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About Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh



Kangra district is an ancient district of Himachal Pradesh. This district has many ancient culture values. There are many forts and temples in Kangra district which are related with old culture of Himachali's. Kangra district situated in the western part of Himachal Pradesh. Kangra district was known for its ancient temples, picturesque location or Art and Craft. Kangra was became a district of Himachal Pradesh in 1966. Kangra district is a attractive district of Himachal Pradesh which attract the tourism to come out Kangra district. In earlier time Kangra was the capital of Maharaja Sansar Singh Chand. There are many tourist spots and many famous temples in Kangra district. These are:- Kangra fort Dharamshala, Meclodganj, Nurpur, Jawal Ji temple and Baijnath temple. The famous fort of Himachal Pradesh situated in Kangra district, made by Raja Sansar Singh Chand in 11th century.

>Famous places of Kangra district


Kangra Fort: Kangra Fort is the famous fort of Himachal Pradesh. This is the old and beautiful fort of the Himachal Pradesh. This fort was made by Raja Sansar Singh Chand who was the royal family of Kangra district. This fort made in 11th century. This Fort is situated in Nagar Kot which is 2.5 kms from Kangra town and 18kms from Dharamshala. This fort situated at the top of hill. This fort was located in Kangra valleys. Kangra fort is the symbol of ancient culture. There are many emperors are attacked in this fort to adopt this fort.

Palampur: Palampur is the famous town of Himachal Pradesh. It is the perfect place of Kangra district to visit there. It is the beautiful town of Himachal Pradesh. Palampur is the fantastic tourist spot of Himachal Pradesh. There are many tea gardens in Palampur and many wild life sanctuaries. The temperature of Palampur town I sin winter season in maximum amount is 12 degree Celsius and in summer season is 30 degree Celsius. It is located in the range of Dhauladhars Mountains. Agriculture and Horticulture are the famous Universities of Himachal Pradesh is also established here. A stream was found in Palampur, his name is Bundla stream. It is situated in the walking distance to Palampur town which falls over 100 meters.

Dharamshala: Dharamshala is the district headquarter of Kangra district. Dharamshala is also winter capital of Himachal Pradesh. Kangra district headquarter which recognized in Dharamshala in 1855. This town situated at the altitude of 1350 meters. Dharamshala located at the foot of Dhauladhars range. There are many forests of Dharamshala which are covered by the large number of trees deodar and pine. Meclodganj is the famous place of Dharamshala. It is situated at the altitude of 1790 meters from sea level. Dharamshala is also divided into two parts in upper Dharamshala and lower Dharamshala. In lower Dharamshala is the civil and business area and in upper Dharamshala Meclodganj and Forsythganj are place are situated.

Famous temple of Kangra district


Baijnath temple: Baijnath temple is the famous temple of Himachal Pradesh. This temple was built in 13th century. This temple is the temple of Lord Shiva. This temple is covered by many small gardens. This temple located in Beas valley. This temple likes in a conical shape. The art and craft of the temple is so beautiful. This temple situated at the top of hill. This temple was made by the style of Shikhra style. Shivratri is the major festival of Baijnath temple. During Shivratri festival there is a great rush in this temple. Baijnath temple is the symbol of India culture. This temple is famous in allover world. There are many visitors are come out to this temple to seethe art and craft of this temple.

Jawla Ji temple: Jawala Ji is one of the fifty-one Shakti peeth of India. Jawala Ji temple is the famous temple of Himachal Pradesh. It is famous in all over world. According to the Hindu's mythology, Parbati who was the wife of Lord Shiva jumping into the fire because her father was insulted her husband. The all body of Parbati Maa fallen into many places.But in Jawala Ji the "Jyoti" was burning from many thousand years ago of Paarbati Maa. So this is the famous temple of Himachal Pradesh. . The flame is burning in a rock. This flame was burning by the nine types of rocks. The other name of this temple is . "Goddess of Light". .

How to reach in Kangra district



Kangra district is a beautiful district which is also easily accessible by road, air and train. . Kangra is 190 kms from Amritsar, 525kms from Delhi, 250kms from Shimla and 255kms from Chandigarh. .

. By Bus: . You want to go Kangra district you can find the direct root from Dharamshala, Chandigarh, Amritsar, Delhi and Shimla.

. By Air: . You want to go Kangra district by air a nearest airport situated in Gaggal, 15kms from Kangra district.

. By Train: . By Train you want to go Kangra district a nearest railway station situated in Kangra town. You can find many trains to Kangra from Amritsar, Una, Palampur, Nurpur and Chandigarh
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