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Spiti Valley Himachal Pradesh, tourists attractions in Keylong Spiti, How to reach Keylong Spiti


Mesmerising Keylong in Himachal Pradesh (Lahaul Spiti)

Keylong is situated at an height of over 3350 meters above sea level in Lahaul Spiti District of Himachal Pradesh. Keylong is one of the most beautiful hill stations in India and Himachal. Kelong is still unexplored and the remote areas of the Spiti Valley are mostly covered with snow for almost four months in the year.

 Keylong is also headquarters of Lahaul and Spiti district. The entire region in Lahaul Spiti District is exciting, strange with number of primitive and splendid mountainous and Keylong is truly delightful. You need to pass the great heights to reach Keylong.

While in Manali if you wish to see the real beauty of hills then from Manali take Manali- Leh highway and you will reach Rohtang Pass (over 3980 m). Generally people go up to Rohtang Pass till the snow point. However after crossing the Rohtang Pass you can see the breathtaking and amazing scenic beauty when you reach Koksar, the 1st village of Lahaul, then Sissu, Gondla and finally cross the river Chandra Bhaga at Tandi to reach Keylong.
How to Reach Keylong Lahaul Spiti
Keylong by Road
Journey to Keylong by road is the real fun and excitement. The journey by road through the mesmerizing hills is actual pleasure and delight.

Distance of Keylong from major cities
Keylong is about 115 km from Manali. Journey to Keylong by road begins from Manali. Keylong is around 188 km from Kaza, 370 km from Leh, 430 km from Chandigarh and 695 km from Delhi.

Always remember that the roads to Rohtang Pass and Keylong are closed for transport during November to April due to heavy winter. Many Himachal State roadways Buses ply from Manali to Keylong, Taxis and shared Taxis are also available from Manali during summer season.

State owned Himachal Tourism Department, HPTDC offers various packages in the summer season and ply deluxe buses and coaches from Manali to Leh via Keylong.

Reaching Manali Keylong By Air
Nearest airport from Keylong is Bhunter(Kullu) 175 km from Keylong.

Climate of Keylong Lahaul Spiti Himachal
The climate is very cold and the place experience heavy snow fall. Keylong and Lahaul Spiti remains cut-off from outer world during winters due to heavy snow fall in the region. The Rohtang Pass remains closed during November to April or May. Neverthless the climate of Keylong and Lahaul remains dry and revitalizing. The days during the summers are hot and nights are extremely cold. Even in the summers Heavy / Light woolens are recommended.

Tourist Attractions in Keylong Lahaul Spiti Himachal

TANDI – Tandi is situated at an altitude of over 2573 meters and is about 8 km, short of Keylong, on the Manali - Leh Raod. Tandi is extremely beautiful place located on the convergence of River Chandra & River Bhaga. If you are in your own vehicle remember to fill your fuel tank as this is the last station where you will find a Petrol Pump.

SISSU Sissu is located at an altitude of 3100 meters on the banks of River Chandra. Sissu is about 15 km from Koksa. Sissu is also famous for the migratory birds from Siberia. Many geese and ducks stop here on their way to and from Siberia.

GONDLA Located at a height of over 3100 meters Gondla is about 18 km from Keylong. Gondla is situated on the right bank of river Chandra and is famous for scenic beauty and an ancient Fort.

UDAIPUR Located at an altitude of over 2500 meters Udaipur is around 53 km from Keylong. Udaipur is also known as home renowned Mrikula Devi Temple famous for excellent and unique wood carvings.

TRILOKNATH Located at a height of over 2700 meters Trilokinath is about 4 km from Udaipur. Thousands of devotees visit Trilokinath which is famous for Triloknath temple. Trilokinath is Sacred both for HIndus and Buddhists.

MONASTERY'S in Keylong Lahaul Spiti renowned for its monasteries world wide. These Monasteries are locally known as Gompas. The Gompas are known to be great repositories of Buddhists devotion and art treasures.

The famous Monasteries or Gompas in the Keylong region are Kardang - 5 km, Shasur - 3 km, Guru Ghantal - 8 km, Tayul - 6 km, Gemur - 18 km

SHOPPING in Keylong

– Keylong is famous for local Shawls made of pure wool. Apart from this Keylong and Spiti Vallry offers local Tweeds and the shops in Keylong will offer you variety of Caps, Sliver jewellery, Rugs, Pullovers, Footwear, Fresh fruit, Natural oil (olive and almond), Woolen jackets, Metal craft, and Bamboo products.

Where to stay in Keylong

HPTDC Hotel The Chanderbhaga Keylong

Hotel The Chanderbhaga is royally built hotel in Keylong on the Manali - Leh highway. Hotel The Chanderbhaga offers magnificent views of the Kardang monastery from the premises and the rooms.

Hotel The Chanderbhaga also offers exotic view of four high snow clad peaks.
Hotel The Chanderbhaga in Keylong offers exceptional accommodation for discovering the creatively and ethnically rich monastery's in and around Keylong

Contact Details Phone Number Hotel The Chanderbhaga

The Chandrabhaga, Keylong,
Distt. Lahaul & Spiti (H.P.)
Tel: (01900) - 222247, 222393.

Facilities Hotel The Chanderbhaga Keylong

• Open June to October
• Rooms are modern with attached baths and running hot & cold water. Dormitory available
• Restaurant, Room service, Satellite Television
• Parking within premises.
• Tariff for rooms is on MAP
Buses plying from manali to Leh and the special HPTDC Coaches on Manali - Leh - Manali route during the season halts for night stay at The Chandrabhaga, Keylong.
Tariff, online Bookings & Reservation Hotel The Chanderbhaga
Tariff per person at Hotel The Chanderbhaga is Rs. 1600/- and it includes coach fare, tented accommodation, dinner and breakfast.

Online Hotel bookings and reservations Himachal Lahaul Spiti Keylong

Book your package at the official website of Himachal Government's tourism department.
http://hptdc.gov.in/custsw/viewuser8_hot.asp?dest=071

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