(Last Updated on : 29-12-2014)
Kangra is the most populous district in the state of Himachal Pradesh. The town of Dharamshala serves as the administrative headquarters of the district. Kangra is situated in the lower foothills of Himalayas. Steeped with sheer religiosity Kangra is famous for the temples. The town of Jwalamukhi in Kangra is famous for a prehistorical temple of Jwalaji, an extremely revered God of the same name. The district dates back 3500 years, to the illustrious Vedic times. Kangra is rich in ancient art, crafts and architecture. With a predominance of Hindu temples, the town of Marsur is famous for the rock cut temples. Dotted with numerous temples Kangra is a sacred place, which further enhance the tourist quotient of Himachal Pradesh.
Jwalamukhi Temple, Jwalamukhi, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh
- Considered one of the Shaktipeeths in India, Jwalamukhi Temple is devoid of any idol, housing divine flames instead.
Bhagsunath Temple, Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh
-A gothic construction, Bhagsunath Temple is regarded exceedingly sacred by the Hindus, placed within soothing surroundings.
Digambara Temple, Sidhabari, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh
- Dedicated to Lord Hanuman, Digambara Temple is a masterpiece in architectural wonder.
Radha Krishna Temple, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh
-Radha Krishna Temple is renowned for its murals, exquisite to admire.
Bhaniar Shiva Temple, Bhaniar, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh
-Bhaniar Shiva Temple is located in Bhaniar in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. The temple is devoted to Lord Shiva, and was a constituent part of the Gandhurb Fort.
Guna Devi Temple, Mcleodganj, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh
-Consecrated to Goddess Kali, Guna Devi Temple is a pilgrim centre of the hill shepherds.
Raghunatheshwar Tedha temple, Jwalamukhi, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh
-Partially damaged by a shattering earthquake, Raghunatheshwar Tedha Temple houses idols of the principal characters from Ramayana.
Kanjesar Mahadev Temple, Palampur, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh
-Kanjesar Mahadev Temple is nestled amidst a grove of woodapple trees in the charming Palampur area. The temple is consecrated to Lord Shiva.
Sidh Bairag Lok Temple, Palampur, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh
-Sidh Bairag Lok Temple is situated in the temple-dominated valley of Palampur in Kangra district. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Bundlamata Temple, Palampur, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh
- An extremely ancient temple, the road towards Bundlamata Temple is quite a memorable one.
Kunal Pathri Temple, Dhauladhar Ranges, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh
-Devoted to Goddess Kapaleshwari, Kunal Pathri Temple bears significant legends for worshippers to regard its sacred.
Suraj Kund Mandir, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh
-Suraj Kund Mandir has arguments about its presiding deity, containing several holy tanks in its complex.
Chaumukha Temple, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh
-Consecrated to Lord Shiva, Chaumukha Temple possesses intricate artwork both in its interiors and exteriors.
Nandi Kashur Mahadev Temple, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh
-Nandi Kashur Mahadev temple is located in Jadragal in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and lies on the banks of the Ban Ganga.
Tapteshar Mahadev Temple, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh
-Tapteshar Mahadev Temple is situated at Barang in Kangra district. The temple is devoted to Lord Shiva and was constructed by a Guler ruler. A hot spring is located closeby.
Dip Tse-Chok Ling Gompa, Dharamshala, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh
-An archetypal Buddhist construction, Dip Tse-Chok Ling Gompa is dedicated to Sakyamuni.