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AreaHimachal Pradesh, India
Ranking#1 of things to do in Rakchham
WeatherSummer 10°C to 23°C, Winter -5°C to 9°C
TypeFamily, Hill Stations, Nature
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Chitkul village is the last inhabited village before the Indo-Tibetian border gives way to China. Chitkul is a village located in the Baspa Valley in Himachal Pradesh. Located at a height of 3450 m above sea level, it is a frontier village and the last settlement before the Indo-Tibetan border. It is also the last northward point in India that one can travel to without a permit. Chitkul is known for growing some of the finest quality peas and potatoes in India.

Chitkul is religiously important as it is considered the last point in the Kinner Kailash Parikrama (circumambulation of the Kinner Kailash mountain). A 500-year-old temple dedicated to the local goddess Mathi is one of much importance in the region, as it is the only Hindu deity that must be paid respect to by pilgrims on the Parikrama.

There is a monastery called Kagyupa Temple where an age old image of Shakyamuni Buddha is worshipped. The main attractions of Chitkul are its houses which have either slate or wooden plank roofs. It also houses a small Buddhist Temple and a small tower. 

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