10 Things to Do in Kangra 2020 (Starting from ₹770 Only)

Adorned with lush green valleys and best known as a perfect spiritual retreat, Kangra is a welcoming city located in the Kangra district of the northern state of Himachal Pradesh. Initially, it was known as Nagarkot and in the pious Hindu texts, this place is also indicated as the Land of the Gods or 'Devbhumi'. The best things to do in Kangra include visiting the Indrahar pass, Kareri Lake, the Kangra Fort, Brajeshwari Temple and the Dhauladhar Range which are a major local sightseeing attraction.

Kangra is also very popular for trekking among the adventurous and Trek-loving tourists. One can go for a trek to Triund or for a visually fascinating long trek of the Dhauladhar Range. Bir and Billing offer thrilling paragliding experiences that are a bonus to the adventure lovers.

The Kangra Fort is the largest fort in the Himalayas and is historically very significant, with its mention found in the Mahabharata as well. Very close to Kangra is Dharamshala, home to Dharamshala Cricket Ground with a backdrop of serene view of the hills. Mcleodganj near Dharamshala is also the exile-in-home of Dalai Lama, who gets many followers to visit the place every year. Thus, tourists have many options to conduct excursions from Kangra.

Kangra is also very famous for the temples in and around it. Most of the tourists who come here are in search of spiritual relief, and the different temples and monasteries provide the right atmosphere for that. Some temples are Brajeshwari, Baijnath, Chamunda Devi and Jwala Devi.

One of the best things to do in Kangra if you are a foodie is to try out the gastronomical delights! Taste the exotic spices and unique dishes like Bhruni (fig leaves in dry gravy), Kalan ke pakode (pea fritters), and Seera (yummy sweet soup made from ground wheat) are the most popular ones. September to June is the perfect time to plan a vacation in Kangra and the nearest airport is Amritsar.

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Day Trip to Kangra Valley in Dharamshala

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Kangra

About the Activity: A beautiful gorge in Himachal Pradesh, Kangra valley has been attracting visitors for many years with its stunning sights.Embark on a day full of sightseeing at this getaway and explore its charm as you depart early post breakfast.On the way, you will be seeing many iconic sights such as Masroor Rock cut temples, which date back to the 8th century and belong to the Indo-Aryan School of architecture.Post this you will be driving down for 40 minutes to visit the Norbulingka, an institute dedicated to preserving traditional Tibetan art and craft.
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Kangra Sightseeing Tour | Book Online & Get 500 Cashback!

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Kangra

Timings: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM Start point & End Point: Hotel / Residence in Kangra within the radius of 5Km Known as one of the most picturesque valleys of the lower Himalayas, the Kangra Valley is full of greenery and provides a tremendous contrast in the nature of places you visit. The region is famous for its arts and crafts. Crafts like the exquisitely designed shawls and miniature paintings of this region are internationally appreciated. You can choose the vehicle according to your group size or traveling needs. The itinerary can be customized according to your own preferences. You can skip any place if you don't wish to visit any place. Places you can visit:Brijjaishwari Temple- Mandir is a Hindu temple dedicated to the goddess Vajreshvari. It is said that when Lord Vishnu divided the body of Sati into 51 parts with his Chakra, a body part of Sati fell at this spot, thus making it a Shakti Peetha. Chamunda Temple- The temple is of goddess Chamuna also known as Chamundeshwari, Charchika and Rakta Kali is a fearsome form of Chandi. Dal Lake- The lake is near the village of Tota Rani. The name Dal Lake is taken from Kashmir's Dal Lake and surrounded by deodar trees. The lake is considered to be a sacred spot as there is small Shiva mandir on its bank.St. John Church- The church is dedicated to John the Baptist and built-in 1852 and in neo-Gothic architecture. The church is known for its Belgian stained-glass windows. Bhagsunag temple & waterfall- Also known as Bhagsunag or Bhagsunath and popular for a waterfall and an ancient temple. Travelers need to trek to reach the waterfall.
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Heritage Homestay in Kangra New
Heritage Homestay in Kangra

