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Kangra, Himachal Pradesh
Kangra This small town was once the capital of the former ruler Chand dynasty. This picturesque valley was sheltered by the sublime Dhauladhar hill that is green and luxuriant. Kangra is known for its ancient temples and picturesque surroundings that attract number of tourists throughout the year.

Beside this you will see famous Kangra Fort that was taken over by the British in 1846. In 1905 an earthquake destroyed both the fort and the temple, but later on it was rebuilt.

Main Attractions of Kangra

Behna Mahadev : This is one of the largest gable-roofed Hindu temples in the Satluj valley. The corridor and mandapa around the sanctuary are open to all sides. This temples gable-roof was supported by angled struts which is steeply gabled in two tiers.

International Himalayan Festival : In every winter season this International festival is celebrated in Kangra District.

Kangra Art Gallery : Here you can see the treasure of 5th century. It includes the miniature painting, pottery, sculptures and anthropological items.

Karaeri Lake : This Lake is beacon for trekkers in the area. This Lake is surrounded by thick woods and the backdrop of the Dhauladhar Mountains.

Masrur Temple : This is at an altitude of 8,00m and 15-kms to the south of Kangra. Here you will find 15 Shikhra Temples that is made out of solid rock built in 10th century. This temple is in the Indo-Aryan monolith style, these temples have got a great similarity with the Ajanta-Ellora temples.

Siddhanatha Temple : This temple is similar in its arrangements both in its interior and exterior to Mahadeva temple commonly known as Siddanatha temple.

General Information

Altitude : 615m.
Best Time : Mid-May to Mid-October.
Location : Himachal Pradesh.


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