Here are the top 22 tourist attractions to see in Kangra:

1. Kangra Fort

Must visit 4.1 /5

2 km
from city center
1 out of 22
places to visit in Kangra

Kangra, the land of ancient Trigarta, occupying the lower valley of the Beas and its tributaries, was in ancient times, one of the leading hill stations of Punjab and Himachal. With numerous names who've said to have held the ownership of the Fort, it has got quite some history in its account. With many years of Mughal ownership and at the last being ruled by an Indian emperor, this place is a must-visit for any history enthusiast.

2. Baijnath Temple

Must visit 4.0 /5

36 km
from city center
2 out of 22
places to visit in Kangra

Himachal is a place where nature and human architecture amalgamate perfectly to treat the human eye and stimulate the human mind. The Baijnath is one such spot that easily bags the first position in the list of must visits in Kangra.

3. Brajeshwari Temple

Must visit 3.4 /5

0 km
from city center
3 out of 22
places to visit in Kangra

Vouched as one of the most touching and spiritually enlightening sites by visitors, the Brajeshwari Temple is about 10-15 minutes from the parking and the market en route is a shopper's delight.

4. Kareri Lake

Must visit 4.1 /5

25 km
from city center
4 out of 22
places to visit in Kangra

The Kareri Lake is a shallow fresh water lake, originating from the melting of Dhauladhar Ranges. It is set a bit off from the main city, hence you may need a good guide and transport readily available beforehand.

5. Indrahar Pass Trek

Must visit 4.1 /5

24 km
from city center
5 out of 22
places to visit in Kangra

The trek to Indrahar Pass is a fairly easy one, being the most picturesque trail starting from Mcleodganj, covering Lahesh and Triund Caves, and lasts about 14 km single way.

6. Dhauladhar Range

Must visit 3.4 /5

17 km
from city center
6 out of 22
places to visit in Kangra

The Dhauladhar Range trek is one of the most visually rewarding treks. This peak is visible almost all throughout the higher altitude treks in Kangra.

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7. Jwala Devi Temple, Kangra

3.0 /5

25 km
from city center
7 out of 22
places to visit in Kangra

The Jwala Devi Temple is of utmost religious importance to the followers of Hinduism, and worshipped as one of the 51 shaktipeeths (incarnations of the Holy Goddess).

8. Chamunda Devi Temple, Kangra

3.0 /5

52 km
from city center
8 out of 22
places to visit in Kangra

One of the most visited shrines of the Holy Goddess, is the Chamunda Devi Temple, about 15 km from the Kangra Valley. The temple is home to the shrine of the raging form of the goddess, wherein she is flanked by the male Hindu deities, Hanuman and Bhairava.

9. Masrur

3.1 /5

13 km
from city center
9 out of 22
places to visit in Kangra

Known for its Sikharas which resemble the Angkor Wat of Cambodia, Masrur is located around 30 km from Kangra. These 10th century temples, however were badly damaged in the 1905 earthquake.

10. Pragpur Village

3.0 /5

32 km
from city center
10 out of 22
places to visit in Kangra

Pragpur is a heritage village situated near Kangra and houses the Judge's Court Manor. The largely unaltered village, complete with an old world charm of small red brick shops and traditional rural houses is prefect for an undisturbed village tourism option.

11. Kangra Art Museum

3.0 /5

16 km
from city center
11 out of 22
places to visit in Kangra

The Kangra Museum is dedicated to the brilliant marvels of Tibetan and Buddhist artwork and their rich history. Among the large variety of its precious collectibles are jewelry, rare coin memorabilia, paintings, sculptures and pottery.

12. Palampur

3.0 /5

23 km
from city center
12 out of 22
places to visit in Kangra

Nestled between the majestic Dhauladhar Ranges at a height of 1219 m, Palampur is known over the world for its tea plantations and its fine quality of tea.

13. Kaleshwar Mahadev Temple, Pragpur

3.0 /5

31 km
from city center
13 out of 22
places to visit in Kangra

Situated 8 km from Paragpur village, this ancient temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The main attraction of this temple is the Lingam which is placed much ground level. This temple is also adorned with beautiful sculptures.

