Kangra Valley is in the Western Himalayas of the Punjab. Administratively, it predominantly lies in the state of Himachal Pradesh in India. It is a popular tourist destination, with the peak season around March and April. The Kangri dialect is spoke there. Dharamshala, the headquarters of Kangra district, lies on the southern spur of Dhauladhar in the valley. It is home of Masroor Rock Cut Temple, know as “Himalayan Pyramids”, a possible contender for nomination as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The valley is fill with numerous perennial streams, which irrigate the valley. The valley has an average elevation of 2000 ft. Kangra Valley is a strike valley and extends from the foot of the Dhaola Dhar Range to the south of river Beas. The highest peak on the Dhauladhar range (White Mountain) which marks the boundary between the valley and Chamba, reaches 15,956 ft. The peaks of the range are approximately 13,000 ft above the valley floor, rising sharply from its base with no low hills in between.
The Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh is situated in the Western Himalayas between 31°2 to 32°5 N and 75° to 77°45 E. The district has a geographical area of 5,739 km. which constitutes 10.31% of the geographical area of the State. According to 2001 census, the total population of the district was 1,339,030, which is the highest in the state (22.50% of the population).
Some of the places to be visited in Kangra are:
MaharanaPratap Sagar Lake
Gopalpur Nature Park
Tatwani Hot Spring