Pragpur




The hill resort of Pragpur is located in the Kangra valley at an altitude of 1800 feet above sea level. There is a very small township at Pragpur that lies at the foothills of the White ranges.

One of the specialties of the village of Pragpur is that it is India's first certified heritage village. Pragpur has been been the contribution of the community of Kuthiala Soods who set up this village in the remembrance of Princess Prag Dei belonging to the Jaswan Royal family.

For sightseeing, there are a number of heritage structures at Pragpur one being the 300 years old hereditary home of the Kuthiala Soods. The government of Himachal Pradesh developed Pragpur into a Rural Heritage site joining hands with 'The Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage'.

The places that are worth visiting in Pragpur is the artificial pond that was built as early as in 1864 AD, the Nehar Bhawan that has got a history of 250 long years, the temple of Radha Krishna and the Dhunichand Bhardial Sarai (Village Inn). Besides the Judges Court that is a resort now has been constructed by Justice Jai Lal in the 20th century in a purely Anglo-Indian architectural style.

Many silversmiths can be seen working in the market of Pragpur selling showy jeweleries. Besides the hill resort of Pragpur is also known for its weaving industry. Tourists purchases hand woven shawls and quilts from here. They also excel in block printing on clothes.

Pragpur is linked up with the cities of Chandigarh, Hoshiarpur, Pathankot, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Shimla, Kullu and Delhi. Pragpur is indeed the abode to the renowned Kangra school of painting.



Last Updated on : 29/05/2013





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