Kangra in Himachal pradesh - An ancient historic city


Small ancient town Kangra is located near Dharamshala in Himachal in kangra Valley. The town has a rich history. It was ruled by Katoch rulers and also attacked by Mahmud Ghajni amny times. Raja Ranjeet Singh has also ruled the state.

Small ancient town Kangra is located near Dharamshala in Himachal in kangra Valley. The town has a rich history. It was ruled by Katoch rulers and also attacked by Mahmud Ghajni several times. Raja Ranjeet Singh has also ruled the state.

The panoramic view of the Dhauladhar range of Himalayas adds to the mesmerising beauty of Kangra.

Kangra fort is the main attraction of the town. The fort was attacked many times by various rulers but conquered only few times because of its unique structure.

Brajeshwari temple is another place of pilgrimage where people from all parts of the country come especially during Navratris. The temple was one of the richest in the country before it was looted by invaders. It is believed that many precious pearls, diamonds, stones and Idols were stolen by the invaders.

How to reach Kangra

By road Over 20 buses ply between Delhi and Kangra daily. It is well connected by road with all the cities of Himachal, Chandigarh, Punjab and Jammu.

By Train Nearest Broad guage station is Pathankot. Toy trains also run between Pathankot and Kangra Mandir.

By Air Gaggal Airport (7 Kms) is the nearest airport.

Other tourist attractions near Kangra

Dharamshala - 18 Kms

Palampur - 40 Kms

Mcleodganj - 28 Kms

Jwalaji - 30 kms

Chamunda devi - 20 Kms


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Comments

Author: Arindam Hira02 Jul 2010 Member Level: Gold   Points : 2

They call Himachal is the God's own country. Our visit to this valley of Kangra started from Pathankot. We took the narrow gauge train from Pathankot and got down in Jawalamukhi. From there we went to Dharamshala by road. Dharamshala is good place to stay. Lots of Hotels and lodges are there. Mcleodganj is nearby and worth visiting. There you find Tibetian Monestry and may experience snowfall. From Dharmshala we went to Dalhousi, Chamba & Khajihar. Scenic beauty is unforgettable. People are good and helpful.



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