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The state of Himachal Pradesh is full of bliss with amazing destinations to explore and spend vacations amidst the beauty of nature. There are in total 12 administrative districts in the state and one of which is Kinnaur. It is one of the less-known districts and is thus considered to be an off-beat destination of the state which people prefer these days over the more crowded and commercialized places. After Lahaul and Spiti, Kinnaur is the least populous district which makes it a sacred beauty in the world-famous state of Himachal Pradesh. The district is also known for the Kinnaur Kailash which is an abode of Lord Shiva and can be seen from the district. It is located in the northeast corner and shares a border with Tibet. There are many tourist attractions which make it worthy for your next trip. The weather is mostly temperate with long winters in the place. It is a great winter destination with a large number of flora and fauna species.

Places to visit in Kinnaur

Reckong Peo

Also known as the Land of the Gods this place has got an amazing natural beauty. It is believed that where the gods dwell. The headquarters of Kinnaur district, Peo is situated in the middle of the Himalayas.


Imagine seeing the lush natural views of nature’s immense bounty. This is what Kalpa is all about. You would not have imagined visiting such an amazing place in your lifetime. It is all about the beautiful sunrises and amazing dusks. Visiting this place would be simply a great travel experience for you.


The place Sarahan is all about exploring amazing scenic views of nature. Visiting here you would be finding some really mesmerizing places where travelling to would be a great experience for you.

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Things to do in Kinnaur

  • You can visit Ribba which is a blend of iconic natural views.
  • Going for trekking to Kinnaur would be an unforgettable experience for you.
  • Visit Kothi which is a great place to travel and cherish some unforgettable memories.

Events and festivals in & around Kinnaur

Sajo Festival

This festival is quite unique in itself as during this festival people bid farewell to the village deities. They are carried in the palanquins and even the temples are closed. Because it is believed that during this short spell of time the Gods go to the heavens to rest for a while.

Losar Festival

Celebrated in the Tibetian Buddhism this festival is all about spreading joy and happiness. This festival is the new year in Tibetan culture. Moreover, what is really great to know about this festival is that people celebrate it with great joy and enthusiasm. Read More..

Phagul Festival

This festival is celebrated in the months of February and March and goes on for a fortnight. On this festival, the locals worship Maa Kali and on the very last day a feast is prepared.  

Best time to visit Kinnaur

The spring and summer months are considered to travel to Kinnaur. The overall climate during these times is very pleasant and the of the right kind especially for the tourism activities.

How to reach Kinnaur?

By Air - The nearest airport from Kinnaur is the Jubbarhatti airport in Shimla. From there you can get a taxi to reach your destination.

By Road - Travelling via road is perhaps one of the best ways to travel to Kinnaur as the road network via Kinnaur is quite good for travelling.

By Train - Kinnaur does not have its own railway station. The nearest railway station from Kinnaur would be the Kalka Railway Station.

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