Kyelong is the district head quarters of Lahaul and Spifi. At an
altitude of 3156 m. Kyelong is situated on the main trade route
between the Rohtang and Baralacha passes above the Bhaga river.
Most of the government offices are located at Kyelong. This is also
the hub-centre of all commercial activity with a regular bazaar.
Naturally Kyelong is the most populated and busy village of the
Lahaul valley. As far as communication facilities are concerned,
there are police and telegraph radio nets, telephone exchange at
Kyelong and postal service throughout the valley. There are three
light TV transmitter has been installed one in Sumnam village, second
in Baring & third in Udaipur. In the past Kyelong was home for
the Moravian missionaries.
During summers Kyelong is very green looking refreshingly striking
against a backdrop of brown hills and snow clad peaks. Because of
this panoramic setting Lieut. Col., the Honble C.G. Bruce, M.V.O.
likened Kyelong to a barbaric jewel--a roughly cut emerald in a
bronze and silver setting. There can not be a better simile to describe
the lush green charm of Kyelong during summer's. "It is an
oasis of green fields and willow planted water courses surrounded
by brown hills and snowy heights".
There is a Cricuit House, a P.W.D. rest house, a Sainik Rest House,
a Tourist Bungalow and many hotels which provide accommodation to
the tourists. Several eating joints and restaurants are also there
for every taste.
Three of the best known monasteries Tayul, Kardang and Sha-Shur
are within a few kms. from this village. Tourists may also like
to visit the temple of the local deity Kelang Wazir in the house
of one Sh. Nawang Dorje.
General Information & Accomdation info on Kyelong city of Himachal
Pradesh - India