Himachal Tourist Guide

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Dalhousie

Dalhousie, Chamba, IndiaDalhousie is a hill station full of colonial charm that holds lingering echoes of the Raj. Spread out over five hills. Named after Lord Dalhousie...

Dharamsala

Dharamsala, Kangra, HimachalDharamsala is bea- utiful & peaceful town, surrounded by forests of pine. Up there is Suburb of Dharamsala called Macleodganj or Little Lhasa...

Pragpur - A Tribute to a Princess

Pragpur Jain Temple, Kangra, HimachalVisiting Kangra forts and palaces and not visiting Pragpur, the first heritage village, is just unthinkable. Here are the medieval cobbled ways, the crumbling ornamental arches, mud-plastered and slate-roofed houses and an easy serenity of an era gone by. The village is named in the honor of a princess from the Jaswan royal family who had organized a revolt against the marauding bands.

Recognizing that this unspoiled traditional village could contribute to rural heritage tourism, the Government of Himachal Pradesh notified Pragpur as a Heritage Village in December 1997 and followed this up by making Garli - Pragpur Heritage Zone in 2002.

Pragpur has magnificent havelis, mansions and Italianate buildings interspersed amongst lovely mud-plastered and slate-roofed houses and paved streets. The Havelis have elaborate designs, carvings, triple windows and arches, pillars and fortress-like entrances. Most of the mansions and havelis have bare bricks that are small. "Some of these mansions are about 300 years old," locals tell.

At Pragpur, a wonderful building is the Judges Court, now a Heritage Hotel. It is brick-red and has a kind of blend of curlicue windows, church arches and onion domes. The Judges Court was build by the Lai family of Sirhind.

Garli, the sister village of Pragpur, is around 4 kilometers drive from Pragpur and can boast of fancy tile-work, carved wooden eaves, ornamental towers and tainted windows of green, red and blue stained glass. Together, Pragpur is a befitting tribute to history.

Altitude: 1800ft. above sea level.

Location: In Kangra District. Nearest Railway station is at Una, 66 kms.

Chamba

chamba, himachal
Chamba valley, the most loveliest in Himachal, is known for its scenic attractions, sparkling streams, beautiful lakes and crowned with high mountains ranges...

Kullu Manali

Kullu Manali, Himachal

 Kullu - Manali, A honeymooners place, is gifted with every thing that one can imagine. Kullu "The end of habitable world" and  Manali "Queen of Hills"...

 

Shimla

Shimla, Himachal, India

 Shimla a tourist destination. A beautiful hill town in the lap of nature, surrounded by pine and deodar forests. At a distance of 45 km, a prettiest place Solan exists"...