Chitkul Tourism Himachal Pradesh

Chitkul is a most popular tourist destinations located in Baspa Valley in the state of Himachal Pradesh. It is Situated at a distance of 26 km from NORTH OF Sangla with at an elevation of 3450 mts above the sea level. Chitkul is popularly known for growing finest quality peas and potato in India. It is the last inhabited village ob the Indo- Tibetan Border. The charming Baspa River flows through this valley surrounding by the thick forest of Pine which increase the charm of this place. It offered the charming views of snow capped Himalayan peaks in Nee-La range. The charming greenery, landscape, streams, snow capped Himalayan peaks, Baspa River, pleasant weather and fresh and pure environment attract thousands of the tourists from all around the country.
Chitkul is a paradise for nature lovers but it also a religious destination of Himachal Pradesh. The Kagyupa temple has special significance because it is abode of the rare images Shakayamuni Buddha. It also the last point in the Kinner Kailash Parikirama. Apart from that, a 500 years old temple situated in chitkul which is dedicated to Goddess Mathi major deity of this region. It is only Hindu deity that must be pay respect by the pilgrimage during prakrima. This is a charming village and covered with snow during the winters and local residents move to the lower Himalayan regions. Raksham is a beautiful tourist spot situated at a distance of 11 km from here. On the way from Sangla to Chitkul tourists can stop at Raksham. It can be visited during the month from May to till October and during the winters the roads are blocked due to heavy snowfall. Kalpa is the nearest town which is a small town and a visited place. Kalpa is offered the most amazing views of Kinnar kailash Mountain.

Best time to reach Chitkul:

March to till October is the best time to visit chitkul with pleasant weather.

Visiting places in Chitkul:

Last Dhaba of India: It is situated on the bank of Baspa River in Baspa valley which is the last dabha of India near Indo- Tibetan border. It is situated at an elevation of 3500 mts above the sea level. The sign board is referred it “Hindustan ka Akhiri Dhaba”.

Rejoice at Baspa River Bank: It is one of the most charming Himalayan beauties called Sangla valley. It takes 9 hours drive to reach from Delhi. Provides an amazing experience during summer, one of the most picturesque villages of Himalaya can be enjoyed here. This village is surrounding by the oak and pine forests.

Mathi Temple: This is a religious temple located in Chitkul dedicated to Goddess Shri Mathi which is the local deity of the village. It is believed that this temple is around 500 years old. Inside the temple complex there are three shrines. The temple is made of walnut wood and covered with clothes and decorated by a tuft of the tail of yak.

Chitkul Fort: Chitkul fort is a must visit place in Chitkul which is the last inhabited village of India situated at a distance of 24 km from Shimal with at an elevation of 3500 mts above the sea level. During the winters this village is covered with snow looks like a blanket throughout winters. Chitkul fort is one of the major attractions of this place.

Hydro Flour mill in Chitkul: It is an interesting place to see the hydro power flour mill which is used by villagers. They feel proud to have it.

Kagyupa Temple: Kagyupa Temple is an ancient temple located in Chitkul and the idol of Shakyamuni Buddha is one of the major attractions of this place. The Kagyupa is one of the six main schools of Tibetan Buddhism.

Rakcham: It is located on the right bank of Baspa River and drives it name from ‘Rak’ mean Stone and ‘Chham’ mean bridge. It is a beautiful location which is referred as the trekking trail.

Excursion near Chitkul:

Sangla: Sangla is renowned as the most beautiful valley in the country which is located in Kinnaur district in the state of Himachal Pradesh. In the Tibetan language Sangla mean “Pass of Light”. This beautiful valley is situated at a distance of 30 km from Tibetan border with at an elevation of 9000 ft above the sea level. Apart from that it is famous for its red apples orchards and luscious cherry trees. Sangla is surrounding by the picturesque views of snow capped Himalayan peaks, greenery, water streams, green meadows, pleasant etc makes the destination attractive and charming. Apart from this one can enjoy the adventure activities here like trekking.

Kinnaur: Kinnaur is a beautiful land and a district of Himachal Pradesh and the destination is shared its border with Tibet to the east in the northeast corner. Kinnaur is also known as the ‘Land of God’ which is situated at distance of 240 km from Shimla with at an elevation from 2340 to 6870 mts above the sea level. Kinnaur is also known for Kinnuar Kailash, it is the home of Lord Shiva which is located near the Tibetan Border. Shivlingam in Kinnuar is one of the major attractions of the place. kinnuar kailash is a holy place which is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. The Kinnuar Kailash having 79 ft vertical rock which is changed color naturally. There are many monasteries of Buddhists. Kinnuar is an ideal place for both Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage.

How to reach Chitkul:

By Air: There are three nearest Airport to Chitkul first is Bhuntar Airport situated 225 km , second is Shimla situated 227 km and third is Chandigarh situated at a distance of 362 km from Chitkul. Taxies and buses are easily available from outside the Airport.
By Train: Chandigarh and Kalka is the nearest Railway station situated around 300 km from Chitkul. Outside the railway station buses and taxies are easily available to reach Chitkul.
By Road: Himachal Transport state corporation regular bus services are well connected to the major cities like Delhi.

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