Historical Tour including Unesco Kangra fort & Rock cut temple from Dharamshala

7 hr

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Day Trip

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Group Tour

Kangra is a popular destination located at the meeting point of the Majhi and Bener rivers in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Nestled in Kangra Valley between the Dhauladhar Range and Shivalik Range, this city is also commonly known as Dev Bhumi, meaning the abode of the gods. On this 7-hour tour, you'll visit Masroor Rock Cut Temple, Kangra Fort, Mata Brajeshwari Temple, and the local market. Lunch is included.
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Itinerary Details

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Pass By: McLeod Ganj, McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala, Kangra District, Himachal Pradesh

Your guide meets you at your hotel in Mcleodgang/Dharamshala to begin your tour to Kangra, heading first to Masroor Rock Cut Temple

Pass By: Kangra Valley, Dhauladhar Ranges, Dharamsala India

On the way, you'll pass the Kangra Valley and a local village, where you can get a glimpse of the natural beauty of the area and daily activities of the local people.

Stop At: Masroor Rock Cut Temple, Lanjkhas-Nagrota Surian Rd Masroor, Kangra 176026 India

The Masroor Rock Cut Temple complex is dedicated to Rama, Laxmana, and Sita, gods from the time of Mahabharata whose stone images are worshiped by Hindu devotees who come from around the world. The temple complex is built on a water pond and situated on a hill with panoramic views of the terrain beyond, including...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: McLeod Ganj, McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala, Kangra District, Himachal Pradesh

Your guide meets you at your hotel in Mcleodgang/Dharamshala to begin your tour to Kangra, heading first to Masroor Rock Cut Temple

Pass By: Kangra Valley, Dhauladhar Ranges, Dharamsala India

On the way, you'll pass the Kangra Valley and a local village, where you can get a glimpse of the natural beauty of the area and daily activities of the local people.

Stop At: Masroor Rock Cut Temple, Lanjkhas-Nagrota Surian Rd Masroor, Kangra 176026 India

The Masroor Rock Cut Temple complex is dedicated to Rama, Laxmana, and Sita, gods from the time of Mahabharata whose stone images are worshiped by Hindu devotees who come from around the world. The temple complex is built on a water pond and situated on a hill with panoramic views of the terrain beyond, including the snowy peaks of the Dhauladhar Range.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kangra Fort, Kangra India

The Kangra Fort was built by the royal Rajput family of Kangra State (the Katoch dynasty), which traces its origins to the ancient Trigarta Kingdom, mentioned in the Mahabharata epic. It is the largest fort in the Himalayas and probably the oldest dated fort in India. The fort of Kangra resisted Akbar’s siege in 1615. However, Akbar’s son Jehangir successfully subdued the fort in 1620, forcing the submission of the Raja of Chamba, “the greatest of all the rajas in the region.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Bajreshwari Devi Temple, Kangra Centre, Kangra 176001 India

A legend says that after Goddess Sati sacrificed herself in the honor of Lord Shiva in her Fathers Yagya. Shiva took her body on his shoulder and started Tandav. In order to stop him from destroying the world Lord Vishnu divided the body of Sati into 51 parts with his Chakra. The left breast of Sati fell at this spot, thus making it a Shakti Peeth.The original temple was built by the Pandavas at the time of Mahabharatha. Legend says that one day Pandavas saw Goddess Durga in their dream in which she told them that she is situated in the Nagarkot village and if they want them self to be secure they should make a temple for her in that area otherwise they will be destroyed. That same night they made a magnificent temple for her in the Nagarkot village. This temple was looted a number of time by the Muslim invaders. Md Gaznavi looted this temple at least 5 times, in the past it used to contain tonnes of gold and many ghantas made of pure silver. In 1905 the temple was destroyed by a powerful earthquake and was subsequently rebuilt by the government.

Explore the local market in Kangra for some time to browse local goods that make great gifts and souvenirs. When your tour ends, you will be taken back to your hotel.

Duration: 1 hour

Important Details

Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bottled water
  • Local English Speaking Guide
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
Not Included
  • Entry/Admission - Masroor Rock Cut Temple
  • Breakfast/lunch/Dinner
  • Monuments fees
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Kangra Fort
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered

9:00 AM
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.