Drench yourself in scenic Sangla Valley Kinnaur

Homes in hill top in Sangla valley Himachal Pradesh India

Sangla is a beautiful village in Kinnaur district of Himachal PradeshAs it is in upper Himachal, the journey to Sangla valley is not only adventurous but also prolonged one(read more on that here). Today I’m going to present some of the interesting pictures of Sangla Valley Kinnaur I captured while wandering around in the village.

Sangla Valley Kinnaur | View of Sangla valley Himachal Pradesh India

The village of Sangla Valley Kinnaur starts with a bus stand followed by a small yet pragmatic market having ample options of hotels available nearby. Locals from nearby smaller villages also use this market for basic needs. Mainly because the other main market is in Rampur which is almost 3 hours away. Although most of the houses are in the valley and not on the main highway. Thus, to get the vibe of the village, we have to walk down the narrow alleys surrounded by lovely colored houses.

Picturesque Sangla Valley Kinnaur

The Narrow Alleys of Sangla Valley Kinnaur

Sangla Valley Kinnaur | Narrow Lane in Sangla valley Himachal Pradesh India

Sangla Valley Kinnaur | A Narrow Lane in Sangla valley Himachal Pradesh India

As Sangla valley is almost cut off from the rest of the country for a good six months because of heavy snowfall, the houses are built of wooden structure primarily. Wooden logs are very commonly found in every other house here. 

Suggested Read – Best places to visit in Sangla Valley!

The Unique Wooden Houses of Sangla Valley Kinnaur

Sangla Valley Kinnaur | A house in sangla

I was even amused to see that most of the local’s store (& cover) water tanks to prevent the (limited) available water from freezing during the winter. Below are a few of the houses on the hilltop with a beautiful view of the Sangla valley and Baspa river flowing beneath.

Sangla Valley Kinnaur | homes in Sangla valley Himachal Pradesh India

Sangla Valley Kinnaur | Home in Sangla valley Himachal Pradesh India

I was overwhelmed by the flamboyant Sangla valley and alluring houses with creative doors. Delighted to notice that locals here are not afraid to experiment with the colors and art they put in their homes’ entrance 🙂

Related Read – How to reach Sangla Valley from Delhi?

The Craftsmanship in Doors of Sangla Valley Kinnaur

Sangla Valley Kinnaur | A door's entry in Sangla valley Himachal Pradesh India

Sangla Valley Kinnaur | A door in Sangla valley Himachal Pradesh India

Sangla Valley Kinnaur | Entry of the Bering Nag Temple Sangla valley Himachal Pradesh India

Sangla Valley Kinnaur | Door in Sangla valley house

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I didn’t even expect such interesting houses and doors in Sangla Valley Kinnaur. But as soon as I found these, I thought these are extremely photogenic..What do you think?? 

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60 Comments

  1. TIf says:

    I would agree- the houses and doors are very photogenic! The alleys might make me feel a little claustrophobic but oh wellA still cute! Ha

  2. Michael says:

    Love the wonderful pictures. Villages can sometimes be great places to travel.

  3. Leah says:

    Looks like a beautiful place! Love all those little doorways!

  4. Michael says:

    This looks so colourful. It seems like a nice place to visit. Very nice read.

  5. Sangla Valley is definitely one of a kind place and offers many picturesque scene where one can just get lost into

  6. alison netzer says:

    I love the doors. It’s something when people care so much about an entry way. The surrounding nature is so beautiful. I have to admit, I’ve never heard of this village so thank you for introducing me.

  7. Alexander Popkov says:

    That is kind of place, where I would only go with my camera to photograph doors and windows. Interesting place.

  8. I loved your article! I really like the way you focused on the amazing doorways you came across in the village. Another place to add to my bucket list!

  9. Sangla looks incredible! I especially love the craftsmanship of the doors – I’d most probably take pictures of all the beautiful doors all day long! Haha!

  10. I love to take photographs of unique and different doors when I travel too 🙂 Amazingly beautiful and stunning area!

  11. I absolutely LOVE the all the photos you have of the doors. They are such unique artwork.

  12. Those wooden houses and the embellished doors are amazing! Very colourful .

  13. I love these doorways! These all look so unique and special, great capture of the characteristics of each house there, and the Sangla Valley looks picturesque in general!

  14. Soumya Gayatri says:

    Amazing photographs. Loved the colorful houses in the quaint little village. I would like to visit this one when I am in Himachal.

