Pangna-Karsog Valley


Pangna-Karsog Valley Overview

Ranked 48 of 48 sightseeing in Mandi
Pangna-Karsog Valley is a picturesque valley with forested mountain sides sloping down from the ridgelines. Situated in Mandi district, this open valley is famous for its apple orchards as well as its expansive meadows.
Other than its terraced slopes, this valley is also home to the historical Pangana Fort. Famous for its unique architecture and wooden carvings, this seven storied fort is a tourist attraction and is mainly visited for the old world charm that it exudes. Also present inside this stone fort is an ancient Durga Temple known as the Mahmaya temple. During Navarathri festival thousands of devotees visit this temple from nearby areas.
Pangna-Karsog Valley is also the abode of a few other famous shrines like Mamleshwar Mahadev, Kamksha Devi and Mahunag temples.
The Pangna-Karsog valley commands an uninterrupted view of some of the snow capped mountains of the Pir Panjal range. For the trekking enthusiasts, a trek to Shikari Devi Temple, believed to be built by the Pandavas and standing at a height of 3359 m, is the best way to experience this valley.
Pangna-Karsog Valley is situated at a distance of about 117 km from Mandi and is easily accessible by road.

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