Whenever it is talked about the tourist places of the country, the name of Himachal Pradesh state located in the north-west of India, which is also known as the province of snowy mountains, definitely comes. Many places are famous in this state for tourism and one of them is Kalpa which is a very beautiful place. Kalpa can be a great option in terms of tourism, which provides a tranquil environment with enchanting beauty. Kalpa is a small town, the snowy peaks of Mount Kailash are easily visible from anywhere. Kalpa in Himachal has very attractive apple orchards. Apple orchards are the main means of livelihood of the residents here.
Kalpa is situated at an altitude of 2759 meters above sea level, 260 km from Shimla. It was the headquarters of Kinnaur district before Rikang Peo. It is 14 kilometers from the district headquarters. Kalpa gained prominence after the visit of the British Governor-General Lord Dalhousie in the 19th century. The local Narayan-Nagani temple here is a perfect example of craftsmanship.
Kalpa has a Buddhist monastery which includes Hu-Bu-Ian-Kar Gompa, which was founded by Reinhansang-PO (950–1055 A.D.). Kalpa is situated near the 6050-meter high Kinnar Kailash. It is the legendary winter home of Shiva. When the sun falls on the layers of snow, the view here is very beautiful. There is a viewpoint upstream from the Chowk of Kalpa village in Himachal, from where one can get a wonderful view of the entire village.
How to reach Kalpa
The nearest airport from Kalpa is at Shimla which is 269 km from Kalpa. It is connected to many major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, etc. Taxis are easily available from the airport to Kalpa.
The nearest railway station from Kalpa is at Shimla, which is 260 km from Kalpa. It is connected to many major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, etc. Taxis are easily available from the railway station Shimla to Kalpa.
The best option to reach Kalpa is by road. You can enjoy the beautiful view of Prakriti while traveling through N roads. HRTC (Himachal Road Transport Corporation) facilities receive regular bus services from the capital Shimla to neighboring states like Delhi, Punjab, etc.