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Kinnaur Valley: A Complete Travel Guide for Transport and Accommodation Cost

Kinnaur Valley: A Complete Travel Guide

Kinnaur Valley, located in Himachal Pradesh is one of the most beautiful valleys in India. It is also one of the 12 districts of Himachal Pradesh. It is famous for its apples and orchards, lovely meadows covered with dense wood, stunning landscapes and it has the most adventurous routes. It is in the southern part of the state and touches the border with Tibet. Whoever travels to Kinnaur falls in love with this wonderful valley.

Way to Kinnaur

This trip is going to be memorable who loves to do always daring activities. The roads are very-very dangerous that they are sometimes called the Path of death. There is also the fear of looking down from a moving vehicle. In this way, there is a location that is quite famous, which is also known as a suicide point. Every year millions of people come here to enjoy these daring roads.


Tradition And Culture

Here you will also find handmade items which are quite famous. Among which  Pahari Topi, Pahari shawl is the main one. Kinnaur is also known for its unique costumes

Pahari Topi
Pahari Topi
traditional shawl
Traditional Kinnaur shawl

The apple is cultivated here due to its cold. From here, apples are transported inside and outside of Himachal Pradesh. Along with apple, pomegranate, walnut, Apricot, and many dry fruits are cultivated here.

Apple Valley Kinnaur
Apple Valley Kinnaur

Best time to visit Kinnaur valley

Kinnaur looks amazing in all the seasons and you can visit this place around any time of the year. But if you are specific in seeing snow or spring flowers or apple orchards then there are some best months listed below.

  • December to mid-march:

    The winter season in Kinnaur starts at the beginning of December month and the maximum snowfall is received in the months of January and February which stays till mid-march. So if you love watching snow then you can plan a trip in these months.

  • Mid- March to April:

    During this season you could see the apricot blossom which is so pretty and lovely. Definitely, the spring season is the best time to visit Kinnaur. The crowd is lesser during these months and also the weather is so pleasant.

  • May to July:

    This season is the most famous one and it starts getting crowded easily. The temperature during day time is mildly hot but it remains cold in the night. These months will have stunning landscapes and you will surely enjoy the place in these months.

  • September to November:

    The valley becomes so colorful in the month of September and you will get to see the different shades of orange and yellow. Also, you will get to see a lot of apples in the apple orchards.

How to reach Kinnaur?

  • By road: local taxies are available all the time from Shimla to Kinnaur or to any other destinations in Himachal Pradesh. The approximate charge is 3000-3500 per day.
  • By air: the nearest airport is Shimla. You can reach Shimla by flight and can take local taxies from Shimla to Kinnaur.
  • By Train: Kinnaur doesn’t have any railway station. You can reach Kinnaur by a narrow-gauge rail connected from Kalka to Shimla.

Where to eat in Kinnaur valley?

On the way to Kalpa or Sangla, you can see many Dhabas and these are a great choice. Once you reach there you can find the best and the famous Dhabas in Kinnaur and you can enjoy eating the food there.

Hindustan ka aakhiri dhaba
Hindustan ka Aakhiri Dhaba


You will find many places for accommodation in all the ranges. If you are looking for a luxury stay then you can choose hotels in Kalpa. Sangla has also got a lot of good hotels and affordable guesthouses.

The bottom line

Make sure you stay here for nine to ten days so that you have enough time to visit in and around Kinnaur. Make sure you avail a travel guide if you are tripping for the first time. They may help you in managing the time and visiting many places.

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