Rudyard Kipling lovingly said about Keylong “surely the Gods live here, this is no place for men”. This stunning place, located in Himachal Pradesh on the Leh-Manali Highway, is the perfect detour to escape into the magic of the mountains.
For those seeking serenity and peace, Keylong is the best place to be. Often referred to as the ‘Land of Monasteries’, it houses some of the holiest places in the country worshipped by Buddhists, some even older than 900 years. In fact, this is one of those places where God and his most beautiful creation i.e. nature exist side by side.
Its natural landscape is at par with the most magnificent mountainside towns in the world. Miles of barren lands, dramatic snowlines, and turquoise green lakes, make Keylong all the more beautiful. While Keylong, due to its location, doesn’t have a very green landscape, its majestic beauty lies in its craggy barren slopes and steeply jutting mountain peaks. The chilly mountain breeze here rejuvenates and refreshes the visitors away from the stuffy environs of the cities.
It is a haven for adventure seekers as well. People come from all over the country for high mountain pass treks, camps, biking, and river rafting. Food lovers like to gorge on authentic Tibetan and local Pahari food here.
What makes the place even more intriguing is that it is accessible only for 5 months each year. Read on to find out more about this perfect destination that’s bound to make your vacation memorable.