Kangra was the capital of the great
hill state, its renowned ruler being Maharaja Sansar Chand
Katoch, a great
patron of arts. Kangra was revaged by foriegn aggression a number of
times the last being the
British. After independence Kangra was a part of Punjab,& merged in
Himachal Pradesh in the year 1966.
has tremendous contrast in nature of places for the inveterate travelers, whatever
his inclination be. He can choose , pilgrim centers, The Budha temple at
Budha temple is situated opposite to the present abode of His Holiness, the Dalai
Lama, wildlife sanctuaries at , Maharana Pratap Sagar Lake or may have fun in
fishing local guide can advise you on all aspects of the fishing - the runs,
time, technique and tackle , the winter months,
outside the town is the temple dedicated to Brajeshwari Devi. Known once for its
legendary wealth, this temple was subject to successive depredation by invaders
from the North. Mohammed of Ghazni is known to have departed with a king's ransom
in gold, silver and jewels in 1009. Destroyed completely in 1905 by an earthquake,
it was rebuilt in 1920.
Kangra fort is located on the bank of the river Banganga at the
height of 350 feet. At present the fort is under the control of 'Archaeological
Survey of India'. It was badly damaged in 1905 earthquake.
Masrur is known
for its monolithic temples. There are 15 monolithic rock-cut temples dating back to the 8th century, are to be found.
They are Indo-Aryan style, richly carved. The temples, partly ruined now,
temple is situated on the right bank of the 'Baner' stream with the Dhauladhar as
a backdrop, this has an idol of goddess Chamunda, who, it is said, was given the
boon to fulfil the desires of those who worshipped her.
Pratap Sagar Lake
Named in honour of the great patriot Maharana Pratap (1572-97 AD).a dam was
built in the year 1976 at an altitude of 450 metres on the Beas river, and
resulted in a huge Maharana Pratap Sagar Lake.the Sagar was declared a wildlife
sanctuary and over 220 species of birds,barking deer, sambar, wild boars, nilgai,
leopards and claw-less otters can be seen over here.when the air reverberates with
the din of the birds, are the nicest times.
In winter, the temperature can drop to freezing point when heavy woollens are required.
the summer temperature are mild and light woollens/cottons are recommended.
The best time to visit :- The best
time to visit is between
March to June
September to December
||The airport at Gaggal
07 Km from Dharamasala,
convenient Railhead is at
80 Km at Pathankot on Broad Gauge line.
186 Km from Amritsar, & 280 Km from