Located 240km away from Shimla, Reckong Peo is a popular and much talked about monument in Himachal Pradesh. It is situated at an altitude of 2670m from the sea level and it offers a panoramic view of Kinner Kailash. The Kinner Kailash Mountain is considered as one of mythical homes of Lord Shiva.
Don’t miss the opportunity to pay a visit to the beautifully builded Narayan Nagini Temple. Built in the traditional Tibetan Pagoda style od architecture, this temple at Kalpa is one of the star attractions. Quite ancient and revered, this temple is an brilliant example of Kinnaur’s arts and craftsmanship.
The biggest attraction of the place is Kinnaur Kailash a range of mountain with exquisite beauty. There is a Shiva lingam atop the peak of Kinnaur Kailash which is one of the chief attractions of the place. Religious minded people will definitely love to see the natural beauty of the place. The valley of Sangla on the strands of river Bapsa is also an attractive point. The tourists who are fond of the places having historical significance can visit Sapni, Kamru Fort and Naga Temple. Chini village noted for its strong heritage is another place of attraction in Kalpa.
Suicide Point which is not far away from the orchards is also an interesting spot for the tourists.
Reckong Peo is a place which offers a panoramic vista of Kinnaur Kailash. Kothi a place only 3 km away from Recong Peo has a temple of goddess Chanadika Devi with a great architectural work.
Key Gompa is a large and beautiful ancient monastery which is believed to be established in the 11th century. The monastery has many antique Buddhist paintings and scrolls in it.
The beautiful river of Sutlej coming down the lofty Himalayas and flowing through the swaying lands of Kinnaur is indeed an excellent creation of nature.
Sanga valley is a natural landscape in Kalpa with a spellbinding and incomparable beauty.
Chitkul is the village situated at the verge of the border of Tibet.
This region has the perfect blend of Buddhists and Hindus culture. It is for livelihood that most of the people living in Kalpa earn their bread by selling weaved shawls and caps to the tourists. Taking alcoholic beverages on festivals and all occasions as well as on daily basis is a part of their culture. Even liquor is distilled in many households with local fruits such as apple, grape and pear. So if you have fondness for liquor you can try them out over here for a difference.
Kalpa is a very beautiful Himalayan village with the grand view of Kinnaur Kailash. The place has stunning natural beauty. The amazing sights of the setting sun rays kissing the snow clad mountain tops is beyond description. The place is encircled by beautiful Deodar, Chilghoza and Pinus gerardiana trees. The place will be best appreciated by the nature lovers.
Adventure lovers can choose to experience the joy of trekking and enjoy the place from a different point of view. There is a lake called Nako with boating facility during summer times. But in winter when the lake gets frozen, the surface is utilized for ice skating. But before going for any such adventures, tourists must ensure that they hire guides or agents approved by Himachal Pradesh Department of Tourism.
The scenic beauty of sun rising above the snow capped Kinnaur Kailash will relax your mind and fill it with a unique delight. Nothing can be more pleasing and relaxing than this for a true lover of nature.
In Kalpa, there are many good hotels with built-in restaurants facilities. Some of them are Hotel Kinner Kailash (a HPTDC hotel), Kalpa's The Grand Shangri-La, The Monk-Kalpa, Hotel Apple Pie, Hotel Destination Kalpa, etc. However there are separate restaurants as well and you can book for yourself in advance.
The people of Kapla are mainly non-vegetarian and enjoy the meat of ram and goat.. However there are many special and delicious dishes typical to Himachal such as Chha meat, Bathu ki khir, Khatta kaddu, Channa madra, Chicken anardana, Kachalu ka salan and many more which you can try for a change. Kalpa is well known for the production of quality apples and pinus gerardiana, popularly known as chilghoza. You can have them to check out the differences in tastes.
The only market place in Kalpa is the Kalpa market which is quite big in size. All the main amenities of daily life such as foods, lodging and other essentials are concentrated over here. There is also the beautiful Jain Temple situated at the middle of Kalpa market.