Kangra Valley Himachal Pradesh

The Kangra Valley of Himachal Pradesh is the best place to visit, everyone should visit it. Nestled in the Dhauladhar mountain range, this charming Kangra valley is lush green. This valley is one of the most pleasant and relaxing destinations The natural beauty here attracts tourists. This place is also very good for adventure lovers, mountaineering, water sports, paragliding, etc and a great view of forests of pine, tea gardens, Dhauladhar glacier, rivers, Lakes, etc. can be enjoyed. And there are many ancient temples here, for this reason, it is also called Devbhoomi and is also a historical place, this place is one of the beautiful valleys of Himachal. There are many places to visit here. There are also many historical monuments to visit here. Foreign tourists also come here to visit. 

  • The Native language of the region is Kangri similar to Dogri or Punjabi Language.
  • Many foreign tourists also come here to visit Kangra Valley
  • Dharamshala, the headquarters of Kangra district
  • Many popular tourist destinations In Kangra Valley

History of Kangra Valley

Kangra Fort is one of the oldest forts in Himachal, the Kangra Fort built by the royal dynasty Katoch rulers is thousands of years old. Earlier Kangra was known as Trigarta, which is mentioned in the Mahabharata. Later it came to be known as Nagarkot Fort.

In ancient times, the Kangra valley was called Nagarkot. The history of Kangra Valley is 3500 years ago. Kangra was home to the world's oldest royal dynasty, the Katoch. The city of Kangra was acquired by the British Empire after Mahmud Ghazni in the 11th century, Mohammed bin Tughlaq in 1337, Raja Purab Chand in 1351, and finally the First Anglo-Sikh War.

During the British period, the Kangra district was part of the British province of Punjab.

Maharana Pratap Sagar Lake

You can see Maharana Pratap Sagar Lake in Kangra. Maharana Pratap Sagar Lake is also known as Pong Dam. There are about 220 species of birds here, migratory birds around the world start coming here in October and last year more than 50 thousand migratory birds have arrived here. This dam was built in 1975. This Pang Lake is built on the Beas River. The water of this lake is spread over an area of 200 to 450 sq. km. In 1983, the Government of India declared this place a wildlife sanctuary.

There are many tourist attractions in Kangra valley:

  1. Shiv Temple Baijnath: Shiv Mandir Baijnath is located in the Kangra district. It is 40 km away from Kangra. This Shiva temple is built in ancient style, and everyone should visit here.

  2. Mata Brajeshwari Devi: This temple is very ancient. This temple is located in the main city of Kangra.

  3. Mata Chamunda Devi: The temple is located in Palampur, Situated on the banks of the Baner River, this temple is dedicated to Mahakali. Chamunda Devi Temple is 15 km away from Dharamsala. which is situated at a distance. This temple of Mata Chamunda is about 700 years old.

  4. Mata Jwalaji Temple: The temple of Jwala Devi is located 30 km away from Kangra. Akbar tried to blow out this flame but he was unsuccessful. Even scientists have not been able to know the reason for the continuous burning of this flame.

  5. Mata Baglamukhi Temple: Baglamukhi Mata temple located in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh is considered to be a very famous Temple.

  6. Masroor Rock-Cut Temple: Masroor Temple is an early 8th-century Hindu temple. The approximate distance from Kangra to Masroor Rock Cut Temple is 35 km.

  7. St. John Wilderness Church Mcleodganj: Located near Mcleodganj and Forsythganj Road. It was built in 1852. It is situated amidst the 'Deodar' forest.

  8. International Cricket Stadium Dharamshala: Build in 2003

  9. Kangra Art Museum: Museum at Kotwali Bazar Road Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh Museum of Sculpture Collection Local Archaeological collection of sculptures, jewellery, art and other artefacts

  10. Bir Billing Baijnath Kangra: Bir Billing has the second largest paragliding take-off site in the world. Here you can enjoy paragliding.

  11. Mcleodganj, Bhagsunag, Naddi, and Dharamkot called mini Israel are the main tourism destinations in Kangra.

  12. Saurabh Van Vihar Palampur

  13. Sobha Singh Art Gallery: Shobha Singh Art Gallery is located in Andretta, Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh.

  14. Famous treks: Triund treks, kareri trek, thatharana trek. 

How to reach Kangra:

By Bus: Direct or regular buses are available from Delhi, Pathankot, and Chandigarh to reach Kangra.

By Train: First, you have to reach Pathankot after that you can go to Kangra city by Kangra Valley Railway narrow gauge train.

By Air: There are about 3 flights flying daily from Delhi to Kangra Gaggal Airport.

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