September 17, 2021

8 Top Tourist Attractions in Kangra

Kangra

Top Tourist Attractions in Kangra Himachal

Kangra is a city and a municipal municipality in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, India. It was once known as Nagarkot. Kangra Fort, constructed by Katoch kings thousands of years ago, is one of the largest and oldest forts in the Himalayas. It was once known as Trigarta, a kingdom mentioned in the Mahabharata. It was afterwards renamed Nagarkot Fort.

Kangra Valley is located in Punjab’s western Himalayas and is home to the famed Masrur shrine. It’s also a strong contender for UNESCO World Heritage Site status, which is a great compliment to the location and its splendour. The people that live in this area speak Kangri, which is the local dialect.

The British province of Punjab included Kangra District. The district’s administrative headquarters were originally located at Kangra, but were relocated to Dharamshala in 1855.

Best Places to Visit in Kangra Himachal

  1. Bir Billing
  2. Triund
  3. Palampur tea garden
  4. Mcleodganj
  5. Pong-Dam
  6. Kangra Fort
  7. Kareri Lake
  8. Dal Lake

Best Time to Visit Kangra

December through February is the finest time to visit Kangra to see the magnificent splendour of the mountains blanketed with new snow. Although the Kangra valley is adorned with lush and fresh vegetation during the monsoon, the excessive downpour causes havoc.

How to Reach Kangra

Delhi to Dharamshala :

This access route leads via Sonipat – Panipat – Karnal – Kurukshetra (Pipli)- Ambala – Zirakpur – Kharar – Ropar – Swarghat – Una – Amb – Mubarakpur – Dehra Gopipur – Ranital – Kangra – Gaggal – Dharamshala

This access route leads via Sonipat – Panipat – Karnal – Kurukshetra (Pipli)- Ambala – Zirakpur – Kharar – Ropar – Swarghat – Una – Amb – Mubarakpur – Dehra Gopipur – Jawalamukhi – Ranital – Kangra – Gaggal – Dharamshala

This access route leads via Sonipat Panipat – Karnal- Kurukshetra – Ambala – Ludhiana – Jallander – Pathankot – Jassur – Nurpur – Gaggal – Kangra

This access route leads via Sonipat – Panipat – Karnal- Kurukshetra – Ambala – Chandigarh – Hoshiarpur – Gagret – Mubarakpur – Dehra Gopipur – Ranital – Kangra – Gaggal – Dharamshala

Chandigarh to Dharamshala :

This route leads via Kharar – Ropar – Swarghat – Una – Amb – Mubarakpur – Dehra Gopipur – Ranital – Kangra – Gaggal – Dharamshala

Train Route

Kangra, 20 kilometres from Dharamshala, is the nearest railway station, with a small gauge line connecting it to Pathankot. Pathankot, about 95 kilometres from Dharamshala, is the nearest wide gauge railway station. The Pathankot-Joginder Nagar narrow gauge railway goes via Kangra, Maranda (Palampur), Baijnath, and Joginder Nagar. On the Kangra Pathankot rail route, a new train called Kangra Valley express has started running from Pathankot to Baijnath Paprola.

Animesh Sharma

Animesh Sharma loves to travel to domestic and international places. He likes to explore unexplored and offbeat travel places in India and abroad.

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