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INDIA’S FIRST HERITAGE VILLAGE PRAGPUR.

Introduction

The scenic view Kangra Valley in Himachal Pradesh is no stranger to heritage and history, by a notification dated 9th December 1997 the State Government has classified Pragpur as a “Heritage Zone.”

India’s first village Pragpur is ideal for Village land nature Tourism and is being promoted as an example of community involvement in tourism. The Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage jointly with the government of Himachal Pradesh is developing and preserving Heritage Village Pragpur.

History of the village

This village was established in the memory of princesses Parag Devi of the Jaswant royal family at that time by Kuthiala Sood.
Parag pur village has been appreciated for its cultural roots that still hold with them since 1997, with its winding cobbled lane, mud-plastered walls, and slate-roofed houses, give an authentic look to the village. That you will not see anywhere else.

As per the folk story that the wealthy Kuthiala Sood community arrived and settled here in Parag in the early 19 century. These merchants travel all over the world that is why you see a lot of architectural significance techniques from, Rajput, British, Portuguese, and even Italian, they build mansions, schools, and hospitals in architectural styles that matched what they observed during their visits.

How the wealthy Kuthiala Sood community had developed in this village?

While per the folk story that the wealthy Kuthiala Sood community arrived and have settled here in Parag, in the early 19 century. these merchants had traveled all over the world that is why you see a lot of architectural significance style inspired by, Rajput, British, Portuguese, and even Italian, they built mansions, schools, and hospitals in architectural styles that matched what they observed during their visits.
Best Places of interest heritage village Paragpur.
Village Tour: Heritage Village Pragpur is ideal for Village land nature Tour and is being promoted as an example of community involvement in tourism. The Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage jointly with the government of Himachal Pradesh is developing and preserving Heritage Village Pragpur.
Jwalaji Mata: this temple is a famous religious place, 23 km from Pragpur.

Bagulamukhi temple; Devoted to the goddess Bagulamukhi. President of India Sh. Pranav Mukherjee has also paid his obedience to this temple.

Baba Sidh Chano temple: Sidh Chanu Temple: a famous pilgrimage place in Pragpur.

Dehra: A small town situated near Pragpur.

Chhinmastika Dham: also known as Chintapurani Mata Mandir; a famous religious place; 27 km from Pragpur.

Nearby markets: Garli, Dhalihara, Neharan Pukhar.
Accommodation in Pragpur village.
The Judges Court is a resort built in a typical Anglo-Indian style of architecture. It stands in 12 acres of greens and is just a short walk from the village core and the Taal. Apart from the Judge’s Court, which was built in 1918, Mr. Lal has restored his 300-year-old ancestral house.
The Judge’s Court’s elegant accommodation comprises 10 Double Rooms 3 of which are suites inclusive of the cottage in the ancestral courtyard.

The property is classified as “Heritage” and this makes it India’s first classified Heritage Country Manor with an ambiance reminiscent of the turn of the 20th Century.
Climate through out the year.
Spring Season: About mid-February to mid-April; the winter starts losing its bite around mid-February.

Summer Season: mid-April to the end of June; it is hot in summer and light cotton is recommended.

Rainy season:
July to September; still quite warm and humid; lots of rain.

Autumn Season:
October to November; days are pleasantly warm; nights are cool; one may need light woolens at night or early mornings.

Winter Season:
December-January; it is quite pleasant during the day and one may get by with one layer of woolens; the winter nights are cold and an extra layer of woolens is required.
How to reach this beautiful heritage village?
By Air: Pragpur is well connected by air, rail, and road. Gaggal is the nearest airport, around 55 km away. Pathankot is another airport, about 100 km away.

By Train: It is connected by the narrow gauge Kangra Railway, which starts at Pathankot. Nearest rail hubs are Guler or Jwalamukhi, both about 20 km away.

By Bus: 6 km from Kalhoa on National Highway 70, connecting Amb to Hamirpur.

Pragpur is well connected with all the advanced communication networks. BSNL and all other network companies have their network here. Nationalize banks, India post has their branches here. Many local administrative offices also situated here.

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Best Hill station Kasol in Himachal Pradesh

Introduction hill station Kasol

Kasol is a hamlet in the district Kullu of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is situated in Parvati Valley, on the banks of the Parvati River, on the way between Bhuntar and Manikaran. It is located 30 km from Bhuntar and 3.5 km from Manikaran. 

The valley is famous for its pretty as a picture coniferous forests and crystal clear mountain streams. Nestled in these sylvan hills is the charming village of Kasol.

Kasol is the Himalayan hotspot for backpackers. and acts as a base for nearby treks to Malana and Kheerganga.

It is called Mini Israel of India due to the high percentage of Israeli tourists here. 

It’s absolutely safe to go kasol or anywhere else in Parvati valley. It’s not just Kasol but the entire State of H.P that is as safe as a bird’s nest!

Kasol is the best place for solo travelers and talks to as many people as you can, you will meet many solo travelers there, plan for at least a 4-day visit. Ideas: If you love trekking and have enough experience of it goes for Kheerganga which is almost 6 hours (one side) trek.

Yes, you can plan your trip to Kasol with your family for a memorable travel experience. The hill station is ideal for all kinds of travelers from honeymooners and family to friends.               

Kasol receives snowfall in the months of December to February.
Alcohol is available in some of the cafes in Kasol.

Best time to visit Kasol

The months of April, May, October, and November are ideal to plan a trip to Kasol.

The best season to visit Kasol is summers as the pleasant weather of the hill village making the place more serene and the liveliness just be perfect for a tour to a village in Kullu district.

What is special in Kasol?

Kheerganga Trek, Riverside Camping in Kasol, Tosh Valley Trek, Trek to Malana Village, Visit Manikaran Sahib, Walk along the Parvati River, Binge on Israeli Cuisine, Go Shopping on the Streets of Kasol, Visit Moon Dance Cafe, and many more amazing things.

             

Kasol

6 Things To Buy From The Local Market In Kasol

Local Market Kasol

Everything From Chillums To Bongs. We all need souvenirs to recall an epic vacation.

·   Bob Marley Tees. A Shiva and Bob Marley t-shirt are mandatory for every hipster who visits Kasol.

·    Himachali Caps. Picture Credits: hoteldekho.
·    Dreamcatchers.
·     Semi-Precious Stones.
·     Handicrafts.

Go to kasol by car

The best way to plan a Kasol trip is by road, of course. Assuming your starting point is Delhi, one can drive to Kasol. The total driving distance from Delhi to Kasol is 565 km and will take you a driving time of 12 hours.

8 Best Homestays In Kasol

·        Hill Crest Kasol. Hill Crest Homestay Kasol is one of the top homestays in Kasol where you can enjoy the lush green atmosphere and pleasant surroundings.
·         Padma Guest House.
·         Moksha Riverside Cottage.
·         Pink House Cafe.
·         Highland – Choi.
·         Colonel’s Dacha.
·         Memoir Homes & Café.
·         Parvati River Cottage.

Festival In Kasol

Kasol Music Festival is a music festival that happens in Kasol every New Year’s Eve. People from around the world gather for this festival.

Kasol Trip cost

Essentially, a three to five days trip to Kasol will cost anywhere between INR 3,500 to INR 6,000 per person. It is important to keep in mind that these prices are prone to change according to seasons. Additionally, many adventure activities like camping, trekking, and hiking will cost extra. 

How many days are enough for kasol?

For a memorable Kasol trip, 3 to 4 days are enough. The trip is perfect for those looking for a relaxing getaway in North India with many places to visit in Kasol and around it.08-Jun-2020

Rating: 5 out of 5.