Drench yourself in scenic Sangla Valley Kinnaur

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?? 

Have you visited Sangla Valley Kinnaur in Himachal Pradesh? Do share your experience with us!!

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42 thoughts

  1. 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 🙂

  2. 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!

  3. 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!!

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

  5. 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 🙂

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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 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 🙂

      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

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