Kangra Tourism

Kangra Tourism

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  • State: Himachal Pradesh
  • Famous for/as: Hill
Kangra is a beautiful district of the Himalayan state of the Himachal Pradesh of India. In the ancient times Kangra was called as Nagrkot. It is situated between the two rivers, Sutlej and Ravi. Kangra district has a very special significance in the history of India for witnessing many battles. Kangra was very prosperous in the ancient times during the rule of Katoch Rajas.

The famous Kangra fort which is a fort cum place was built by Raja Susharma Chand Katoch. Raja Susharma Chand Katoch’s reference is also found in the great epic Mahabharata. It has been found that he was in the close ally of Kauravas in the Mahabharata war. The famous Kangra fort has faced many wars.

Like Mohammed Ghazni, who came to India in the 11th century and looted Kangra, amazed by the prosperity of the fort, Kangra was also captured by Mohammed Bin Tuglaq in 1337, while Raja Priti Chand was in the reign. However In 1351, Raja Purab Chand recovered the fort from the Muslims.

The district of Kangra is also called Dev Bhoomi as it has numerous temples dedicated to different Gods of Sanatan Dharma. There is a temple of Kangra Devi also known as the Vajreshwari Devi temple, where thousands of devotees come every year on different Hindu festivals. The original temple no longer exists, as it was destroyed by the earthquake. Now, at the same place a new temple is constructed.

The Jwala Ji temple is the holiest amongst these temples. The word ‘Jwala’ means flame in Hindi. Jwala Ji is a major source of the attraction for the pilgrims as well as the visitors because of its unique and inexplicable property. The temple exhibits natural jets of flame. Many researches have been conducted to find the source of the flares of flame, but reason still to be discovered.

It is also said that, the great Akbar tried to shut them off, but failed and started suffering. People say his attempt was the cause of it and he came bare footed to the temple to apologise. He also donated a precious umbrella made of silver. The history of the temple strengthens in the belief of the pilgrims on the existence of the god. The best time to visit Kangra is between March and June.

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Rahul Sharma

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  • Rahul Sharma
  • Lives in Guna
  • 1 Review
  •  78 readers

"The right place for every kind of travellers."

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I went to Kangra for mata mandir, kangra devi and jawala devi. They are very famous shakti peeth. From Dharmshala its only 20 km. Kangra is a very good place to visit during holidays. Right time to visit is during November to July, all kind of travellers like the destination. Mata kangra devi and kangra jwaladevi and most important temples. People can go to Kangra by road just near Pathankot which is 85 km away. Regular buses travels from Pathankot station and other way to go to Kangra is from Chandigarh which is at a distance of 250 km approx and toy train from Pathankot travel to Kangra is world heritage property. I have no idea from flights but Dharmsala has an airport so you should go to Kangra. The right place for every kind of travellers.
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Aakash Deep singh

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"Awesome place both spiritual and adventurous"

  • 7/7
  • Posted May 28, 2015
Awesome place to visit with your family and friends. Spiritual and adventure both exists side by side. Almost all the temples are situated within range of few miles here. For adventure sports one has to go to Bir Billing near baijnath. Paragliding activities are very much prominent here. Recently Pre Paragliding world cup was organised here. You can reach Kangra by any mean Air, Rail or by Road. Only place in Himachal where you can find such facility. Dalai Lama temple is of great interest for people here. Must visit for each and everyone once in a lifetime.
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Neha shukla

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  • Neha shukla
  • Lives in Jaipur
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  •  4 helpful votes
  •  885 readers

"Amazing place to visit"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Apr 13, 2015
I visited Shri Jawala g yesterday. It's amazing. Weather, people, temple, arrangements everything is very nice. One can actually clearly see the Jawala g (flame from rock). Very nice and easy for old people to go as the way to go to temple is very easy.
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Nabneet Rana

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  • Nabneet Rana
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"Beautiful place to visit with family and friends"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Apr 11, 2015
Kangra valley is a beautiful place to visit with family and friends. Lovely breeze coming from the middle of mountains cutting through the pine groves makes you happy and cheerful. It is a very nice place and is a must to visit. The rivers there are so nice. The British style railway is also a must to see and it is a must must must to visit place to love it.
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Rakesh Tiwary

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  • Rakesh Tiwary
  • Lives in Patna
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"Abode of culture and beauty of Nature"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Mar 27, 2015
Kangra pertains to a whole region in beautiful Himachal and is a district in this state. It is a part of lower Himalaya but one can see snow-clad mountains from different locations in Kangra. Just roam around in this region and you can enjoy its valleys. If specifically interested in religion, you can visit whole lot of famous temples including Chintpurni, Chamunda and Jwalamukhi. A rock cut temple at Masroor is unique in whole of the world.

