Best Places To Visit In Kangra

Kangra : As one of the world’s oldest surviving royal dynasties, the Katoch dynasty is based in Kangra. Kangra is by far the state’s largest region, stretching across the western part of the state. The valley is also one of the most varied and beautiful, lying in the shadow of the majestic Dhauladhar ranges. The locals are hospitable, hardworking, and gentle.

Over 3,500 years ago, Kangra’s history was recorded. The prosperous land was invaded numerous times, but the strong fort of Kangra stood firm and foiled most of the invaders’ plans. Even during a siege in 1615 AD by Akbar’s Mughal armies, the fort held up. Over its thousands of years, the fort’s defenses were rarely breached.

After the decline of the Mughal empire in the 17th century, the land’s natural beauty provided a haven for artists and artists who had to flee numerous royal courts. The well-known Kangra school of painting was the result of combining local art forms. This one-of-a-kind art form has miniature masterpieces on display in numerous reputable galleries worldwide.

 

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Top Attractions To Visit in Kangra

kangra Fort

Kangra Fort

When driving from the Shimla-Mataur national highway, you’ll see the Kangra Fort lurking atop the flat mountain range and the torrential Banganga River deep in the valley, creating a formidable sheer. When you look back in time, you feel both awe and happiness. The town is approximately three kilometers away from the Kangra Fort, which is also known as Nagarkot. The stronghold is generally huge; Its enormous size and exquisite construction add to its charm. A museum with exquisite stone sculptures, carvings, idols, and other artifacts and valuable old photographs of the fort prior to the devastating earthquake of 1905 can be found at the entrance.

Masroor Rock-cut Temples

Masroor Rock-cut Temples

In North India, the Masroor Temple of Kangra is a rare monolithic rock-cut temple that was built around the 8th century AD. It is an ambitious undertaking comparable to the Ajanta and Ellora rock-cut shrines in Western India. The complex contains 15 rock-cut Indo-Aryan temples dedicated to Hindu deities such as Lord Shiva, Vishnu, Rama, Lakshmana, and Sita. In the courtyard, they have a rectangular pool that faces the sun to the east. A spellbinding image of Masroor is created when the pool’s water reflects the temple shikharas. This rare temple complex is only 40 kilometers from Kangra, making it easy to get to.

Maharana Pratap Sagar

Maharana Pratap Sagar

One of the country’s largest man-made lakes is Maharana Pratap Sagar. It was established following the 1975 completion of the Pong Dam on the River Beas. The dams backwaters has formed into a rich wetland with a ton of fish fauna that draws in a great many transitory birds to it each colder time of year. The reservoir was designated a bird sanctuary in 1983 because it is home to a wide variety of bird species. Furthermore, it is a Ramsar Wetland site. Ardent bird watchers and fishermen are ordinary guests of Pong Dam backwaters. During the winter, the bar-headed geese, northern lapwing, ruddy shelduck, northern pintail, and black-headed gull are just a few of the abundant waterfowl that can be easily observed. Pong Dam can likewise be handily reached from Nurpur, Jwali, Nagrota Suriyan, Talwara and different towns like Dharamshala and Kangra.

Jwalamukhi

Jwalamukhi

This popular place of pilgrimage is accessible from Kangra (35km) as well as Dharamshala (53km). The ancient temple is built against a wooded spur, has a dome that was gilded by Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Pilgrims consider an eternally burning flame emanating from a hollow rock in the sanctum to be a manifestation of the goddess Devi. The temple comes alive with Navratra colorful ones and colourful fairs during March-April and September-October every year. Himachal Tourism’s ‘Hotel Jwalaji’ is available at Jwalamukhi.

 
Kaleshwar Mahadev Temple

Kaleshwar Mahadev Temple

This popular place of pilgrimage is accessible from Kangra (35km) as well as Dharamshala (53km). The ancient temple is built against a wooded spur, has a dome that was gilded by Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Pilgrims consider an eternally burning flame emanating from a hollow rock in the sanctum to be a manifestation of the goddess Devi. The temple comes alive with Navratra colorful ones and colourful fairs during March-April and September-October every year. Himachal Tourism’s ‘Hotel Jwalaji’ is available at Jwalamukhi.

 

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The top Places to visit in Kangra are:

  • kangra Fort
  • Masroor Rock-Cut Temples
  • Maharana Pratap Sagar
  • Jwalamukhi
  • Kaleshwar Mahadev Temple

The best day trips from Kangra according to Tripadvisor travellers are:

  • Historical Tour including Unesco Kangra fort & Rock cut temple from Dharamshala
  • Experience the Best of Dharamshala with a local - Private 8 Hrs Tour in AC Car
  • Day Tour of Dharamshala, home to the Dalai Lama with Lunch
  • Day Tour of Dharamshala, home to the Dalai Lama
  • Dal Lake and Kangra Fort Private Tours

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