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 the ruins of its fort, Nagarkot, stand 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 that flourished under the rulers of the hill state of Kangra, who were great patrons of art.
The Beas River flowing through the picturesque town of Kangra in the shadows of the Himalayan Dhauladhar range, and the repeated mention of the Valley in the holy Hindu texts, presents Kangra as 'Devbhumi' or Land of the Gods.
The nearest airport is Gaggal Airport (DHM), which is about 8 km from Kangra and 15 km from Dharmashala. It has regular flights to New Delhi. It is also popularly referred to as the Dharamsala airport. The Bhuntar Airport (KUU), 82 Kms away has Delhi Airport as a major layover. It operates on domestic routes.
Kangra does not have an train station. Nearest option is Amb Andaura (AADR), 48 kms away. Churaru Takarla station (CHTL), 57 km away, is well connected to other major cities of the country via regular trains.
Kangra is well connected by road network to major cities of India.
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