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 cellular services are available. The BSNL coverage area is Keylong, Tandi, Sissu, Goushal, Koksar (from Keylong to Koksar side), Keylong, Udaipur, Darcha and Kaza. Recently Airtel service has also been started from Keylong this year. Right now coverage area of Airtel is only in Keylong around area. 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.
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.
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: 01900-222223
- Police Station, Udaipur Tel: 01909-222210
- Police Station, Kaza Tel: 01906-222253
To provide the medical facilities in the district, Civil Hospital is located at district headquarter Keylong. The contact number of OPD is 01900-222255 and of emergency is 01900-222211. 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.