Kangra Tourism

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Place for art lovers

Place for art lovers  Video Review
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Kangra Art Gallery

Bhumi Prajapati
21st Apr 17

Kangra Fort

Kangra Fort  Video Review
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Kangra Fort

Rudraraj Trivedi
30th Dec 16

Nagni mandir located in Nagni (nurpur)

Nagni mandir located in Nagni (nurpur)  Video Review
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Nurpur

Nabu
10th Nov 17

Nurpur fort famous for Radhakrishana joint statue

Nurpur fort famous for Radhakrishana joint statue  Video Review
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Nurpur

Harry Singh
8th Nov 17

Nurpur fort 1 km from nurpur bus stand

Nurpur fort 1 km from nurpur bus stand  Video Review
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Nurpur

Harjeet panku
8th Nov 17

Nurpur Fort near SDM Office

Nurpur Fort near SDM Office  Video Review
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Nurpur

Sid Sharma
8th Nov 17

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Reasons to go to Kangra

1Nadaun is a petite little hamlet
Nadaun is a petite little hamlet

Nadaun palace is the former capital of King Sansar Chand is popular for its murals. It is located on the bank of River Beas and is a popular spot for picnics and day trips. Nadaun is 48kms away from Kangra. The place is famous for fishing.

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2Kangra Valley, Himachal Pradesh
Kangra Valley, Himachal Pradesh

In the ancient times, Kangra was called as Nagrkot. It is situated between the two rivers, Sutlej and Ravi. The famous Kangra fort which is a fort cum place was built by Raja Susharma Chand Katoch.

"A trip to Kangra in Himachal Pradesh is religious for Devi Darshan as well as beautiful sights of mountain ranges and greenery.” says HolidayIQ reviewer Sharad Gupta from Delhi.

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3World Paragliding Championship
World Paragliding Championship

The World Paragliding Championship will be held for the first time ever in India at Bir Billing in Himachal Pradresh. Paragliders from across will decend upon the small time to participate in the contest. Suggest you plan a trip to Bir right away. "Paragliding in Bir-Billing is an out-of-the-world experience. Do contact Arvind Paul at Surya Continental Hotel at Bir. His team of excellent instructors-Vijay, Ravi and gang will definitely provide for a memorable paragliding experience. Do buy some Kangra tea from a government outlet," says HolidayIQ Traveller Shalini Sehgal. 

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4Explore the charming Kangra Valley, Stay at Mcleodganj
Explore the charming Kangra Valley, Stay at Mcleodganj

Explore the numerous trekking trails in this beautiful valley with its amazing biodiversity. The Kangra art museum, Kareri Lake, Kangra Fort, Bajreshwari Temple, are little gems spread across this paradise.


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Reviews (19)

Ruchi pandey

Ruchi pandey4.3/5

2 reviews

The eternal flame of Maa Jwala Devi mesmerized us.

We visited Kangra in the second week of June 2018. The weather was hot there. And all the temples were crowded but the museum and Kangra fort were peaceful places and worth seeing too. From the top of the fort the whole valley can be seen and the scenic beauty can be captured.
  • The eternal flame of Maa Jwala Devi mesmerized us.
  • The eternal flame of Maa Jwala Devi mesmerized us.
  • The eternal flame of Maa Jwala Devi mesmerized us.
  • The eternal flame of Maa Jwala Devi mesmerized us.
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Devendra kumar pathak

Devendra kumar pathak5.0/5

1 review

Best destination

Supaaarrr4 For family, couple and summer tour In Kangra district is all the best Nagar cot Devi mandir are very gracious Devi maa sab pr kripa varsaaye Jai mata Di Jai mata Di. Mecload Ganj and dharmshala very nice and Cold bhagnagsu mandir, and Dal jheel very peaceful place I like it

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Kangra Overview

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.



Photos of Kangra

Chamunda, Kangra

Photo by

Yoginder Gulaiya

Chamunda, Kangra
Taragarh Palace, Kangra

Photo by

Rishi Kochhar

Taragarh Palace, Kangra
Taragarh Palace, Kangra

Photo by

Rishi Kochhar

Taragarh Palace, Kangra

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