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Kangra

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Ideal duration: 1-2 days

Nearest Airport: Amritsar Check Flights

"Land of the Gods"

Kangra Tourism

Kangra is a district in Himachal Pradesh with Dharamshala as the administrative headquarters. With might Beas River flowing through the Valley, Kangra is also known for the backdrop of Dhauladar range, ancient temples and endless tea plantations. Repeated mention of the Valley in the holy Hindu texts, present Kangra as 'Devbhumi' or Land of the Gods.

Kangra is a district which encompasses Dharamshala and McleodGanj within its boundaries. The beautiful tea plantations are located in Palampur and areas around which lies 36 km away from Kangra city.

Jwala Devi temple, most famous of them all are known for its eternal flame, which is burning continuously for years without any known source of fuel. The temple has put the theories of science in question. Masroor cut rock temple, which is a rock temple from the monolithic age and has been mentioned in the holy book of Mahabharat.

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Meditation Retreats of Kangra

Dharamshala and McleodGanj are the well-spoken gems of Kangra and as well as Himachal Pradesh which is famous for their meditation centres all around the world. The reflector of Buddhist culture, the hill town are famous Tibetan colonies, which have very well preserved the Tibetan culture. Dharamshala is also the home of the Dalai Lama who runs his government in exile from Dharamshala. From the Tibetan monasteries to Tibetan food and souvenirs, McleodGanj and Dharamshala are paradises for the peace and Buddhism seekers.

Restaurants and Local Food in Kangra

The region of Kangra offers a rich gastronomical journey, laden with exotic spices and rich textures. Major dishes include Kalan ke pakode (grass pea fritters), Bhruni (cooked fig leaves in dry gravy), Barah ki chutney (fresh rhododendron pickle), Seera (Sweet soup of ground wheat), Phafru ka sag (buckwheat cooked in its own gravy with onion, garlic and other spices), Lasode ki sabzi (Gunda gravy dish), chhu nali ki bhuji ( water cress cooked in gravy), Kulfa ka sag (pigweed cooked in gravy), aadu sabzi (Gravied peaches) and Nashpati sabzi (gravied pears). Kangra as a district is all about experiencing new and sdifferent pahari cuisine. You can lay off the usual multi cuisined or conventional north Indian dishes for a taste at the various dhabas and smaller restaurants scattered in the city. Your hotel staff could also be gracious enough to whip up a native dish if subject to its seasonal availability.
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One Day Itinerary

Day 1- Arrive in Kangra by air or by road in the evening. Check-in at the hotel in Kangra. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2- Breakfast at the hotel Visit the most famous attraction of the Kangra- the Kangra fort. The ruins of the majestic fortress are a paradise for history buffs and also offers the panoramic view of the whole Kangra valley Then visit the Jwala Devi temple, famous for its eternal flame that has been burning continuously for thousands of years without any source of fuel. Then visit the Baijnath temple, where nature and human architecture amalgamate perfectly to treat the human eye and stimulate the human mind. Visit the Kangra Art museum, which showcases the Tibetan artefacts. Back to hotel.
Day 2- Check-out from the hotel after breakfast. Head to Dharamshala, visit various places in Dharamshala, such as Tibetan monasteries, Dharamshala cricket stadium and places in McleodGanj.

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Holidify's Opinion

What's Great?

Easy accessible, as it has its own airport, and is well-connected by roads with the major cities of North India.

What's Not So Great?

Gets crowded during the peak season.

For Whom?

Kangra is perfect for family trips. Also ideal for trekkers. It can also be visited by people for are looking for peace and serenity, away from the crowded places.

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How To Reach Kangra

Since Kangra is around 450 km from New Delhi, the most convenient of reaching here is by travelling in a bus from New Delhi. The other major town near Kangra is Chandigarh, at a distance of around 6-7 hours. The roads are well-developed and thus makes for a great road trip.

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Surbhi Parashar 1 year ago
- Kangra is a majestic place, it is a perfect blend of adrenaline and aesthetics. Spend atleast 3-4 days to let the culture sink in.
- Before trekking, ensure you have all the essentials (toiletires, medicines, water, food) packed with you and the route plotted out. A lot of paths are unconstructed or broken, so you may want to check with the locals or a guide.
- Avoid treks if you are a patient of cardiac concerns.
- Check twice for cab drivers who might try to dupe you of your money. Keep an eye out on the cab fares for the various tourist attractions.
- Kangra overall is a district and has several touristy towns like Mcleodganj, Dharamsala, Bir, Kangra, etc. So, make sure that you club some other towns as well during your visit to Kangra.
Guru Prakash 4 months ago
Very nice place must visit , Trek for 15km form Kareri village to lake. "Link Hidden"
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