Musuem/ Art Gallery

KEYLONG MUSUEM : A museum of  Tribal Art along with an auditorium is being established at  Keylong. The museum apart from archaeological finds displays Thanka  Paintings, objects  of everyday use as they existed before the  achievement  of modern mechanised equipments in the District. The museum  is also having  manuscripts in Bhoti  Scripts and Tankri   documents. The musuem is also having a good auditorium for  hosting cultural events. Open for general public on all  working days including Sunday between 10:00 AM to 05:00PM  except Tuesday. The museum is under the control of  Department of Language Art & Culture.
At Kyuling (Spiti) the  sect of  the  nono of  Spiti ( the ruling Wazir of Spiti area under the nominal  British control before Independence)have  also established a small museum of artefacts.

Tele-Communication and Internet

In the  district BSNL P&T  and Mobile facility are available.  The BSNL, AIRTEL 4G & JIO 4G cellular services are available. The BSNL  coverage area is Keylong, Tandi, Sissu, Goushal, Koksar  (from Keylong to Koksar side), Keylong, Udaipur, Darcha and  Kaza. AIRTEL 4G is operational in Lahaul Sub division(Keylong, Tandi, Sissu, Goushal, Koksar and Darcha side). JIO 4G is operational in Lahaul as well as Spiti subdivision but not udaipur subdivision. The STD Codes for Keylong is 01900,  Udaipur it is 01909 and for Kaza it is 01906. The basic P&T  lines are upto Darcha only on Manali-Leh highway. Besides  this WLL service of BSNL is also available.


The peoples  of Lahaul & Spiti have three meals a day-Ken or tshema in  the morning, Shod or chicken  in the noon  and  yangskin or Gongal at night. Their staple food is buckwheat  locally known as Kathu.Barley,heat  and Rice also consumed. Besides they consume a lot of lugri  or tsagti, chhang (beer) and  salted tea mixed with   butter.  Arak ( Local distilled liquor) is also taken  occasionally.  Smoking of Tobacco is very common among  the aged people, but is forbidden  for the ladies.

Petrol Pump

In district Lahaul & Spiti  there are only two petrol pumps one atTandi  (Lahaul valley)which  is 105 Km away from Manali and second inKaza  (Spiti valley)which  is 421 Km away from Shimla. In Lahaul valley after Tandi  another petrol pump is situated at Leh (J & K) which is 368  Km away from Tandi.

Police Assistance

To ensure  safety and security of the tourists, and to guide them about  the terrain, routes, weather etc kindly contact police  station located in the district at following areas:

  • Police Station, Keylong Tel:  01900-202223
  • Police Station, Udaipur Tel:  01909-262253
  • Police Station, Kaza Tel:  01906-222253

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Medical Assistance

To provide the medical  facilities in the district, Civil Hospital is located at  district headquarter Keylong. The contact number of OPD is  01900-202255 and of emergency is 01900-202211. The hospital  provides all types of medicines to the patients.  The  Community Health Centres are located at Udaipur, Shansha,  Kaza and Primary Health Centres are located at Sissu,  Gondhla, Gemur, Tholong, Jhalman, Thirot, Tingret, Tabo,  Sagnam and Civil Dispensaries are located at Darcha, Phura,  Kibber, Lossar, Hansa.

Besides these Auyurvedic  Hospital, Tibetan Dispensary & Veterinary Hospital are also  located at Keylong.