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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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    About the Activity: Indulge in this exciting camping in the wilderness of the Himalayas and get a chance to witness the best overnight views of the mountain.Commence your trek at 10.00 AM from Mcleodganj Pink house to Dharamkot and marvel at the sights of the amazing la...

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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...

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    Bir Billing Paragliding Adventure
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    One of the best ways to experience flying and soaring through the skies is the sport of Paragliding. And the best place to experience this adrenaline spiking sport in India is the hill station of Bir Billing, in the Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh. Ranked as the seco...

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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...

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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. ...

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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, Braijesh...

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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...

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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 Kan...

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Kareri Lake

Very few people who like stillness around such hypnotic places, pick Kareri Lake amongst the other places to visit in Kangra. Emerging from the heart of the Dhaulandhar range, this scintillating lake is one of its creation. The lake freezes in the winters leaving behind a revitalizing breeze. A major magnetism is the trekking experience during which you can partake in activities like Tyrolean Traversing. 

Although, only experienced people go for this since it is conducted on higher altitudes. It also forms the base for trekking further into this mountain range to Bagga and Rewa until one finally reaches the end point-Guna Devi Temple. You can bow down at the ancient Shiva and Shakti temple by the lake, a devotional place for many.

Where exactly: 
2 km ahead of Sari Village.

Kangra Fort

It is a famous fort located in the outskirts of the famous place Kangra near Dharamshala. This fort was built by the Royal Rajput family of the state of Kangra in the 15th Century. However, the fort was heavily damaged by an earthquake in the year 1905. Still, it has a good structure which attracts a lot of tourists.

Location: The distance of the fort from Dharamshala is around 20 km but it has proper connectivity to roadways which makes it easier to get there.

Highlights: The beautiful entrance is something what people love. The way the whole fort is built is completely marvelous. Inside the fort, you will find defaced statues of many lords that these people worship. This fort is considered as one of the most beautiful forts in India and people love it for the built structure.

Best time to visit: You can plan a visit anytime of the year.


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


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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  • Q. 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

  • Q. 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

  • Q. 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

  • Q. 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.

  • Q. 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.

  • Q. 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.