinnaur Kalpa tour plan from Kolkata
Kinnar Kailash, ‘Lord Shiva’s home’ in Kinnaur. Kinnaur is a district of Himachal, bounded by Tibet in the east. There is a belief that the Pandavas lived here while they were in exile. Buddhist and Hindu, people of both religions live in perfect harmony as a symbol of brotherhood and friendship.
Without Kinnaur, Himachal tour is incomplete. Kinnaur has many more to discover like, Kalpa, Sanga valley, Ribba, Borasu pass, Kamru fort, Suicide point and many many more.
Here I am saying basic tour plannings of Kinnaur-Kalpa. We also have Kinnaur tour packages.
Though the whole year is a good time to visit Kinnaur, the spring and summer seasons are considered the best. Avoid monsoon time and you can avoid winter if you are not comfortable with the extreme cold weather.
Kinnaur Kalpa tour plan from Kolkata
Day 1 & 2: Kolkata to Shimla via Dehradun
First of all, there is no direct train to Shimla from Kolkata. Get the train from Howrah station to Dehradun (Doon express, Upasana Express). It will travel around 1570 km and will take 34-35 hrs. Reaching Dehradun take a car and reach Shimla from Dehradun. It will take around 6 hrs and 30 mints (230 km). Reaching Shimla takes rest.
3rd Day: Shimla – Sarahan (161 kilometers, takes almost 5-6 hours)
In the morning, have breakfast, and get out with the hired car and drive from Shimla to Sarahan via Kufri, Fagu, Theog, Narkanda, Rampur and enjoy the beauty of the northern India Fagu. Then, for lunch halt anywhere, (better in Rampur). After reaching Sarahan, check-in to your pre-booked Hotel. Standing 2165 meters above the sea level, Sarahan shows a view of Srikhand Mahadev Peak. There is an 800 years old Bhimkali Temple, one of the best examples of Hill Architecture. In the evening time, enjoy the beautiful view of Srikhand Peaks. And the Bhimkali Temple is one of the 51 Shaktipeeths. There you can watch the amazing e Aarti in the evening. After completing the day’s journey get back to your hotel for overnight stay.
4th Day: Sarahan – Sangla (85 kilometers and takes almost 4 hours)
Sarahan is raised 2744 meters above sea level. However, you can join to watch in early morning Aarti at Bhimkali Temple. Then after having breakfast, check-out from your Hotel and depart for Sangla via Karcham. On the way of your journey from here, it will take you to another location in the middle of the Himalayas, called Baspa valley – one of the most beautiful valleys in Himachal.
After arriving Sangla, check-in to your hotel, you can take rest or can go out for a walk around. After dinner, sleep overnight.
5th Day: Sangla – Chitkul – Sangla (30 kilometers and can take around 3 hours)
In the morning, have breakfast and take a visit of the surroundings with an ancient Kamru fort and temple where Kamakhya Devi, who was brought from Assam, is worshipped. Then after lunch, you can leave for an excursion to Chitkul – the last village on the old India-Tibetan trade route. Walkthrough the green fruit gardens. And at the end of the day, return to your hotel in Sangla or can go for shopping.
6th Day: Sangla – Kalpa (40 kilometers distance, and can take 2 to 2:30 hours)
In the morning, check-out from your hotel and set for Kalpa. Kalpa is the district headquarter of Kinnaur, 2670 meters above the sea level and once, was the favorite getaway of Lord Dalhousie. Reaching Kalpa, check-in to your hotel. Locals say, Lord Dalhousie when wanted to take a break from his busy schedule in Shimla, he would come here on his Horseback. In Kalpa, there is an 80-foot rock formation that looks like a Shivlinga and changes the color as the day rolls and is visible to the naked eye. After lunch, chill in your hotel. In the evening, you can visit the Buddhist monastery. At night you can go out for dinner, or can have dinner in the hotel and go to bed sooner than the other days.
7th Day: Sightseeing in Kalpa
Early in the morning, enjoy the Sunrise over Kinnar Kailash Peaks. The soil here is good for apples. Apple plants grow here healthily. The Pine Family takes better care of these. After breakfast, visit the Narayan Nagini Temple Complex, local School. After lunch, you can go on a trip to Roghi Village to know how they spend their life. Later return to your hotel in Kalpa.
8th Day: Kalpa to Shimla (235 kilometers to go and time almost 8 hours)
In the morning, after having breakfast, say goodbye to Kalpa, and get into your car. It is time to go back to Shimla. Reaching Shimla in the evening, spend the rest of the day at leisure or as you wish. Return to your hotel for dinner and stay the last night of your beautiful trip.
9th Day: Shimla to Dehradun (230 kilometers approx. and around 8 hours)
In the morning get your car (as quick as you can if you have tickets of Doon express) to Dehradun. It is better to have breakfast on the route. Reaching Dehradun station, have some snacks or dinner, board on your train to Howrah.
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