Kangra Valley

Lying in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, the picturesque Kangra Valley is one of the most pleasant and relaxing destinations in the Himalayas. Kangra Valley finds mention in the rig veda, and was called as the Nagarkot in the ancient times, as it was the ancient capital of the powerful hill state fort of Nagarkot. It is the place for all those who are looking for rejuvenation and relaxation. The hill station is visited by numberless people from across India, due to its cultural and historical significance.

Adventures and Excursions
Boasting of several adventure activities, one of the most popular activities here is Paragliding. Bir-Billing in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh is one of the best paragliding sites. The thrill of flying across the sky like a bird is a must have experience.
Another major adventure activity to try is the Mcleod Ganj-Triund TrekThe tracks from Rawa, Dal Lake, Dharamkot and Bhagsunag meet at a ridge known as Galu temple which has a small shrine and water point. One can spot many birds and wild animals on the way.

A popular activity that is gaining fame in India is fishing. Pong Lake and River Beas, lying in the lap of the relentless Dhauladhar mountain ranges in the Kangra Valley, swamped with streams flinging down from enduring icy masses, and amidst forests and natural product trees, serve as appealing fish reason for some calculating devotees.

You can also savour the experience of cycling in Kangra Valley. As you tackle heights of 1300m, cycling experience in Kangra Valley makes you push your limits. The lavish covered slants bound with chilly summits, terraced inclined of corn or tea, plantations and sputtering streams, all of these beautiful sights make your cycling experience all the more fun.

Best time to visit Kangra
The ideal time to visit Kangra is between September to June. The summer months of May and June make an ideal time for trekking in the valley. The temperature stays up to 22-30 degrees celcius making it pleasant for weekend getaways.

How to reach Kangra
By Air - Gaggal airport is at a distance of 13 Kms from the city of Kangra. Chandigarh, Amritsar and Jammu airports are also in the vicinity of Kangra. Taxis are accessible from here.
By Train - There is a broad gauge railhead located in Pathankot near Kangra at a distance of around 90 Km. Taxis are available from railway station to the city.
By Road - The place has a well connected and the state owned bus station connects it with all the major north Indian cities and towns. Buses run from Kangra to various places, like Dharamsala, Palampur, Pathankot, Jammu, Amritsar and Chandigarh.


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