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Did you Know?

  • The Spiti Valley lies in the rainshadow of the Himalayas, high above the rest of India.
  • Traditionally in Spiti the eldest son inherited all the property while the younger sons entered the monasteries and became lamas.
  • Fed by several streams the Spiti river flows through the area to eventually join the Sutlej that starts from Mansrovar in Tibet.
  • This is one of the important towns of Lahul and Spiti.
  • Deep inside the inner folds of the Himalays, behind the greater Himalayan ranges lies the valley of Spiti.
  • Skirting the Bara Shigri glacier, Spiti or the 'Middle Country', is connected to Lahaul by the Kunzum pass at 4,551 meters.
  • The Pin valley national park was constituted in 1984 to conserve and preserve the rare flora and fauna of the region.
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