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Kangra, Himachal Pradesh




"Tonic to the eyes" is what perfectly describes Kangra. Surrounded by picturesque views of lush green valleys all around, it is one of the favourite destinations of tourists. The Dhauladhar mountain ranges have that magnetic aura that can attract any visitor. On entering Kangra valley, the visitor's soul would feel elated, as it is the right place to attain the peace of mind. It is said that there are very few hill stations that appeal to the senses and soul. Kangra is that hilly destination that is surrounded by a magical atmosphere.

History of Kangra valley goes back to the Vedic times (3500 years). The best thing about Kangra valley is that, despite various invasions, this place has managed to retain its beauty and poetic expression. One thing is sure; a holiday to this hill station would always be a memorable one.


Climatic Conditions


The temperature of Kangra valley is moderate throughout the year and this allows visitors to enjoy the beauty of this destination. Though, in the winters, one would require heavy woolens.



Best Time to Visit


The best time to come in close contact with nature at Kangra is between March to June.


Population


The total population of Kangra valley is 1,33,856, with male population at 6,60,224 and female population at 6,78,312. In Kangra, the urban population constitutes to 5.4 percent; while the rural population at 94.6 percent.


Area


The total geographical area of Kangra is 5,74,700 hectares. With this, the net cultivated area is 1,20,709 hectares, forest area is 2,33,046 hectares and the barren land is 37,123 hectares.


Places of Interest:


Adding to the beauty of Kangra are the sightseeing places in this valley. With so many beautiful places to see, one can have a complete treat of his eyes. After all, tranquility and serenity goes hand-in-hand at fewer places only.


Markets


Enjoying shopping along with holding the hands of nature is something that is one of the most enjoyable moments of life.


Getting Here


Kangra valley is easily approachable by road, rail and air. The nearest airport to Kangra is Gaggal airport that is 13 Km from Kangra; while the NH 21 connects Kangra to major states in India. Visitors can reach here by train also at the local Kangra railway station.