5 Things to Do in Kangra 2021 (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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Half Day Sightseeing Tour at Kangra in a Private Car Featured
Half Day Sightseeing Tour at Kangra in a Private Car

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Kangra

Pickup and Drop point: Hotel within City Limits of KangraAbout the Activity: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.Start your tour by getting picked from your hotel and set out on this half-day tour private tour like never before.This tour will take you to many famous attractions like Kareri Lake, Kangra Fort, Bajreshwari Devi Temple, Masroor Rock Cut Temple, Jawali Ji Temple, Baglamukhi Temple and many more.The duration of the tour is five hours and this itinerary can be customized according to your own preferences.Vehicles availableAlto, Indica, Swift Dzire, Etios (For 4 or less no. of people)Tavera, Xylo, and Innova (For 4 or more than 4 group Size)
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Kangra Sightseeing Tour | Book Online & Get 500 Cashback!

8H

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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Historical Kangra Tour from Dharamshala Featured
Historical Kangra Tour from Dharamshala

5H

Kangra

Weather and ClimateWinters (October to March): 0-20°CSummers (April to September): 22°C-38°CBest time to Visit: September to JuneHow to ReachBy Airways: Kangra town is having a domestic Airport. It is located at a distance of 13 Km from the main city. You can reach here from Jammu, Chandigarh & Amritsar. By Railways: The nearest Station is Pathankot which is around 80kms from Kangra. Local/private taxis can be used to reach the city.By Roadways: The city is very well connected from the major points and local buses can be boarded to reach the main town of Kangra.About the Activity:Get a chance to learn about the historical beauty of Kangra with this exciting tour from Dharamshala.Meet your guide for the tour at your hotel in Dharamshala and begin your tour.Soak in the amazing beauty of the region with the valleys and the greenery.Nestled in Kangra Valley between the Dhauladhar Range and Shivalik Range, this city is also commonly known as Dev Bhumi.Delight in a delicious lunch in between your tour and then proceed for the continue your tour.Visit some of the famous temples like Masroor Rock Cut Temple, Kangra Fort, and Mata Brajeshwari Temple.Learn about their ancient history and feel spiritual as you explore the temples.Visit the local market and buy some of the handicrafts displayed there.Conclude your tour after 5 hours and head back home with lots of memories. Places covered:Masroor Rock Cut TempleKangra FortMata Brajeshwari Temple
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Day Trip to Kangra Valley in Dharamshala Featured
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 Valley Sightseeing
Kangra Valley Sightseeing

9H

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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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.