14. Haripur

3.5 /5

16 km
from city center
14 out of 22
places to visit in Kangra

Haripur is a township in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. Haripur Guler are twin townships carrying the heritage of Guler Riyasat. A river separates the two towns which further makes Pong wetland, a Ramsar Wetland Site, home to a large number of migratory birds in winters because of marshes and irrigated private land.
On the other side of Haripur town, Guler is situated which is connected from Pathankot station to Jogindernagar station by a railway gauge. The area is currently facing shortage of employment but it can be developed if state and centre authorities will look after the potential and the socio-cultural importance of the area.

15. Trekking in Kangra

3.0 /5

36 km
from city center
15 out of 22
places to visit in Kangra

With the absolutely magnificent views and sights that Kangra has to offer, some more popular treks like the Dharamshala-Laka Pass, Baijnath-Parai Jot and Bhim Gasutri Pass, Dharamshala-Talang Pass, McLeodganj-Minikiani Pass-Chamba, are a more difficult, but absolutely more gratifying treks.

16. Tashijong

3.0 /5

34 km
from city center
16 out of 22
places to visit in Kangra

Tashijong is located roughly 5 km west of Baijnath and around 50 km from Kangra town towards Mandi. This small village is famous as it is home to a small community of Drukpa Kagyud monks and refugees.

17. Bir & Billing

3.0 /5

43 km
from city center
17 out of 22
places to visit in Kangra

The town of Bir is an important centre of spiritual studies and meditation. There is a major Tibetan community settlement in this town and the culture of Bir is highly influenced by Tibetan culture.

18. Judge's Court, Pragpur

3.0 /5

31 km
from city center
18 out of 22
places to visit in Kangra

Heritage and nature, in perfect co existence can be found in the Judges' Court. The ancestral property of Sir Jai or Kangra, now converted into a heritage site, with huge rooms and sprawling orchards, of a variety of fruits, blooming in serene youth, sometimes make it hard to believe that the property is about 300 years old.

19. Mcleodganj - Dharamsala

3.0 /5

17 km
from city center
19 out of 22
places to visit in Kangra

Also known as Little Lhasa and famous around the world for being home to the Tibetan Spiritual leader Dalai Lama, Mcleodganj is a beautiful town situated near upper Dharamsala.

20. Taragarh Palace

3.0 /5

33 km
from city center
20 out of 22
places to visit in Kangra

Roughly 2 km south of Tashijong and around 50 km from Kangra, Taragarh is famous for the Taragarh Palace which earlier was the summer palace of the Maharaja of Kashmir and has now been converted to a heritage hotel.

21. Dadasiba

21 out of 22
places to visit in Kangra

Dadasiba is an idyllic village in the Kangra district in Himachal Pradesh. Tourists often plan a visit to the Dadasiba temple during April, May and June to see the architectural jewel that was built throughout 18 years by Raja Ram Singh. To avoid visiting annual pilgrimage all the way to Mathura as an ardent follower of Krishna, Raja Ram Singh came up with the idea of constructing a Radha Krishna temple in his kingdom of Dadasiba. The mural on the inside of the temple presents the king’s rich taste in beauty and grandeur.

22. Pong Dam

25 km
from city center
22 out of 22
places to visit in Kangra

Built on the Beas River in Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh, Pong Dam is an earthfill reservoir constructed for generating hydroelectricity and for irrigation purposes. Constructed in 1975, the dam is based on the foothills of the Shivaliks and is a place of surreal beauty and bounteous natural environment. Also known as the Beas Dam, the region boasts of rich wildlife and is a breeding ground of commercially viable fish. The reservoir behind the dam, also known as Maharana Pratap Sagar is home to a large number of birds and hence, has been converted into a Bird Sanctuary. In addition to this, the surrounding dense forest cover is a natural habitat for several flora and fauna species which adds to the natural beauty of the place. The region has been declared as one of the 27 international wetland sites by Ramsar Conventions owing to its rich wildlife and vegetation cover.

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