Travel Destination Kangra Valley
Kangra Valley is one of the most panoramic valleys of the lower Himalayan ranges. The Valley is surmounted by the mid range Dhauladhar. The Kangra Valley offers a wide range diversification from lush green land to mid and high range Himalayan ranges. Dharamshala the home to Tibetan Govt. in exile is also home to some of the most ancient temples like Bajreshwari Devi, Chamunda Devi, Baijnath Shiv temple and Jwala Devi ji on the country side.
Kangra shares a rich history dated back to Vedic era, the region has sustained successful invasions and the last on to invade were British – East India Company. Kangra has seen a long roar of political upheavals despite all odds the culture of Kangra continued to progress especially in art and craft.
Places to see
Dharamsala: Guarded by snow clad Dhauladhar ranges Dharamshala is a picturesque hill resort. This is one of the major towns of Kangra district surrounded by dense pine and deodar forest, countless running water streams attractive surrounding and a shining snowline, the place is youthful, energetic and peaceful. The lower Dharamshala is the prime commercial center and the upper Dharamshala is the suburb of Mcleod ganj and Forsythe ganj. Here the life is still the same as that left behind by British Era. Other places of attraction here are church of St. John and ancient temples.
Palampur: Palampur is a small little town located at a height of 1219 Mt priding over with its tea gardens. The place is blessed with year round pleasant weather and the pine scented wind blowing down from the Dhauladhar ranges. The place is being developed into a large tourist center now with a proposed ropeway and an amusement park. Apart from this the place is home to one of the finest center of learning in the region, The Agriculture University.
Saurabh Van Vihar: In order to make visitors counter face with nature, a nature park with name “Saurabh Van Vihar” has been set up here at Palampur, the park is spread over an area of 13 hectare. The park is located on bank of Neugal Khad in the laps of Dhauladhar ranges. The park was developed in memories of Lt. Saurabh Kalia, war martyr of Operation Kargil. The Park is being managed by Himachal Pradesh Forest Department.
Getting There & Away
Kangra is very well connected through Roadways and Railways.