Kangra valley is situated in the state of Himachal Pradesh in the extreme north of India. Historically it was known as Nagarkot. The Kangra valley is not a single place it’s around Dhauladhar ranges of Himalayas to the north and last Shivalik foothills to the south. It lies in the lower Himalayas. It is year rounded magnet destination for tourists. The picturesque Kangra valley is one of the most pleasant destinations in the Himalayas. The valley is filled with numerous perennial streams, which provides the pleasant view of the Dhauldhar range. Kangra valley is simply the ideal location for the adventure sports like Trekking, Mountaineering and Paragliding.
Tourism places around kangra valley
Kangra is the place which is very famous for its temples. Many ancient temples like the Baijnath Shiv temple, Bajreshwari Devi temple, Chamunda Devi temple, Chintpurni temple, Jwalamukhi temple, and Masroor rock cut temple. Tourism in Kangra is ideally suited to religious minded people who wish to visit the abode of gods known as Himachal. Tourist also attracts with its lush green valleys, snow falls and cool climate. Tourism in Kangra also offers tourists a very different kind of experience with its world famous areas i.e. Dharamsala, Mcleod Ganj and Palampur.
Dharamashala is located at the base of Dhauladhar. Dharamshala has picturesque snowy peaks, deodar and pine forests, elaborated tea gardens and beautiful hills. Dharamshala has gained reputation as it is the residence of the great saint ‘Dalai Lama’.
Mcleod Ganj :
Mcleod Ganj is located in the city of Dharamshala, Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh. Mcleod Ganj is also known as ‘Upper Dharamshala’. It is located at hight of 2,082 metres above sea level. It is strategically situated between Kangra and Nagrota. Mcleod Ganj is also close to the city of Pathankot. The local people are a mixture of Hindu and Muslims.
Palampur is a beautiful hill station in the Kangra valley, surrounded on all sides by tea gardens and pine forests. There are numerous streams flowing from the mountains. Palampur is at the confluence of the plains and the hills and so the scenery shows the contrast the plains on one side and the majestic snow covered hills on the other side. Behind this city stand high ranges of Dhauladhar Mountains, whose tops always snow covered for most part of the year. Palampur offers breath taking landscape view of Dhauladhar and thrilling experience of Paragliding.
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