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Weekend Trip to Kangra, Himachal Pradesh

Famous for

  • Trekking


Summer 8 to 30°C; Winter -10 to 10°C

Distance / Traveling Time

From Delhi: 502 kilometers / 7 h ,30 m

Best Time To Visit

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Kangra is one of the very popular valleys, located in the lower Himalayas. The beautiful valley is located at the southern end of the Dhauladhar Mountains. The admiring setting of the location wins the hearts of the visitors and ensures a memorable vacation. This weekend getaway is also praised for amazing views of the valley, adventure sports, miniature paintings, temples and forts. Along with frequent bus service from Delhi, there also are cabs and private taxis available for hire to reach Kangra.

How to Reach Kangra

By Train

Situated at a distance of 90 km, Pathankot is the nearest railway station. There private taxis and cabs are available on hire.

By Air

Located at a distance of 13 km, Gaggal airport is the nearest airport to reach Kangra city. There is a local transportation system available to move in and around the city.

By Road

The stretch is 502 km long connecting Delhi to Kangra via Sonipat, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Ambala, Ludhiana, Jallander, Pathankot, Jassur, Nurpur and Gaggal. There are frequent bus services available. Cabs and private taxis are also available on hire.

Attractions in Kangra

Kangra Fort

A magnanimous structure, Kangra Fort is one of the major attractions in the city. The fort also played an important role in the war records of Alexander. The fort, as it finds its existence since 4th century is one of the oldest and largest   fort in India.

Kareri Lake

Situated at a high altitude, the freshwater lake is a picturesque location in Kangra. The lake bed is clearly visible due to its shallowness. Additionally, the lake is fed by the snow from the Dhauladhar range.


Kaleshwar Mahadev Temple

The temple is one of the major religious sites in Kangra. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is famous for its lingam.

Hotels in Kangra

Hotel Udechee Huts

Village Naddi PO Dal Lake Dharamsala Cant Distt

Hotel Cloud End Villa

Naroji Road, Dharamshala Distt.

White Haven Estate

P.O. Box 26, Chilgarhi

Hotel Judges Court

Jai Bhawan, Pragpu