Kalpa is a small town in the Sutlej river valley, above Recong Peo in the Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh, Northern India, in the Indian Himalaya. Inhabited by Kinnauri people and famous for its apple orchards. Apples are a major cash-crop for the region. The local inhabitants follow a syncretism of Hinduism and Buddhism, and many temples in Kalpa are dedicated to both Hindu and Buddhist gods and goddesses. The average literacy rate of Kalpa is around 83.75%. One of the famous music director of Himachal Pradesh, Surender Negi, is from Kalpa. India's first ever voter Shyam Saran Negi also belongs to Kalpa
Earlier, the region was under the reign of the Magadha Dynasty that was followed by the Mauryan Empire during 6th century. In fact, Kinnaur was also ruled by the Guge Kingdom of Tibet during the 9th and 12th centuries. Later, King Akbar ruled the region and brought it under the Mughal Empire. Once you visit Kalpa, you'll find a picturesque view of green orchards, gorgeous valleys, forests of cedar, high altitude deserts and striking gorges. A long drive through the rugged mountains rising up from the riverbanks and the Sutlej slicing deep gap through the Great Himalayas give a wonderful experience to cherish forever.
Once you step in Kalpa, you will be greeted by the most stunning views of the Kinner-Kailash Mountain and a 70-m Shiva Lingam that strikes out of the peak. The Suicide Point is another famous spot, which is 10 minutes away from the apple orchards. Adventure seekers may enjoy trekking in Kalpa and unfold the scenic beauty of the place. Holidaying in Kalpa is admirable for its perfect combination of Hindu and Buddhist culture, gardens and blooming valley in summer.