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Tourist Attractions


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The Kangra region is a major tourist attraction as it is the abode of Buddhism, location of numerous temples and various outdoor activities.

Abode of Buddhism: The Tibetan government in exile is headquartered in Dharamshala, which is approximately 40 kms from Wah. Mcelodganj which is 10 kms above Dharamshala is best known as the home of His Holiness Dalai Lama. His monastery TsuglagKhang is also located there. The other monasteries nearby are Tashi Jong, Norbulingka and Deer Park Institute.

Temples: Himachal Pradesh is known as 'Dev Bhoomi' or 'The land of the Gods'. There are numerous temples in our vicinity namely Chamunda Devi, Baijnath, Jwalamukhi and Masrur temple.

  • Chamunda Devi: The famous temple dedicated to the goddess Chamunda is 25 km away
     
  • Baijnath: It is a pilgrimage centre of the Hindus in Kangra district. It is the oldest existing Shiva temple in the country.
     
  • Jwalamukhi: This is a famous temple to the goddess Jwalamukhi, the deity of flaming mouth, built over some natural jets of combustible gas, believed to be the manifestation of the Goddess
     
  • Masrur: It is known for its monolithic temples. There are 15 monolithic rocks cut temples in the indo-aryan style, richly carved.
     
Outdoor Activites: There are numerous outdoor activities found in this region that will excite the adventure traveler.

  • The Bir-Billing area located 28 km from Palampur is famous for adventure sports- offering paragliding, hang-gliding, trekking and camping.
     
  • Several trek routes lead out of Palampur, particularly over the Dhauladhar ranges.
     
  • Numerous camp sites in and around the region.
     
  • Picnic spots by the Neugal river
     

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