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  • State: Himachal Pradesh
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
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Pragpur is one of the famous heritage villages situated at an altitude of 1,800 feet above sea level in the Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh. There are several testimonies of historical, cultural and religious importance in the village situated on the banks of River Beas. The destination was accredited as a Heritage Village by the Himachal Pradesh Government in December 1997, while the twin village Garli-Pragpur was declared as heritage zone in 2002.

Pragpur is situated in proximity to Shakti Peethas such as Bajreswari, Jwalamukhi and Chintpurni with snow covered Dhauladhar mountain ranges in the backdrop. The community of Kuthiala Soods founded the village as a tribute to the erstwhile Princess Prag Dei, who belonged to the Jaswan Royal Family.

Heritage testaments at Pragpur date back to 300 years, which include a hereditary home of the Kuthiala Soods. The heritage and culture of the region is preserved by the non-profit organisation, The Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage.

The historic testimonies in and around the region include the pond, also known as Taal, which was constructed in 1864 AD. The 250 years old Nehar Bhawan and temple of Radha Krishna and the Dhunichand Bhardial Sarai are some of the other noteworthy sites.

Judges Court, constructed by Justice Jai Lal in the 20th century in an Anglo-Indian style, is among the major attractions of the village. Visitors can also see silversmiths working on jewellery, weavers making shawls and block printing on clothes in Pragpur.

The village of Pragpur is connected with cities such as Chandigarh, Hoshiarpur, Pathankot, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Shimla, Kullu and Delhi. It is located at a distance of 60 km from the district headquarters, Dharmshala.

Gagal Airport of Kangra, at a distance of 45 km, is the closest airbase to the village, while Amritsar International Airport is situated at a distance 170 km. The railhead of Una at a distance of 60 km is the closest railway station from the village. Regular buses are available from Chandigarh and Pathankot to Pragpur.  

Pragpur experiences temperate climatic conditions throughout the year, thus the village can be visited anytime round the year.