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How To Reach Kalpa

Planning A Trip To Kalpa? Here are some guidelines on how to reach Kalpa

Located above the Recong Peo, in the Sutlej valley is a small town named Kalpa. This pristine town is set in the Kinnauri district of Himachal Pradesh, in the foothills of the Himalayas. Nestled deep in the mountains at an elevation of 2758 m, Kalpa cannot be reached directly by flight or train. However, you can reach Kalpa by flying or taking a train to adjacent cities and then taking a cab from there onwards to reach your destination. Although travelling by air or train is fast, travelling by road is the best way to reach Kalpa, as you can enjoy the lovely sceneries on your way up there. Let’s have a look at some of the most convenient ways to get to Kalpa.

By Air

By Air:  How To Reach Kalpa
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Kalpa is located in the remote tribal hills of the Himalayas in Himachal Pradesh, because of which there is no straightforward flight to this region. The closest airport to Kalpa is the Shimla airport, which is located at a distance of 245 km. You can also choose to go to Bhuntar Airport, which is also located at the same distance as the Shimla Airport. All major airlines from prime cities have services to both the airports. From either airport, it takes 6-7 hours by road to get to Kalpa. Once you reach the airport, there are cabs outside waiting in a queue to take passengers to their destination.

By Road

By Road:  How To Reach Kalpa
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If you are travelling from a nearby city in the north, taking the road is one of the best options and saves a lot of hassle. Even if you are coming from a far away city, a road trip is always fun, especially to a place like Kalpa, which has some of the most stunning views of mountains and valleys. The NH22 connects Kalpa to Shimla, which is the nearest city, through which you can reach your destination. These roads are absolutely motorable and one can even take the bus facility that is provided by the HRTC. Regular buses ply from nearby cities like Delhi, Amritsar, and Chandigarh etc, which are comfortable and easy on the wallet.  

By Rail

By Rail:  How To Reach Kalpa
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The city of Kalpa is set deep in the Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh. You can reach Kalpa by taking a train from your city to the Shimla Railway Station, which is the closest one in the vicinity and is located at a distance of 244 km from Kalpa. Trains from major cities like Delhi, Chandigarh and many others are connected to this Railway Station. After reaching the railway station, you can hire a cab to reach your destination in Kalpa, which takes 6-7 hours.

Getting Around

Getting Around:  How To Reach Kalpa
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The town of Kalpa is pretty isolated due to its location, making it a favourite spot for people who are trying to get away from the crowds of the city. You can easily get around Kalpa by taking a cab to go sightseeing; the ride is comfortable especially if you are travelling with senior people. The HRTC also has bus facilities that ply to and fro from different attractions in Kalpa, making it easier for people to travel on a low budget. But the best way to go exploring in a small town like Kalpa, is to travel by foot; the kind of beauty that you may explore by simply walking around, may not be found while travelling in a cab or a bus.

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