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Heritage Villages - Pragpur, Garli

Pragpur, is India's first heritage village. The village is set to have been established in the seventeenth century by the Kuthiala sub-caste of the Sood community of the region. Traditionally, the Kuthialas were the treasure keepers of Kangra’s ruling house. The name ‘Pragpur’ is said to have been derived from Pragdevi or Pragrani, a lady who may have been connected with the ruling family of the tract. 'Prag' in Sanskrit also means pollen. Situated about 60 kilometers from Dharamsala, Pragpur, is located at an elevation of around 585 metres in the Kangra District. Pragpur is a perfect base to explore the Kangra area, with its forts, temples and ancient history.

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Garli, is a sister village of Pragpur, located around 4 kilometers away. It is older in history than Pragpur, and is also a notified heritage village. The wealth of the village can be seen in the grand but now deserted buildings that adorn the streets of Garli. Though there are local buses from Pragpur to Garli, it is just a pleasant walk away, passing through the smaller vilalge of Muhin.
Pragpur
Pragpur
Ornamental tank, Pragpur
Ornamental tank, Pragpur
Village water source, Pragpur
Village water source, Pragpur
Judge's Court Annexe, Pragpur
Judge's Court Annexe, Pragpur
Abandoned building, Pragpur
Abandoned building, Pragpur
Village house, Pragpur
Village house, Pragpur
House by the road, Pragpur
House by the road, Pragpur
Vidyawati Niwas, Pragpur
Vidyawati Niwas, Pragpur
Doorway, Pragpur
Doorway, Pragpur
Decorated window, Pragpur
Decorated window, Pragpur
Sev maker, Pragpur
Sev maker, Pragpur
Grocery store, Pragpur
Grocery store, Pragpur
Tailor, Pragpur
Tailor, Pragpur
Village Belle, Pragpur
Village Belle, Pragpur
Trader, Pragpur
Trader, Pragpur
Village boys and  one girl, Pragpur
Village boys and one girl, Pragpur
A hard day's work, Pragpur
A hard day's work, Pragpur
UCO Bank, Garli
UCO Bank, Garli
Old house, Garli
Old house, Garli
British home, Garli
British home, Garli
An Indian house, Garli
An Indian house, Garli
Abandoned shop, Garli
Abandoned shop, Garli
Grand building, Garli
Grand building, Garli
Market, Garli
Market, Garli
Broken home, Garli
Broken home, Garli
Taking a bath, Muhin
Taking a bath, Muhin