Kangra Tourism, Kangra Travel Guide, Kangra Tours

About Kangra

Kangra, situated at the confluence of the Baner and Majhi streams, is one of the most picturesque tourist spot in Himalayas. The beautiful Kangra valley of Himachal Pradesh of India is sheltered by the massive Dhauladhar range of mountains. It is rich in culture and history. Kangra is bounded on the South-West by Una district, on the North-West by district Gurdaspur of Punjab, on the North by Lahaul-Spiti and Chamba districts, on the East by Kullu and Mandi districts, and on the South it touches Hamirpur district. Kangra is famous for its ancient temples and lakes. It is also a haven for the nature lovers and adventure sports freaks.

Kangra is a place of the world famous temples and beautiful lakes and the tourism in Kangra is ideally suited to religious minded people. It offers the many famous temples like Baijnath Temple, Jawalamukhi Temple, Bajreshwari Devi Temple, Chamunda Devi Temple, Masroor Rock Temple, Chinmaya Tapovan, Kathgarh Temple and Trilokpur Temple. Temples of Baijnath, Jwalamukhi and Chamunda Devi attract uncountable number of tourists not only from India but also from abroad.

History of Kangra

The history of Kangra valley dates back to vedic times, more than 3,500 years ago. It finds mention in the 'Puranas' the Mahabharta. History says that Kangra was ruled by Katoch dynasty- the so called oldest serving Royal Dynasty in the world. Kangra became a district of British India in 1846; it was part of the British province of Punjab which included the present-day districts of Kangra, Hamirpur, Kullu, and Lahul and Spiti. The administrative headquarters of the district were initially at Kangra, but were moved to Dharamshala in 1855.This area was significantly damaged by an earthquake on April 4, 1905.

After the Independence of India in 1947, it came under the Indian state of Punjab. Lahul and Spiti became a separate district in 1960, and Kullu in 1962. In 1966, Kangra and Una districts were added to Himachal Pradesh, which became an Indian state in 1971. Hamirpur District was separated from Kangra in 1972.

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