Best time to travel Keylong is between Junes to October.
Tandi - The hamlet of Tandi is situated at the confluence of the Chandra and Bhaga rivers, which merge to form the Chandra-Bhaga or Chenab River. The roads from Tandi lead to Keylong, Udaipur and Koksar. There are many villages near Tandi which offer excellent opportunities for learning about the unique cultural setting of the Lahaul Valley.
53 km from Keylong, home of the Mrikula Devi Temple, this is famous for wood carvings. This sub-divisional headquaters is situated at the junction of the mighty Mayar nullah with the main river Chandrabhaga. Earlier this village was known as Margul or Markul. Around 1695 it was renamed Udaipur when Raja Udai Singh of Chamba (1690-172'8) raised it to the status of a district centre in the Chamba-Lahaul which his father Chatter Singh had annexed to his Chamba state.
The famous Triloknath shrine has been revered by both Hindus and Buddhists for centuries. This is primarily a Buddhist place of worship situated on the left bank of the Chenab River, high above the bed. Good branch roads from the Tandi-Udaipur road leads to Triloknath.Prayer flags that seem to always flutter in the cold mountain air adorn the approach to the shrine.
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Distt. Kullu (H.P.), India
This beautiful spot is 22 kms away from Keylong and 4 kms ahead of Ghemur. The village is situated at the junction of two
nullahs with the main river Bhaga. Jispa has a very large dry river-bed, a rarity in Lahaul. Juust on the edge of the river Bhaga is a small PWD rest house. Near this the river is shallow and plenty of trout fish can be caught during summers. The place is virtually an angler's delight. Good juniper plantation is around this village.
Around 18 km from Keylong, this village of the Lahaul valley has some royal heritage as its prime attraction. The eight storeyed residence of the thakur of Gondla called the Gondla Castle or fort was constructed in the 17th century. There is also a gompa in this village which attracts a number of people, specially during the fair celebrated in the month of June.
This gompa, 3km from Keylong, belongs to the Gelukpa order and is dedicated to a Zanskari lama. It was built in the 16th century and it has a famous 5m long thangka. It has an important festival in June or July, which is known for its mask dancing.
This gompa was established in the 12th century by the Gelukpa order. It has a big statue of the Buddha, some nice paintings, some old prayer drums and a library with ancient manuscripts in it. Khardong is the former capital of Lahaul. On the other side of the Bhaga River is a path that comes here.
Sissu - This village is situated on the right bank of the river Chandra at an altitude of 3130m. The village is located on a broad flat ground above the Chandra river. Good plantations of willows and poplars on both sides of the road are so dense during summers that at places even the sun rays fail to penetrate. The terraces are green with potato, peas, barley and buck wheat. Wild roses of white, yellow and red hues with expanses of alpine flowers deck the slopes in an unforgettable feast of colors.
(A view from Khoksar)
Khoksar is the first village and gate way to Lahaul. This village is situated at an altitude of 3140 m. on the right bank of the river Chandra. There is habitation on the left bank also. H.P.P.W.D. rest house and Serai are on the left bank. Khoksar remains covered under snow during winters. This village is surrounded by high mountains and is avalanche-prone. Avalanches can be seen piled up even near the river bed. During winters Khoksar is the coldest inhabited place in Lahaul. The river freezes during winters and is covered with snow to afford regular passage for human beings as also for mule traffic. Just five kms ahead of Khoksar towards Manali is Gramphu from where a diversion to the left leads to Kaza. During summers rich growth of alpine flowers, beautiful potato fields and numerous water channels spell bound the visitor. Herds of goats and sheep can be seen grazing around. This may be of interest to the reader that Khoksar was on the old trade route from Indian plains to the West Asia.
Malana is a small village of about 500 families situated on a plateau of Chandrakhani mountain at a height of about 12000 ft. It is surrounded by the lush-green forests, rugged mountainous ranges and difficult tract not easy to climb. That is why the outsiders could not influence the traditions of this village for thousands of years. This village can b~ approached through three difficult routes, the less difficult among all is the route of Jari. Jari is a small village which can be approached by mini bus or taxi. While proceeding to Manikaran one can drop at Jari. From Jari the mountainous path leads to the village of Malana. Malana is about nine kms from Jari, and with a little effort, normally a visitor reaches Malana from Jari in five of six hours.
If you are thinking about spending some beautiful days in a Himalayan Village then this is the village to be in. Amongst the heights of the himalayan tops and lush greenery with toppings of snow, there lays the village called the Naggar Village.
This calm and beautiful village is around 246 kms from Shimla, 589kms from Delhi, 26kms from maintown Kullu and just 12kms from Manali. And itís accessible by road from all these places. What makes it a perfect Himalayan Village is the fact that it has a pleasent weather throughout the year.Its a beautiful place in Himachal Pradesh.
Once the Capital of Kingdom of Kullu, it has still the remains of the past in the form of Naggar Castle. Made by the King Sidh Singh in the 16th century, today the Naggar Castle has been converted into a Tourism Departmental Hotel by the Government of India.
Red Rice, Rajma, Karhi, Pulses and Siddu makes for the Staple food of Naggar People.
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