Himachal Tourist Guide

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Dalhousie

Dalhousie, Chamba, IndiaDalhousie is a hill station full of colonial charm that holds lingering echoes of the Raj. Spread out over five hills. Named after Lord Dalhousie...

Dharamsala

Dharamsala, Kangra, HimachalDharamsala is bea- utiful & peaceful town, surrounded by forests of pine. Up there is Suburb of Dharamsala called Macleodganj or Little Lhasa...

Keylong

Green fields all around and a small township is Keylong, the district headquarters of Lahaul where sits the Deputy Commissioner and district officers of other Departments. One English traveller is supposed to have said that Keylong is 'A ROUGH CUT EMERALD IN A BRONZE AND SILVER SETTING'.

Keylong, Lahaul-Spiti, HimachalKeylong or Kyelong or Kyelang is the administrative centre of the Lahaul in Lahaul-Spiti district in Himachal Pradesh of India, some 120 kilometres from the Indo-Tibetan borderKeylong is at an altitude of 3,080 m (10,104 feet). It is cut off from the outside world from November to April-May, due to heavy snowfall at Rohtang Pass. It faces the famous Kardang Monastery, the largest and most important monastery in Lahaul, of the Drukpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism, which is on a slope across the river from Keylong. Keylong has facilities in Lahaul, and also hosts a regular bazaar. The annual Lahaul Festival is held here each July with a big, busy market and a number of cultural activities.

The region is strange, exciting, primitive mountainous and delightful. Rudyard Kipling said of the region "Surely the God live here this no place for men". The route to Lahaul takes a traveler over Rohtang Pass (3980 ml), Koksar (1st village of Lahaul) Sissu, Gondla and crossing the river Chandra Bhaga at Tandi

Keylong, Lahaul, HimachalLocation : Keylong is located along the Manali–Leh road, about 7 km north east of intersection of the Chandra Valley, the Bhaga Valley, and the Chenab Valley on the banks of Bhaga River. Sights near Keylong include the Kardang, Shasur, and Tayul monasteries, as well as the Hindu Guru Ghantal temple. There is also a small temple dedicated to the local deity Kelang Wazir in the house of Mr. Nawang Dorje which may be visited upon arrangement.

There are some tourist facilities including a Circuit House, a P.W.D. (Public Works Department) Rest House, a Sainik Rest House, a Tourist Bungalow, and a number of small hotels.

Wanders Away from Keylong / Places of Interest in Keylong

HOW TO REACH

Air -  Nearest airport is Bhunter, 175 km from Keylong.

Rail - The nearest railhead is at Jogindernagar, 250 km away.

Road - By road the distance is 115 km from Manali, 188 km from Kaza, 373 km from Leh, 435 km from Chandigarh and 690 km from Delhi

BEST TIME TO VISIT
Best time to visit Keylong  is between June to October. Keylong is cut off from the outside world from November to May, due to heavy snowfall at Rohtang Pass.

Major Buddhist Monasteries with distances from Keylong :

Guru Ghantal (8 km)

Kardang (5 km)

Shasur (3km)

Tayul (6km)

Gemur (18km)

Wanders Away from Keylong / Places of Interest in Keylong

Chamba

chamba, himachal
Chamba valley, the most loveliest in Himachal, is known for its scenic attractions, sparkling streams, beautiful lakes and crowned with high mountains ranges...

Kullu Manali

Kullu Manali, Himachal

 Kullu - Manali, A honeymooners place, is gifted with every thing that one can imagine. Kullu "The end of habitable world" and  Manali "Queen of Hills"...

 

Shimla

Shimla, Himachal, India

 Shimla a tourist destination. A beautiful hill town in the lap of nature, surrounded by pine and deodar forests. At a distance of 45 km, a prettiest place Solan exists"...

 

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