Temples of Kinnaur District.
In Kinnaur, the Ashta Yamo songs are sung
Kinnauri This is commonly spoken in the Kinnaur region.
Apples in Kinnaur are grown at an altitude above 10,000 feet.
The religion of upper Kinnaur is mostly Buddhism, having the institution of Lamaism.
Kinnaur also known as the“Land of God” which is
located about 235 km from Shimla.
In Kinnaur when someone dies, all the villagers collect at his house at night.
Most of the villages of Kinnaur lie at a high altitude, some close to 4000m.
Most of the villages of Kinnaur lie at quite a high altitude, some close to 4000m.
Their permanent and semi- permanent dwelling places are in Kinnaur, Lahaul, Pangi and Gadderan Chamba Bharmaur.
The people of lower Kinnaur are mostly Hindus though the ethno-historical factors
have resulted in some Buddhist influence.
Kinnaur, Lahaul- Spiti,
Kulu, Chamba- Pangi are tribal areas which are snow bound most of the year round.
In Chamba, Kullu, Sirmaur and Kinnaur areas, some of these old families have interesting
collections of such traditional articles.
As stated above, the people of lower Kinnaur are mostly Hindus,
though some references of Buddhism is also evident.
In the ancient legends, the populace of Kinnaur are known as Kinners, the halfway between men and gods.
In Lahaul and Spiti and in Kinnaur, however, the most widely spoken languages belong to the Sino-Tibetan family.
For a better understanding of ethnic and cultural distribution, Kinnaur district may be classified into three territorial units.
There is no direct flight to Kinnaur and the nearest Airport is Shimla which can
be reached from Delhi.
The roads right after the start of Kinnaur suddenly became narrow
and deadly and it's frequently blocked by landslides.
In the Kinnaur, Lahaul, Pangi,
Sirmaur and Kullu areas, drums of different shapes and sizes are played at different festivals.
Day services to travel to places within Kinnaur are also available
but with less reliability than the long distance routes.
For a better understanding of ethnic and cultural distribution, the Kinnaur District may be classified into three territorial units.
Kinnaur Road has been cut into hard rock,
to make a road linking Kinnaur and the rest of the country.
The shepherds of Kinnaur migrate to warmer places before the on set of winter
and on their way they halt at Rampur.
There also old Buddhist monasteries and temples in Kinnaur nearby which have a different significance in themselves
and also worshiped by Buddhists.
The difference in Kinnaur culture from the rest of this state can be seen,
because it holds deep equality with Tibetan culture.
The Thatha This is a custom prevalent in the Kinnaur region and is designed to ward off the evil spirits and ghosts.
The Tribals Among the tribal races in the region, are the Kinnaure(
people of Kinnaur), Lahule(
People of Lahaul), Gaddi, Gujjar, Bodh, Khampa and Swangle.
When we set out on a Kinnaur, Lahaul, Spiti Trip,
we knew Kunzum Pass would be the high point of this trip- literally & metaphorically.
Kinner Kailash(6,050 metres) is
regarded as one the mythological abodes of Lord Shiva, and you can have the magnificent view of the peak from Kalpa village in Kinnaur valley.