Keylong is the administrative centre of Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh. This is the best place for the natural lovers as it is surrounded by green fields. One of the English travellers described this place as A Rough cut Emerald in a Bronze and Silver settings. Rudyard Kipling has stated that this region is surely the God live here this no place for men. This place is located in Manali and Leh Road. In this region tourists can find white and brown mountains.
Keylong is located on the banks of river Bhaga where Chenab Valley, Bhaga Valley and Chandra Valley are intersected. Buddhism culture is followed by local people. Plenty of Bazaars, monasteries and temple are located in this place. Famous festivals celebrate in this place are Monks and Lamas. Lahaul is known as annual festival celebrates here. Keylong is the famous destination for sports such as Camping, Skiing, Paragliding, Jeep Safari, Fishing, and Trekking
What to see in Keylong:
Triloknath Temple: This temple is very famous in this place. It is the sacred place for Buddhist and Hindus.
Khardang Monastery: Other name of this monastery is Khardang Gompa. This is the reflection of art and culture of Buddhism. From this place surrounding places can be viewed. Library is placed in this monastery. In this library Tangyur and Kangyur scriptures are most famous. Buddhist literature can be seen here. Other major attractions of monastery are huge status of Lord Buddha, musical instruments like horns, drums.
Shashur Gompa: Major attractions of this gompa are flags, conventional paintings, bells, Chortens. In the months of June and July devil dance is performed here.
Monasteries: Plenty of monasteries are located in this place. They are Gemur, Tayul, Guru Ghantal, and Shasur. All these are famous for Buddhist faith and arts.
What to see around Keylong:
Gondla: It is located 18 kms away from Keylong. Royal houses and scenic landscape are most famous here. Thakur of Gonda is 8 storied royal house which is most attractive to the tourists for its architecture.
Sissu: It is located 30 Kms away from Keylong. From Siberia ducks come here on migration during spring and autumn seasons. This place is located on the banks of river Chandra.
Tandi: It is located 8 Kms away from Keylong. This is famous for Chitwan National park.
Getting to Keylong: Only way to reach this place is through road ways. This place is well connected with bus route from Shimla, Delhi and Manali. Nearest railway station is located at Jogindernagar. Buses and taxis are available to reach keylong from Jogindernagar. Nearest airport is Bhuntar Airport.
Getting around Keylong: As it is a small village, site seeing around Keylong can be discovered on foot to enjoy the nature. Surrounding places of Keylong can be visited by means to taxis and Jeeps.
Best time to visit this place: Best time to visit this place is between May to October. It is essential to known this timings by the tourists as Rohtang Pass which the entry place will be closed rest of the year.
Where to stay in Keylong: As it is very small village, very limited hotels are available to stay. Luxury hotel are not available here.
Where to eat in Keylong: Plenty of restaurants are available here. Almost all the restaurants serve only Tibetian Food. Only few restaurants serve Indian food.