The most charming facade of Kinnaur is its geographical location. It is edged by Tibet in the east and boasts of three majestic mountain ranges namely the Zanskar, Greater Himalayas and Dhauladhar. The district lets you explore bewitching valleys of Sutlej, Spiti, Baspa and their tributaries. Visit these valleys and relish vistas of the untouched scenic beauty of Himachal Pradesh. The sights of the forests, orchards, fields and hamlets are simply arresting here. During your visit to the Kinnaur district, do relish the taste of 'high on quality' apples, chilgoza and dry fruits, which are famous across the country for their taste and quality.
Kinnaur district was made open to tourism in 1989, and today it is has become one of the most popular tourist destinations of Himachal Pradesh. The old Hindustan-Tibet road linking Himachal Pradesh to Tibet passes through the Kinnaur valley along the bank of the river Satluj. The best time to visit the district is in April and May and in September and October.
The locals of the Kannaur district are simple and jovial and are rooted into their rich cultural heritage. Their customs and traditions add more colour to Kinnaur. As per the ancient Hindu mythology, the locals of Kinnaur are known as Kinners, halfway between men and gods. Hinduism and Buddhism are the two main religions followed by the people of Kinnaur. The land of Kinnaur is dotted with several beautiful monasteries and temples where devotees from far and wide come to offer prayers.
The enchanting topography of Kannaur offers ample opportunitues for adventure sports like trekking, wildlife safari and boating. The most exciting trekking route of the district is the 'Parikarma of Kailash'. You can partake in boating at the picturesque Nako lake and go for wildlife sighting at the three wildlife sanctuaries namely the Lipa-Asrang Sanctuary, Rakchham Chhitkul Sanctuary and Rupi Bhaba Sanctuary. These sanctuaries are home to a wide variety of flora and fauna.
Reckong Peo, a mesmerizing tourists attraction of Kinnaur district offers a spectacular view of the Kinner Kailash Peak. The notable attraction here is a 79 feet high rock that resembles a Shivalinga, changing colour as the day comes to a close.
Moorang is a beautiful village encircled by the high mountain ranges. Overlooking the river Satluj, the fort at Moorang is believed to be built by the Pandavas.
There is plenty to enjoy and experience at Kanaur!