Kangra trip planner
Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free
Kangra is a city and a municipal council in Kangra district now in Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Historically it was known as Nagarkot.Meaning of KangraKangra is a composite word made out of Kaann + gaddha . This name was given to Kangra because of the famous ancient plastic surgeons of the region who were known to provide plastic surgery for royals who wanted to improve their looks and warriors who had lost facial features during wars.British documentation of ancient and medieval plastic surgeryThe British archaeologist and historian Sir Alexander Cunningham documented and brought to light the tradition and science of Kangra plastic operations. Although, modern plastic surgery uses the same techniques as the ancient techniques developed in South India, for north Indians Kangra's own unique methods were more popular and accessible.HistoryHistorically known as Nagarkot and "Trigarta." The town of Kangra was founded by Katoch Kshatriya Rajputs of Chandervanshi Lineage. The Katoch Rajas had a stronghold here, with a fort and rich temples.Another ancient name of the city is Bhimagar and it was supposedly founded by Raja Bhim, younger brother of Kuru Emperor Yudhishthira of Indraprastha (now Delhi).The temple of Devi Vajreshwari was one of the oldest and wealthiest in northern India. It was destroyed, together with the fort and the town, by 1905 Kangra earthquake on 4 April 1905, when 1339 lives were lost in this place alone, and about 20,000 elsewhere. In 1855 the headquarters of the district were removed to the cantonment of Dharmsala, which was established in 1849.Kangra is in Kangra District. Plan your trip to Kangra and other India destinations using our handy India trip planning app .
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Kangra
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Top Kangra tours
Historical Tour including Unesco Kangra fort & Rock cut temple from Dharamshala BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $127
Duration: 7 hours
Kareri Lake Trek BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $81
Duration: 2 days
Kareri Lake Trek BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $89
Duration: 3 days
Popular things to do in Kangra
Side trips from Kangra
Historic Sites in Kangra
Hidden gems in Kangra
Shopping in Kangra
Places to visit with Kangra
Recently planned trips to Kangra
30 days in Himachal Pradesh BY A USER FROM INDIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 31 days in Himachal Pradesh BY A USER FROM INDIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Himachal Pradesh BY A USER FROM INDIA December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA October, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 1 day in Kangra BY A USER FROM INDIA October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 1 day in Himachal Pradesh BY A USER FROM INDIA October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium