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Roghi village

Roghi is a high mountain village at an elevation of 2.754m (9,035ft) above the sea level, located in the Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh, Northern India, in the Indian Himalaya. Drive with care as this is a mountain road with dangerous dropoffs. The road to the town is considered to be one of the most dangerous roads in the world & definitely not for people who have vertigo.

The road to the town is mostly asphalted, with some gravel sections due the inclement weather. The route has humbled many egos. It’s not for the sissies and shouldn’t be attempted by novice drivers. Drivers must remain cautious as the journey has been known to claim the lives of careless drivers. The road to Roghi from Kalpa is a bit dangerous as there is a cliff, called Rolla Clif, which hugs one way road from Kalpa, crossing which seems impossible for many tourists. With drops that appear to be hundreds, if not a thousand feet to the side, experienced drivers are the only ones who should attempt this route. You might want to take this into consideration if you have passengers that don't like heights.

Be prepared, this road is not for the faint of heart or ill prepared. One mistake can have serious consequences. The town is built on the slope of a mountain surrounded by lovely gardens and village houses.  Driving at night, or in poor visibility, is not recommended for drivers unfamiliar with the road. This is definitely not a Sunday drive. The drive will take some skill, some patience, and some tolerance for vertigo. It's very intense because there are no guard rails at the edge and there is little room for error if oncoming traffic swerves in your direction.
Road suggested by: Hugh Wilson
Pic: Mohan Singh

 

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