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Kalpa

Kalpa

Weather

Kalpa experiences typical tropical climatic conditions with moderate summer season and harsh and cold winters. The summer season from April to June is warm and pleasant with maximum temperatures reaching 25 degrees Celsius making it a perfect travelling time. Winters from October to March are cold and are accompanied by strong mist and occasional snowfall with temperatures dropping to as low as -10 degrees Celsius. The rainy season from July to September brings torrential rainfall and can be troublesome for tourists’ visiting Kalpa. The best time to visit Kalpa is during the summer months or early autumn season from June to September.

How To Reach

By Road:

Located on the National Highway between Shimla and Kullu, the town of Kalpa is well connected to all parts of the state of Himachal Pradesh. The distance between Shimla to Kalpa is close to 178 Kms while the distance between Kullu is 371 and Manali is 329 Kms.


By Air:

Kalpa does not have a dedicated airport facility and the closest airport is the one located in Shimla at a distance of 267 Kms. Shimla airport is well connected to all major Indian cities with regular flight services from New Delhi and Mumbai. Cabs and bus services are freely available outside the Shimla airport to reach Kalpa.



By Rail:

Kalpa does not have a dedicated railway station and the closest railway station is the one in Kalka. Dedicated toy train runs from the Kalka railway station to reach Shimla. Tourists willing to visit Kalpa are recommended to take private taxis or buses from Shimla to reach Kalpa. The distance between Shimla and Kalpa is 178 Kms.


Overview

Kalpa is one of the most beautiful tourist attractions in Himachal Pradesh. Located at an elevation of around 2,758 meters above sea level, Kalpa is home to the wonderful Kinner-Kailash ranges amid picturesque Himalayan hills and serene valleys. Kalpa with its spiritual quotient and lovely natural landscape offers the best relaxation options for tourists and travelers away from the hustle and bustle of busy city life.

 

From the rugged mountains to the lovely river banks, Kalpa is home to a number of ancient Forts and temples. The city attracts a large number of pilgrims to the famous Kinner-Kailash Mountain ranges considered holy by both Hindus and Buddhists alike.

 

The people of Kalpa are warm and friendly with Himachali being the largely spoken language. Most of the natives in Kalpa earn their livelihood by selling beautifully weaved shawls and Kinnauri caps offering a great shopping experience for the tourists. The Best time to visit Kalpa is the summer season as the temperature of the place remains moderate during this time while the winters can get too cold for comfort. The flower garland festival known as the Phulech Festival is the most important festival in Kalpa celebrated with great vigor before the onset of the winter season.

 

Like most hill towns of Himachal Pradesh, the cuisine of Kalpa has a strong Tibetan influence with many roadside eateries and restaurants serving Tibetan cuisine including momos and thukpas. Kalpa has earned its name because of good quality pine nuts making it the unique selling dry fruit of the region.

 

From the lovely mountain ranges to trekking excursions and from religious shrines to the magnificent Kinner Kaliash Ranges, Kalpa is one of the hidden gems of Himachal Pradesh. The city offers a lovely old world charm making it one of the finest tourist destinations in India. Trekking and nature walks being the main attractions here, several adventure lovers come here to enjoy the activities as well as the serene charm of the place.