India | Himachal Pradesh

Kinnaur District

The Land of Gods

Kinnaur District, situated in the north-east corner of Himachal Pradesh, has three high mountains ranges Zanskar, Greater Himalayas and Dhauladhar. It lies at an altitude between 2,350 m and 6,816 m above sea level. Recong Peo is the district headquarters. The slopes are covered with thick woods, orchards, fields and picturesque hamlets. The religious Shivlinga lies at the Peak of Kinner Kailash Mountain. The people of Kinnaur are the followers of Buddhism and Hinduism. Kinnauri, Hindi, English and Tibetan are the common languages spoken.

Sutlej, Spiti and Baspa are the major rivers run through Kinnaur District. Apples, chilgoza and other dry fruits are grown here. The main tourist attractions are Bhabha Nagar, Nichar, Poari, Kalpa, Kothi, Ribba, Moorang, Pooh and Nako. There are adventurous sports of all kinds and three famous wildlife sanctuaries.

Updated on 7th June, 2005

Buddhist Temples (5) Hills and Mountains (2) Temples (6)
Bus Stations (1) Lakes and Glaciers (2) Tourist Destinations (1)
Camps and Farmhouses (1) Mountain Passes (4) Valleys (5)
Cities and Towns (30) Observances (5) Villages (36)
Fairs and Festivals (5) Performing Arts (1) Wildlife Sanctuaries (3)
Forts (2) Rivers (1)


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