Kangra district  is most populous district among 12 districts in Himachal pradesh. There are several tourist places in Kangra district in Himachal pradesh. Dharamshala is headquarter of Kangra district.
Kangra valley
Kangra is most beautiful valley in Himachal pradesh located at southern edge of Dhauladhar ranges.
There are several temples in Headquarter Dharamshala and Kangra which attracts tourist every year.


Kangra became district at the time of Britishers in year 1846. Before this it was famous for longest serving royal dynasty of Katoch. Earlier Kangra was headquarter f district Kangra but due to more population in 1855 headquarter moved from Kangra city to Dharamshala.
After conclusion of Anglo-sikh war Kangra was declared district and was part of Punjab. Kangra district had some part of Hamirpur, Lahaul and Spiti, kullu and Kangra under Kangra district.

Geographic View of Kangra district

Geographic view of kangra district is very interesting, some part touching border of Punjab is plain area and rest area is hilly area. Total area of kangra district is around 5,739 km, which is around 10.30% of total Area of Himachal pradesh.
Kangra is located in Himachal pradesh at an altitude and latitude of 31°2 to 32°5 N and 75° to 77°45 E.
Pong Dam
Location of Kangra district
Kangra district is located at the altitude of ranges between 430 to 6400m from sea level. District is attached to Gurdaspur of Punjab district in West, una and Hamirpur in south. Kangra district is attached it's border with kullu and Lahaul and Spiti.

Administrative view and Demography

Headquarter : Dharamshala
Area: 5740 square km
Population: more than 15 lakhs
Population density: 262 km square
Sex Ratio: 1013

  • Vidhan sabha seats(Assembly seats)

Kangra Fort

  • Tehsils

Nurpur, Indora, Jwali, Kangra, Palampur, Badoh, Kasba Kotla, Jaswan, Dehra Gopipur, Khundiyan, Jaisinghpur, Baijnath, Fatehpur, Dharamshala and Shahpur.

  • Sub-Tehsils: Harchakkian, Dhira, Rakkad, Thural and Meerthan.
  • Sub divisions: Kangra, Palampur, Dharamshala, Nurpur, Dehra Gopipur, Baijnath, Jwali and Jaisinghpur.

Weather, people and language

Weather in Kangra district vary from place to place as some part is plain area and Temperature in Kangra varies from 22 to 33 degree Celsius.
People in Kangra district are simple and peace loving people.
Farming is prime source of income of people of kangra . Tea farming is also one of the top economy source of Kangra district.
Language spoken in Kangra district is Hindi, English, pahari and Kangri.

Temples in Kangra district

- Brajeshwari Devi temple
- Chamunda Devi temple
- Chintpurni temple
- Baijnath's Shiva temple
- Bhagsu nath temple

Tourist places/places of interest in kangra

Cricket Ground Dharmashala

  1. Dharamshala
  2. Palampur
  3. McLeodGanj
  4. Nurpur
  5. Jawalamukhi
  6. Baijnath
  7. Nagrota

How to reach kangra?

Kangra can be reached by road transport , bus and taxi service is available.

  • Nearest Railway station

Pathankot- 90 km (broad gauge)
Kangra and nagrota- small gauge

  • Nearest airport

Gaggal Airport -10 kms


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