Kalpa, Himachal Pradesh

Town in Himachal Pradesh, India

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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 known 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%. India's first ever voter Shyam Saran Negi also belongs to Kalpa.

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Negi has never missed out on voting and will not this time either when the state votes on May 19. A resident of Kalpa town in Kinnaur, the retired schoolteacher..
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