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Sangla valley is most charming and most beautiful Valley in country. Sangla is a city in the Baspa Valley in Kinnaur District of Himachal Pradesh. Sangla is located very close to the Tibetan border.
Sangla is a perfect gateway from busy life of cities. Sangla valley is also famous for temples and Meadow in valley. Other name for Sangla Valley is Baspa Valley.
"Sangla" meaning in language of Kinnaur is "Pass of Light" mean valley receiving sunlight during the day.
Sangla Valley/Baspa Valley

Location 

Sangla Valley is located in Kinnaur District of Himachal Pradesh. Sangla or Baspa valley starts at Karcham and ends at Chitkul. Chitkul is also a beautiful village located in this heavenly valley. Sangla valley is situated at an height of around  8,900 feet. This beautiful and majestic Sangla valley is located on the bank of the river Baspa.

Demography & Political View

Sangla Valley cosists of many villages and town but Sangla is biggest town where all facilities are available. here is a little view of Sangla.
According to census 2011
Total Population : 2244
Total houses : 536
Literacy : 78%
Sex Ratio :  1028
Total No. of houses : 536

Temples in Sangla Valley 

Sangla valley is known as for its temple also. There are several famous temples in Sangla valley. Some of them are here below. 
- Badri Nath Ji Temple
- Mata Devi Temple
- Bearing Nag Temples 
These all temples are great example of extraordinary creativity and spirituality.
Temples are truly architecture wonder and devoted to Hindus mostly.

Places to Visit in Sangla Valley

  • Chitkul Village
Chitkul village is located on India-Tibet border and at a distance of around 27 km from Sangla. Village is famous for its extraordinary scenic view and Potatoes also.
  •  Sangla meadows 
Sangla meadows or Sangla Kanda is most favored spot in Sangla valley as it is lush green meadows with mud patches and a magnificent backdrop of snow covered Himalayan Mountains.
  • Kamru Fort
Kamru fort and now temple is great mix of extraordinary architecture and perfection. Kamru Fort is dedicated to Kamakhya Devi. 
The fort consist of a wooden balcony and a big wooden idle of goddess Kamakhya Devi.
  • Batseri Village
Batseri village is located at a distance of around 8 km Batseri village is famous for local handicrafts like kinnauri shawls, caps and other handicrafts items.
  • Tibetan Wood Carving Center
Tibetan Wood Carving Center is also located in Sangla valley and famous for Tibetan handicrafts and items. 

Facts about Sangla Valley

  • Sangla Valley is famous for Sweet & Juicy apples.
  • Until 1989 outsiders were not allowed in valley without permission due to its geographical location.
  • Baspa Dam Reservoir is located in Sangla Valley and this dam is on Baspa River.
  • A saffron farm is located in outskirt of Sangla town.
  • Fulaich Fair is celebrated in sangla valley in the month of August and  September.
  • Kamru fort is more than 800 years old and now it has been turned into temple and temple is dedicated to maa Kamkhya Devi.

How to Reach Sangla ?

To reach Sangla there is only Bus services and Taxi services as there is no airport or railway facility in this place. To reach there one can hire private taxi also.
Distance From Delhi : 560 km
Distance from Shimla : 225 km
Nearest Airport : Shimla
Nearest Railway Station : Shimla
Every name consist a story behind its name, similarly 12 districts of Devbhoomi carry story behind its name. District's name is linked with history of Himachal Pradesh and Devbhoomi. Here's story behind name of Districts of Himachal Pradesh, in this post.
District names & story Behind it
Know about Himachal Pradesh First

#Himachal Pradesh 

Himachal Pradesh is a state with 55,673 km square area(21,495 sq m) situated in North-India, which is 18th state in India union.'Himachal' name is taken from two Hindi words,'Him' and 'Anchal' Which means Lap of Himalyas. Himachal Pradesh is part of Himalayas. Himachal Pradesh is also known as 'Dev Bhoomi' which means 'Land of God and goddess'.
Himachal Pradesh is most peaceful and beautiful state in India, and is famous for its natural beauty. Shimla is District of Himachal Pradesh.
Himachal Pradesh is divided in 12 Districts.
These 12 Districts are given below
Chamba
Lahaul and Spiti
Hamirpur
Solan
Mandi
Kangra
Kinnaur
Kullu
Shimla
Sirmaur
Una
Bilaspur

Story Behind names of these 12 districts is given below

1. Chamba

Chamba District was founded in year 920 AD. There was a king of Chamba Raja Sahil Varman. His daughter's name was Champavati. Sahil Burman named district on his daughter's name.

2. Lahaul & Spiti

Lahaul spiti biggest district of Himachal Pradesh in terms of Area and smallest district in terms of Population comprises of two names Lahaul and Spiti.
The district comprises of two mountain area one is Lahaul & other is Spiti.
So lahaul spiti got its name on the name of these two tracts.

3. Hamirpur

Hamirpur is smallest district of Himachal Pradesh with an area around 1118 km square. Hamirpur named on king Raja Hamir Chand.

4. Solan

Solan is one of the district known for Mushrooms and called as "Mushroom City" of Himachal Pradesh. Solan got its name as 'Solan' on the name of Hindu Goddess Devi Shoolini. Shoolini devi is worshiped in Solan and there are several of Devotees of Shoolini devi.

5. Mandi

Mandi District is second most populated district of Himachal Pradesh. Mandi is also known as "Choti Kashi" of Himachal Pradesh.
Mandi was known as "Mandav Nagar" on the name of Great Rishi 'Mandav'. Rishi Mandav prayed in this area, and the rocks turned black due to the severity of his penance. Alternatively , the name may have been derived from common word Mandi which means Market.

6. Bilaspur

Bilaspur is second smallest district in terms of area. Bilaspur traces its origin from Rishi Vyas. Earlier Bilaspur was known as Vyaspur.

7. Una Disrict

Una district which was earlier known as Jaswan Dun was founded in 1170 by King Purab Chand(Katoch Family of Kangra).

8. Sirmaur

Sirmaur are quite a few Sunrises. Sirmaur derived its name as sirmaur being senior among-st the princely hill states.

9. Kangra

Kangra District is most populated sitrict of Himachal Pradesh. Ancient name of Kangra District as Bhimanagar founded by Pandavs. Bhimanagar was named on name of Bhima.
Whereas Kangra got its name from words made of Kaan(Ear) and Gaddha(Create) which means famous ancient Plastic surgeons of region known for Plastic surgery of Royal Families.

10. Kinnaur 

Kinnaur District is third biggest district of Himachal Pradesh. Kinnaur was formed in year 1960 and derived its name from word 'Kinner'. The natives of HP are traditionally referred to as Kinners.

11. Shimla

Capital of Himachal Pradesh and queen of Hills Shimla got its name on the name of Hindu Goddess Shyamla Devi.

12. Kullu

One of the Most beautiful district of Himachal Pradesh. There are other evidences in history and literature that confirm that the name of this part was 'kalut' and the letter 'T' was eventually dropped from the name with the time. Thus this place got its present name Kullu.
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