Monday, February 4, 2013

Chitkul,Himachal Pradesh

After visiting Sangla valley our next visiting point was Chitkul,the untouched,unpolluted remote village of Himachal Pradesh...Chitkul is the last inhabited village of India and situated at the Indo-Tibetan border..It is just 28km from Sangla valley..The quite and calm village is situated on the banks of Baspa river in Kinnaur dt...The place is wide spread with beautiful snow mountains and landscapes....We reached Chitkul around 11 am and  we spent there till evening...We choose to stay at Sangla,because Chitkul is not having good enough facilities for a stay..Extremely cold climate is the primary reason for less population here (around 500)..Our road trip was simply fantastic,from Sangla to Chitkul (via Rakcham) the way is simply amazing with great scenic spots..We reached Sangla before sunset..It was an absolutely wonderful drive and a beautiful experience to remember..

The Baspa river
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Beautiful landscapes...
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The freshly snow covered mountains
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This is the most interesting thing that caught our attention in Chitkul...The wheat flour mill..It was running by water current..Free of cost..The village people pour wheat in the mill and then they collect flour from it...

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Hindusthan Ka Aakhree Dhaba (The last dhaba of India)
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Most of the houses are tin roofed....They look beautiful..Isn't it ??

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There is a Buddhist monastery in Chitkul....The Kagyupa temple of Buddha...
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 Tired of the site seeing...Thoda Maggie hojaaye..(Aur kuch khane ko milega bhi nahi :P)
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A woman collecting wheat from the mill..
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Frozen water every where..
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The quite and calm streets were quite scary...We were extremely happy whenever we spotted a person or two on the roads in such a deserted place..
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The apple gardens...The valley is filled with four colors Blue,Yellow,Green and White..Certainly it was a great combination .:-)
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69 comments:

Found In Folsom said...

Beautifullll Nagini...how did you end up in that village? the wheat mill is amazing too..urgent ga Himachal Pradesh velli choosi ravalani undi..thank u for sharing :)

Ranjana's craft blog said...

Very beautiful...The Wheat mill is very interesting

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Found in Folsom,
Lathaa Jee,Yeah it is an untouched beauty of Himachal Pradesh..Don't miss..:-)Thank you so much..:-)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Ranjana,
Thank you so much for your lovely comment..:-)

Raja Chandra said...

Photos..chala..chala.. bagunnay andi...

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Raja Chandra,
Thank you so much Raja garu..:-)

తృష్ణ said...

fantastic pics :)

AmitAag said...

Awesome captures! A wonderful post!
Thank you Nagini:)

saikat mbka ghosh said...

no doubt a lovely place !!! grt snaps too :)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Trushna Jee,
Thank you so much andee..:-)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ AmitAag,
Amit Jee,Thank you so much for dropping by ..:-)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Saikat,
Thanks a lot for your precious comment..:-)

indu chhibber said...

Thank you Nagini,i feel as if i have just come back from there--2nd best experience of course!!!

Meenakshi Malhotra said...

Is there any colour I have not seen in these pictures! Beautiful!!

KayEm said...

Stunning landscapes. Superb photographs.

Vishal Rathod said...

This is a place I want to visit . End of the road I feel. Superb scenes and Ultimate pictures. enjoyed a lot.

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Indu Chibber,
Thanks a lot for commenting here Indu ..:-)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Meenakshi,
:-)Yaa it was an eye feast..:-)Thank you Meenakshi..:-)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ KayEm,
Thank you so much for stopping by. Pls keep visiting..:-)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Vishal Rathod,
Thank you so much for your appreciation..I'm glad you liked the post..:-)

RITESH GUPTA said...

Nice post along with beautiful Pictures...

Thanks

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A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Ritesh,
Thank you so much for stopping by..:-)

Fayaz Pasha said...

Hmm! So beautiful place. FP loves HP. Would love to visit it one day.

Sri Valli said...

Wow! Beautiful pictures Nagini!
I loved those trees with red leaves!
Very beautiful :)

Sujata said...

Nice post again. Many things of interest. Like the flour mill and the last dhaba of India. I think I saw an advert about the flour mill that runs on solar/wind power, some time back. Cant remember exactly what it was. But the set up was entirely different. It was north-east for certain. (in the advertisememnt). Iam eager to know abt ur next stopover.

Akshay Kumar G said...

