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Top Choice Hindu Temple in Sarahan

Bhimakali Temple

The former summer capital of the Bushahr kingdom, Sarahan is dominated by the fabulous Bhimakali Temple, built from layers of stone and timber to absorb the force of earthquakes. There are two towers here, one recen…
Fort in Sangla & Around

Kamru Fort

Clinging to a rocky spur 2km north of Sangla (about 30 minutes' walk), Kamru village was the original capital of the kingdom of Bushahr. The old Kamru Fort, a 329-step climb up from the foot of the village, contains…
Multicuisine in Rampur

Nau Nabh Restaurant

Highly popular with visitors and locals, this smart hotel restaurant is the best in town, serving Indian, Continental and Chinese dishes, including a rasoi-e-khaas (house kitchen) selection of local dishes.
Hindu Temple in Rekong Peo

Chandika Devi Temple

An interesting, much venerated old temple dedicated to the Kinnauri protector goddess Chandika stands in Kothi village, uphill north of Rekong Peo centre. The taller of its two peaked wood-and-stone towers is the ol…
Buddhist Monastery in Nako

Nako Gompa

On the western edge of Nako you’ll find the four 11th-century chapels of Nako Gompa, containing some fine murals and sculptures in similar styles to those of Spiti's famous Tabo Gompa, as well as festival dance mask…
Palace in Rampur

Padam Palace

The Padam Palace was built in 1925 for the Raja of Bushahr; only the garden is open to visitors but you can admire the building's facade with its stone arches, carved-wood upper storey, peaked gables and turreted to…
Lake in Nako

Nako Lake

Nako is centred on this small sacred lake, behind which rise towering rock-strewn mountains dotted by stupas. A small temple just above its western end contains what some believe to be a footprint of the legendary B…
Multicuisine in Nako

Knaygoh Kinner Camps

The restaurant here serves Nako's best food, with Indian, Continental, Chinese, Thai and Israeli dishes and some ingredients from its own kitchen garden. It's normally open to nonguests, unless they have large group…
Hindu Temple in Kalpa

Narayan-Nagini Temple

This ornately carved temple complex in central Kalpa is primarily dedicated to Durga, with prominent sculptures of tigers (one of Durga's vehicles), but dragon carvings evidence the strong Tibetan influence in this …
Fair in Rampur

Lavi Fair

The huge Lavi Fair, in the second week of November, attracts traders and pilgrims from remote villages and valleys. It's both commercial and cultural, with traditional folk dance and other events.