Best Places to Visit in Lahaul

Termed Himalayan Scotland by British explorers, Lahaul is a perfect destination for those who love adventure. It also attracts people who are in search of peace and nature. While its high terrain and tough passes will test your strength at the same time the amazing landscape and serenity of the place will be a treat for your mind.


Pronounced locally as "Lho-Yul" which means "Country of South", Lahaul has a few other pronunciations and meanings as well. While some Tibetans living there, call Lahaul "Lhahi-Yul" meaning "Country of Gods" and others connect it to the word “La” meaning passes, hence called the “Land of Passes”. 


The world's famous Manali Leh Road also passes through Lahaul. This road has a few of the world’s highest motorable passes Rohtang La (3978 m), Baralacha La (5360 m), Lach Lang La (5066 m), and Tang Lang[PC1]  La (5360 m). 




Sandwiched between Ladakh and Kullu, until the 17th Century it was a contested territory. After the disintegration of Ladakh, Lahaul was ruled by Kullu Kings. In 1840, the Sikh Armies of Maharaja Ranjit Singh took control over the Kullu. After the First Anglo-Sikh War of 1845-46, Lahaul was handed over to Britishers along with Kullu and Spiti.


The British declared Lahaul and Spiti as a subdivision of the Kangra. The Kangra district was a part of Punjab and later in 1965-66 after the state reorganization, it became part of Himachal Pradesh. At present Lahaul is a Subdivision and forms the District of Lahaul and Spiti in Himachal Pradesh.


A strong fusion of Hinduism and Buddhism can be found in the Region.



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