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Kangra, Kangra city, Kangra travel Guide, Kangra Travel and Tourism, Kangra tours, travel to Kangra, Kangra Travel InfoKANGRA Location : Himachal Pradesh
Altitude : 615m.
Attractions :
Jawalamukhi, Kangra Fort, Brajeshwari Devi Temple
Best Time To Visit :
Mid-May to Mid-October.

Kangra is a town in Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh state in northern India, and lends its name to the district of the same name. Kangra was called Nagarkot in ancient history. It is a town at the confluence of the Bener River and Majhi River. The headquarter of the district is in Dharamsala which is also a tourist spot and is now home-in-exile to the Dalai Lama. Another important town is Palampur which is 40kms away from Dharamsala and is famous for it's picturesque tea gardens. Many ancient temples like the Jawalaji Temple, Brijeshwari temple, Cahamunda temple, Baba Baroh and Baijanith temple are found here. Kangra fort is also a popular tourist attraction.

Prime Attractions

Brajeshwari Devi Temple (Bajeshwari Devi Temple):
Known once for its legendary wealth of diamonds and pearls, this temple was subject to successive depredation by invaders from the North. Mohammed of Ghazni is known to have departed with a king's ransom in gold, silver and jewels in 1009. Earthquake of 1905 destroyed it completely. Rebuilt in the present form in 1920, it continues to be a busy place of pilgrimage.

Kangra Fort:
The remains of the fort of the Kotch Raja's of Kangra are located on a strategic height, overlooking the Ban Ganga and Manjhi rivers. At the top of the fort there was also a place of the Kotch kings. The earthquake of 1905 in Kangra destroyed both the palace and the fort. It is now in its ruins.

Kangra, Kangra city, Kangra travel Guide, Kangra Travel and Tourism, Kangra tours, travel to Kangra, Kangra Travel Info30-km from Kangra, 56-km from Dharamsala, near the Beas river and on the side of cliff, is one of Hindu dome most famous shrines. Built against the side of a rocky spur, the temple is dedicated to the manifestation of the Devi of fire also called the "Flaming Goddess".

The Kangra Valley offers exciting opportunities for trekking, rock climbing, mountaineering and fishing. The Kangra Valley is the proverbial home of various fishes such as Mahaseer as also the Malli, Soal, Bachwa, Gid and Shingra. 3.5-km from Palampur is a predominant Buddhist town of Bir and 14-km from Bir is Billing, a beacon for "Hang-gliders" all over the world. In the month of May or June a tented colony is set up by H.P tourism to facilitate Hang-gliders.

How to get there

Kangra, Kangra city, Kangra travel Guide, Kangra Travel and Tourism, Kangra tours, travel to Kangra, Kangra Travel InfoBy Air: Kangra airport is 7-km away and has got straight flights from Delhi.

By Rail : Nearest broad-gauge railhead at Pathankot is 86-km away and one is situated at Mukarian is 30-km. Kangra Valley express is a narrow gauge train, starting from Pathankot and continues to Bajinath.

Road :  Kangra is well connected by road with Dharamsala, which is 18-km away.

Rainy Season From July to September Temp. Approx. 32 degree C

Winter October to February Temp. Approx. 20-30 degree C  


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