A fairytale village nestled in the majestic Kinnaur Kailash Mountains of the Himalayas; Kalpa is a nature lover’s paradise. Boasting spectacular sights of Mount Kinnaur Kailash, Raldang, and Jorkanden Peaks, extensive apple orchards, sumptuous Tibetan cuisine and a mesmerizing mixture of Hinduism and Buddhism, Kalpa is one of the best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh to experience the raw and pristine charm of the Himalayas.
Kalpa is a picturesque little village in the Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh. Surrounded by the towering mountains and glittering peaks of the Kinnaur Kailash range and boasting an unperturbed environment, Kalpa is a paradisiacal destination for nature lovers. With its Buddhist Monastery and Hindu temple, this humble abode offers you the perfect opportunity to seek your spiritual enlightenment in the lap of the Himalayas. In Kalpa, treat your eyes to the different sights of the Mount Kailash, Mt. Raldang, and Jorkanden and if you are lucky, you may get to witness the holy Shivling, situated atop the sacred mountain, and the visual spectacle of its changing colours throughout the day.
A small offbeat destination that it is, Kalpa doesn’t boast many tourist attractions. There is constructed in the traditional Tibetan Pagoda Architectural style, the ancient and revered Narayan Nagini Temple in Kalpa. This temple is considered as the perfect example of Kinnauri Art and Craftsmanship. Then at the close proximity to the temple is the Hu-Bu-Lan-Kar Monastery. A place of unparalleled positivity, this monastery is the perfect refuge for those seeking spiritual enlightenment in this Himalayan village.
There are a number of places to see and treks to do around Kalpa like attraction of the Chakka Peak, situated at a height of around 4572 meters. One has to trek through valleys and gleaming water channels to reach here. A short trek from Kalpa, adorned with stunning vistas and verdant green forests of pine trees, will take you to the nearby Roghi Village, a sightseeing spot near Kalpa. An identical village to Kalpa, this hidden gem of Roghi allures tourists with its tranquillity and serenity. A short walk from the village of Kalpa through the beautiful apple orchards and scenic roads will take you to the Suicide Point.
Boasting completely vertical slopes and dangerous trenches, the Suicide Point will surely get your adrenaline pumping. Another popular tourist attraction near Kalpa is the ancient village of Kothi. This village is located at a distance of around 2 km from Kalpa. With its famous temple of the Goddess Chandika Devi situated against the backdrop of the majestic Himalayan landscape, Kothi is an architectural delight. The Sapni Fort in the Sapni village situated in the vicinity of Kalpa is a sightseeing spot known for its exquisite architecture and exotic locale. A charming place for history buffs, the Sapni Fort is a famous historical site near Kalpa.
An idyllic village of unadulterated beauty and stunning scenery, Kalpa is also a rich mix of the Hindu and Buddhist cultures. With its handful of temples and monasteries and a plethora of trekking trails, this quaint Himalayan abode is one of the best places to visit to experience a surreal and peaceful holiday.
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A secret held amongst the travellers, Kalpa has a plethora of accommodation options ranging from mid-range to budget hotels and homestays. While the stay in these hotels let the travellers enjoy a laidback and lavish vacation, booking a homestay beckons an experience of the authentic culture and charm of this magnificent place.