Access and Climate

Access to Lahaul & Spiti district by road can be made from two different locations one is Sumdo through(Kinnaur District) for entry into Spiti valley and another is through Manali (Kullu District) for entry into Lahaul valley. The nearest airport is Bhutar Airport (Kullu) & nearest railheads are Jogindernagar, Shimla & Chandigarh.

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History of Lahaul & Spiti

The two units of the district i.e. Lahaul & Spiti, have separate historical backgrounds. In the distant past Lahaul had been changing hands between the rulers of Ladakh and Kulu. In the second half of the seventeenth century with the disintegration of Ladakh kingdom, Lahaul passed into the hands of the Kulu chief. In 1840, Maharaja Ranjit Singh took over Lahaul along with Kulu and ruled over it till 1846 when the area came under the sway of the British...