Himachal Tourist Guide

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Facts File of Kinnaur

Area : 6401 sq. km.

Population :  83950 (M:45353 - F:38597)

Literacy Percentage : 74(M:about83-F: about 61)

Languages spoken : Hindi, Kinnauri dialects like Homskad and Jangiam and also a smattering of English. Most of the population is literate.

Headquarters : Recong Peo

Sobriquet : None

Recong Peo's altitude :  2670 m (Between 2350 m to 6816 m above the sea level)

Recong Peo's Temperature : Below 0° C in winters and 10° C in summers.

Recong Peo's best season  – Kinnaur is best between April and October.

Clothing required : Woollens: light to heavy

Telecommunications : Worldwide links by the net, telephones and fax. Code 01786

Food available :  From Tibetan and Chinese to Indian available here in Hotels and Restaurants.

Location – Kinnaur is in the western Himalaya and lies in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.

Accommodation – Hotels, rest houses and camps. At Kalpa, Himachal Tourism runs the Hotel Kinnaur Kailash.

STD CODE – 01786

Economy – Primarily agrarian.

Average mean rainfall and snow – Close to the Start of the monsoon shadow, the valley does not get heavily affected by the mansoon rains. As a district, Kinnaur receives approximately 750 mm of rain in the year. In the higher tracts, the standing snow can be several feet high and lasts between November to March.

Average temperatures – In Winter (November to March) the Temperature drops below degrees Celsius and may briefly touch thirty degrees Celsius in Summer (May and June).

How To Reach Kinnaur 

Rail : Nearest Railhead is Kalka in Haryana, Then Narrow Gauge train upto Shimla.

Bus : Well Connected by road to Shimla, The National HIghway no. 22 runs through district. Buses, Taxis and Jeeps are available from Shimla and Rampur.

Air :  Nearest Airport is at Shimla, which is approx. 235 km from here.

Reaching Recong Peo 

Road : Connected to all major cities in India through Chandigarh and Shimla.

Air : . By air upto Shimla and then rest 235 km by car or taxi.

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