Kalpa is a small town in the Sutlej river valley, above Recong Peo in the Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh, Northern India, in the Indian Himalaya. Inhabited by Kinnauri people and famous for its apple orchards. Apples are a major cash-crop for the region. The local inhabitants follow a syncretism of Hinduism and Buddhism, and many temples in Kalpa are dedicated to both Hindu and Buddhist gods and goddesses. The average literacy rate of Kalpa is around 83.75%
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npecanhuk (66894) 2014-01-31 18:14
Those mighty mountains are always wonderful!
This picture is truly beautiful!
Colors, exposure, chosen pov and composition are all excellent photo qualities!
Those colorful small "flags" are certainly a highlight in this image and they were so harmoniously placed in the frame!
TFS - congrats,
abmdsudi (44324) 2014-01-31 19:38
Those prayer flags bring back the fresh memory and almost synonymous to Nepal. What a great thin air rugged image here, simply stunning not only in color rendition but the refine elements well put together; the lead-in and the gigantic nature wonder glue the eyes in and lovely mist across abv the valley. Touch of sun kissed foreground is valuable in contrast to top frame greyish mist, and amazing actually when we are high up above clouds, we are very small in front of nature and almost nothing where the peaks hold everything together nicely. A gorgeous shot well shot! and thks for sharing. My compliments.
jjcordier (77014) 2014-01-31 23:08
Ces drapeaux de prière offrent un bon premier plan à cette belle photo de ce magnifique endroit.
emka (80936) 2014-01-31 23:23
hello dwai, you somehow survived these dangerous road luckily and now we look at this fantastic landscape. Impressive mountains and always nice the colourful prayer flags.
WArm regrads MAlgo
kasianowak (7073) 2014-01-31 23:54
Beautiful landscape and great composition.I like the way you framed the image with colourful prayer flags at the bottom and the cloud enveloped mountain summits.
Makes me wish I were there in the Himalaya right now.
dta (68124) 2014-02-01 0:11
Hello Dwaipayan ,
An stunning contrast between the almost joyous FG (with the greenery , the coloured flags) and the dramatic couldy mountains in the BG .
An amazing view !
jurek1951 (42160) 2014-02-01 5:30
great view with spectacular composition, the colours and lights are very nice, the POV is splendid,
rbassin (18770) 2014-02-01 7:12
une bon point de vue sur les montagnes et la vallée,bon POV avec les drapeaux de couleurs en avant plan.
mohammad_H (9532) 2014-02-01 7:19
Composed picture with detail, background, smoke, and houses
The best views of the mountainous region
Spectacular and good resolution
Have a good evening, and every moment of life, enjoy
Noel_Byrne (25308) 2014-02-01 7:19
A beautifully composed scene, the touches of color at the lower part contrast wonderfully with the colorless and imposing mountains above. This creates a fantastic sense of depth in the image too. Thanks as always for sharing.
all the best
Subhogen (4065) 2014-02-02 2:16
Nice view of Kalpa. I like the bright light and shadows dividing the frame. Impressive view of Jorkanden and Raldang peaks through the mist. Love your framing with the prayer flags. Kalpa and its adjoining areas is the best hill station in India at present. Thanks for sharing.
Angshu (56066) 2014-02-03 0:15
Nice one from Kalpa Dwaipayan, with the colourful prayer flags in the FG and the Kinner Kailash in the BG, seemingly in the late hours of the day
samson (1355) 2014-04-25 9:19
Your beautiful pictures of India makes me want to visit your country. Well done and please keep it up.