Kangra FortKangra Himachal Pradesh

Kangra one of Himachal’s most stunning valleys rolls down the southern fringe of the splendid Dhauladhar vary, in mild slopes that square measure lined with lush inexperienced forests of pine, orchards, tea gardens, and terraced fields. Dhauladhar, the white ranges, arise to fourteen,000 linear units from the depression floor, very similar to an enormous wall providing a dramatic scene to the soothing broad landscape, Kangra Himachal Pradesh.

The headquarters of such a picturesque district isn’t any less broad in beauty. It is Dharamsala that rises up to Mcleodganj at 1700m from the war memorial at 1300m. Kangra is the foremost fashionable district of Himachal Pradesh among all the twelve Districts of Himachal. Dharamsala is the executive headquarters of the district, which is eighteen kilometers from Kangra city. Both Kangra and Dharmashala are vital traveler destinations illustrious for their ancient temples and picturesque surroundings, Kangra Himachal Pradesh.

District HQ: Dharamshala
Area (km2): 5739
Population (2011): 1510075
Tehsils: Nurpur, Nagrota, Indora, Jwali, Kangra, Palampur, Badoh, Kasba Kotla, Jaswan, Dehra Gopipur, Khundiyan, Jaisinghpur, Baijnath, Fatehpur, Dharamshala, Shahpur
Languages: Pahari (Kangri), Punjabi, Hindi

Languages Spoken:
People engaged in tourism speak and understand English, Hindi, and Punjabi. The natives mostly speak Kangri, a dialect, in their everyday lives.

Clothing Essentials:
The lower regions of Kangra experience high summer temperatures, whereas the hill towns are cooler with a moderate climate. Cotton clothing is suitable for the summer months and light woolens are needed when it snows in the hills of the district. Heavy woolens are needed for the winter.

Rivers: Beas

Travel Destinations:
Temple of Chamunda Devi, Baijnath Temple, Jawalamukhi Temple, Kangra Valley Art Gallery, Brajeshwari Temple, Vajreshwari Temple, Nadaun palace, Taragarh Palace, Shiva temple, Pong Lake Sanctuary, Kangra Fort, Karaeri Lake, Kotla Fort, Behna Mahadev Temple, the fort of Sujanpur, Masrur Temple, the temple of Bagalamukhi, Siddhanatha temple, Nagar Kot Fort, etc.

Fairs & Festivals:
Pilgrims flock to Kangra in the month of April for the Navratra celebrations, and in September-October, before the Dussehra festival, to pay their homage to Goddess Durga at the Vajreshwari (Kangra Devi) temple.

Best Time to Visit:
The best time to visit Kangra is between March and June.

How to Reach
By Air: The nearest airport is Gaggal airport located 13 km. from Kangra. Other airports having regular service are: Jammu 200 km. from Kangra, Amritsar 208 km. from Kangra and Chandigarh 255 km. from Kangra
By Rail: Nearest broad gauge railhead is Pathankot 90 km. A narrow-gauge railway line between Pathankot and Jogindernagar passes through Kangra, 17 km. from Dharamshala.
By Road: Almost each and every part of the state is linked by roads. The Himachal Road Transport Corporation is running its buses covering the whole state. There is a huge network of HRTC to cater to the needs of the people.

Destination

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Mcleodganj

Tsuglagkhang is the place where the Dalai Lama resides. It is one of the most significant places of worsh...

Brajeshwari Temple

Brajeshwari Temple

Brajeshwari Devi temple is one of the famous Hindu temples. It is located in the Nagarkot Town of Kangra district, Himachal Pradesh. This temple is dedicated to the goddess brajeshwari. Brajeshwar...

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Dharamshala Cricket Stadium

Nestled in the lap of the majestic Himalayan mountain range of Dharamshala lies a quaint little cricket stadium. Located at the heigh...

Dhauladhar Range

Dhauladhar Range

The Dhauladhar range (lit. The White Range) is part of a lesser Himalayan chain of mountains. It rises from the Indian plains to the north of Kangra and Mandi.

Bir & Billing Kangra

Bir & Billing Kangra

Bir is a village located in the west of Joginder Nagar Valley in the state of Himachal Pradesh i...

Kangra Fort

Kangra Fort

Situated on the outskirts of the town of Kangra, in the state of Himachal Pradesh, the Kangra Fort is witness to thousands of years of gran...

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Chamunda Devi

Chamunda Devi temple is one of the earliest temples of India built in 16th century. The temple is located at a distance of 10Km from Palampur, 24Km from Kangra and 15Km from Read More

Taragarh Palace Kangra

Taragarh Palace Kangra

Spread over a 15-acre forested land with surrounding tea gardens in the Kangra Valley, Taragarh Palace falls ...

Kareri-Lake-Kangra

Kareri Lake Kangra

A beautiful and picturesque lake, the Kareri Lake seems like a place that has been picked straight out of a Hollywood movie. Also known as Kumarwah Lake, this is a shallow, freshwater lake that is sit...

Baijnath Temple

Baijnath Temple

Baijnath Temple is one of the most popular temples in Himachal Pradesh, and here, Lord Shiva is worshipped as the 'God of Healing'. ...

Bhagsu Falls

Bhagsu falls

The Bhagsu Waterfall is perhaps the most famous tourist spot that is located in Dharamshala and attracts tourists from all ...

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Bhagsunath Temple

Surrounded by lovely pools and lush greenery, the Bhagsunath Temple is a shrine of great importance that is located about 3 kilometers...

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Jwala Devi Temple

In the valleys of Kangra, burn the nine eternal flames of the Jwala Devi Mandir which attracts Hindu pilgrims from all over India. Also known as Jwala Ji, this mighty temple is situated 34 km south of...