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“Stunning Views”
Review of Kangra Valley

Kangra Valley
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Hiking Day Tour to Triund from Dharamshala
Ranked #13 of 54 things to do in Dharamsala
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Canberra, Australia
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185 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Stunning Views”
Reviewed 22 April 2012

Any way you see the Kangra Valley is lovely. The combination of trees and mountains is stunning. After the heat and dust of the Punjabi plains, it was lovely just to rest our eyes on the scenery. The snow-capped mountains in the background were serene.

Visited April 2012
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Paradise Island, New Providence Island
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27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Kangra”
Reviewed 11 April 2012

Rented a Taxi and went to the many attractions listed in the guidebook.. the real india with historical value.

Visited October 2011
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New Delhi
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“Breathtaking...”
Reviewed 21 March 2012

Visitors to the Kangra valley must not restrict themselves to Dharamsala and McLeod Ganj only and should be more open towards visiting other places in Kangra valley too.

Two such places worth mentioning are Palampur and Pragpur.

Palampur has its Kangra tea estates which is engulfed with snow capped mountains of the Dhauladhar is majestic.

Pragpur with its Garli village some 3 kms away from Pragpur is a must stop-over. Garli is a largely pious society, with a generous peppering of small temples and shrines, virtually a stone throw away from anywhere you stand. The overwhelming variety of buldings stuns at first glance. What strikes you even more is the sheer density of buildings worth seeing. Every corner you turn on the maze of the narrow pedestrain streets, you get a glimpse of either delicate 19th century Kangra woodwork or fine metalwork on a balcony railing or a majestic facade and something peeking in between, the splendour of the snow covered Dhauladhars. The style of the architecture vary from Colonial, Kangra, Islamic and even Rajput or Portuguese. And once in a while, do not forget to look up to catch the bright green parakeets perched on the gorgeous metal weathervanes atop the building. MUST SEE.

Visited March 2012
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delhi
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8 reviews
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“Hilly roads many temples streams and rivers all over, very helpful people”
Reviewed 4 December 2011

A place pure and serene fresh and smooth, Dharamshala is really a place of many Dharams( religions) what a variety of people..

Visited June 2011
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United Arab Emirates
Level 6 Contributor
291 reviews
141 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 752 helpful votes
“Kangra District - A perfect vacation”
Reviewed 3 August 2011

Most visitors to the Kangra valley restrict themselves to Dharamsala and McLeod Ganj. In fact, there is so much more that makes the Kangra District a perfect holiday destination, as we discovered to our delight in April this year.

With an airport at Gaggal, the Pathankot - Jogindernagar railway line and frequent inter city bus services, Kangra is a lot better connected than most places in Himachal.

Decent accommodation to fit all budgets is available at most places. We stayed at Barot, Jogindernagar, Dharamsala, Palampur and Bharwain.

Bound in the north by the snow clad Dhauladhar range of the Himalayas, with the fertile riparian valley below, Kangra has abundant natural scenic beauty.

Easily accessible by road from the highway near Joginder Nagar via Jhatingri, are the pretty mountain villages of the Uhl valley - Barot, Multhan, Luhardi - a nature lovers paradise.

Billing is a well known paragliding site. It is also a great place for easy hikes on the mountain ridge and stunning scenery. Longer treks to the Bada Bhangal region are also possible. A road goes all the way up to Billing from Bir, which has a colourful new Tibetan monastery. There are several more monasteries at Tashijong and Sherabling.

Baijnath is a much venerated ancient Shiva temple with exquisite stone carvings. .

Palampur has its "Kangra tea" estates, military establishments and a plethora of educational institutions. Snow capped mountains loom large over the beautiful Neugal Khad [river] here. The temple of Chamunda Devi and the World War II POW camp at Yol are on the way to Dharamsala

Dharamsala is on the tourist map thanks to the Dalai Lama. Upper Dharamsala or McLeod Ganj is a food lovers paradise with a variety of good quality global cuisines available at low prices. It also has a stunning view of the Dhauladhars, especially from Naddi.

Masroor is an ancient rock cut temple complex between Lunj and Nagrota Suriyan. It is the only one of its type in north India. The Kangra Fort and Haripur Fort are also worth a visit.

The temples of Jwalaji, Naina Devi and Chintpurni attract huge numbers of visitors. There are several smaller temples of the antiquity of Baijnath, which make for an interesting stopover.

The Pong reservoir at the southern end of the district is an excellent bird watching site.

This was an introductory visit for us. We look forward to a longer visit for there is so much more waiting to be discovered in beautiful under rated Kangra.

Visited April 2011
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