Himachal Tourism

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Kangra well-known the hill place 'Dharamsala' and 'Palampur

Beautiful kangra
Kangra is a district in the Indian state of himachal pradesh. It is well-known for the hill place 'Dharamsala' and 'Palampur'. The Kangra valley is one of the most charming valleys of lower Himalayas. The valley, protected by the inspiring Dhauladhar range, is green and abundant. It provide a marvelous difference in nature of places to be visited. Dharamshala is full of Buddhist air while very old Hindu Temples like Bajreshwari Devi,Chamunda Devi,Baijnat temple                                                                                   and Jwala Devi ji dot the country side.Over looking the Ban Ganga torrent, Kangra town is well-known for its temples. distinguished is the shrine devoted to goddess Brijeshwari. Kangra is steeped in the past and its ruined fort - Nagarkot, stands as indication to its glorious past. Kangra was the capital of the great hill state.

Tourist Place In Kangra.
Chamukha Temple.
Chaumukha temple  is erected on the Kaloha-Nadaun Road near Nadaun in Kangra district. The temple is devoted to Lord Shiva. The front of the temple is beautify with imagery of a variety of deities in diverse postures. At the entry of the Chaumukha temple a small Shivling (the phallus, symbolic representation of Lord Shiva) is placed.
Chaumukha temple in kangra
Inside the sanctum sanctorum, a four-mouthed marble idol of Lord Shiva is revered by the faithful. Chaumukha temple has four doors, of which three are closed permanently. Many stone images of Gods can be witnessed around the temple building. Nearby this medieval temple, there are four life-size images of Nandi, the heavenly bull.

Chinmaya Tapovana.
good-looking place to vacationIt is 10 km. from Knagra. located on a small hill is the newly recognized 'Ashram' complex by Swami Chinmayananda, who was a huge advocate of the Gita. It is a good-looking place to vacation. There is also a better than life figurine of Hanuman and also a very big Shivling which can be seen from far.

Chintpurni Temple.
Chintpurni mataThis Shakti-temple is situated on Dharamshala-Hoshiarpur road on a point. Thousands of devotees visit this temple. In adding to many spiritual festival, the main fair is held throughout the 10 days of "Shukalpaksh" in August. There is a Yatri Niwas which is managed by Himachal Pradesh Tourism growth Corporation.
Digambara Temple, Sidhabari.

Digambara temple is situated in Sidhabari (the royal foothill city of Dhauladhar Ranges in Dharamshala) in Kangra district, Himachal Pradesh. Built in 1982, the temple is holy to Lord Hanuman. The 22 feet high idol is located on a platform with eight sides. There are eight verses etched approximately the plinth, one on each side. The idol, chiselled from cement and real of Lord Hanuman is placed in a seated bearing. The Swami Chinmayananda ashram is situated near the Digambara temple.

Jatta Da Kuwal.
Kajol ka Tapu.To additional west of Kajol ka Tapu, a small forested island of about 1.5 ha area exits. It is about 2.5 Kms from Dam site. throughout summer it leftovers usually linked with the main ground mass on the side of the dam as also throughout the time of winter when the water level recedes. throughout rainy season about 2 ha of area becomes flooded leaving at the back only a small ridge able to be seen with mild to reasonable slope. The circumambulatory coast of jattan da Kuwal is an ideal site for angling, water sports and profitable eyes of the riparian birds..

