Top things to do in Kangra Valley

Top Choice Hindu Temple in Kangra Valley

Masrur Temples

Masrur's elaborate 10th-century sandstone sikharas are among the very few rock-cut temples in north India. With a passing resemblance to temples at Angkor Wat in Cambodia, they are especially beautiful when seen wit…
Fort in Kangra

Kangra Fort

The impregnable-looking Kangra Fort, at least 1000 years old, soars on a high promontory of land between the Manjhi and Banganga Rivers. Head up through a series of gates and passages to the palace area at the top f…
Hindu Temple in Palampur

Vaidyanath Temple

High above the Binwa River at Baijnath, 17km southeast of Palampur, this exquisitely carved 13th-century temple is sacred to Shiva in his incarnation as Vaidyanath, Lord of the Physicians. Buses between Palampur and…
Buddhist Monastery in Bir & Billing

Sherabling Monastery

Sherabling Monastery, 7km west of Bir, has about 500 monks and many buildings scattered over a large woodland area strung with thousands of prayer flags. The main prayer hall is fantastically adorned with thangkas (…
Hindu Temple in Kangra

Brajeshwari Devi Temple

Hindus visit Kangra to pay homage at the Brajeshwari Devi Temple, one of the 51 Shakti peeths, famous temples marking the sites where body parts from Shiva's first wife, Sati, fell after the goddess was consumed by …
Museum in Kangra

Maharaja Sansar Chand Museum

About 200m up the road from Kangra Fort is the well-displayed Maharaja Sansar Chand Museum, whose ornate palanquins, peacock-feather fans and pashmina fly-whisks give fine insights into the lifestyle of the erstwhil…
Tea Estate in Palampur

Wah Tea Estate

On the hour-long visits you walk through tea and herb gardens, tour the drying, rolling, heating and grading operations, and get the chance to taste the green and black teas. It's 7km south of Palampur, around ₹600 …
Buddhist Monastery in Bir & Billing

Dzongsar Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö Institute

The Dzongsar Khyentse Institute, 4km southeast of Bir and 1km below Hwy 154 at Chauntra, is a college of higher Buddhist learning with over 500 student lamas and a temple able to accommodate over 4000 people.
North Indian in Palampur

The Lounge

The Lounge does good Indian meals in mildly stylish surroundings, and is licensed. It's about 700m from the centre on the Dharamsala road.
Religious in Palampur

Shivaratri Festival

Thousands of pilgrims make their way to Baijnath's Vaidyanath Temple for the Shivaratri Festival.