Pragpur Tourism Himachal Pradesh

Paragpur village is situated in Kangra district in the state of Himachal Pradesh. This charming village is one of the heritage village located at an elevation of 1800 ft above the sea level. It is a great place to know about History, culture and Religions which is situated on the bank of River Beas. In December 1997 the Government of Himachal Pradesh was announced this destination as a Heritage village and twin village Garli-Paragpur was declared as heritage zone in 2002. Paragpur is one of the prominent tourist destinations and lots of the tourists from all around the country visit this charming destination. The Snow capped Himalayan peaks, fresh and pure environment, charming greenery, beautiful landscape, river, streams, religious importance and number of tourists and devotees increase the charm of the place.
Paragpur is a perfect base to explore the Kangra, Jwalaji, Chamunda ji, Chintapurni, Dharanmshala, Mcleodganj, Palampur etc. It is lies in the Dhauladhar mountain ranges offered the panoramic views and unexplore beauty. It is the first certified heritage village located in Himachal Pradesh was founded in around three century ago. The colorful flowers in spring give an impressive attraction, orchards of Mangoes, Citrus fruits and Lemons adds the beauty of the place. Lots of tourist attractions are situated here which makes your journey excellent.
Lots of Tourists attraction are located here like Kaleshwar Maha Dev Temple, the Taal, Chintapurni Temple, Jwalamukhi Temple, Maharana Pratap Sagar lake, Butail Niwas, Nakki etc are the major attraction of this place. Paragpur is a perfect destination for nature lovers and heritage lovers. One can spend some relaxing and enjoyable time at Paragpur with family and friends. Good accommodation facilities are easily available here. One can enjoy the variety of food here and enjoy their holidays.

Best time to visit Paragpur:

Summer: Summer is the best time to visit Paragpur you can enjoy the lot of sightseeing during summer. Summer begins from April to till June with the temperature of 32 to 20 degree Celsius.
Winter: Winter stars from October to till February with the temperature of 16 to 25 degree Celsius.
Monsoon: Pragpur received a high amount of rainfall which makes the destination more attractive. July to till September is the monsoon season here.

Visiting place in Paragpur:

Kaleshwar Mahadev Temple: Kaleshwar Mahadev Temple is situated at a distance of 16 km away from Paragpur. It is a most religious temple situated in the town of Kaleshwar. The ancient monuments, great stone work and ancient mythology makes the place famous. It is believed that Pandwas visited this place during the time of exile. This temple is around 400 years old constructed by the Pandawas. During Baisakhi a big fair is held here which is major attraction of tourists.

Kangra: This town was established by the Katoch Kshatriya Rajputs which is popularly known for its ancient temples and kangra fort is one of the major attractions of Kangra. This town is the home of ancient temples like Jawalamukhi Temple, Chamunda Devi Temple, Baba Baroh Shrine, Brijeshwari Devi Temple and Baijnath Temple.

Chintapurni Temple: This temple is situated at a distance of 20 km from the city. Chintapurni is one of the 51th Shakti Peeths situated in the Una district. It is believed that the temple has a great power to grant wishes of devotees.

Jwalamukhi Temple: Jawalamukhi Temple is one of the most religious temples situated at a distance of 21 km from the city. It is one of 51th shakti peeths. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Sati in the form of a burning flame. The blue burning flame is one of the major attractions of this temple. Thousands of the tourists from all around the country visit this religious temple to get the blessings of Goddess.

Taal: The Tall is a charming small water pond which is dated back before 1868. This pond is situated in the heart of Village. It is surrounding by the several heritage sites which provides an amazing views. It is perfect place for family and friends.

Butail Niwas: The Butail niwas is an old building presents the amazing Indian and Colonial style of architecture. This building was built by the Lala Buta Mal.

Nakki: Nakki is popularly known for its watershed constructed by the Rerumal Family. It is the getaway point to enter the city Pragpur.

Dada Siba Temple: Dada Siba Temple is situated at a distance of 22 km from Paragpur in the old village of Dada Siba. This village was built in 1450 AD. This temple is popular for Kangra mural and wall paintings.

Maharana Pratap Sagar Lake: Maharana Pratap Sagar Dam is a beautiful water source situated across the Beas River. This dam is situated at a height of 450 mts. This reservoir in this area is declared wildlife sanctuary in 1983. This is a popular site for fishing.

The Judge’s court: The Judge court is one of the major attractions of Paragpur and the construction was completed in 1918. It presents the unique combination of Indian and European architecture styles. The building is cover an area of 12 acres and was commissioned by Justice Sir Jai Lal. But now this building has been converted into a heritage hotel and every year it is visited by thousands of the tourists.

Excursion near Pragpur:

Kangra: This hilltop land is the home land of numerous God and Goddess. Thousands of the devotees visit kangra to get the blessings to their deities. Brijeshwari Devi Temple is one of most religious place in Kangra valley and one of the permanent attractions. This temple is one of the 51th Shaktipeeths dedicated to Goddess Parvati. Baijnath Shiva temple, Chintpurni Temple, Chamunda Devi Temple, Jawalamukhi temple etc are the major religious attraction of Kangra.

Dharamshala: Dharamshala is a popular tourist destination which is situated in Kangra valley in the state of Himachal Pradesh. The incredible beauty and peaceful environment of Dharamshala attract thousands of the tourists from all around the world. Dharamshala is surrounding by the thick forest of Deodar cedar trees, snow –capped Himalayan peaks, colorful culture and old religious monasteries etc. It is the home of Great Tibetan leader Dalai Lama. It is the residence if 14 Dalai Lama and various Tibetan refugees. It is a perfect destination to know about Buddhist culture and traditions.

Dalhousie: Dalhousie is one of the most popular tourist hill stations of Himachal Pradesh. The destination is called ‘Little Switzerland of India’ which is situated in Chamba district in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Dalhousie is popularly known for its pleasant climate and amazing nature beauty. The beautiful destination is surrounding by the amazing snow capped Himalayan peaks, various old church, lush greenery, Pleasant weather, fresh environment and crystal clear water stream increase the charm of the place.

Palampur: Palampur is one of unexplored destination offered amazing views of nature beauty and environment. Apart from that Palampur offered the some adventurous activities like trekking include Dharamshala and Kangra. Tourists enjoy the Baijnath Manali Trek which passes through Palampur. Palampur is the part of local Sikh Kingdom but later it was come under the British. Throughout the year tourists visit Palampur due to its cool and pleasant weather.

Mcleodganj: Mcleodganj is one of the most popular tourist attraction sof Himachal Pradesh. It is situated near Dharanmshala and offered the amazing views of Dhauladhar range. Mcleodganj is the best place to see very close culture, tradition, real lifestyle of Tibetan Buddhists and monks. Lot of the Buddhist festivals celebrated here with great joy and happiness. Apart from a religious destination of Buddhism, it is also a popular destination for those who love adventure activities especially trekking.

How to reach Paragpur:

By Air: The Nearest Airport is Jubbarhati in Shimla situated at a distance of 206 km from Paragpur. This Airport is well connected to the major cities of India like – Delhi and Mumbai etc. Taxies and buses are easily available from Airport to reach Paragpur.
By Train: Una is the nearest Railhead from Pragpur situated at a distance of 67 km away. This railway station is well connected to the major railways station of India. Cabs and taxies are easily available to reach Paragpur.
By Road: Buses are easily available from Chandigarh and Pathankot. Lot of Government and private buses are run on regular bases to reach Pragpur.

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