Kangra Tourism Himachal Pradesh

Kangra is an ideal place to visit and one of the most religious destinations of Himachal Pradesh. The destination is referred as the “Land of God” and it is one of the oldest valleys and the history is around 350 years ago. Kangra is perfect place for those who wants rejuvenate and relaxation in the life. It is a small and charming hill station surrounding by the amazing nature beauty which is situated at a very high altitude. Due to its numerous temples the district is called the “Dev Bhumi”. This hilltop land is the home land of numerous God and Goddess. Thousands of the devotees visit kangra to get the blessings to their deities. Brijeshwari Devi Temple is one of most religious place in Kangra valley and one of the permanent attractions. This temple is one of the 51th Shaktipeeths dedicated to Goddess Parvati. Baijnath Shiva temple, Chintpurni Temple, Chamunda Devi Temple, Jawalamukhi temple etc are the major religious attraction of Kangra.
The valley has a rich history around 3500 years back to the time of Vedic. Once it was the home of world’s oldest serving royal dynasty. Mohammed Ghazni was ruled in the 11th century, Mohammed Bin Tuglaq in 1337, Raja Purab Chnad in 1351 and after sikh war it was captured by the British.
Kangra is a green valley surrounding by the lot of the greenery and the Beas river flow through the town which is increased charm of the place. Kangra is an ideal destination for Nature lovers surrounding by the lush green meadows, thick forests, snow capped mountain peaks, pleasant weather, crystal clear water rivers, streams, charming landscape, lots of temples, fresh and pure environment etc attract thousands of the tourists from all around the country. Apart from this it is an ideal destination for trekkers. Kangra is an ideal place away from hustle and bustle of the city perfect for those who want relax and peace of mind.
There are lot of accommodation options are easily available for comfortable stay like mid rage to budget hotels. The varieties of food are available at Kangra.

Best time to reach Kangra:

Summer: Summer is the best season for trekking with the temperature of 22 to 38 degree Celsius. During the summer you can enjoy the various trekking routes. April to till June is the summer season at Kangra.
Winter: Winters begin here from October to till February. During the winters the temperature can fall as low as 4 degree and does not rise above 20 degree. Snowfall starts from January to till February.
Monsoon: Kangra is received an average amount of rain which makes the valley green. Monsoon is also a good time to visit kangra.

Visiting place in Kangra:

Chamunda Devi Temple: Chamunda Devi temple is one of the most religious temples located 24 km from Kangra and 15 km from Dharamshala. The Temple is dedicated to Goddess Kali and also known as the Chamunda Nandikeshwar Dham. A stone lingam can be seen at the back of the temple. The majestic views of the Dhauladhar range can be seen at this temple.

Kareri Lake: It is a beautiful lake which is popularly known for its scenic beauty and one of the major attractions of the place. It is located at an elevation of 2934 mts above the sea level. Apart from this is a popular trekking routes and home of dense conifers and different kinds of colorful flowers.

Kangra fort: Kangra fort is one of the most visited tourists attractions situated in Kangra district which is located around 22 km from Dharamshala. The fort spread over an area of 4 km which is guarded by the high walls and ramparts. The fort is situated at the top of a hill where the river Banganga and Patal Ganga embrace to each other. The fort has plenty of doors and inside the fort three temples are situated like Ambika Devi Temple, Shitlamata Temple and Lakshmi Naryan Temple.

Brijeshwari Devi Temple: Brijeshwari Devi temple is a popular tourist attractions located in Kangra district. It is a religious shrine dedicated to Goddess Brijeshwari Devi. Every year thousands of the tourists from all around the country visit this shrine. It is a glorious part of Kangra.

Jawala Ji Temple: Jawala Ji temple is one of the oldest temples of north India. It is situated in the jawalamukhi town at a distance of 32 km from south- west of kangra. Inside the temple complex the eternal flame keeps burning constantly. This temple is one of the 51th Shakti peethas. It is believed that the tongue of Goddess Sati fall on this ground. Every year thousands of devotees visit this temple to get the blessings.

