Localities in Kangra

Kangra is an ancient town located at the confluence of two rivers, Majhi and Bener. The older part of the town is known as Old Kangra. The famous Kangra Fort is located here. The newer and more developed part of the town is known as New Kangra. The Brajeshwari Devi Temple, though built centuries ago, is located in this region.

The Main Road in Kangra

National Highway 88, which starts from Shimla to culminate at Kangra, is the most important road of this town. In fact, we can safely say that the town has developed around this very road. 

NH 88, also referred as Shimla Kangra Road, passes right through the city thus joining Old Kangra with its newer counterpart.  However, the area around this road in the old city is a little congested. The road is narrower here and trucks and other vehicles cause considerable traffic jam. Contrarily, NH 88 is comparatively broader in New Kangra. The city’s major offices as well as hotels and shopping destinations are located on this part of the road.  Some major landmarks on this road are the New Bus Stand, Office of Sub Divisional Judge, Government Polytechnic Collage, Civil Hospital, Fortis Hospital, BSNL Exchange, Industrial Estate etc. The city’s only shopping mall with multiplex, Dev Bhumi Mall and Multiplex, is also located on this road.

On the right of NH 88 in Kangra

Main Market at Kangra


From the New Bus Stand if stand facing Old Kangra we will find the Main Market Road branching out from NH 88. This winding road, which branches out from the right side of the national highway, ultimately leads to the Main Market of this town. Everything from food items to apparels are sold in this market. Local residents generally come here for their shopping.  Since markets such as this always reflects the local culture visitors can have a peek into the life of the people here simply by visiting this market.

Nearby, on the Mandir Road, stands the ancient temple of Brajeshwari Mata. For more details readers can refer to our page on the said temple. Another offshoot of the Main Market Road is the Collage Road. However, Collage Road can also be approached directly from the Shimla Kangra Road.

Zamanbad Road, which ultimately leads to Helehr Kalan, is another important road on this side of NH 88. The area offers a picturesque view of the mountains and hence is a favorite spot for the tourist.  Some other important roads branching out from the right side of NH 88 are Mission Hospital Road and Pandit Bal Krishan Marg.  Several old temples are also located in this region.

On the left of NH 88 in Kangra

To reduce the congestion on NH 88, a bypass road has been constructed on the left of the national highway.  The Kangra Bypass Road takes off from the left of NH 88 and culminates at Pathankot Mandi Road crossing RPGMC Road on the way. An important land mark on this side of NH 88 is the Kangra Mandir Railway Station. If you are traveling by rail from Pathankot, you will have to get down at this station.

Pushp Vihar Colony in Kangra


Pushp Vihar Colony and Birta are two important localities on the left of the NH 88. The Gupt Ganga, an important place of pilgrimage for many pious Hindu, is also located on this side of the highway.

Colonies in Kangra

Adarsh Colony is one of the important localities of Kangra. It is spread over a large area on both sides of NH 88 and includes many of the landmarks we have already mentioned above. Housing Board Colony is another important colony in Kangra; the Office of the SDM is actually located in this colony.

The Pushp Vihar Colony on the left side of the road is another important locality of this town. The above mentioned Gupt Ganga Temple is one of the main attractions of this place. RPGMC Road, which leads to RPGM Collage and Hospital in Tanda is one of the main roads here. The area also has a Sabzi Mandi or vegetable market and hence the residents do not need to go the Main Market for buying their daily need. For other necessary items, they have the Alpha Mall located on RPGMC Road.

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