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. 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 Kangra District consists mostly of agriculture and farming. Tea cultivation plays a vital in the economy. "Kangra Tea" is famous worldwide for its rich aroma, color, and taste. Kangra was significantly damaged by an earthquake on April 4, 1905. 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, Brajeshwari Temple, Vajreshwari Temple, Nadaun palace, Taragarh Palace, Shiva temple, Pong Lake Sanctuary, Kareri Lake, 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 Kangra district including Triund, Indrahar Pass, Mcleodganj Day Hikes, Bhagsu Nag, Kareri Lake, Dehnasar Lake, Bir Billing, Bara Bangal and Palampur.

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- Shikar Beh 6200 m
  • Population- 1510075 (2011)
  • Area- 5739 sq. km
  • Rivers- Beas
  • Literacy- 85.67%
  • Sex Ratio- 1012

Treks in Kangra