(Last Updated on : 15-07-2014)
Kyelong is the district head quarters of Lahaul and Spifi in Himachal Pradesh. At an altitude of 3156 m. Kyelong of Himachal Pradesh is situated on the main trade route between the Rohtang and Baralacha passes above the Bhaga river. Most of the government offices and the hub-centre of all commercial activity with a regular bazaar are located at Kyelong.Kyelong is the most populated and busy village of the Lahaul valley with well maintained communication facilities.There are police and telegraph radio nets, telephone exchange at Kyelong and postal service throughout the valley. There are three light TV transmitter has been installed one in Sumnam village, second in Baring & third in Udaipur. In the past Kyelong was home for the Moravian missionaries.
During summers Kyelong became the very green looking and refreshing valley that striking against a backdrop of brown hills and snow clad peaks. Because of this panoramic setting Lieut. Col., the Honble C.G. Bruce, M.V.O. likened Kyelong to a barbaric jewel--a roughly cut emerald in a bronze and silver setting. There can not be a better simile to describe the lush green charm of Kyelong during summer's. "It is an oasis of green fields and willow planted water courses surrounded by brown hills and snowy heights".
There is a Cricuit House, a P.W.D. rest house, a Sainik Rest House, a Tourist Bungalow and many hotels which provide accommodation to the tourists. Several eating joints and restaurants are also there for every taste.
Three of the best known monasteries in Kyelong, Himachal Pradesh are Tayul, Kardang and Sha-Shur are within a few kms. from this village. Tourists may also like to visit the temple of the local deity Kelang Wazir in the house of one Sh. Nawang Dorje.