Thursday, December 6, 2007

Kalpa, the land of Shiva.

This is an example of mix of Pahari (from mountains) and Buddhist architecture in the countryside temples in the villages more north from Shimla ito Kinnaur and Spiti valleys. This particular shot has been taken from Kalpa, the favourite retreat of Lord Curson, one of the Viceroy of British India. He wanted to make Kalpa the next summer capital of British India.
In the backdrops one can see the famous Kinner Kailash Range, according to Hindu legend it is believed to be the winter abode of Lord Shiva, the elevation of Kinner Kailashis 6050mts. With the better transport & lodging facilities, Kalpa has became a favourite destination of adventure lovers. The famous Kinner Kailash Parikrama, a strenuous trek starts from Kalpa only.

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