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Kangra

Check-in time: 12:00 PMCheck out time: 12:00 PMSet in a valley surrounded by the majestic snow-clad Himalayan Dhauladhar Mountains the homestay is a heritage homestay that was built in 1937. This beautiful cottage is designed in an Indo-British style and incorporates a special feature of patterned tiles throughout the cottage, which is a treat for heritage lovers. The stay consists of 2 bedrooms, each with 1 double bed, a dressing space, 1 extra bed, and an en-suite washroom along with a common living room and a dining space and a beautiful lawn extending to sloping tea gardens with a variety of beautiful old trees that give a magical wooded atmosphere to the surroundings.There is a lot to see around the homestay as the house is situated in an area surrounded by sloping tea estates where one can enjoy a leisurely walk. The influence of Buddhism can be seen in numerous places. Guests can take a short walk to Tashi Jong Monastery, which is peaceful, serene, and a photographer's delight containing many artifacts, idols, carvings, paintings, etc. Guests can also enjoy hiking in Kangra valley where the Dhauladhar range flanks the valley and provide some breathtaking views of the Himalayas. There are three passes that connect the Kangra valley to the adjoining Chamba Valley. For outdoor enthusiasts, it is highly recommended to experience walking these ancient trails used by Gaddi shepherds (nomadic herders).Later, enjoy the cool breeze sitting in the picturesque verandah while sipping a tea. In dinner enjoy fresh meals prepared by the chef varying the spices according to your palette. There are choices of scrumptious desserts as well!How to reach:The homestay is around 18 km from Bir. It can be reached using any private cab/car transportation.
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Shivirama Camp, Kangra | Book Online @ Flat 28% off Best Seller
Shivirama Camp, Kangra | Book Online @ Flat 28% off

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Kangra

Kangra, located in Himachal Pradesh offers the pleasure of witnessing incredible beauty to the visitors. Travelers visiting the location are bound to get back, as the unbounded peace and scenic beauty is extremely hard to get rid off. Kangra is famous as it contains the backdrop of Dhauladar range along with the perfect landscape of tea gardens. About the Camp:Don't miss out the chance of witnessing the majestic view of mountains in Shivirama camp and experience the soothing vibes of morning mist and peace. Grab the beauty of the pleasant weather that comes with a picture-perfect view that relaxes your mind and soul wholly. Avail the chance of trekking around the beautiful mountain peaks and utilize your weekend in a perfect manner.The package is inclusive of comfortable accommodation that provides you rooms with a MAP plan. You shall also be able to enjoy a bonfire in the evening with mild music with your loved ones. Besides the package is inclusive of activities such as short trekking in the midst of misty mountains.Stay:The package is inclusive of an option to choose from comfortable stay in cottages and tent stay with all the basic facilities. The stay provides all various modern amenities like seating chairs and tables in the cottage, along with an attached bath area and other facilities like King-sized bed, parking facility, geyser, and free Wi-Fi.Meals:The package comes with a MAP plan, and as such you shall be able to grab breakfast and lunch/dinner.How to Reach Shivirama Camp?The campsite is located in Gharnala village of Kangra and you can reach the spot with the help of comfortable public and private transportation.Check-In: 12:00 pmCheck-out: 10:00 amNote: The minimum persons required to book this package is 2.Tent allocation will be done on double/triple sharing basis.
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Bir and Kangara Valley Mountain Biking Trip
Bir and Kangara Valley Mountain Biking Trip

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Kangra

About the Activity: Kangra Valley in Himachal Pradesh is one of the most picturesque places on earth. Offering commanding views of Dhauladhar range, undulating tea gardens, Kangra along with Bir valley are top places to explore on a mountain bike.Start your 3 day tour by  traveling with your MTB enthusiasts overnight from Delhi to Bir by road in an air conditioned MPV or an SUV.Cycle across mountain ridges, through dense forests and quaint mountain hamlets. In addition to exploring the beautiful valley on cycle, the trip offers spectacular opportunity of paragliding in Bir Valley, a popular location for para gliders from around the world.Conclude your tour by starting your return journey between 5-6 PM and reach Delhi early next morning. 
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Kangra Valley Sightseeing
Kangra Valley Sightseeing

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Kangra

About the Activity:Nine hour long sightseeing near Kangra valley will definitely make you happy and peaceful.Explore the nuances of the very ancient Kangra fort, nestled in the great wilderness with complete greenery.Visit the various temples like Chamunda Devi, Braijeshwari and Jawalaji, also find solace at Tapovan Ashram.Walk along the paths that lead you to some Buddhist centres including Norbulingka and Gyotto monastery.
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Shivirama is a luxury camping site located in the hills of Bir, Himachal Pradesh. Good location, good food, good vibes, good tent and a wonderful experience. The manager extend himself to make sure your stay is comfortable to the extent possible. Connectivity is really good at the camps. Thanks Thrillophilia.
This camping and trekking experience was amazing and I really had a good time with my friends. comfortable stay along with delicious food and then proper guided trekking, this package was buddle of joy for us
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I had an amazing experience of trekking and enjoying the views. Everything was up to the mark- with the campsites, the stay, meals, all of it made for a great experience.
Shivirama offered us the best experience of a peacful and enjoyable stay. Camp stay was great with support staff always ready to help you. Food was good and trekking was the best part. Kudos to thrillophilia.
Trekking is fun and it gets even better when planned well. Camping and trekking was good and everything was very nicely arranged. Thank you Thrillophilia for making my vacation great.
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We had a great time, it was full of fun in which we create memories to make this trip unforgettable.
Wonderful trekking expereince with Thrillophilia, Arrangement was very good and the service too... nicely planned tour with lots of memories.
The visit to the Kangra Sightseeing Tour was really amazing. Seeing the temples, the church and waterfalls and lakes all those were beautiful and eye-catching. The greenery makes the entire valley quite peaceful and the soothing environment there was just perfect for a memorable day in the valley.
The Kangra Valley is no doubt a beautiful place to visit while in Himachal Pradesh and going for this sightseeing with a guide turns out to be a lot more interesting.

