Kangra Sightseeing Places
If you have a keen interest in history, you should definitely plan a visit to Kangra in Himachal Pradesh. Kangra Fort has its origins in Ancient Times, when the Trigarta Kingdom was in existence. Since it finds a mention in the Mahabharata, you can well imagine how old this fort must be! Nestled within the lower valley of River Beas, this Fort has been occupied by various rulers, including Mughals and Maharajahs, over the centuries. Today, it is in ruins. Yet, evidence of regal architecture is evident in them.
Now, you must see this unique temple, even if it requires covering 35 km to reach the town of Jwalamukhi. Counted as one amongst the 51 Shakti Peethas present in India, this temple has no idol. Instead, there is a copper pipe, which forms the pathway for the emission of natural gas. When the priest lights the gas, the worshippers observe a flawless blue flame. This flame is supposed to be the manifestation of the Goddess of Light, She of the Flaming Mouth or the Flaming Goddess. In other words, the flame is Goddess Jwalamukhi. The temple has a golden dome, a huge brass bell, a musical fountain and a folding door fashioned out of silver plates.
Allot some time to visit the lake sanctuary spread across 450 sq km in the Himalayas. Named Maharana Pratap Sagar Sanctuary, after the Rajput ruler of Mewar, this sanctuary is 1,476 above sea level. You will be able to observe all kinds of migratory birds and fauna, as well as, the highest dam in India, here. When you are tired of all the sightseeing, try your hand at various water sports like skiing, swimming, sailing, canoeing or rowing.
You may sightsee as much as you want, but your thirst for ‘more’ will never be quenched!
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