Masroor rock cut temple is 45 kms South from the Kangra district headquarters at Dharamshala-Mcleodganj in Himachal Pradesh, India. State capital at Shimla is 230 kms from Masroor temple and Delhi the national capital is 500 kms. The nearest narrow gauge railway station is Nagrota Surian 10 kms away and nearest Kangra airport is 35 kms in the north of Masroor temple. Connecting broad gauge railway head Pathankot, is 80 kms west. Masroor temple is connected with fairly well maintained rural roads and presently there are 4 daily flights to and fro to Delhi. Very soon Kangra airport is slated to have a heli-taxi service to Chandigarh, Shimla, Kullu and Amritsar. Taxi service from Dharamshala-Mcleodganj, Kangra Airport and Gaggal Township to Masroor temple is easily available. Raadballi Jungle resort is a mere 4 kms through inter hamlet track and 12 kms through a binding road network. A visit to Masroor temple when clubbed with a tour to Pong dam and Bathu ki Ladi with a stay at nearby Raadballi Jungle resort can be ecstatic and rewarding.
Visiting Hours: Sunrise to sunset
Indian: INR 25/-
Foreigner: INR 300/-
Photography charges: INR 25/- per person
NOTE : Free Ticket: 18th April, World Heritage day
Travel Time from Dharamshala-Mcleodganj 1.5 hours (45 kilometers)
From Kangra Airport: 1 hour (30 kilometers)
Things to do
- Offer obeisance.
- Enjoy panoramic view of Kangra valley and Dhauladhar range from hilltop
- Grasp architectural uniqueness and beauty of 1200 years old Masroor temple.
- Feed fish in the holy pond.
- Enjoy photography except in restricted area. See signs.
When to Visit
- Masroor temple throughout the year.
- Masroor temple and Pong dam throughout the year.
- Masroor temple, Pong dam and Bathu ki Ladi March to Mid July.
- Masroor temple, Pong dam migratory bird watching, November to Mid February.
How to reach: Taxi from Dharamshala, Mcleodganj, Gaggal or Kangra airport.
Nearest Accommodation: Raadballi Jungle Resort 10 kms by road and 4 kms by rural track. For more information visit www.raadballi.com
Nearby places to visit: Pong dam, Bathu ki Ladi, Rancer island, Kangra fort, Tatwani Hot water springs, Dharamshala, Mcleodganj, Dalai Lama Temple, Baijnath Shiva Temple, Palampur, Sobha Singh art gallery at Andretta, Brijeshwari temple Kangra, Jawala ji temple, Baglamukhi temple, Chintpurni temple.