Reckong Peo also known as Peo is considered to be the land of Gods and is a splendid beauty showcased by the Himalayas. It is a place which is believed to be the abode of Gods. Reckong Peo is the headquarter of the Kinnaur district and lies in the middle of the Himalayas. The town is serene and is famous for its apple orchards. It is inhabited by Kinnauri people and has a diverse culture even in today’s modern era. Some of the other key attractions include the stately deodars, apple orchards, and pine trees which enhance the beauty of the place even more. Reckong Peo is not a very famous place and was not even discovered until a few years back. However, it is worth a visit. You can easily view the two greatest wonders of the Himalayas, i.e. the Kailash mountain and the Shivaling rock from Reckong Peo.
Reckong Peo is situated at an altitude of 2290 meters above sea level. As per history, it was born on 1st May 1960 and was known as Kinnaur earlier. Between the 9th and 12th century, the district was ruled by the Guge Kingdom of Tibet. It was after the rule that the district was divided into seven parts which were collectively known as Sat Khund.
Reckong Peo has numerous facilities including medicines, electronic accessories and general stores. There are numerous small hotels present in the main market ranging from INR 300 to INR 500. However, in these hotels, no parking facility is available.