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Kangra , Himachal Pradesh

ON an elevation of 2000 m above sea level Pragpur is one of the gems of Himachal Pradesh that this whole state is very proud of. This is a heritage village and it is located perfectly for exploring the magnificent Kangra valley with its many mountains and beautiful rivers. This is the place that holds much of the rural beauty of Kangra and Pragpur is a place that you will always be glad you found out about and visited. There are many streams in this region that drain into the river Beas and it adds to the pristine beauty of this wonderful village. Founded about 3 centuries ago Pragpur has held onto the essence of an earlier era - unchanged shops, cobbled streets, ornamental village tank, mud plastered and slate roofed houses. Many places of historic, religious and cultural importance are within easy reach. With its equitable climate, easy access, safe passage and rich flora and fauna, Pragpur and its surroundings offers an ideal location for village tourism. The Garli – Pragpur heritage site is one which is very zealously protected by the people here. The buildings here date back to a far back era and the practices are also of the bygone era. Coming here is equal to being plunged into a place from the past and every bit of that place will fascinated you. The Taal or the pond forms the very core of this village and is surrounded by many heritage structures. The Judges court on the other hand is a beautiful Indo- European structure that make this place very ethnic. Sixty five km from Dharmshala, this small village seems to hold the kernel of much of Kangra’s rural beauty. Notified as a heritage village, there is every reason that Pragpur should be very proud of its existence.

Distance / Time Current Temperature Mean Rainfall Altitude Population Best Times Min Hotel tariff
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  • Heritage Village

    " The ambience of the Heritage Zone of Garli -Pragpur is zealously protected by the local residents. In their endeavour that Garli -Pragpur retains its unique character, panchayats preserve their heritage buildings and advise on new construction. Several heritage structures are now being restored using original techniques but with modern facilities to facilitate tourism."

    Heritage Village

  • Jai Singh Palace

    "Hotel Jai Singh Palace offers a comfortable retreat right in the heart of historical city of Jaipur.It is strategically located near MI road which is the nerveline of Jaipur city.Major Historical landmarks like Jantar Mantar,City Palace and Albert Hall are at a walking distance from the hotel.They offer elegant accommodation at reasonable rates which comes with stylish amenities and discreet service.\nIt offers 28 elegantly furnished rooms which has an attached toilet/bathroom,T.V. with satellite transmission and individual telephone facility in each room.It also has a conference hall with a capacity of 40 persons and a dining hall along with round the clock room service serving delicious and mouth watering Indian cuisine."

    Jai Singh Palace

  • Bajreswari

  • Chintpurni Temple

    "Chintpurni (Hindi: ?????????? Punjabi: ?????????) is a major pilgrimage center and one of the Shakti Peethas in India. The Chintpurni shakti peeth (Chhinnamastika shakti peeth) is located in Una district Himachal Pradesh state, surrounded by the western Himalaya in the north and east in the smaller Shiwalik (or Shivalik) range bordering the state of Punjab.[1] The Chintpurni Shakti Peeth is dedicated to the temple of Chinnamastika Devi or Chinnamasta Devi. Chhinnamasta or Chinnamastika temple is one of the 7 major and 51 total Shakti Peethas.[2] Here, Chhinnamasta is interpreted as the severed-headed one as well as the foreheaded-one.[3]"

    Chintpurni Temple

  • Jwalamukhi

    "Jwalamukhi was the pen name of Veeravalli Raghavacharyulu (April 18, 1938 - December 14, 2008), who was an Indian poet, novelist, writer and political activist.\nJwalamukhi won the national Sahitya Akademi Award (Hindi) for his novel Rangeya Raghava Life History. Among the other more prominent of his novels and thousands of poems were Veladina Mandaram, Hyderabad Kathalu and Votami-Tirugubatu.[1]\nJwalamukhi was a prominent member of the \"Digambara Kavulu\", a group of rebel poets whose views and style is recognised as a decisive break in the history of modern Telugu literature. He was also a co-founder of the Revolutionary Writers Association (Virasam) in 1970, an active member of the Organisation for People's Democratic Rights and a founder of the India-China Friendship Association. He was the Andhra Pradesh secretary and national vice president of the India-China Friendship Association until his death.[2][3]\nHe was born in the Sitarambagh section of Hyderabad. He founded Sitarambagh Residents Welfare Association and opposed Laxmi Nivas Ganeriwal.[1] After the foundation of Virasam in 1970, Jwalamukhi was arrested in 1971 for his writings along with two other Virasam members under the AP Preventive Detention Act.[4][5] One of his poems was proscribed under Section 99 of the Code of Criminal Proceedings, and all copies of the book in which it appeared were seized.[4][5]\n\"An electrifying speaker, Jwalamukhi travelled extensively and lectured across the state Andhra Pradesh and beyond for decades\", according to an article in The Hindu. \"He was associated with nearly every major social movement in Andhra Pradesh for well over three decades.\"[3]\nHe died at a corporate hospital at Somajiguda on December 14, 2008, from a heart attack while receiving treatment for liver cirrhosis, from which he suffered for the previous year. He was survived by his wife, Sita Devi, and sons Sampath Kumar, Sridhar and Vasu. [1]"



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