Position of HP in India

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Road & River Map of L&S
Position of L&S in HP Chandigarh to L&S
Lahaul & Spiti Tourist Map Manali to Leh
Access to L&S Monasteries in HP

Position of Himachal Pradesh in India

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On the north of Himachal, Jammu & Kashmir lies, whreas on the east Punjab, east southern Haryana, Uttar Pradesh & UT Chandigarh, on west side newly state Uttranchal and border of China exist.

Position of District Lahaul & Spiti in Himachal Pradesh

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Himachal comprises of 12 districts in total, covering the area of 55,673 sq km. Its total population is 6,077,248 as per 2001 census. The valley of Lahoul is situated to the south of Ladakh. For this very reason this place derived its name “Lho-Yul” meaning "Southern Country". To its south is situated the beautiful valley of Kullu across the Rohtang Pass (3195Mtrs) and the Bara Bangahal (Kangra) across the “Asakh” pass (5051Mtrs) . Its western boundaries touch the Pangi and Churah areas of Distt. Chamba. To its north situated the valleys of Zanskar and Ladakh across Shingola (5090 Mtrs) and Baralacha la (5450 Mtrs) respectively. Its eastern and south eastern boundaries coincide with those of Spiti and Western Tibet across the Kunzom Pass (4500 Mtrs). The population of L&S is 33,224 as per 2001 census with a poulation density of 2 per sq km.

Lahaul & Spiti Tourist Map

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The Lahaul & Spiti district is a unique socio-physical unit of Himachal Pradesh. Its two components, the sub-divisions of Lahaul & Spiti, are in turn equally distinct from each  other in several respects. Lahaul constitutes the western and physically more accessible area of the district.

Separated by high mountains ranges from Jammu & Kashmir territory on the north, Kullu and Bara Banghal on the south, Spiti on the east and Chamba on the west, Lahaul is a physically closed unit. In its west, however, the Chenab river forces its way by a narrow valley, while in the north-east the Yunan river flows into a Zangskar.




Access to Lahaul & Spiti

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Access to Lahaul & Spiti district by road can be made from two different locations one is through Sumdo (Kinnaur District) for entry into Spiti valley and another is through Manali (Kullu District) for entry into Lahaul valley. In between the Lahaul valley & Spiti valley the both are connected with road but road is opened only for few months (mid June to mid Oct).

Road & River Map of Lahaul & Spiti

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In Lahaul & Spiti major rivers are Chandra, Bhaga & Chandrabhaga in the Lahaul division and Spiti river & Pin river in the Spiti division.

Chandigarh to Lahaul & Spiti Route Map

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Chandigarh to Lahaul & Spiti through road:

Chandigarh to Lahaul (via Bilaspur-Mandi-Kullu-Manali)

Chandigarh to Spiti (via Shimla-Narkanda-Nako-Sumdo)

Manali to Leh

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Manali-Leh (via Rohtang Pass-Keylong-Sarchu-Pang-Tanglang La-Upshi) 475 km

Monasteries in HP

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