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District Lahaul & Spiti

  Topic » Dictionary of India » Districts Profile of India » Himachal Pradesh Districts
Post By : Rainrays At 2011-04-04 21:53:03

The district of Lahaul-Spiti in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh consists of the two formerly separate districts of Lahaul and Spiti.

Geography of Lahaul & Spiti
Lahaul & Spiti district covers the 13,833 Sq Kms or 9,11,165 Hectares area. Lahaul & Spiti is situated at an altitude of 3340 m. in the north eastern corner of Himachal Pradesh.

The valley of Lahoul is situated to the south of Ladakh. For this very reason this place derived its name “Lho-Yul” meaning "Southern Country". To its south is situated the beautiful valley of Kullu across the Rohtang Pass and the Bara Bangahal across the “Asakh” pass (5051Mtrs) .  Its eastern and south eastern boundaries coincide with those of Spiti and Western Tibet across the Kunzom Pass. To its north situated the valleys of Zanskar and Ladakh across Shingola and Baralacha la respectively.Its western boundaries touch the Pangi and Churah areas of Distt. Chamba.

Main Rivers : CHANDRA + BHAGA =Chenab

Lakes and Glaciers in Lahaul & Spiti
Chhota Shigri Glacier   
Mukkila Glacier
Dhankar Lake   
Bara Shigri Glacier   
Sonapani Glacier
Chandra Glacier   
Milang Glacier     
Perad Glacier
Bhaga Glacier   
Gangstang Glacier

Latitude of Lahaul & Spiti city :  31 44' 57" and 32 59' 57" North
Longitude of Lahaul & Spiti city : 76 46' 29" and 78 41' 34" East

Culture of Lahaul & Spiti District

In Lahaul & Spiti there is a Tibetan & Bhoti Culture. People Spoken in Manchad Dialects, Bhoti, Sanskrit.The people of this district are the followers of either Hinduism or Buddhism.

Chham dance is one of the significant dance forms of the Buddhists

Sub-Division in Lahaul & Spiti District
In Lahaul & Spiti District there is 3 sub division

Tehsils in Lahaul & Spiti District

Lahaul & Spiti District divide into 2 Tehsils
Lahaul at Keylong
Spiti at Kaza

Sub-Tehsils in Lahaul & Spiti District

Lahaul & Spiti District divide into 1 sub - tehsils

Blocks in Lahaul & Spiti District
In Lahaul & Spiti District there is 2 Blocks

Bus Station in Lahaul & Spiti District

Keylong Bus Station

Tourist places in Lahaul

Rohtang Pass
Mrikula Devi Temple
Trilokinath Temple

Tourist Places in Spiti

Kunzum Pass
Pin valley

Monasteries in Lahaul & Spiti District

Guru Ghantal   

Major Crops of Lahaul & Spiti District

Barly, Maize, Wheat, Potato, Peas are the main crops of this district.

District Kinnaur

Kinnaur is one of twelve administrative districts of Himachal Pradesh, India. Administrative headquarter for Kinnaur district is at Reckong Peo Geography of Kinnaur Geographical area of Kinnaur district is 6,553 sq km. Kinnaur district shares international boundary on the East side with Tibet. Uttar Kashi district on the South and South Eastern sides, Shimla district on the Western side and Lahaul and Spiti on the North and North-West side bounds Kinnaur. Rivers and Lakes in Kinnaur Satluj Spiti Basp..


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