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Reckong Peo Kinnaur

Reckong Peo is also spelled Rekong Peo and known as Peo by the local inhabitants, is headquarters of Kinnaur district, one of the twelve administrative districts of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.
At a height of 2,290 metres (7,513 ft), Reckong Peo is 260 kilometres (162 miles) from Shimla and seven kilometres (4⅓ miles) from Powari. Earlier Kalpa was the headquarters later changed to Reckong Peo, named after group of people who used to own this place in ancient times.
It is vry beautiful place to visit. There are five tourist places in Reckong Peo. These are following:-
1. Kalpa-
Kalpa is a popular attraction and is home to two chief hotels of the Kinnaur Region of Himachal Pradesh, namely the Tourist Complex and Hotel Kinner Kailash. Kalpa is the chief village of the Kinnaur Region set at a height of 2,768 m above sea level. Tourists come here to get a view of Kinner Kailash Peak.
2. Kinner Kailash-
The Kinner Kailash Peak has a 79 ft tall rock formulation, that appears like a Shiva Linga. It is a popular pilgrimage spot and it should be noted that this Shiva Linga changes colour throughout the day. Kinner Kailash is usually considered as one of the mythical residences of Lord Shiva.
3. Wildlife Sanctuaries-
There are three wild life sanctuaries located in Reckong Peo, namely the Lipa- Asrang Sanctuary, the Rakchham-Chhitkul Sanctuary and the Rupi- Bhaba Sanctuary. These sanctuaries are home to a variety of wildlife, including species like yak, ibex, leopard, red fox, goral, blue sheep, brown beer, musk deer and the Himalayan black deer.
4. Bhaba Valley-
The Bhaba Valley is a popular destination of the region and is located on the Bhaba river. The Bhaba Valley is popular among the trekkers, writers, poets and nature lovers, for its picturesque landscapes.
5. Chandika Temple-
The Chandika Devi Temple is located at a distance of 3 km from Reckong Peo in Kothi. This temple is in the village of Kothi and is devoted to Goddess Chandika, who is worshipped with great respect by the locals. It is believed that she was the daughter of the demon Banasur, who presided over Kinnaur. The Chandika Devi Temple is set amidst deodar forests and snow capped peaks.