Destination Guide

Shobha singh art gallery-- Distance 2.KM

One of the greatest Indian artists of twentieth century S.Sobha Singh was born on 29 November,1901 at Sri Hargobindpur(Gurdaspur), Punjab, India. It was here that he learned to draw and sculpt. In 1905, his mother Bibi Acchran died. His father S.Deva Singh died in 1917

Andretta Pottery and Craft Society Distance 2.KM

Andretta Pottery is run by Mansimran "Mini" Singh, son of famous potter Gurcharan Singh. Andretta Pottery and Craft Society was started in 1983. It is situated between the old Shuahk hills and the towering range of the Dholadhar Himalaya. As well as being a production studio pottery making attractively designed earthen slipware; it also provides 3 month courses for aspiring potters.

Asahpuri temple— Distance 20 KM

Mata Ashapuri Temple is one of ancient constructions of Himachal Pradesh, India. The temple is situated at the top of Hill. The concrete road leads to temple base from where one step up about 500 meters steep up to reach at temple. The journey is from Palampur, Panchrukhi, to Chadiar Road, and a turn to road leading to Ashapuri temple.

Baijnath Shiv temple— Distance 16 km

Vaidyanath Siva Temple, Baijnath Baijnath, a small township in the Dhauladhar range of western Himalayas, 16 km from Palampur in the Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh is famous for its 13th century dedicated to Siva as Vaidyanath, ‘the Lord of physicians’.

Billing— Distance 40km

Bir Billing is a small village surrounded by big mountains famous for paragliding in himachal Pradesh. It is known for Hang gliding and paragliding both ,which serves as a landing ground for paragliders. Bir-Billing in the Dauladhar mountain range is known as one of the finest aero sports sites in the world.

Tashizong Monastery – Distance 15km

Tashi Jong in Tibetan stands for ‘auspicious valley’, which is actually an entire community of monks, practitioners and realized practitioners called ‘togdens’. The Khampagar Monastery therein, is the primary school for Tibetan teachings and practices. The Indian gaddi tribal people also live in this area along with Tibetan people.

Palampur- Distance 10 km

Palampur is a fascinating spot in the Kangra Valley, surrounded on all sides by tea gardens and pine forests. The place enjoys a healthy climate and the pine scented air is said to have curative properties. The scenery presents a sublime and beautiful contrast- the plain presents a picture of rural loveliness and repose, while the hills are majestic. Behind this town stands high ranges of Dhauladhar mountains, whose tops remain covered for most part of the year. This place is being developed as large tourist centre.

Gopalpur zoo – Distance 25 km

Gopalpur Zoo is situated in Gopalpur village, Kangra district, Himachal Pradesh in India, en route the Dharmshala – Palampur road. It is surrounded by Dhauladhar Range of the Himalayas. The zoo is adorned with maple trees, horse chestnut trees, kail and Deodar trees. The major attraction of the zoo are: Asiatic lion, leopard, Himalayan black bear, sambar deer, hog deer, musk deer, barking deer, red fox, angora rabbits, wild pigs, mongooses, Langur, Indian crested porcupine, peacocks, vultures, eagles, Himalayan monal, cobra and pythons, etc.

Dharamshala — Distance 45 KM

The High snow clad Dhauladhar ranges form a magnificent backdrop to the hill resort of Dharamsala. This is the principal township of Kangra district and overlooks wide spread of the plains. With dense pine and deodar forests, numerous streams, cool healthy air, attractive surroundings and the nearby snowline, Dharamsala has everything for a perfect holiday. PLACES OF INTEREST KANGRA ART MUSEUM, KOTWALI BAZAR, WAR, MEMORIAL, KUNAL PATHRI, ST. JOHN'S CHURCH , MCLEODGANJ , DAL LAKE, BHAGSUNATH , CHINMAYA TAPOVAN & Mata Chamunda Temple.

Kangra Fort— Distance 45 km

The Kangra Fort was built by the royal Rajput family of Kangra (the Katoch dynasty), which traces its origins to the ancient Trigarta Kingdom, mentioned in the Mahabharata epic. It is the largest fort in the Himalayas and probably the oldest dated fort in India. The fort of Kangra resisted all Islamic invasions. It remained impregnable. Emperor Akbar led an unsuccessful 4 year siege. Kangra was greatly weakened by this siege. Emperor Akbar's son Jehangir finally subdued the fort in 1622, after a siege of fourteen months. MughalEmperor Jahangir with the help of Suraj Mal garrisoned with his troops.