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Located , in the north-west Himalayas at an altitude of over 1595 m above sea level , at the confluence of the Baner and Majhi streams, overlooking the Ban Ganga .Kangra has a rich history and a glorious past. The history of Kangra valley dates back to vedic times. The Kangra was known anciently as 'Trigarta'. 


Chamunda Devi Temple 

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.

Kangra 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,  

Brijeshwari Devi Temple 

Just 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 

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,

Chamunda Devi Temple 

This 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. 

Maharana 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.

Climate: 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

How To Get There Kangra is located in Himachal Pradesh
By Air  
The airport at Gaggal 07 Km from Dharamasala, 
By Train 
The convenient Railhead is at  80 Km at Pathankot on Broad Gauge line.
By Road 
It is 186 Km from Amritsar, & 280 Km from Shimla.

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