Kangra has a heritage village in Pragpur, the first in the country, which was inhabited by a business community called Soods. The Pong Dam in Kangra is just beautiful and is like a sea on the Himalaya. More than 200 varieties of Birds come here migrating every year. Kangra Fort overlooking its valley has a history of its own. Kangra has its own painting style. Mcleodganj and Dharamshala are also the places to visit.
Kangra can be visited any time of the year but rainy season is not advisable. I have enjoyed staying in Tourism hotels at places like Chintpurni and Dharamshala in this region.
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Vikram Sharma

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  • Vikram Sharma
  • Lives in Gurgaon
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"A must visit for Paragliding"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Mar 3, 2015
We visited Bir Billing. A small town in the heart of Kangra District, near Palampur, Dharamshala and Macloedganj. Ultimate place for the best Para-Gliding experience from 7500 feet from sea level. In Oct 2015, first time ever in India, a paragliding world cup will be organized in this place. If we talk about food, trout fish is what you may like the most and other Tibetian delicacies. Fresh and amazing to taste. Weather is fantastic round the year in billing. 6 - 8 km ahead of Billing, you can trek on snow covered mountains and visit Hanuman Mandir.
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Reena Nk

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  • Reena Nk
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 4 Reviews
  •  16 helpful votes
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"Must visit place"

  • 5/7
  • Posted Feb 9, 2015
The best place to visit is ban ganga and the temple of devi maa which is located on hill, it is a best place if u want to buy walnuts and Mathis plus jyota wali maa isn't too far from there as in jwalamukhi temple, plus if you are visiting kangra don't forget to visit dharamshala from there the snowy mountains and old church is worth a visit.
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Shrey Saroch

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  • Shrey Saroch
  • 11 Reviews
  •  35 helpful votes
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"Good but not much exciting."

  • 3.5/7
  • Posted Nov 13, 2014
The place, itself is not actually so exciting as it has very few visiting spots.
There are only 3-4 places in the town.
1. Bajreshwari Mata Temple
2. Old Kangra Fort
3. Gupt Ganga

Each place has a story associated with it since the ancient period. I urge you to go and watch these heritage places and in addition to it, you can wander carefree in nearby places, such as Dharamsala and Mcleodganj. The place is a bit cold from November till March and rest is all fine. Happy sightseeing :)
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Iqbal Brar

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  • Iqbal Brar
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 19 Reviews
  •  17 helpful votes
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"Nice place to visit"

  • 4/7
  • Posted Sep 21, 2014
We were on this trip and everyone enjoyed the trip. I think and the place is OK to stay but the surroundings of the main market are not so pleasant as you will expect in hilly areas and socially the entry to bus stand and aside it, that side was pathetic..
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Sharad Gupta

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  • Sharad Gupta
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  • Lives in Delhi
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"Devi Darshan"

  • Posted Jul 26, 2013
A trip to Kangra in HP is religious for Devi Darshan as well as beautiful sights of mountain ranges and greenery. You have Devi Nagarkot, Chamunda Devi, Maa Chintpurni, Naina devi , Baijnath mahadev. In addition you have famous Mc Leodganj Hill station and Buddhist monastery.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Tibetian, Indian food is available on most of the road side eateries at reasonable cost. It is better to have at least two days stay at Kangra and visit all places from there in a taxi. We have hired a tempo Traveler from Jallandhar Rly station and back up to jallandhar for 3 days. Delhi to Jallandhar was in Shatabdi Express trains to and fro from Delhi.

Activities & things to do: You can do trekking, relaxing or religious thing as per choice.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Trains up to Jallandhar Cantt or Pathankot can be taken. Local travel up to kangra can be done in taxi or public transport as per time and money.
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