In Mahabharata there is a mention of King Susharama Chandra, who sided with the Kaurvas. He is said to be the founder of this dynasty. At that time, Kangra was probably named as Bhim Kot. Kangra district is also known for its attractive tourist destinations. Dharamsala, Kangra, Palampur, Baijnath, Jawalamukhi and Masroor are the famous places of tourist interest in the district. McLeodganj in Dharamsala is a seat of the Dalai Lama has become a place of international fame since 1966. The distance between Kangra and Dharamsala is 14 km. The road distance is 17.7 km. Kangra has its own railway station, which lies within the Kangra valley but it is a toy train station, hence not connected with the other cities of the country. The nearest railway station to Kangra is Pathankot railway station which lies 87 km away from Kangra.
20 Incredible Places To Visit In Kangra
Kangra Fort: A Landmark Monument Kareri Lake: A Popular Trekking Destination Indrahar Pass: Spot Amazing Views Chamunda Devi Temple: A Popular Site Palampur: A Plantation Center Kangra Art Museum: Delve Into Culture Bir & Billing: For A Buddhist Influence Pong Dam Wetlands: A Fishing Reservoir Dhauladhar Ranges: Visually Enthralling Masrur: Explore Lost Glory Haripur: Hear The Local Stories Tashi Jong Monastery: Attain Nirvana Mcleodganj: Understand The Culture Pragpur: An Offbeat Destination Baijnath Temple: Seek Blessings From Lord Shiva Bajreshwari Mata Temple: One Of The 51 Shaktipeeths Jwala Ji Temple: The Temple Of Eternal Flames Kaleshwar Mahadev Temple: Pay A Visit Baglamukhi Temple: Calm Your Senses Bathu Ki Ladi: Explore The Submerged Temples
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|Languages spoken||Hindi, Pahari, English|
|Area (km2)||15 km2|
|Country name||India (Bharat)|