Haripur - Guler
Haripur, founded in 1464 AD is considered the cradle of the famous Kangra School of Paintings. The narrow gauge train station at Guler still employs equipment from the early 20th Century and to date, oil lamps light the signal at dusk. The Fort at Haripur, ornamental tank and baolis (water springs) are also well worth the visit.
One of the oldest known pilgrimage destinations of Northern India, Jwala Ji Temple is around 32km South-West of Kangra and esteemed by the devoted Hindus of the country. There are several other temples dedicated to Goddess Jwala Ji, among which the one in Kangra district is believed to be the most auspicious. The temple is located in Jwalamukhi Town of Kangra. The main attraction of Jwala Ji Temple is the eternal flames representing the image of deity, Jwala Ji.
One of the most prominent attractions of Kangra district, Kangra Fort is located at the outskirts of Kangra town and around 22 km from Dharamshala. The fort is spread over an area of around 4 km and is guarded by high walls and ramparts. Kangra fort is located atop a hill on the base of which the river Banganga and Patal Ganga embrace each other. There are plenty of doors in this fort which are made by the rulers of several dynasties.
Maharana Pratak Bird Sanctuary
The Maharana Pratap Sagar Sanctuary is a lake sanctuary located amongst quaint snow covered mountains of the Himalayas. This sanctuary, also popular by the name Pong Dam, is situated in Kangra district in Himachal Pradesh. The Maharana Pratap Sagar Sanctuary known for its sprawling flora and fauna. It is also visited by several migratory birds from Siberia and other realms every year.
Rockcut Temple, Masrur
Masroor Rock Cut Temple is a popular archaeological site in India is around 32 km from Kangra on Nagrota-Surian Link Road. A major part of the famous rock cut temples are in ruins yet one can study the relics clearly. According to different studies conducted by the experts the temple complex was built in between 8th-9th century AD. A group of 15 monolithic rock cut temples designed in Indo-Aryan style. The main shrines contain the stone idols of Rama-Laxman and Sita. It is claimed that all 15 temples are carved out of a single rock.