People Also Ask About Kangra Things To Do

  1. What are the activities that we can do in Kangra?

    Kangra offers something to all. The spiritual-minded can have a spiritual recluse while visiting the temples and monasteries, while the adventurous minds find themselves with plenty options like trekking, biking, and even paragliding. Some things to do in Kangra are :

    · Visiting the popular temples like Brajeshwari, Baijnath, Jwala Devi and Chamunda Devi
    · Trekking in Triund or the Dhaulagiri Range
    · Bir and Kangra Valley Mountain Biking trip
    · Paragliding experience from Bir and Billing
    · Visiting tea gardens in Palampur
    · Visit Dharamshala Cricket Ground
    · Visit Mcleodganj to pay a visit to Dalai Lama’s monastery

  2. Which are some famous camping sites in Kangra?

    Kangra is very famous with trekkers and adventure-loving tourists as the place offers secure and thrilling options for trekking, hiking, and camping. The Triund trekking trip or the Dhauladhar Range trekking trip are some of the most visceral and beautiful treks you can enjoy. There are also scenic biking routes in Kangra Valley for mountain biking, all of which makes Kangra a great camping site. Some of the famous camping sites in Kangra are:

    •       Triund Mountain Lodge and Camping
    •       Triund Camping
    •    Salli Valley
    •    The Bunker
    •    Triund Glacier Trek
    •    Markha Valley Trek
    •    Snow Monk Camp
    •    Ultimate Survival Campsite
  3. Which are some famous treks in Kangra?

    Kangra is located in the Lower Himalayan Region and has some of the most beautiful trekking routes, which attracts thousands of tourists and trekking enthusiasts every year to this place. It has ample opportunities for trekking, hiking, and biking. The Dhauladhar Range overshadowing the city is the most famous and a beautifully picturesque trekking route. There are guides who accompany the new trekkers for their safety. Some of the famous treks in Kangra are –

    •       Triund short trekking trip
    •       Dharamshala Lake Pass Trek
    •       Baijnath Parai Jot and BhimGasutri Pass trek
    •       Dharamshala Talang Pass trek
    •       McLeodganj Minkiani Pass Chamba Trek
    •       Dhauladhar Range long trekking trip
  4. Where can I go paragliding near Kangra and how much is the cost?

    The town of Bir is located in the Kangra district. It is a picturesque town with many monasteries, NGO’s and educational institutes. The town is very well known as a spiritual hub for Tibetan monks. 28 kilometers from Bir, lies another beautiful town named Billing. Apart from the scenery and lush landscapes, Bir-Billing is the hub of adventure sports and especially, paragliding, which is very popular with the tourists.

    The Bir Billing paragliding ride costs INR 2500 per person plus 5% GST, however rates can vary with seasons. The best season for this is October to June. The ride is generally a fifteen to thirty minutes ride. All sorts of safety measures are taken care of by the flight operators.

  5. How difficult is the Triund Trek in Kangra? How many days required to reach the top?

    The Triund Trek in Kangra is one of the most popular activities of the region. The Triund trek is generally considered easy by trekkers, so anyone who is new to trekking should definitely try this out to experience the adrenaline rush. The maximum elevation is 3200 meters. This trip is 2 days long. It takes a day to reach the top. There are many tour packages in different prices for Triund treks. There are special packages for students with discounted prices and premium packages for those with more budgets.

  6. When can I visit Kangra Fort? How to reach there and are there any entry charges?

    Kangra Fort is the most popular attraction in the city. It is flocked by thousands of tourists owing to its historical importance and it is also of great cultural value. This fort is the largest fort in the Himalayas and was home to the Trigarta Kingdom which is mentioned in the Mahabharata. Kangra Fort is open round the year for tourists from 9 am to 5 pm. One can reach Kangra from Dharamshala easily, of which there are many options like auto rickshaw or taxis that commute till Kangra Fort. There is an entry fee of INR 150 for Indian tourists and INR 300 for foreign tourists.