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Excursions

Chamunda Devi (16 km)
This temple attracts thousands of pilgrims from all over the state

Triund (17 km)
Triund lies at the foot of the snowclad Dhauladhars at a height of 2,827 metres. The snowline starts at Ilaqa, 5 km. away from Triund and offers a breathtaking view of the snow above and the valley below.

Kangra (18 km)
At the confluence of the Bener and Majhi streams, Kangra town is famous for its temples. The most notable is the shrine dedicated to the goddess Brajreshwari. Kangra is steeped in history and its ruined fort, Nagarkot, stands testimony to its glorious past. It is perched atop an hourglass shaped ridge surrounded by low green hills. Kangra is also famous for its miniature paintings which flourished under the rulers of the hill state of Kangra who were great patrons of art.

Kareri (22 km): Surrounded by green meadows, oak and pine trees it is an idyllic and scenic place to visit

Tatwani and Manchhrial (25 km)

A beautiful waterfall can be seen at Manchhrial, which is on the route to Tatwani, known for its hot springs.

Masroor (40 Km)
There are fifteen richly carved monolithic rock-cut temples in the Indo-Aryan style, at Masroor.

Trilokpur (41 Km):
A cave temple dedicated to the Lord Shiva, it is noted for its stalactite and stalagmite formations.

Palampur (35 Km)
Palampur, at a height of 1219 metres, is a beautiful spot in the main Kangra valley, surrounded on all sides by tea gardens and pine trees. Situated on the Manali-Pathankot road, Palampur is well connected with other cities and towns in Himachal Pradesh, both by narrow gauge rail and bus services. Places of interest worth visiting in and around Palampur includes Neugal Khad, : Bandla Stream, Andretta, Baijnath, temple

Jwalamukhi (56 Km)
Built picturesquely against a rocky cliff, the famous temple of Jwalamukhi, the ‘Flaming Goddess’ is one of the most popular Hindu temples in northern India. There is no idol and an eternal flame which issues from the rock sanctum is considered a manifestation of the Goddess. Other temples near the Jwalaji shrine are the Ashtabhuja temple, Nagini Mata temple, Shri Raghunathji temple and the Chaumukha temple Approximately 40 kms from Jwalamukhi is Hamirpur, headquarters of the Hamirpur district, famous for its temples. Deothsidh, situated on the Dhaulgiri Hills of Hamirpur district, is a famous religious place.  People come here from far and wide to seek the blessings of Baba Balak Nath, whose image is adorned in a cave. Enroute to Deothsidh, one can get a view of the Nangal Dam as well as of the Naina Devi Temple Complex.


Taragarh (60 Km)
Originally a summer resort of the Nawab of Bhawalpur, set amidst tea gardens and lush hills, the palace here, has now been converted into a heritage hotel - The Taragarh Palace Hotel.

Nadaun (66 Km)
There is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Nurpur (66 Km)
It is famous for an old fort and temple of Brij Raj Behari. The image of Lord Krishna here was, according to legend, worshipped by Meera Bai.

Chintpurni (76 Km)
The famous temple of Chintpurni is situated on a ridge, on the Hoshiarpur -Dharamshala road. A stone idol (Pindi) represents the goddess.

Sujanpur Tira (80 Km)
This historic town is known for its palace, now in ruins, built by Raja Sansar Chand. It is famous for the temples of Gauri Shankar, Murli Manohar and Narbadeshwar.



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