Sangla is rumored to be one of the most beautiful valleys in Himachal Pradesh, that was until development crept in to it’s doorsteps. I got curious upon reading this in my guidebook for India which prompted me to put Sangla on my must visit list.
The trip to Sangla from Sarahan just took us around 4 hours (excluding the waiting time at Jeori) and cost around 120 Rupees per person (gotta love the cheap transport in India).
We arrived a bit late in the afternoon and settled in one the hostels that immediately offered us a cheap room. Check out the nice view from our window!
View from our guesthouse
The following morning, we decided to take a walk. We walked down to the small villages and was greeted by a local Kinnauri man. We greeted him back and he politely asked us to go to his house for a tea.
We chatted with him for a bit and learned a few things about this village. It’s always nice to know something about a place from a local’s perspective.
Here are some more pictures of Sangla:
Isn’t it gorgeous!!!
Traditional Kinnaur Architecture: Timber and stone
Entrance to the village
Traditional Kinnaur House side by side with a modern house
We also visited Nag Mandir Temple which is one of the main reasons why local tourists flock to Sangla. Here are some pictures of Nag Mandir and other interesting sights around the temple.
Entrance and Exit Gates of the Temple
A few meters outside the gate towards the river, there was also a very interesting ancient looking that you might want to check out when you visit Sangla.