Sangla Sightseeing

Sangla : Sangla is a city in the Baspa Valley, also referred to as the Sangla valley, in the Kinnaur District of Himachal Pradesh, India, close to the Tibetan border.

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#Chitkul
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
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 angler’s paradise for being home to a vast variety of fishes. Crossing this river is also quite an attraction amongst the visitors as this process involves ride in a basket along the way. Its surrounding areas also stand appropriate for campers and trekkers.
baspa river
 kamru-fort1 #Kamru Fort
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. There is also a wooden balcony at the top of this fort along with an idol of Kamakhya Devi installed in its third floor.This idol of Kamakhya Devi is said to have been brought from Guwahati. There is also a Badrinath Temple situated within the premises of this Kamru Fort that dates back to the 15th century. There is also a popular fair held in the place to honour the main deity of the temple. During this fair, the idol of the temple is taken to Gangotri, which is the origin of River Ganges.
#Bering Nag Temple
The Bering Nag Temple is another popular nearby temple and religious sightseeing destination of Sangla. This temple is dedicated to God Jagas. Its most popular feature is the Fulaich Fair, held here every year between the months of August and September.
 bering nag temple
 buddhist-monastery-sangla2 #Buddhist Monastery
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. It was constructed by the Mahabodhi Society in 1992 for facilitating the Dalai Lama to perform the Kalachakra ceremony. Near to this monastery is a 10 m statue of standing Buddha, visible from a considerable distance.
#Sangla Meadows
The Sangla Meadows also known as Sangla Kanda is another natural sightseeing attraction in Sangla. This place is completely covered in greenery and surrounded by snow capped mountain ranges of the Himalayas. It also forms a perfect site to see the Kinner Kailash in an 180o view. This place will also provide a view of the local huts of Himachal along with the customs and lifestyle of its local people.
sangla valley 2 sarahan-meadow
 tibetan-wood-carving-center-sangla1 #Tibetan Wood Carving Centre
The Tibetan Wood Carving Centre is one of the most popular sightseeing destinations of Sangla. It is situated near the Saffron Farm in the outskirts of Sangla. Its main attraction are the items made out of wood carvings in Tibetan style. These items are present here for both display and sale purposes.

Sangla Sightseeing

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