Kangra

Kangra

Kangra is the most populous district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, India. Dharamshala is the administrative headquarters of the district. It is the home of the Masrur Temples, also known as the Himalayan Pyramids, and informally a “wonder of the world”, for being a likely contender for UNESCO World Heritage status. Moreover, the district has further been divided into five sub-regions i.e. Pir Panjal, Dhauladhar, Kangra Shiwalik, Kangra Valley and Beas Basin. The Economy of this District consists mostly of agriculture and farming. In addition, tea cultivation plays a vital in the economy. “Kangra Tea” is famous worldwide for its rich aroma, colour, and taste. This district was significantly damaged by an earthquake on April 4, 1905. Tea Gardens are most abundant in the beautiful town of Palampur.

Tourism:

The important tourist spots of Kangra are Nurpur Fort, Kangra Fort, Mannuni Lake, Gopalpur Zoo, Mural temple of Chamunda Devi, Baijnath Temple, Jawalamukhi Temple, Kangra Valley Art Gallery. Apart from this, Brajeshwari Temple, Vajreshwari Temple, Nadaun palace, Taragarh Palace, Shiva temple, Pong Lake Sanctuary, Kotla Fort, Behna Mahadev Temple, Fort of Sujanpur, Masrur Temple, Temple of Bagalamukhi, Siddhanatha Temple, and Nagar Kot Fort.

Adventure lovers can have a gala time exploring the innumerable trekking, paragliding, and camping options. Trekatribe offers Trekking and sightseeing in all parts of this district including Triund, Indrahar Pass, Mcleodganj Day Hikes, Bhagsu Nag, Kareri Lake, Dehnasar Lake, Bir Billing, Bara Bangal and Palampur. This district is also famous for paragliding activities, especially in Bir-Billing and Indrunag. In addition, Billing is the second highest paragliding spot in the world. Also, Dharamshala receives the second highest annual rainfall in India.

Additionally, this paradise is an ideal place for nature lovers. Famous painters like Sardar Sobha Singh and naturalist Norah Richards used to live here. Apart from this, it is also famous for the Kangra School of Miniature Paintings. Furthermore, it is famous for high altitude lakes.

Quick Facts-

30° 22′ 40″ to 33° 12′ 40″ North Latitude to 75° 45′ 55″ to 79° 04′ 20″ East Longitude

Altitude varying between 427 to 6200 m

Highest Peak in Kangra Shikar Beh 6200 m

Population- 15,10,075 (2011)

Area- 5739 sq. km

Rivers- Beas

Literacy- 85.67%

  • Sex Ratio- 1012

Treks in Kangra