Kangra is one of the prominent districts of Himachal with an altitude of 1,597 mts above sea level. The region was the capital city of the Chand dynasty and located on the breathtaking setting of the Kangra valley at the backdrop of powerful Dhauladhar range. Known for its ancient temples and alluring beauty, the region attracts thousands of travelers every year. The region has an interesting past as it has been sacked several times because of the wealth hidden within the Bajreshwari temple. The greed for wealth even attracted Mahmud of Ghazni in AD 1009 and he plundered the temple, taking away enormous gold, silver and other precious things. Much later, the region was annexed by British and post independence it became a part of the United India.
Places To Visit In Kangra -
This ancient fort has seen numerous owners with the changing time. This historical fort had been plundered by Mughals, later Katochs controlled it until its annexation to the British Empire. A must-visit destination for tourists, Kangra Fort bestows magnificent appeal and great architecture.
Masroor Rock Cut Temple:
Another interesting tourist destination in Kangra is Masroor Rock Cut Temple which is known for its Sikharas similar to the Angkot Wat of Cambodia. Built in 10th century, this temple was badly damaged in the earthquake of 1905.
Bajreshwari Devi Temple:
This remarkable enlightening and spiritual temple is very famous in this region. It is said that the rulers of the region hid enormous treasure in the temple that attracted plunders across the globe.
Jwala ji Temple:
Counted amongst the famous 51 Shaktipeeths shrines, Jwala Devi Temple is a sacred religious destination for Hindus. People flock in numbers to pay their respect to the deity.
Being a shallow fresh water lake and originates from the melting of Dhauladhar Ranges, Kakeri Lake is located a little away from the main city. Find a reliable transportation to get a spectacular view of the lake.
Chamunda Devi Temple:
Chamunda Devi Temple is also counted amongst major Devi temples of the region. Located about 15 kms away from the Kangra valley, the temple is the home of the raging form of the Goddess.
Board a flight from the nearest Gaggal airport in Kangra city to popular cities of Jammu, Amritsar and Chandigarh.
The nearest railway station is Pathankot Junction which is about 90 kms away from Kangra.
The place is well-connected to different locations in Himachal Pradesh. Catch state owned buses from Palampur, Dharamshala, Pathankot, Amritsar, Jammu, Chandigarh, Shimla etc. You can also hire a private taxi or cab for a comfortable journey.