Reckong Peo ( 2290) being the capital of Kinnaur district. It is one of the twelve administrative districts of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The hill station is also one of the shelters of the Indian imperial headquarters as also the Buddhist cultural centre. The town is said to have a unique amalgamation of military and spiritual culture. Therefore, the town pays a tribute in respect of its men of the army as also the spiritual grace of several Buddhists. It is a hill of temples and monasteries and well known for its faccinating view of mountains of the Kinner Kailash range.
The Kinnaur and Spiti area of Himachal Pradesh has been opened to Indian and Foreign tourists. While going via Shimla and Rampur - Kalpa, Recong Peo and Sangla Valley can be visited by Indians and Foreigners without any restrictions. To travel beyond Jangi in Kinnaur to Kaza in Spiti one requires an inner line permit for foreign nationals which can be obtained from the following offices: District Magistrate - Shimla, Recong Peo (Kinnaur), Kullu, Keylong (Lahaul) Sub District Magistrate (SDM) - Shimla, Rampur, Kalpa, Nichar, Keylong, Udaipur Additional Deputy Commissioner Office in Pooh and Kaza. The best place to get the permit is at Rampur and Recong Peo. The office of the SDM at Rampur is just opposite the Police Station in the main bazaar and the office of the District Magistrate at Recong Peo is near the bus station. The permit is free of cost and holds good for seven days. To get a permit, one must have a letter of introduction from a recognised travel agency, three passport size photos, and a photocopy of the front pages of the passport. Making several copies of the permit is suggested, as one may have to submit them at checkpoints on the way. Foreign nationals can travel with permits in a group of four or more persons. Foreign nationals cannot stay overnight between Jangi and Kaza. Indian nationals do not require any permit to travel in this area however retaining a proof of identity is suggested.
Nearest airport is Jubbar Hatti, Shimla.RAIL
Shimla Railway Station 242km.ROAD
Well connected with Shimla & Manali through NH 22. Kalpa is linked with Reckong Peo by several daily buses. 7 km from Powari and 13 km from Kalpa.