Sangla Valley

Sangla is situated beside the river Baspa Valley; that’s why it’s known by the name Sangla Valley. It is located in the Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh. It is one of the offbeat destinations in Himachal Pradesh. The Sangla Valley is covered with the high hills of the Himalayas, thick oak and pine forests, majestic glacier streams, and pristine river flow. This valley is home to a community of Tibetan people. This destination is the perfect place for nature lovers who can enjoy the peace of this pristine environment. 

The top tourist destination in the Sangla valley is Kamru Fort, which is dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Kamakshi. The fort was converted into a temple, an architectural marvel and an artistic delight. You can also visit a place near the Sangla Valley, the Bering Nag Temple. It is a popular tourist attraction and a significant place as a religious attraction. While visiting Sangla Valley, you can also go fishing and camping near the Baspa River. 

This place also serves a great number of the apple and apricot orchards. It is also an important apple-growing region in Himachal Pradesh. You can feast on the juicy red apples of this region and experience the delicious explosion of their rich flavours. In Sangla, you gain experience of the local customs, traditions, and lifestyles of the Tibetan and Hindu people in Himachal Pradesh. You can also taste Sangla Valley food like thukpa and momos and the simple dal, Rice, sabzi, and roti.

Things to Do: 

  • Sangla Meadows – Sangla Meadows, also known as Sangla Kanda, is a very popular attraction near Sangla. It is known for its natural beauty and snow-covered mountain ranges.

  • Baspa River – Baspa River rises near the Indo-Chinese border and forms the Baspa Valley or Sangla Valley. It is one of the most scenic in Chitkul Village.

  • Kamru Fort – The ever stunning Kamru Fort stands at an altitude of 2600 metres above sea level and is only 2 km from the beautiful Sangla Valley.

  • Mathi Temple – Mathi Temple is dedicated to the goddess of the people of Kinnaur. It is the oldest temple in the temple complex, and it was built around 500 years ago.

  • Chitkul Village – Chitkul is a small village in the Himalayas with snow-clad mountains around it. One side of the terrain is dotted with a few wooden houses and apple orchards.

  • Rakcham Landscapes – A beautiful village which looks just like something out of a cartoon movie in which you see the beginning of all stories. Rakchham is a Sanskrit word, and the first part of the word ‘Rak’ means rock and ‘chham’ means bridge. Earlier, there used to be many bridges made from stones, hence this name.

  • Kagyupa Temple – The Kagyupa temple has a highly valued old image of the Shakyamuni Buddha, a Wheel of Life mandala, and four Directional Kings on either side of the door.

  • Shree Badri Vishal Ji Temple, Kamroo – Its a beautiful hindu Devta Shree Badri Vishal Ji Temple, Kamroo at the centre of the village.

  • Buddhist Monastery – It was established in 1992 to perform the Kalachakra ceremony by the Mahabodhi Society. It is one of the major attractions in the area, attracting a large number of tourists.

  • Bering Nag Temple – This beautiful temple is dedicated to Lord Jagas, also known as Lord Shiva, whom the local people worship for the wellbeing of the village and its inhabitants.

  • The Tibetan Wood Carving Centre – The Tibetan Wood Carving Center is one of the most famous attractions of Sangla that offers amazing items made out of wood carvings in Tibetan style.

  • Batseri – Batseri is a village in Kalpa Tehsil of Kinnaur District in Himachal Pradesh and is known for its picturesque surroundings and amazing landscapes.

  • Hindustan Ka Akhri Dhaba – Hindustan Ka Akhri Dhaba is the last Indian restaurant in Chitkul. Make sure to have a great food experience.

  • Trout Farm –The Trout Farm of Sangla was set up by the Himachal Pradesh fisheries department, to protect and raise trout. 

  • Tukpa Valley Entry Gate : It is the entry gate to the beautiful valley of Tukpa.

