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Kangra Travel Guide


  • Kangra City in Himachal Pradesh
Kangra Valley At a Glance
  • Population:15,07,223
  • Area :5,739
  • Geo Location:North
  • Average Climate:4°C - 40°C
  • Best Time to Visit:Throughout the year
  • STD Code:01892

Introduction

Are you planning a tour to Kangra Valley? One of the most popular valleys of lower Himalayas, Kangra Valley lies at the southern end of the Dhauladhar Range. The terraced fields and lush green landscape make this destination a favorite hub among tourists. Situated in the midst of white expanses of the Dhauladhar Mountains, it makes for the perfect destination to unveil the charm and secrets of Nature. In addition, the scenic views of the valley, miniature paintings, adventure sports, forts and temples, hospitable nature of the locals, also act as a crowd puller.

How to reach Kangra Valley

Kangra Valley can be accessed by road, rail and air. Located thirty kilometers off Kangra Valley, Gaggal is the nearest airport. If you want to reach Kangra Valley by rail, then head towards Pathankot railway station, which is located 103 kilometers away. Kangra Valley is well connected to the important cities in India like Manali, Delhi, Chandigarh and Amritsar. 

Kangra Valley accommodation options range from three star hotels, heritage hotels to budget hotels. Some of the popular ones include:

  • Hotel Neugal
  • Hotel Dee Jay
  • Hotel Bhagsu
  • Club House
  • Asia Health Resorts
  • Hotel Sahiwa
  • Hotel Dhauladhar
  • Hotel Him Queen
  • Hotel India House
  • Hotel Jwalaji
  • Hotel Royal Palace
  • Hotel Kashmir House
  • Hotel Whispering Winds

McLeodganj and Kotwali Bazaars are major shopping centres here. The shops in McLeodganj Bazaar deal in Tibetan handicrafts, metal ware, woolen carpets, hand knitted cardigans, jackets, gloves, jewelery and much more.

Tourist Attractions in Kangra Valley

Dotted with magnificent temples, a tour to Kangra Valley makes for an ideal vacation. Some of the popular temples include Chamunda Devi, Jawalamukhi, Baijnath and Brajeshwari. In addition to these, some other places of interest are:

  • St. John's Church
  • Kangra Art Museum
  • War Memorial
  • Kangra Fort
  • Bener streams
  • Majhi streams
  • Buddhist monastery
  • Namgyal Monastery

Things to do in Kangra Valley

If you have an adventurous bent of mind, there can be nothing more exciting than trying paragliding or hang gliding. Dhelu and Bir-Billing are possibly the best sites for these activities. Mountaineering and trekking are also some of the popular activities here. Most of the treks begin at Baijnath, Palampur or Dharamsala and take about five to eight days. These treks operate from May to October.