Kangra


India City: Kangra Hill Station in Himachal Pradesh

Kangra Hill Station

Languages : Hindi, Himachali, English
Best time to visit : March-June
STD Code : 01892

Kangra hills are one of the most amazing hills in the state of Himachal Pradesh. There have the most wonder full scenic beauty of the hill, valleys and the waterfalls. It is popular for being the capital town of the chand period. The amazing valley of kangra lies between the Shivalik foothills and the Dhaula Dhar.

This place is flooded with people through out the year and visitors come from all across the world. It is famous for its natural beauty and for the calm environment surrounding the valleys.

Kangra hills are famous for the ancient historical temple such as jwalaji temple. It is located just 34 kilometers away from kangra hills. This temple is dedicated to the goddess Jwalaji. This temple has a real miracle in itself; there is a natural flame that comes out of the nine rocks in the temple. Perhaps it is the only temple in India with such an incredible view to see.

Brajeshwar Devi temple is also one of the main attractions of this place. This temple is the only witness for the damage done by the Mughal Mahmud of ghazni in the year 1009. There is a legendary fort which belongs to the king Kotch. This fort is on an extreme height that is overlooking the rivers of Ganga and Manjhi.

Kangra hills are covered with dense forest and valleys all over. People come in search of peace and fresh air. Visitors who are bored up with the hustle bustle of the city life just pack their bags and come to Kangra hill.

Tourist interested in adventures will have a great time here as there are trekking and river rafting facilities available in Kangra hills.

There are some who love to have a long leisure walk between the lush green trees. They can even have their lunch in the shades of the huge trees. There are flowers all over the valleys. Famous place to visit in kangra are the Munnuni Lake, Nurpur fort, Gopalpur fort, Kangra fort, jwalaji temple, Chamunda Devi fort and the Sujanpur.

People can even enjoy shopping in the local market as there are many different items that you can carry home as sweet memories of this place.

Accommodations:

There are many options available for accommodation over here. Hotels, resorts, private guest houses, and Dharamshala are another great options available here. The hotels and resorts are from luxury class to economic class. The Dharamshala are of budgets ranges only.

Getting there:

  • Airways:

    Nearest airport is Gaggal airport just 13 kilometers away from Kangra hills. This is easily accessible by road.

  • Railways:

    Nearest airport is the Pathankot station it has terminals of broad gauge railways it is just 90 kilometers away from Kangra hills.

  • Road ways:

    There are state transports direct and regular luxury buses service from Delhi, Chandigarh, Shimla and manali. Bus service from Kangra to Dharamshala (45 minutes) and Palampur is frequent.

Ideal time to visit Kangra:

Best time to visit Kangra hills is from March to October as during this time the weather is very cold here and you can have a great time with your family and friends.