  • Buran Pass

  • Rupin Pass

  • Lami Pass

  • Kimilay Pass

  • Borasu Pass

  • Lamkhaga Pass

  • The Best Hotels in Sangla Valley

  • Echor – The Alpine Crest

  • Banjara Camp and Retreat Sangla

  • StayApart Shruti Guest House

  • Osiya Rangnoo Rakchham Retreat

  • Hotel Batseri

  • Hotel Uttarayan

  • StayApart – Norbling Homestay

  • Hotel Kalpa

  • The Monk Campsite by Livingstone

By Air

Two airports exist that can enable travellers to go at least halfway between Delhi and Sangla Valley. The closest one is in Shimla, and the other is at Kullu, close to Manali. From Shimla or Kullu, take a bus or a private taxi to complete the remaining distance.

There is also a different flying route that can be used because Rampur has a helipad, but doing so might put more strain on your finances. For anyone with limited time who would still like to see the amazing and uncharted Kinnaur in Himachal Pradesh, I would recommend flying as the best mode of transportation to get to Sangla Valley from Delhi.

By Train

There aren’t any direct trains available to Sangla Valley, which is 8,530 feet above sea level and still under development, so this is a sad fact. However, there is still some distance that may be travelled by train from Delhi to Sangla Valley. From New Delhi, there are numerous trains that stop at interchanges on their way to Shimla.

The train ride takes about 6 hours to get from Delhi to Kalka, which serves as a hub. There is a toy train that runs between Kalka and Shimla; it travels at an average speed of 18 km/h, so it will take about 5 hours to reach Shimla. But the stunning views of the Himalayas along the railway trip will enthral you.

After arriving in Shimla, you have the option of taking a bus or reserving a private vehicle to get you to Sangla Valley. Although cars are the best option, if I had to choose a comfortable way to go to Sangla Valley with the benefit of stunning vistas, I think trains would win out.

By Road

When someone asks me the best method to get to Sangla Valley from Delhi, I always say that driving is one of the options. Despite Google’s claims to the contrary, the road trip from Delhi takes about 16 hours. Delhi, Chandigarh, Shimla, Kufri, Narkanda, Rampur, Karcham, and Sangla are all stops along the route.

Another possible route may be to substitute Manali for Shimla, although doing so would provide its own set of challenges because Rohtang Pass would be involved. The Manali-Sangla Valley route is not the best option if you want to go from Delhi to Sangla Valley in the winter because the Rohtang Pass is also closed during that time.


Distances from Jwalaji

Pragpur Village

19.6 km

Kangra Fort

32.9 Kms


41 Kms

Kareri Lake

77.9 km

Baijnath Temple

84.5 km


67.5 km

Chamunda Ji

53.6 km


51.8 km


60.6 km

Bir Billing

110 Kms


39.4 km

Deotsidh (Baba Balak Nath Temple)

68.7 km


32.2 km

Jwalaji to Kangra

34.6 km

Delhi to Jwalaji

419 km

Katra to Jwala Devi

264 km

Pathankot to Jawala Ji

111 km

Hoshiarpur to Jwalaji

74.4 Kms

Una to Jwalaji

67.4 km

Chandigarh to Jwalaji

188 km

Best time to visit Sangla Valley: 

August and September is the best time to visit sangla valley because in that time of year. You can enjoy the real colors of the fertility land of sangla valley with the combination of blue skies. 

It is also the grate time for the apple  harvesting with enough safety  of adventures joy. 


Sangla valley is a perfect painted landscape place for the nature. It will make you to skip your heart break from a every angle. If you know your friends or family are planning a trip to Sangla or Kinnaur Valley, do share this article with them to help them make a memorable trip to this part of Himachal Pradesh.

F&Q’s Sangla Valley

angla offers the quintessential Himachali experience. There is No Kinnaur trip is complete without visiting the two gems of Baspa Valley popularly known as Sangla and Chitkul. It is always the best decision of your life to spend at least a couple of days in Sangla Valley and around on your trip to Kinnaur Valley.
Sangla is the better if you are visit Chitkul. You can cover kalpa during the day but visit and spend time at sangla make you feel much better.
You can buy some memorable stuff for the rest of your from the place sangla valley it is wood carving work and other handicrafts such as handmade shawls and caps.
Baspa River rises near the Indo-Chinese border of India and forms the Baspa Valley (also known as the Sangla Valley) - one of the most beautiful in the Himalayas.
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