Keylong

Situated at an altitude of about 3350 meters above the sea level the picturesque hill station  Keylong is located. Keylong is the headquarters of Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh. The region is strange, exciting, primitive mountainous and delightful. Rudyard Kipling said of the region “Surely the God live here this no place for men.” This place promises a breathtaking view of the beautiful green Lahaul valley.

There are some wonderful monasteries around Keylong in Lahaul Spiti. These Buddhist religious sites are popular among the tourists for their Splendid architectur . Gompa in Shasur, gompa in Kardang , Guru Ghantal, Tyaul  are best place to visit near Keylong.

The best time to visit Keylong is between the months of July and September.

ACCESS : By road the distance is 115 km from Manali,  373 km from Leh, 435 km from Chandigarh and 690 km from Delhi. Nearest airport is Bhunter, 175 km from Keylong.

The route to Lahaul takes a traveler over Rohtang Pass (3980 ml), Koksar (1st village of Lahaul) Sissu, Gondla and crossing the river Chandra Bhaga at TandiHeavy winter snows cut off road connectivity to the region at Rohtang Pass for six months from November to June. Buses, Taxis are available from Manali in season. Lahaul and Spiti district remains cut-off from outside world till mid June due to heavy snowfall and closing of Rohtang Pass.

CLIMATE :  There is little or no rain in monsoons in this reason. The climate remains dry and invigorating. The days are hot and nights are extremely cold.

Road from Keylong to Leh

 

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