Masroor rock cut temple: It is a popular attraction of the place which is situated at a distance of 32 km from kangra. This temple complex was built in between 8th-9th century A.D. The temple is offered the architecture style of Indo- Aryan style. It is believed that the pandawas spend a lobg time here in this temple premise.

Baglamukhi Devi Temple: It is a siddha peeth situated around 30 km from Kangra district. This temple is painted with yellow color because the color is the favorite of the Goddess. Apart from that yellow desserts and yellow clothes are offered to the deity.

Kaleshwar Mahadev Temple: Kaleshwar Mahadev temple is a religious site of Himachal Pradesh which is situated at a distance of 8 km from Paragpur village of Kandra district. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. In the month of Savan a big fair is held here and lot of the devotees visit this shrine. The river Vyas is a meditating spot lies near the temple.

Baijnath Temple: Baijnath Temple is one of the most popular temples in Himachal Pradesh which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Baijnath and Vaidyanath is an avatar of Lord Shiva. This temple was built in 1204 A.D.

Indrahar Pass Trek: Indrahar pass trek is one of the most popular and most picturesque treks which started from Mcleodganj. April to Octobrt is the best tmime to enjoy the trek.

Kangra Art Museum: The Kangra art museum is present the brilliant artwork of Tibetan and Buddhist with their rich history. One can see the precious collections of jewelry, rare coins, paintings, pottery etc.

Maharana Pratap Sagar Sanctuary: This sanctuary is located in between snow capped mountain peak and it is a lake sanctuary located in kangra district around 60 km from Dharamshala. The sanctuary spread over 450 sq km which is locally known as the Pong Dam. Maharana Pratap Sagar Sanctuary is popularly known for its rare species of Birds like- Surkhabs, plovers, red necked grebes, water fowl egrets etc.

Hamirpur: It is an important stopover for pilgrimage to going Kangra valley. It s a beautiful town situated about 100 km of Dharamshala with at an elevation of 2578 ft above the sea level. The major attraction of this place is Fort which is built by the Raja Hamir Chand.

Bir Billing: Bir Billing is one of the most popular destinations situated in Kangra district which is popularly known for its Adventure activities. Paragliding is the major adventure activities which performed here. March to May is the best time again from October to November. Apart from that Tibetan colony and monasteries makes it popular.

Excursions near Kangra:

Dharamsala: Dharamshala is a popular hill station in Himachal Pradesh which is situated in Kangra valley. It is an ideal place for nature lovers. The pleasant weather, charming nature beauty, amazing greenery, fresh environment, rivers, water stream, beautiful landscape, churches, monasteries , strong Tibetan culture and thousands of the tourists from all around the country.

Palampur: Palampur is a beautiful hill station located in Kandra valley which is situated at a distance of 35 km from Dharamshala. Apart from this it also serve as the adventure activities like trekking. It is popular for its Tea Cooperative factories. The amazing greenery, charming landscapes, and thick forest of Deodar increase the charm of the place.

Chintpurni: Chantpurni Temple is one of the most religious shrine slocated in between Himalayan and Shivalik mountain range. This temple is one of the 51th Shakthi Peethas in India. It is situated in Una district. It is believed that the goddess cut of her head for her thirsty companions, then after get the name Chinnimastika or Goddess without head.

Khajjiar: It is one of the most charming locations in Himachal Pradesh and referred as the most visited place in Chamba. The snow capped Himalayan peaks, thick forests, charming lake, green meadows and lots of adventure activities makes the destination more attractive. It is referred as the “Mini Switzerland”.

How to reach Kangra:

By Air: Gaggal Airport is the nearest Airport which is situated at a distance of 11 km from kangra town. Gaggal Airport is well connected to the major airport of the country. Outside the Airport taxies and buses are easily available to reach Kangra.
By Train: Kangra has its own Railway station but it is a toy train station which is not connected with the other cities of India. The other nearest Airport is Pathankot railway station which is 87 km from Kangra. Taxies and Buses are easily available to reach.
By Road: Kangra is well connected to the major cities of north India due to it is an important district of Himachal Pradesh. Regular bus services are easily available from Delhi, Manali and Chandigarh to Kangra.

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