Reckong Peo

Reckong Peo or Peo as it is called by the locals was commonly known as the Land of the Gods. This place is a wonderful showcase of the beauty that the Himalayas have to offer to us. This is a place that the Gods will definitely inhabit. The headquarters of Kinnaur district, Peo is a treasure in the midst of the Himalayas. Reckong Peo is a sleepy town in the midst of the great Himalayas which is famous for its apple orchards. Inhabited by the Kinnauri people, this is also a land of a very different culture which survives in today’s date of modernisation. Of course the apple orchards, the pine tree smell and the stately deodars make it a place which is mighty difficult to actually resist. Reckong Peo was very rarely known till a few years back and it is still a place very rare people visit. Thus the nature here is untouched and undiminished in its glory. It should definitely be experienced. Also visible from Reckong Peo are two of the greatest wonders of the Himalayas. The Shivling rock and the Kailash mountain visible from this little place and the importance of these places do not need to be highlighted. This place was a part of old Tibet and you need a special licence to get there which is easily available. But the point is get to this place, so unexplored and so new yet a land existing for so long. Lipa-Asrang Sanctuary, Rupi-Bhaba Sanctuary and Rakchham-Chhitkul Sanctuary are some of the places that showcase the unique biodiversity of this place in the Himalayas. This is the other treasure that you can find in these lands and make you truly believe in beauty.

market place reckong peo

market place reckong peo

 

Reckong Peo or Peo which is known as the Land of the Gods is an amazing showcase of the splendor which Himalayas present. This is a place that the Gods will certainly dwell in. The headquarters of Kinnaur district, Peo is a hoard in the middle of the Himalayas.  It is a serene town in the center of the great Himalayas which is well-known for its apple orchards.

Populated by the Kinnauri people, this is also a land of a very diverse culture which exists in today’s date of urbanization. Of course the apple orchards, the stately deodars and the pine tree smell make it a place which is strongly difficult to resist. Reckong Peo was hardly ever known till a few years back and it is still a place very rare people visit.

Also palpable from Reckong Peo are two of the greatest wonders of the Himalayas: The Kailash Mountain and The Shivling rock which are visible from this small place and the significance of these places do not need to be highlighted.

another still of market place rekong peo

another still of market place rekong peo

 

Reckong Peo came into existence on 1st May 1960. In accordance with history, it is believed that it was earlier known as Kinnaura. There are many legends and myths attached to the history of the district. In between, the 9th and 12th century the district was under the rule of the Guge Kingdom of Tibet. After that, it was divided into seven parts, which jointly came to be known as Sat Khund

The district was later conquered by Akbar, which resulted in the insertion of this district into the Mughal Empire. After the fall of the Mughal Empire, this district was then known as Chini Tehsil which played a vital role in the progress of the region.

Reckong Peo is the capital of Kinnaur District. It is one of the twelve administrative districts of Himachal Pradesh in India. It is at an altitude of 2,290 meters above mean sea level.

Summers in the town of  are very moderate, and this is the finest time to visit the town . However, the winters are too cold.  The maximum temperature in this time will range nearly 25°C and the minimum temperature remains nearly 6°C. The best time to visit Reckong Peo is from March to June and from September to December.

hotel Apple pie kalpa located 8 kms from reckong peo

hotel Apple pie kalpa located 8 kms from reckong peo

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