Ribba Village – The Land of Grapes Wine (Angoori)

10155333_242880329253861_830174110351131789_nRibba is a populous village in Kinnaur district, which is situated at an elevation of 3745m above sea level. The village is known for the abundance of Pine Nut or Chilgoza. Ribba is better known as Rirang and it is believed that the village got its name due to the plenty of Pine Nut as according to the local dialect, Ri means Chilgoza (Pine nut) and Rang means Mountain peak.  Ribba is famous for vineyards,apple orchards, grapes orchards and the graps wine(Angoori).Village is surrounded by pine trees and snow peak mountains.

Ribba is a Village in Pooh Tehsil in Kinnaur District of Himachal Pradesh State, India. It is located 33 KM towards East from District head quarters Reckong Peo. 268 KM from State capital Shimla. Ribba is surrounded by Reckong Peo Tehsil towards west , Kalpa Tehsil towards west , Nichar Tehsil towards west , Rampur Tehsil towards west .Village is situated on the northern side Kinner Kailash.

This village is situated on the northern flank of the lofty Kinner Kailash group. Its surroundings are full of the trees of edible pine. This as well as another village Rispa are known for their grapes orchards and the alcohol famous grape distilled from the vineyards of Ribba.

Ribba Kinnaur
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Try local grape wine in Ribba
Ribba is a small village before Nako that you will hardly find in any travel guide. It is covered deep in the snow and is therefore cut off from the rest of the world for half a year.

DSC_0776Locals here have found a great way to survive and celebrate these months. They produce the local brew Angoori made from a local variety of grapes called Rokh Dakhan and stock it for the winter months. They also have some of the best quality apricots, walnuts and apples grown here. The production is done at home locally. If you know someone in the village or are lucky to convince a villager, it’s great to take a walk around the village, see how they produce it at home and taste it.

Devta Kasuraj Ji, Ribba
The tempale of devta Kasuraj ji and budhist tempale is famous for its historical importance.Kasuraj Ji Temple where both Hindu gods and Buddhist deities are worshiped is worth a visit. It would be good to get local’s help to look around the village.