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“Kangra Fort and Museum.. picturesque”
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Kangra Valley
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Hiking Day Tour to Triund from Dharamshala
Ranked #14 of 54 things to do in Dharamsala
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“Kangra Fort and Museum.. picturesque”
Reviewed September 17, 2012

A short drive from Dharamshala is Kangra Fort & Museum, which are located in a picturesque surroundings of Kangra Valley. The fort itself is very old (BC - before christ), and most parts standing today are part of a rebuilt more than 100 years old, which was carried out post a massive earthquake which had wiped off most of the structure. The audio guides are also available, but unfortunately I was a little early so the counter had not opened. Be aware there is a good amount of trek/walking that is required to look at the complete fort. Budget at least 2 hours for both the fort and the museum.

You should go there for history, landscape, weather, nature... and to enjoy the ruins in that overall setting.

Visited September 2012
6 Thank AnkurGupta84
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Hyderabad, India
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“Valley with a nice Temple and River..!”
Reviewed September 17, 2012

The Chamunda temple is aesthetically placed near a river. You can have the valley's view while returning from the temple and on your way to Dharamshala. Very nice place.

Visited September 2012
2 Thank Naresh K
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“great view...”
Reviewed July 20, 2012

This place is brilliant.... The view is fabulous. we liked the nature view around. The greenery around is great. Nice weather, cool breeze, nice people around.... this place is a good choice to go..... This place is a certain must visit....

Visited October 2011
2 Thank mukesh-tr
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“Kangra fort”
Reviewed July 2, 2012

I have to write a review about Kangra fort here because it is not mentioned anywhere else.
If you are in Kangra (or dharamsala / mcleod) you have to see this fort. It is the oldest one in India and although it is mostly ruines it is a beautifull place to visit. A lot of the older ruines were destroyed in the big earthquake in 1905. Big parts are under construction at the moment and they have also finished a lot. In the fort you have great views over he whole Kangra valley. The fort has a rich history. You can find it easy on the net.
Fee is 100 rs p/p (offcourse SAARC 5 or 10 rs << i completly disagree with this absurt policy but what can you do about it ....!!! >>>)
You can not buy any water inside the fort so buy something before you enter.
When you come by car you can order a audiotour before you enter the ticket counter. If you stand with your back to the gate enterance it is 50-75 meters to your left. But we arrived around 09:00 am and the place for the audiotour as not opened at that time. So we did it without.

Visited July 2012
4 Thank quotas
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Dehradun, India
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“Jwalamukhi Tample”
Reviewed July 1, 2012

This summer we all went with our guest including their kids from Kanpur visited,Dharamshala on way we visited Jwalamukhi Temple better known for the flame burning since ages, Archaeology or shrine board should give information on past history for its importance etc.There was no cleanses,we were in line for nearly two hours burning our feet in scorching sun as the floor was of marble.everybody was in hurry due to heat some mothers had to cut short the line because of their kids did not stop crying. Fainally when our turn came, temple guards were unable to control the rush,we just had glimpse of the flame.One should be very careful when thy are with kids & old people there are every possibility of stampede.In nutshell temple its worth visiting if you in that region. Methane gas is coming out from thousand rock fractures forming a cavity,its a low pressure gas.

Visited June 2012
6 Thank 299rajiv
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