Quick Five :
Location : Himachal Pradesh
Altitude : 615m
Other Attractions : Jawalamukhi, Brajeshwari Temple, Kangra Fort
Transport : Air/ Rail / Road
Accommodation: Descent Hotels available in Kangra..
Best time to Visit : Between Mid May to Mid October.
Kangra is known as one of the great picturesque sites among all as there are a number of streams flowing through its valley. Dhaulandar hills are sheltered all over the valley making it look luxuriant and greener. In the earlier times of Chand dynasty, Kangra was the capital city.
Brajeshwari temple is famous among the people there. This temple is believed to be very rich in the bygone time and was able to restore everything by itself which is plundered. In 1846, on a clause of treaty made, British captured the famous Kangra Fort. The earthquake in 1905 destroyed the temple as well as the fort but later the temple was built again.
Maharaja Sansar Chand Katoch was a renowned ruler and was in great favor of arts. Miniature and Rajpur School of hill painting started during his time. Later Mohammed Ghaznavi attacked the two and Emperor Firoz Tughlak and Maharaja Rant Singh conquered it.
The crest of most of the hills is filled with the majestic cedar and the vegetation here is amazing as it is a mixture of sub Himalayan and tropical varieties. There are many Temples which are of prime attractions like the Bajreshwari Devi temple and Jawalamukhi.
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Things You can Do :
You will never feel bored with such interesting things like Trekking, Mountaineering, Fishing, Rock climbing. This valley is home for many different fishes like Mahaseer, Bachwa, Soal, Malli, Shingra and Gid.
Air : The nearest airport is Kangra, just 7 kms away. There are direct flights from Delhi.
Railway : The nearest railway station is Pathankot and is 86 kms away and other is in Mukaria that is just 18 kms away
Road : The road connected with Dharmashala is a good option and is just 18 kms away
There are decent hotels or lodges available in Kangra.