  15. Those houses are super cute & I love the doors. They are truely works of art

  16. We are currently slow travelling in Himachal Pradesh and looking up for places to see, we are so glad to have found your post. Had not heard of Sangla even though we have been to Himachal a few times already! There is always a new gem to be discovered here!

  17. Himachal is beautiful – I have never been to the place but I read so much about it that I feel I know the place and the people. Looking forward to seeing this beauty in person

  18. Beautiful photos! The area around the village looks like it would have some incredible hiking and options for exploring. I’d love to visit here one day – those doors are certainly beautiful!

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  25. I have been to Kinnaur thrice, infact just came from Sangla last week. And everytime I have been lucky to see a different shade. Though Sangla has changed a lot but it still makes for a great visit 🙂

    1. Yes, it’s developing at a nice pace. Thank you for the kind words.

  26. I am surprised and impressed with how beautiful those doors are! They’re definitely not what I expected as I was scrolling down. Really loved the one with the flowers on it, I think that ones my favorite!

    1. Thank you, yes they surely are beautiful!!

  27. Beautiful houses! I loved looking at the doors as well. I’m sure it feels amazing waking up to a view of the river beneath!

    1. Yes it was a peaceful and lovely stay there!!

  28. I’ve never heard of this village before, but those photos are absolutely incredible! I love the rolling hills and valleys, and how colourful the houses are! I especially love that rose door- that design is simply stunning! I would definitely be ready to hire whoever painted that door to recreate that on my front door!!

    1. Loved your beautiful words🙂 Agreed it was surely a gorgeous village.

  29. Wow 😳! Those pictures are really gorgeous. I’ve never been to Sangla but would love to go there. The village looks lovely to discover.

    1. Thank you for the lovely words🙂 Hope you get to visit there:)

  30. OMG your pictures are breathtaking . I have never visited North Side of India and now I regret it so bad. Am definitely gonna visit this place in my next trip to India(hopefully this year ) Thanks for sharing 🙂

    1. Oh, I really hope you explore North India whenever you’re back, thank you for the lovely words🙂

  31. Himachal used to be my second home. Every two weeks I would visit it. And Sangla used to be one of my favourite places. I love the doors and people there. Your post and vivid pictures reminded me of my time there.

    1. Thank you Archana for the lovely words. Glad I could help you recall your memories from there🙂

  32. Seems like a great getaway spot. And your narration makes it all the more interesting and gives a real life like experience.

    Gayathri @ Musings Over Nothing

    1. Thank you Gayatri for the lovely words🙂

  33. This is a unic blog post very nice
    Keep it up

    1. Thank you for the lovely words🙂

  34. I have heard or been in Sangla, but this looks amazing. How long did you stay?

    1. Yes it was amazing. We wee there for 2.5 days which surely are less as we underestimated travel time so unfortunately it impacted our stay 😐

  35. Your post brought back my Sangla travel memories. I wish the people of the plains will be a bit more experimental with their residence’s doors and windows, I am bored of watching the same fashioned doors and windows! It is very interesting to know the water tanks are covered in order to protect the water from freezing.

    1. Agreed, cities are more towards same urban doors, nothing intricate. Glad I could revive your Sangla trip memories.

  36. Very lovely doors! I’ve never been to India but has always been in my bucket list!

    1. Thank you for the lovely words. Hope you can visit India sooner and enjoy your stay here🙂

  37. Wow, somehow your pictures convey so much of your journey! Thanks for sharing them with us.

    1. Thank you for your lovely words🙂

  38. Abigail Sinsona says:

    I love exploring small villages when visiting new countries or cities. This town has a unique charm to it! I love the photos you took!

    1. Thank you for the lovely words🙂

  39. Interesting doors and loved the post 😊

    1. Thank you for the lovely words🙂

  40. Wow, a couple of really gorgeous doors. Thanks for sharing these 🙂

    1. Thank you Norm for the lovely words 🙂
      Also wanted to let you know that your comment went into my spam folder which I cam across today only.
      Not sure if this is the issue at my end or yours.
      Have a great day 🙂

  41. Never been there; but your descriptions and photography makes it so alluring!

    1. Hi there,
      Welcome to the blog 🙂
      Thanks for the lovely comments.
      xx

      1. There is always something unique and charming about villages. It speaks beauty and peace which most cities lack. I’ve never being to Sangla but I’m sure I’d love every bit of the village

      2. I agree, villages never disappoint! Thank you for the lovely words🙂

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