Wangath Temple

Wangath Temple


Wangath Temple

is situated near the village of Naranag in Gandarbal district. It was originally built by Jaluka Maurya in 137BC. Later during the reign of Lalitaditya Muktapida, he donated a good amount of money to the shrine, to get it further renovated. Wangath Temple was dedicated to Shiva Bhutesha and Shiva Ugresa.
The structure of the Wangath Temple is based on the designs of the 8th century. There are mere ruins of the holy sites due to uncertain conditions in the valley.
There is spring as well, known as Naran Nag. In the past, it was known as Sadora nag. The temple was made into three groups. The first group consists of six temples with one main temple that contains two entrances opposite each other. The two closed sides of the temple are externally decorated by a square-topped sunken.
The second group of temples is at a distance of 200 yards from the first group of temples. This temple is enclosed by a perforated two-chambered gate-way. There are ruins of six temples inside the wall. Between the two groups of temples, there are numerous structures of rectangular reservoirs. Besides that, there are remains of a building as well.
This place is perfect for lovers of history and ancient architecture. You can visit here for a half-day to roam around the ruins of the temple. The cab booked under the

package by

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can take you there while returning from Sonamarg.
Spending a whole day here is not suggested. You can surely visit this place on your Kashmir trip, but visiting for 2-3 hours is more than enough. You can take pictures here, as this place provides pictute-perfect views.
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How to reach:-
From the Srinagar international airport, this will take you almost 2 hours by cab.
If traveling from Jammu, this route will take you almost 10 hours, which is a distance of 335 km.

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