Renowned as the country’s foremost heritage township; Pragpur is based in Himachal Pradesh at a height of 1,800 ft over sea level. Set against snowy mountains, the village is a sees a lot of tourist traffic each year with people who are keen on exploring the Kangra valley. Travelers can inspect the origins of the celebrated Kangra School of painting in the village and also indulge in adventure sports.
The Kuthiala Soods Ancestral Home
History has documented the fact that the village was first founded by the local Kuthiala Soods. They set up Pragpur in an effort to honor the memory of Princess Prag Dei of the Jaswan regents. The ancestral property of the Soods stands perfectly preserved to this day, as a prominent place of interest. The heritage building is now over 3 centuries old, making it a fond reminder of the grandeur that the founders of Pragpur once lived in.
Tourism in Pragpur
The 18th century man-made pond attracts a lot of visitors, as does the beautiful Radha Krishna shrine in town. Built well over two centuries ago, Nehar Bhawan is a fabulous example of region’s endemic architectural style. The heritage village offers hiking, fishing and bird watching opportunities to travelers. The region hosts a number of fruit orchards that are famous for lemons and mangoes making them a must try.
The area is famous for intricately fashioned jewelry crafted by skilled silversmiths. Tourists can also cruise through the enchanting markets of Pragpur and pick out traditional quilts that suit their fancy.