Nandpur Guler

About Nandpur Guler Kangra Himachal Pradesh

Nandpur Guler is a village in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, India.

It’s nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas and holds historical significance as the former capital of the Guler state.

Guler State and its Legacy:

  • The Guler state, established in the 14th century, flourished as a centre of art, culture, and Guler miniature paintings.
  • The renowned Kangra Miniature Paintings originated from this region, with the Guler style being particularly distinguished for its vibrant colours, delicate details, and expressive storytelling.
  • The last ruler of Guler, Bhup Singh, received a Jagir (land grant) in Nandpur after the state’s annexation by the Sikh Empire in 1813.

Historical Sites and Significance of Nandpur Guler

  • Guler Fort: This ruined fort now called the Guler Palace, built by Raja Hari Chand in the 17th century, stands as a reminder of the Guler state’s past. It offers panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.
  • Guler Ghati (Valley): This scenic valley is known for its natural beauty and trekking trails.
  • Pong Dam Lake: It is a gateway to Pong Dam Lake.

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