Kalpa is a small Himalyan paradise, stone throw away from Reckong Peo, Himachal Pradesh. If you are looking for an escape from touristy towns, then here is a complete travel guide to Kalpa. Kalpa is a small village in Kinnaur district, well connected by road yet missed by most of the tourists.
A small village with organic farming, apple orchards, gorgeous view of Kinnaur Kailash and beautiful people is what to look for in your Kalpa trip.
How to reach Kalpa?
Kalpa is well connected by road to Shimla. You can opt to take a bus or car to reach Kalpa from Shimla. Government buses leaves daily from Shimla to Kalpa that can be your budget option. If you want comfort, then you can hire a chauffeur driven car to Kalpa. Another alternative is to a self-drive rental from Chandigarh and drive here.
Where to stay in Kalpa?
Kalpa has few hotels and many home-stays. We have spent two nights and once we stayed in a hotel and another in a home-stay. Our both experience was very cozy so you can chose any. We stayed in Fort-view Homestay very nice place with a good view as well as The Village View Home Stay good view and homely atmosphere.
Where to eat in Kalpa?
There are no good restaurant here, you can try dining in at Echor. So your best bet will be to eat at your home-stay or hotels restaurants. The only 2-3 restaurants are not upto the mark and not cheap either, trust us on this.
How long to stay in Kalpa?
Our suggestion would be to stay 2 nights in this village that way you can explore all the nooks and corners. You won’t get bored if you extend for a day or two but you’ll definitely miss our if you are planning a night stay here.
Things to do in Kalpa as per our travel guide
Kalpa is small village with few things to do, but our recommendation is to enjoy the vibe of the place rather than concentrating on sightseeing. In this Travel Guide to Kalpa below things you can eye for:
Chandalika Temple Visit
Chandalika devi temple is done in a beautiful Himachali architecture, offers gorgeous view at sunrise of the Kinnau Kailash.
Kalpa Monastery Visit
A peaceful buddhist monastery just before Chandalika temple is must visit at Kalpa. The chants in the evening and mornings adds upto the ambience of the place.
Suicide Point is 5km away from the town. Make sure to visit this place for that perfect cliffside Instagram picture.
Kalpa is a self sustained village with lot of organic farming. You can take stroll to the farm or visit to the old heritage houses in and around the village.
Apple Orchard Tour
Kalpa has many apple orchards and if you are visiting during harvest Season (Aug-Oct) , then do visit the orchards.