Kinnaur: A drive of a lifetime! (Pictures)

Kinnaur is probably one of the most beautiful places you can find in Himachal Pradesh. I took 4 friends out on a drive to Chitkul, that probably all of us will remember for a lifetime.

I hope you get a chance to see this beautiful place!

 

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Temple en route Kinnaur
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The tunnel, on the entrance of Taranda dhank
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Taranda dhank – The most dangerous road in the world!
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Taranda dhank- An engineering marvel in the cliff of death
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The road to heaven is a difficult one! Taranda dhank Semi tunnel
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A hell of a welcome gate! Notice the road is all gravel.
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Toiling in the sun- It really looked like the mountain was sweating!
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The mighty Himalayas
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About 14 kms short of Sangla. What a stunning road!
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Standing tall- the peaks of Kinnaur
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Warm Kinnauri smile- A villager lit up our tired faces with his smile!
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Kinner Kailash as seen from Sangla. A weird greenish glow.
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The flags that are everywhere
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Incredible Himalayas. The view on the left, enroute Chitkul
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The glorious mountains of the himalayas!
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The infinitesimal size of these mountains makes you wonder.
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Humongous snowslide!
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Incredible HRTC drivers- RESPECT!
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Baspa Valley ,and the road to Chitkul
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The trek to the other side
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Glacial levels of snow!
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Astonishingly huge mountain near Chitkul
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Dzo- The cutest hybrid in the world spotted in Kinnaur
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An amazing car on an amazing road. Totally thrilled.
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Baspa Valley and the Govt. School in Chitkul
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“The last restaurant in India” a.k.a Hindustan ka akhri dhaba
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Government High School Chitkul- Come to learn!
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Not a bad place to be, this. Another 40 kms of trekking leads to the Indo-Chinese border

 

It’s an astonishing place and a beautiful road, but it takes a toll on your car. 4×4 would’ve helped!
I hope you enjoyed these pictures, do leave a comment! 🙂

 

Chirag is a Media Technologist Originally from the Himalayan region of Shimla (India). He holds a MSc in “Medientechnologie” from the German University TU-Ilmenau, and a bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering.
Passions include drones, cameras, astrophysics, and making life here on planet earth a little bit better.

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