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