About Kangra Valley

Kangra conjures visions of serenity, of vibrant green hills steeped in splendour. A land of breathtaking beauty, crowned by the majestic Himalayas ---- the abode of the Gods. This most magnificent hill station of India , has been rightly christened "The Queen of Hills".

The beauty and ideal location of this place first caught the eyes of the erstwhile East India Company.

Breathtaking hills, winding roads, gushing waterfalls and lush green carpeted Tea Gardens are a feast for the eyes. Lesser known and virgin destinations are dotted all around the range Dhauladhar mountains, providing all diverse tourism related activities that one can dream of. Be it religion based (Buddhism), diverse cultural heritage, adventure and nature tours or pleasant pastimes like bird watching, trekking and white water rafting ------ the region offers it all.


DHARAMSHALA:

The High snow clad Dhauladhar ranges from a magnificent backdrop to the hill resort of Dharamshala. This is the principal township of Kangra district and overlooks wide spread of the plains. With dense pine and deodar forests, numerous streams, cool healthy air, attractive surroundings and the nearby snowline, Dharamshala has everything for a perfect holiday. It is full of life and yet peaceful. The headquarters of His Holiness the Dalai Lama are at upper Dharamshala. Covering a wide area in the form of twin settlement, lower Dharamshala is a busy commercial centre. While upper Dharamshala with the suburbs of Mcleodganj and Forsytheganj, retains a British flavor and colonial lifestyle.


Dhauladhar Ranges:

The Dhauladhar range is one of the branches of the main Outer Himalayan chain of mountains in Himachal Pradesh. Dhauladhar mountain range is one of the major attractions in Kangra along with the amazing Kangra Valley. Highest peak of the Dhauladhar range is the Hanuman ji Ka Tiba with an elevation of 5,639 m (18,500 ft) along with several other peaks close by.

 

 


Mcleodganj: 

Often called the Little Lhasa, at 1770m is the residence of His Holiness, The Dalai Lama. The Tibetan Government in exile has been head quartered here for over three decades. The impressive monastery has larger than life images of the Buddha, Padmasambhava and Avaloktwshwara. The large Tibetan community and the presence of traditional architectural designs drawn from Tibet have enhanced the area. Tibetian handicrafts and garments are available on sale every Sunday. The Tibetian Institute of Performing Arts is just a km away and organizes a ten day festival from the second Saturday of April.


International Cricket Stadium: 

Giving competition to internationally acknowledge beautiful stadiums like the Adelaide Oval, Newlands of South Africa, and Queenstown Events Centre of New Zealand is not a small task, and the picturesque ground in Dharamshala remains on par for the title of the most beautiful cricket stadium in the world. Built with an initial cost of 35 crore rupees, Dharamshala is layered with a snow-capped Dauladhar hill-range as a fitting scenic back-drop. Not only has it added to the beauty equation, it is touted as one of the best cricket stadiums in the whole of India. The stands in Dharamshala are situated at a low level with an open view, which enables a superb view for the spectators and assists the bowlers to get wind assistance for seam bowling. Hence, most of the captains winning the toss at this ground, chooses to field first in to make use of the swinging conditions.