The picturesque Sangla valley perches at an altitude of 2,700 mts. It is named after the beautiful and crowded village Sangla. The valley starts at Karcham and ends at Chitkul. It is also called Baspa Valley for the meandering Baspa river flows beside this beautiful town. This picturesque location will surely make you fall in love with its enchanting natural beauty. The numerous apple orchards of Sangla valley deserve a special mention. This place is world famous for its sweet apples. Guarded by tall mountains on all sides together with the lush sceneries, this place, situated on the lap of nature is ideal for relaxing and rejuvenating yourself for some days away from the cacophony of the urban life.
Places to see in Sangla: Sangla offers a number sight seeing destinations. These include:
The Baspa River
This fast meandering River passes through the Hills Of Sangla. The beautiful surroundings of the Baspa River provide excellent opportunity to get a view of the multi coloured Rainbows and Brown Trout. The site is also a perfect place for Angling for being a haven of the vast variety Of Fishes. Crossing this River is equally attractive. This Process is includes Ride In A Basket throughout . Its Surroundings provided with the area for Camping And Trekking.
The Kamru Fort
The Kamru Fort rests at a height of 2600 M. and is at a distance of 229 Km from Shimla. This historic fort is located atop the panoramic Sangla Valley. A Large image Of Lord Buddha adorns the main entrance greeting the visitors. There is an Idol of Kamakhya Devi too installed in the Third Floor.
The Tibetian Wood Carving Centre
The Tibetian Wood Carving Centre is among the primary sightseeing spots of Sangla Valley. This popular destination is situated near the Saffron Farms in the outskirts of Sangla. The importance of the place lies in housing the items made from the Wood Carvings in the Tibetan Style. The items are exhibited both for the Display and sale purposes.
The Bering Nag Temple
The Bering Nag Temple is one of the renowned Temple And religious tourist spot of the Sangla. It is dedicated to God Jagas. The Fulaich Fair, held here annually between August and September is a famous fair. The deity to whom the temple is dedicated is the local deity of The Village and is situated in the mid of the village. This area is the focal Point of all the ceremonies, functions and religious activities.
The Sangla Meadows
The Sangla Meadows also nick named as Sangla Kanda is the spectacular natural sightseeing destination in Sangla. Shrouded completely in Greenery and encompassed by the snowy Mountain Ranges of the Himalayas, the site is also absolutely perfect to catch a clear view of the marvellous Kinner Kailash in a 180 degree view. Added to it, the place also provides a view of the Local Himachal Huts together with the the Customs & the daily lifestyle of the inhabitants.
The Chitkul Village is the last inhabited Village near the Indo-Tibet Border The village is located at a distance of 20 Km from Sangla. Standing besides the River Baspa on its right bank, the village derives its name from the local Goddess ‘Chitkul Maathi’ also known as the ‘Mata Devi’, whose temple is a must visit spot here. The devotees come from the Entire Kinnaur District to worship at this temple. Chitkul During the heavy snowfall that takes place in winters, the area becomes completely un-inhabited.
Things to do in Sangla Valley: Apart from the sight seeing, here you can enjoy activities like trekking and angling. If you want an idle time just doing nothing, then enjoy a leisure stroll to explore the scenic beauty of the place.
Best time to visit Sangla Valley: The best time to visit the place is from Mid-March to October.
How to go ?
The nearest Domestic Airport is Jubbarhatti Airport, Shimla, 194 Kms from Sangla. The second nearest Domestic Airport is Bhuntar Airport, roughly three and a half hour drive from Sangla. It is very well connected to major cities like Dharamshala, Chandigarh and Shimla. Cabs are available from the airport to Sangla.
The nearest Railway Station is Shimla Railway and is located at a distance of 194 Kms from Sangla. Shimla Railway Station is well connected with Kalka Railway Station and with the cities like Gumman, Kumarhatti, Sonwara, Barog, Kandaghat, Kathleeghat, Taradevi and Summer Hill etc. Taxis are available on hire from here. Sangla is 313km from Kalka.
There are many ways to reach Sangla by road. It is 35 Kms from Purbani, 37 Kms from Telangi, 42 Kms from Nachar, 143 Kms from Kumarsain, 167 Kms from Banjar, 199 Kms from Bhuntar and 209 Kms from Kullu through Himachal Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (HPSRTC) and some private travel services.
Where to stay ?
The site is dotted with a number of hotels, resorts and homestays. Some options are:
Sangla Resort: +91–01786 -242 401
Hotel Mount Kailash: +91– 01786 242 527
Cedar “N” Snow: +91–01786-242602
Banjara Camps & Retreats Pvt. Ltd.: +91- 011- 65152334, 5, 6 Website: www.banjaracamps.com
Note : Phone numbers given above are according to the information available with us. If you find any contact number/s given above is/are incorrect or not in use, please let us know.