Sangla is a village in Himachal Pradesh, India. It's a decent base for exploring the surrounding area, though the village itself isn't overly pleasant.
Sangla Valley is located in Kinnaur Distict of Upper Himchal Pradesh,India. The road leading to the Sangla Valley is challenging. Situated on the banks of river Baspa, the Sangla Valley boasts of Kinner Kailash Peak, which can be seen from the Sangla Village. The Kinner Kailash peak is the said to be winter home of Lord Shiva
Sangla village is on a slope with houses rising one above the other with gigantic Kinner-Kailash peak (6,050 m) towering over it. Sangla is also famous for Kamru Fort. This fort was the place where rajas of Kinnaur were crowned. Now this fort is dedicated to Kamakshi Temple. The Goddess idol was brought from Guwahati (Assam).
- Walks and places to visit in and around Sangla-
- Chitkul: Last village on the old Hindustan-Tibet trade route. Walk up to Nagasthi; the last Indian outpost on the border.
- Sangla Meadows: Full day walk to the green pastures.
- Rakcham: Beautiful 4 hr walk along the Baspa River to Rakcham village.
- Baspa River: This River flowing along the valley is great for trout fishing.
- Batseri village: Just across the camp, this village is an excellent example of the great
Hill architecture. The local devta temple here is a must see.
- Kinnauri Shawls: This beautiful hand woven shawl with colourful border can be expensive but a lifetime souvenir besides cozying you up even in harsh winter.
- Kinnauri Cap: This, mostly green and grey cap, is the most typical thing from this area. You see this cap on someone and you will instantly recognise the Kinnaur connection. This too is besides being very lovely to see is also very warm. The green portion which is tilted up can be brought down to cover the ears if it gets cold.
- Apples: These are probably one of the best apples anywhere in the world. The harvest usually happens in October.
- Chulli (Wild Apricot) Oil: this oil is really good. Whether for massage or used as cooking medium, its properties have kept the Kinnauris hale and hearty, so says the older generation.
Take enough drinking water for sangla.