Kangra Art Museum.
Kangra valley`s arts.
This money trove of the Kangra valley`s arts, crafts and rich past, show artifact that date back to the 5th Century. It includes a gallery of well-known paintings and a huge compilation of sculptures, pottery and anthropological items. Shamiyanas and local dresses used by local royalty, old carved doors, etc. are also on display. Coins, jewelleries and manuscripts are also displayed here. A section houses the works of contemporary artists, sculptures and photographers.
Kangra Fort.
kangra fort picinic soptThe Kangra Fort is situated 20 kilometers from the city of Dharamsala on the outer edge of the city of Kangra, India. the fort is consideration to date back to 1009 AD. The Kangra Fort was built by the Royal family of Kangra (The Katoch Dynasty), which traces its origins to the very old Trigarta Kingdom, mentioned in the Mahabharata. It is the main fort in the Himalayas and almost certainly the oldest dated fort in India.
The entry to the fort is from side to side a small courtyard enclosed flanked by two gates which were built throughout the Sikh period, as appear from an writing over the entry. From here a long and narrow way leads up to the top of the fort, from side to side the Ahani and Amiri Darwaza (gate), both attributed to Nawab Saif Ali Khan, the first Mughal Governor of Kangra. About 500 feet from the outer gate the passage turns round at a very sharp angle and passes through the Jehangiri Darwaza.
The Darsani Darwaza, which is now flanked by defaced statues of River Goddesses Ganga and Yamuna gave access to a courtyard, along the south side of which stood the shrines Lakshmi-Narayana Sitala and Ambika Devi. In between these shrines is a passage that leads up to the palace.

Kangra Painting.
Graphic art of Kangra Kangra Painting, the graphic art of Kangra is one of the premium gifts of India to the art-world, named after Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, a former generous state, which patronized the art.  It became prevalent with the vanishing of Basohli school of painting in mid-eighteenth century, and soon shaped such a scale in paintings both in content as well as volume, that the Pahari painting school, came to be known as Kangra paintings. Kangra paintings belong to the school of Pahari paintings that were patronized by the Rajput rulers between the 17th and 19th centuries.

Kangra Valley.
Kangra Valley is located in Himachal Pradesh, India. It is a well-liked traveler purpose, with the peak season approximately March and April.
Beautiful kangra valley
The Valley Is Filled with Many recrrent streams, which irrigates the valley, which has a universal height of 2000 ft. The highest peak on the Dhauladhar range (White Mountain) which marks the border flanked by the valley and Chamba, lies at 15, 956 ft, the range lies 13,000 ft above the valley as it rises piercingly from its low base, with no having any low hills in between.

Karu Island.
The island is situated on the western side of Rancer. The island is relatively bigger than the former. The island has two distinct parts, one wooded and hilly with undulatory and moderate to steep slopes( 80 ha) and the other part almost flat( 70 ha).

karu splitsto mini island
During monsoon, Karu splits in to mini islands due to up scaling of water. It gets reconnected with the area falling towards Dhameta during winter when the water level recedes. Wooded portion measuring about 80 ha, however remains disjointed whereas flat portion split in to three segments during the rains when water level is at its maximum. The wooded island have good population of Wild Boar, Peacock, Red Jungle fowl, Pythons, Monitor lizard,Claweless otter etc. The island is accessible by boat by a half an hour journey from Sansarpur terrace.

Masrur(Masroor) Rock Cut Temple.

Masoor bedauiful temple in kangra cityMasrur is approximately 15 km absent from Kangra city and is quiet well recognized for its Shikhara style rock cut temples. There are a sum of 15 temples that trace their building date to the 10th century. The carvings of these temples are hugely similar to that of the Ellora caves in Maharashtra, India, though they are in a need of bit of preservation work. Moreover, as you make your way towards Masrur from Kangra, the views that will meet your eyes are just superb.

Raghunatheshwar Tedha Temple Jwalamukhi.
devoted to Lord Ram, Goddess Sita and Lord LakshmanRaghunatheshwar Tedha Temple is situated in Jwalamukhi in Kangra district, Himachal Pradesh. The temple is devoted to Lord Ram, Goddess Sita and Lord Lakshman. The title `Tedha` was emotionally involved to the temple`s name due to its inclining posture. Such a bearing is the result of a huge earthquake that devastated earth in 1905. Though the temple leftovers unscathed, the original idols of the deities were damaged in the quakes. The reinstalled idols are made of `ashtadhatu` (alloy of eight metals).

The very old Raghunatheshwar Tedha temple, fair atop a small hill and surrounded by opaque vegetation, is recognized for its modest yet beautiful carvings. There is a dew pond in the temple premises. binding the pond there are caves supposed to have been dwelt by Sita and Lakshman. Engraved on the rock walls nearby the pond are idols of Lord Ram, Lord Vishnu, Lord Brahma, Lord Bhairav, Lord Garuda, Lord Ganesh, Lord Mahavir and other deities. Mentionable here is an idol of Lord Shiva with five mouths. Raghunatheshwar Tedha temple is located at a distance of 8km from the illustrious Jwalamukhi Temple.

