Sangla Travel Guide
Craving for a whimsical vacation in the mountains? Head to Sangla in Himachal Pradesh to live your mountain dream! The vista of snow covered mountains and lush green meadows till the horizon is a sight that’ll fill your heart with joy. There are some beautiful tourist attractions including temples, monasteries, and forts that speak about the rich heritage and glorious history of the region.
There is indeed something for everyone in this tiny yet supremely pretty town. You can spend your day relaxing and looking at the mountains, enjoy star gazing at night, go camping and trekking and get those adventure feels on point.
Peaceful Shikara, Dal lake, Nishat park., Shalimar, Shalimar Mughal Garden
10°C to 30°C
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(July to Sep)
10°C to 15°C
(Oct to Feb)
The Fairytale Village of Sangla Valley
Nestled between Chitkul and Karcham, Sangla is a small town in Himachal Pradesh, busy with hustling markets and concrete constructions meeting the need of shops, hotels & restaurants. Nevertheless, the beauty of Sangla lies in the Baspa River valley downhill the town. The green valley with river Baspa rippling adds to the real beauty of Sangla. The river meanders along the wooded valley and villages surrounded by deodhar, birch and pine forest creating picture perfect views. The Sangla Valley has a distinct beauty with lush green meadow that stretches across kilometers from east to west and is fringed by snow-capped peaks. The beautiful of this place is beyond words can express and transcends you to a world of imagination. The downhill slopes have a riot of colours created by a mix forest of autumn shaded tress, green pine trees, and crops in terraces. Sangla valley is full of apple orchards, pine nut trees and various spies of Himalayan blossoms and paint the valley in beautiful hues of different colors depending on the season and vegetation stage. Considered as one of the most beautiful valleys in India, Sanga in Tibetan language means “pass of light” referring that this valley receives ample sunlight in the day.
These mountain towns are mostly known for Camping, Nature walks, Yoga, Trekking, Hiking and similar adventure activities. One can stay in camps situated on the Baspa River banks and enjoy nature at its best. Activities such as rappelling, rock climbing, river crossing and more are organized by the camps, here.
Take some solo time for yourself, take long strolls, walk down the slopes & uphill, cross valleys, and indulge into the beauty of this place. These experiences will stay within you forever. Trekking to cover the valley and its periphery, enjoy the view of the majestic Kinner Kailash peak. If you are good at trekking go for the Rakcham trek. This is a glacier trek that will take you to the snowy zone of the mountains. Angling is another popular activity here in river Bapsa, which is known for its Trout. The crystal clear water of the river is great to watch school of trout and other fishes. There is a saffron farm nearby and a trip to the outskirt is wonderful.
Other places that keep tourists engaged here are the 800 years old Kamru Fort, Kamakshi Devi Temple, Bering Nag Temple, Tibetan wood carving center, and a Monastery. The local Fulaich Fair is held between August and September every year and is a festival of flowers. Traditional dances, songs and loads of funfair during the fair is an extravaganza of Kinnauri culture. Sangla is often preferred as a base or stay over option by tourists who intent to visit nearby places such as Chitkul, Batseri, Karchem, & Kalpa. A trip to the Baspa Dam Reservoir is a must for beautiful views.
To enjoy Sangla, be a part of the local culture, relish their home produce and appreciate the company of locals.