Uttarakhand is known as Dev Bhoomi. Here we have a crowd of tourists during the season. Regardless of the weather, the beauty of Uttarakhand is always seen. There is a lot to see in Uttarakhand. There are many cities and villages in every state, about which people do not know much. Today we are going to tell you about a Kalap Village in Uttarakhand, about which you must know. This village is related to Pandavas and Kauravas.
Descendants of Pandavas and Kauravas
Kalap village located in the Upper Garhwal region of Uttarakhand at an altitude of 7800 ft is cut off from many areas and most people are not even aware of it. The population here is less than normal. Despite not having much population and not being famous in this village, Kalap village is very special and has buried a deep secret of the mythological era within itself.
Kalap village is located in the Tons Valley of Uttarakhand and its entire valley is considered to be the birthplace of Mahabharata. It is believed that the history of Ramayana and Mahabharata is associated with this village. For this reason, people here still call themselves as descendants of Pandavas and Kauravas.
You will surely go back home with lots of memory of this place.
What a Beautiful Place: Kalap Village
This village is cut off from other areas of that area. The life of the people here is also very difficult. Farming is the main source of income of the residents here. Apart from this, sheep rearing is also done. Due to the beauty of this village and its special connection to Ramayana and Mahabharata, it is being developed as a tourist destination.
Facts related to Kalap Village
There is a temple of Karna in this village. That is why Karna Maharaj Utsav is also celebrated here. This special festival is celebrated here at a interval of 10 years. Not only this, Pandava dance is also performed here in the month of January, in which many stories of Mahabharata are performed.
This place is considered to be quite inaccessible. This is the reason that whatever people eat or drink or wear here, everything is made in the same way. In this village, a special dish is made by mixing poppy seeds, jaggery and wheat flour.
Since 2013, Kalap Village has been developed as a sustainable eco-tourism destination by Tons Trails , a social enterprise working with the communities of the Tons Valley to economically empower them through tourism.
Regarding Electricity they have solar panels which helps you to charge essential electronic gadgets like your mobile phone and camera batteries.
When can you visit here?
This village is located at a distance of 540 kilometers from Delhi and it is just 210 kilometers from Dehradun. You can come here at any time of the year. From here you can see the beautiful view of snow-capped Bandarpunch range.
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