Sangla Attractions/Tourist places/Local Sightseeing
Nestled beautifully in the lap of Himalayas, Sangla is a scenic and a very alluring part of Kinnaur district in the nature rich state of Himachal Pradesh. The place is resplendent with amazing natural beauty and picturesque locations. The climate of the region remains pleasant all year round and is apt for sightseeing.The word Sangla in Tibetan language denotes Pass of Light. Sangla travel guide is full of references to the mesmerizing sceneries and picturesque spots. The region and its vicinity are famous for its cherry and apple trees and pine nut orchards. Apart from the amazing natural vegetation, some of the interesting sightseeing places that attract tourists are Kamru Fort, Buddhist Monastery, Sangla Meadow and Tibetan Wood Carving Centre etc. The place is famous worldwide for Kinnauri caps and handmade shawls.The major source of livelihood for the locals is agriculture and related activities. In fact, Bastseri in Sangla is the only area in the region where Chilgoza (a rare dry fruit) is grown. Not far from Bastseri is Kinner Camps a wonderful place to stay.
Chitkul is the last inhabited village situated near Indo-Tibet border at a distance of 20 km from Sangla. This village lies on the right bank of River Baspa. The most popular attraction of this village is the temple of local goddess Chitkul Maathi also known as Mata Devi. People of the entire Kinnaur District come to worship at this temple. Chitkul also experiences heavy snowfall during winters, due to which it also becomes completely un-inhabited.
Baspa River #2
The Baspa River is a fast flowing river that passes though the hills of Sangla. The surroundings of Baspa River provide an opportunity to view timely rainbows and brown trout. It is also an angle paradise for being home to a vast variety of fishes.
Kamru Fort #3
The Kamru Fort is situated at an altitude of 2600 m above the sea level at 229 km from Shimla and 2 km from the Sangla Valley. It is located in the picturesque location of the Sangla Valley and is entered through a series of gates. At the main gate of this fort is a large image of Lord Buddha that welcomes you.
Buddhist Monastery #4
There is also a fine Buddhist Monastery situated near Sangla. This monastery lies near the Reckong Peo in Brelengi due to which it is also known as Brelengi Gompa. This monastery displays modern Buddhist edifice.