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Best Things To Do in kangra

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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    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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    About the Activity:A short yet famous trek is Triund Trek in Himachal Pradesh, the location lying amidst the buoyant Dhauladhar range and Kangra Valley. At a height of 2828 meters Triund is located at the foothills of Dhauladhar.On this trek for two days, you are going to grab the images of the highly protected treasures and some ecstatic sights like multi coloured sunset, misty moonrise, the refreshing sunrise and much more.The base camp of the trek is Mcleodganj. Arrive there on your own in the morning and then start trekking to Triund.This package provides you with food, accommodation in tents or guesthouses and the long, tricky trekking trails.Check the short itinerary of the 2-day tour below:Day 1: Arrival at Mcleodganj. Trek to Triund. Overnight stay there.Day 2: Triund to Mcleodganj. Departure from Mcleodganj.

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    Bir - Billing
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    Bir, a small town in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh is well known for its majority Tibetan population, beautiful monasteries, educational institutions and NGO’s. Crowned in the lap of the majestic Dhauladhar Ranges in the background, this tiny town is set in one of the most picturesque setting. Lying 28km from this stunning town of Bir, is another quaint town known as Billing. The entire stretch joining these two towns is abundant with idyllic natural beauties. Stunning mountain hamlets and fruit orchards along with lush-green terraced fields are staple to the region. Apart from scenic landscapes, paragliding in Bir-Billing is one adventure that has been enticing tourists from all over the world. A perfect getaway destination for a nature’s lover, one can enthral in a quiet stroll while feasting on the bounties of nature present here. While for an adventure seeker Bir-Billing paragliding experience is something that would quench their thirst for adventure!                                                                   About the Activity : Situated at a soaring height of about 2300m, Billing is a tempting destination for all paragliding enthusiasts. With this fascinating Bir-Billing paragliding experience, get ready to witness majestic views of Dhauladhar Ranges and the entire stunning Kangra Valley! Your paragliding experience head starts with your drive from the Bir Village to the launch site that is located round 14km apart. Arrive anytime during daytime for an astonishing paragliding experience that provides you with stunning aerial view of the entire place! The flying time varies, and depends on your preference; however, before you get ready with your glider, you will be briefed about some basic and required Do’s and Don’ts of flying. Once you are comfortably tied and adjusted in your glider along with a trained professional, get ready to fly like a bird. The landscape around the region is ideal for flying, fly high in the company of mighty Himalayas. Feel the thrills! Cherish these wonderful moments post your paragliding in Bir-Billing experience comes to an end.Timings:  Anytime during the Day Activities: Paragliding Difficulty Level: Easy

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    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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    About the Activity: Weekend Adventure at Kikar Lodge, Punjab is one enthralling activity that enables you to enjoy the exotic wildlife species while relaxing in this nature’s abode. Walk through the marked trails in the lush-green thickets surrounding the lodge. While here enjoy the mesmerizing landscapes surrounding your stay. Delight in the pleasant views of wildlife species roaming around the vicinity carefree. For a bird’s lover this place is a paradise – view about 180 species of birds in the forest area. Capture these beautiful birds while relaxing in this serene land. Indulge in some exciting rounds of indoor games, give your opponent a taste of your game by participating in a session of table-tennis. There is no better way to enjoy nature than by exploring it. Walk around the green meadows and delight in your close encounters with beautiful and exotic animal and bird species.

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    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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    Palampur
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    About the Activity:Palampur valley offers the most scenic sight of nature, spend nine hours driving around the valley in this tour.Experience the nurturing cool breeze while walking in the tea gardens, explore the cultural varieties of the village as well.Start your trip from Mcleodganj to Palampur, visit the Kangra art museum to see the arts and crafts, fabrics and embroidery.Then visit Norbulingka, Chinmaya temple, Chamunda Devi temple, Gyutto monastery, Gopalpur zoo and finally end your trip by visiting the Baijnath temple.

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    About the Activity: Triund Trek is one of the most popular treks in India and needs no introduction – a common trek in all adventure seekers bucket list, here is your chance to enthrall in this delightful trek that provides you with the best views of the entire Kangra valley. Embraced in the picturesque Dhauladhar ranges, Triund trek in Kangra Valley, Himachal Pradesh is a 2843m hill that stands parallel to these colossal mountain ranges. Experience trekking in the lower Dhauladhar ranges for an unparalleled experience. Hike through the rocky terrains and numerous boulders protruding through the mountain. Delight in the magnificent beauty of this heavenly place like never before! There is no better way to get close to nature than by exploring it, enjoy a camping experience in this wild abode that will leave you spell bounded with its charms. Enjoy the grand views of the snow kissed Matterhorn and various other colossal ranges. Glee in a camping experience under a star studded sky with your buddies for an unparalleled experience. Meal Types: Starting from lunch on Day 01 till lunch on Day 03 Accommodation Types: Double sharing basis (2 persons sharing a tent & room) Transportation Types: To and Fro transport to McLeodganj on Day 01 and Day 03 respectively (Non AC vehicle) Activities: Trekking Difficulty Level: Easy-moderate

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Triund

Why to visit in winters – Searching for some best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh in winters? Try out Triund trekking this winter. The whole area looks great with thick covered snow and it will be fun to pass through this snow covered valleys and hills

What to do – Trek to Triund from Mcleodganj and spend a day or take a picnic break to enjoy the pristine beauty of the rivers and sceneries

What to see – There are some nearby attractions like Bhagsunath temple, Bhagsu falls, Minkiani pass and some best sightseeing places too

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Namgyal Monastery

The Namgyal Monastery is well known for being the biggest Tibetan sanctuary outside Tibet and also the residence of the Dalai Lama. It was established in 16th century and since then it serves to preserve the Tibetan culture and customs.

It enlightens the monks who reside here by imparting knowledge based on philosophy, sacred arts, meditation and debates. This Monastery is bestowed with a pristine atmosphere, making it an ideal place to attain peace. It also showcases splendid statues of Buddha, which are highly admirable. This Monastery not only intrigues religionists but also other tourists and admirers.

 Timings: - Open from 4:30 AM to 8:30 PM

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Kareri Lake

There are multiple number of trekking expeditions happening every year to Kareri Lake and the reason is nothing but the high altitude range of Dhauladhar the lake is situated on and the breathtaking serenity that acts as the perfect background for the lake. This shallow, fresh-water lake depends on the snow melting away from the Dhauladhar Range to fill its stomach and it looks more beautiful when it is in the frozen state from the month of December to March-April. A 9 KM dirt road connecting Kareri to the nearest town Ghera is the only way to reach the top where a temple of Lord Shiva and Shakti is established overlooking the lake. In winter the lake will be frozen but that is the season umpteen number of trekkers flood to witness this ideal beauty.
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Malana Village Trek

This trekking trail is yet another popular route for trekking in Himachal Pradesh. Malana village is inhabited by the tribal people and is deemed to be one of the earlier democracies of the world.

This trek which terminates at Baralacha Pass through the Manali-Leh highway. The Malana tribes have their distinct laws, customs and language and also a governing body named Koram which is formed by the village elders. One can have a visit around the village but after securing proper permission from the village elders.

This rather moderate trek takes you through beautiful, picture perfect landscapes, rhododendron bushes, birch forests and sprawling meadows. The awesome views of Dhauladhar, Hanuman Tibba and Ghalpo peaks are sure to fascinate you.

Best Season: April - October
Max. Elevation: 3029m
Duration of the Trek: 5 days
Difficulty Level: Moderate

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What You Should Know More About Things To Do in kangra

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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