Kangra Valley Taxi Tours
Kangra Valley is one among the most picturesque valleys in the lower Himalayan ranges in Himachal Pradesh. This beautiful valley is sheltered by the Dhauladhar range, surrounded by greenery and luxuriant nature all around. It is also an ideal destination to be explored for photography enthusiasts. There are many Hindu temples around the valley as Chamunda Devi, Bajreshwari Devi, Jwalamukhi Devi, Chintpuurni Devi and Baijnath Shiv temples. Kangra valley’s history dates back to the Vedic era of more than 3500 years. This area had undergone successive invasions by princes of many hill states and the British at last. The art and craft of this region are also continued to develop over time. The exquisitely designed shawls and the miniature paintings of Kangra region are in high demand and internationally appreciated. This is an excellent tourist destination too and travellers from all across the country, as well as a large number of international tourists, come to this place to enjoy its natural beauty and culture.
Places to visit in Kangra Valley
Tatwani Hot Spring is situated at a distance of 35kms from Dharamshala. The place is also known for Shiva Temple and a shallow river that flows at a short distance. The water of the hot spring is believed to have natural healing properties. The water can cure many ailments like muscle ache, poor blood circulation, and even arthritis. After the bath in the sulphur spring, a dip in the nearby river provides a perfect way to cleanse the skin impurities.
The Masroor temple is a unique monolithic structure and is also one of the most unexplored temples near Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh. It is a complex of single-rock-cut monolithic temples, in Nagara style, dated by art historians to 6–8th centuries. This holy shrine is located on the hill top at a height of about 2,500 ft from the sea level.
Mahayeshtravels Pratap Sagar in Himachal Pradesh, also known as Pong Reservoir or Pong Dam Lake was created in 1975, by building the highest earth fill dam in India on the Beas River in the wetland zone of the Siwalik Hills in the Kangra Valley. The Sanctuary is ideally visited during the winter months of November to March when the migratory bird population is at a maximum. It is estimated that over 1,00,000 water birds migrate to the lake during the winter each year and keep growing in number with each passing year. However in the summers tourism is at its peak with water sports and National Competitions being organized on a yearly basis.
In the Pong Lake near village Dhameta, there are stands a cluster of antique, unique, tall temples which remain dipped in water for eight months but stand exposed to the human eye only during March to June while these four months attract 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.
The Kangra Fort situated at a 20 km distance from Dharamshala on the out start of the Kangra Town. Kangra Fort is the largest fort in the Himalayas and probably the oldest dated fort in India. A British garrison occupied the fort until it was heavily damaged in an earthquake on the 4th of April, 1905. The fort is entered through a small courtyard enclose between two gates which are known as Patak and only date from the Sikh period, as appears from an inscription over the entance. These gates possess no archaeological interest. From here a long and narrow passage leads up to the top of the Fort through the Ahani and Amiri Darwaza, both attributed to Nawab Alif Khan, the first governor of Kangra under the Great Moghuls Some 500 feet from the outer gate the passage turns round at a very sharp angle and passes through the Jahangiri Darwaza. The Jahangiri Darwaza, however, has entirely the appearance of a Muhammadan building and, judging from its name, would seem to have been raised by Jahangir after his conquest of the Fort in A.D. 1620.