Shri Bajreshwari Devi Temple.

Shri Bajrdeshwari devi The Kangra city recognized to the ancients as Nagarkot, is the seat of Shri Bajreshwari Devi. Mr. F. Cunningham's District Gazetteer of Kangra has the following explanation of the Bajreshwari temple in kangra "'The temple of Bajreshwari or Vagreshwari Devi at Kangra is - maybe the most well-known in this district. It is said to have been founded by the religion of that name at a well-known Ashwamedh or horse give up, which was detained on the spot. The well-known Mehmood of Ghazni is said to have invaded the district and shattered the temple, building a mosque on its ruins It was, however, restored and is said to have been visited by Akbar together with his famous Diwan Todar Mal.
There are some temples in the surrounding area which, are, said to have payable their source to Todar Mal. Finally, Maharaja Ranjit Singh visited and under his orders the domes of the temples here and at Jawalamukhi were gilded. then devotees from Amritsar subscribed together and obtainable the temple with marble floor." from side to side the main temple was ravaged by overseas attacker and compressed by the 1905 earthquake, it has since been restored to its pristine glory. At Kangra, one can also visit the historical Kangra Fort, the `Gupta Ganga Kshetra' and also trek up to Jyanti Devi temple situated on a hillock to the West of Kangra. There is a good-looking Jain temple near the Fort. Kangra is 20 km from Dharamshala.

Submerged Bathu Temple.
Bathu ki LarhiThree kilometres east of Dhameta, a small city in Kangra, there stands a cluster of traditional, unique, tall temples which remain curved in in water for eight months: but stand bare to the human eye only during March to June: While these four months draw pilgrims to these temples, the other eight months attract tourists, fishermen and multitudes of a variety of unique colorful birds migrated from islands of various continents of the world. Throughout the year, this place, commonly known as "Bathu ki Larhi" (a string of Bathu stone-structures) enjoys the unique distinction of being a popular tourist spot.

Suraj Kund Mandir.

Suraj Kund Mandir.
Suraj Kund Mandir is situated in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. The holy place is loyal to Lord Shiva, though scholars consider that at first the temple was holy to Surya, the Sun God. The main tank of the Suraj Kund Mandir is named Suraj Kund. Three smaller tanks called Ram Kund, Sita Kund and Lakshman Kund are placed in the surrounding area.

Tea Garden.

Tea Garden.
Tea in Kangra valley was introduced in 1854. When "Holta" tea estate was set i[ (4200 ft above the MSL). After the overwhelming earthquake of 1905 annihilating both man and agricultural estate, the tea prodoction lost its supreme place, however, the scene has distorted with the location up of the Council of technical and Industrial Research (CSIR), Palampur Complex where scientists are striving to produce tea manufacture of the one well-liked Kangra Tea from side to side the scientific methods, using hankie culture techniques, producing numerous"Somatic embryo's encapulated into a gelatine like substance,sodium alginate to form a bead like structure called an artifical or synthetic seed. And hence the production has shown a tremendous increase. From 84 kg of green tea leaves per hectare to 200 kgs of green foliage per hectaare. A new concept, the "orgnic tea farming". green tea without using any chemicals such as pesticides and fertilizers has come into operation to travel around the much needed export potentiality.

Trekking in Kangra.

Trekking In Kangra.
Trekking in Kangra valley is an astonishing knowledge for those who use the time with nature's praise commendable gifts of landscapes, springs, mountain ranges and lush green environments. There are many trekking trails in Kangra that are very demanding for the novices and interesting for the experienctrekkers.

Treks begin usually from Kangra Valley and go to mountain peaks and rock-cut temples. There are treks from Kangra to the next-door Chamba Valley. Laka Pass trek, also known as Inderhara trek, and the Minkiani Pass trek are very trendy in the middle of the tourist. These treks commence from Dharamshala or McLeodgunj.


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