Kinnaur and Spiti: Back in Time
Jaideep Mukerji gives a glimpse of an ancient culture that is fast disappearing
In a far corner of the north Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, tucked away amongst the folds of the middle Himalayas, are located the Kinnaur and Spiti valleys. The dramatic change in forest cover and greenery is visible as you drive from Kinnaur to Spiti—the forested slopes and verdant greenery suddenly changes to the brown and ochre of a cold and arid landscape made up of rocky slopes and snow-capped peaks. Kinnaur is one of the smallest districts in India, in terms of population, and ...
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