Kangra Valley is the most ancient valley of Himachal Pradesh. The valley is most fertile too as the valley is combined by plain and hills. Being biggest valley of Himachal Kangra valley is situated between Sutlej and Chenab River. Kangra is known as Trigart state at ancient times. Trigart means the region made by three rivers. This beautiful valley of Kangra has variable views and locations , the grassy grounds of valley, high mountains of Dhauladhar, fresh water rivers and rivulets. The most popular destinations of Kangra are the temples like Jwala ji,Kangra mata,Chamunda devi and Chintpurni mata.
Kangra is been the oldest Royal Dynasty of Himachal as this is also been mentioned in the epic age of Mahabharata. It was included in British India in 1846.Kangra was the part of the then Punjab province including Hamirpur,Una,Kullu and Lahaul Spiti. The region was severely affected by the earthquake of 4 April 1905.Kangra is also popular for art and literature.
Situated within the western Himalayas Kangra is been divided into five sub-divisions geographically i.e. Pir Panjal, Dhauladhar, Kangra Shivalik, Kangra Valley and Beas Basin. The district is bound by Chamba and Lahaul from the north,Kullu to the east, Mandi to the south-east and Hamirpur and Una to the South.The district is largest according to the population wise.
Nature and Climate
Kangra valley is the valley of variety where you will find high altitude mountain of Dhauladhar and the plain fertile fields. Most of the kangra regions climate is humid and warm. Dharamshala, the headquarter of Kangra district the second highest place to have most rain in one season. The nature has blessed Kangra with adorable beauty ,the mighty Dhauladhar has enshrined the valley with its glorious views. Tea garden at Palampur are popular for its location and tasty flavor of tea.
Kangra is been blessed by nature with plenty of destinations. The valley is very popular among Indian and foreign tourists. Paragliding site at Billing valley Baijnath, Masroor rock cut Temple,Dhauladhar Mountain, Kangra fort ,railway at Kangra, Kangra paintings are some of popular tourist attractions.
Kangra is been visited by Indian visitors with great believe. The holy land is visited by plenty of visitors as pilgrims. The numerous holy destinations of Kangra are very popular.Some of them are the famous Shakti Peethas( among 51 holy Shaktipeeths of India). Jwalaji,Chamunda Devi,Chintpurni are among them. The other holy places are Baijnath Shiva Temple,Bajreshwari mata temple at Kangra, Bhagsunag temple at Mcleodganj and Buddhist Monastery at Mcleodganj are main attractions of Kangra. So Kangra is a complete pilgrim’s destination to visit.
Himachal Pradesh is been renowned for its nature and climate so tourism is a popular industry here. The high Himalayas, grassy fields, thick forests and freshwater rivers make the place wonderful to visit. Kangra is also one of the beautiful areas with plenty of destinations. Tourism in Kangra has developed by the time as it is been easily approachable by all means of transport like railway, bus or by air transport. Many destinations like Mcleodganj,Dal Lake,Cricket Stadium of Dharamshala, temples of Kangra and the popular growing Billing valley of Baijnath which is world famous paragliding site. Other adventure activities like mountaineering and adventure trekking are also very popular among tourists.
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