Stunning pictures of the landscapes. The wheat mill was quite interesting and innovating. Also, sounds very intriguing when you mention Chitkul is the last inhabited village in India. I need to visit this village now. Thanks for sharing, Nagini. :)

Meoww said...

The ice shot. Wow. Great pics.

rupam sarma said...

So nice post and awesome photographs. Thanks for sharing :)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Srivalli,
Thank you so much for your lovely comment Valli.:-)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Fayaz Pasha,
Thank you so much Fayaz.Yaa its a wonderful place..:-)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Sujatha garu,
Thank you so much andee..Yeah,their simple and traditional ways of living astonished us..Really happy people they are..:-)
Glad to have you here maa'm...:-)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Akshay Kumar,
Thanks a ton Akshay..Its a must visit place.All the best..:-)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Meoww,
Thank you so much for dropping by..I'm glad you liked it..:-)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Rupam Sharma,
Thank you so much Rupam..:-)

Rajesh said...

Breathtaking landscapes.

Panchali said...

You're a great photographer..amazing shots, Nagini.

Geetashree Chatterjee said...

Excellent photography and paintings.

Divenita said...

:)!
Nice pictures.
Liked the flour mill one & realised how important are the things we take for granted.

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Rajesh,
Thank you so much Rajesh..:-)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Panchali Jee,
Thanks a lot Maa'm for your appreciation..I'm glad you liked the pics..:-)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

Geetashri Chatterji.,
Thanks a lot for dropping by..:-)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Divenitha,
Agreed..:-)Thank you so much for dropping by..:-)

Ajay Kontham said...

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A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Ajay Kontham,
Hi Ajay,Hope you are doing great..:-) Thank you so much for the tag and award..You made my day..:-)

sathish kumar said...

awesome, awesome snaps

Rahul Aggarwal said...

amazing pics .. so serene!

Richa Sharma said...

Hey loved your blog so nominated you for Liebster Award...congrats!

(http://richa1302.blogspot.in/2013/02/the-liebster-award.html)

magiceye said...

Lovely images!! Would love to visit!

Arti said...

Wow, such delightful scenes and landscape! I felt like I was there, literally! Thank you so much, Nagini :)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@Satish Kumar,
@Rahul Aggarwal,
@Magiceye,
&
@Arti,
Thank you so much for your lovely comments.I'm glad you liked it..:-)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Richa Sharma,
Thank you so much Richa,for the award.I'm honoured..:-)

Vishal Rathod said...

Hi Nagini

You have been nominated for Liebster award . Please check my post http://www.aboutomkaar.com/2013/02/liebster-blog-award-my-first-blog-award.html for details .

Congratulations.

Indrani Ghose said...

Great shots from the place. Fantastic!

Jitaditya said...

Awesome images and travelogue... kept planning this region last year but never materialized... hopefully this year...

sushmitha said...

Wow.. Awesome pics :) Loved it..

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seb powen said...

nice pics...

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Vishal Rathod,
Thank you so much Vishal,for the nomination..Feeling great..:-)

@ Indrani Ghose,
@ Jitaditya,
@ Sushmitha,
&
@ Seb Pavan,
Thank you so much friends...:-)

Priya Baskaran said...

Lovely pictures Nagini...especially loved the photograph of frozen water! Great post!

Regards
Padmapriya T S
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A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Priya Bhaskaran,
Thank you so much Priya..Glad to hear from you..:-)

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Unknown said...

వావ్ మీరు నిజ్జంగా అదృష్టవంతులండీ అద్భుతమైన అటువంటి ప్లేస్ లో తిరిగారు. అవన్నీ మాక్కూడా చూపించారు థాంక్సండి. మనలో మనమాట మేమూ అదృష్టవంతులమే మీ వంటి ఫ్రెండ్ ఉన్నందుకు :)) Radhika (nani)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ రాధిక గారు,
మీలాంటి వారి మంచు మనసున్న వారి స్నేహం పొందడం నా అదృష్టం అండీ.మీ అభిమానానికి చాలా చాలా థాంక్స్ అండీ :)

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Mila from India said...

Ref: Chitkul, H.P.
where can one find a decent accommodation for a one night stay at Chitkul? How many kilometres to the China border?
Regards
Sharmila

Param said...

Chitkul is so awesome! Must add to my travel list now.

The Untourists said...

Wow! What a nice place. Yu got Maggi too :)