Chitkul, Sangla

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Chitkul is a popular village located at a distance of around 20 km from Sangla on the banks of the Baspa River. It is also known as the last inhabited village situated in proximity to the Indo-Tibet border. One of the prominent attractions of the region is the temple of the local Goddess Chitkul Maathi, who is also known as Mata Devi by the natives of the village. Devoted to the Hindu deity Gangotri, the temple is extremely popular among tourists and natives.

The village is popular all across the globe for its potato vegetation as the potatoes grown here are considered as the best in the world and are also quite expensive. During winters, the region experiences heavy snowfall, owing to which people living in the region are forced to shift to the lower Himachal. It is advisable to carry fuel and cash while travelling to this area as there is no ATM facility or fuel stations in this hilly terrain.

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