Chhitkul(3450m):This is the last and highest village in the Baspa valley. It is situated on the right bank of the Baspa river. There is a road along the left bank from Karchham. There are three temples of local goddess Mathi, the main one said to have been constructed about 500 years ago by a resident of Garhwal. The square ark of the goddess, is made of walnut wood and is covered with clothes and surmounted by a tuft of yak tail. Two poles called bayanga are inserted into it by means of which it is carried. The goddess has a mouthpiece.
How to Reach:
The nearest airport is at Shimla,247 kms. from Chhitkul . The airport is connected to many major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, etc. The cabs and taxis are easily available from outside the airport to Chhitkul .
Nearest railway station to the village is again Shimla (247km). It is one of the major stations connecting to several major cities including Delhi. Hire a taxi or take a bus from here for Chhitkul .
The road might be your best pick to reach Kalpa if traveling from a city not that far off. The roads are conveniently built and save the tourists from the hassle for opting more than one mode of transport. The road to Reckong Peo is populated with beautiful scenic landscape and will thus make this journey an affair you'll always remember. The HRTC (Himachal Road Transport Corporation) have regular bus services from the state Capital Shimla and neighboring states like Delhi, Punjab, etc. Travelers can also take private owned bus from Delhi to Reckong Peo. There are several intro-city bus services you can avail from various neighboring cities within the state. You may take 1)Delhi->Shimla->Rampur -> Reckong peo > Sangla>Chhitkul 2) Delhi->Manali-> Kaza->Reckong peo > Sangla>Chhitkul .
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