Kangra Art Museum
It is a fascinating museum displaying artifacts from Tibetan and Buddhist cultures. Inaugurated in 1990, the museum has preserved a treasure trove from Kangra valley’s cultural past, crafts, arts and other ancient artifacts including miniature paintings, temple carvings.
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.
Tashi Jong Budhist Monastery
It is situated about 15kms from Palampur. The monastery is located in Tashi Jong village, which is a small rural area situated between Paprola and Taragarh. Home to the Drugpa Kagyu tradition of Buddhism, this monastery is one of the schools of Kagyu tradition established by 8th Khamtrul Rinpoche.
Bir Billing is located 70 km. from Dharamshala. Billing is situated north of Bir at the distance of 14 km. on the way to the Thamsar Pass trek, which is leading to Bada Bhangal, tribal region of Himachal Pradesh. Bir is mainly a Buddhist town and houses a monastery and a Tibetan handicraft center. Bir Billing provides the option of Paragliding, Trekking to Himachali tribal villages, Mountain Biking, Angling and Camping.
This temple is a revered shrine and is located at a distance of 16 kms from Palampur in the Beas valley. Baijnath Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva is commemorated here as Vaidyanath and is placed in the form of 'Lingam'. This ancient temple also has a fish pond to keep things enthralled.
Chamunda Devi Temple
It is a renowned holy shrine of the Hindus. Located in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, at a distance of 10 kms from Palampur, on the banks of Baner River. The temple is dedicated to Chamunda Devi, who is a form of Durga / Shakti. Chamunda Devi Mandir is believed to be the abode of 'Shiva and Shakti'. Due to this reason, it is also known as 'Chamunda Nandikeshwar Dham'.
Famous for being a temple that doesn’t house any idol, the Jwalamukhi Temple is among the 51 total Shakti Peethas in India. The temple is situated 35 km south of Kangra valley in the town of Jwalamukhi in Himachal Pradesh. The temple is dedicated to Jwalamukhi- the Goddess of Light, also known as the Flaming Goddess