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Mysterious Himachal

Land of God & Faith

Chango Village – Growing Finest Qualities of Apples in Kinnaur

Chango is a Village in Pooh Tehsil in Kinnaur District of Himachal Pradesh State. It is located 120 KM towards East from District head quarters Reckong Peo. 322 kms from shimla. Chango, on the banks of the Spiti river, at an altitude of 3,058 meters in Hangrang valley is largely a Buddhist village. Chango is also know for growing one of the finest quality of apples in the state.

The village of Chango is bordered on its sides by the Chango and Kuru Tokpo streams, both of which drop down almost 8,000 feet from their glacier origins. They provide this oasis of green with a rich harvest of peas, apples and apricots.

Chango Temple

Some of the Hindu deities of the region include Gyalbo, Yalsa, and Dabla. There are mainly three temples in this village, and one of them is situated in the lower Chango. The red colour walls of this temple can be seen from a distance. There is also a village temple, which has beautiful wall paintings, clay idols, and a large prayer wheel. In the path between these two temples, one can also see a huge stone carved image of Avalokiteshwara, a Buddhist enlightenment being. Another temple is located in the upper Chango and is considered as the most beautiful of them all. Travellers can also see a prayer hall, guest rooms and library, situated in proximity to the temple.