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Pragpur

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Pragpur is a small heritage village situated in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh.

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Prag in Sanskrit translates to pollen. In a way it aptly describes the area of Pragpur which in spring is afire with blossoms.Lying in the shadows of Dhauladhar range, and developed about 3 centuries ago the village of Pragpur along with the nearby village of Garli, is notified as a "Heritage Village" by a State Government notification dated 9th December 1997.

Pragpur takes you to the earlier days of cobbled streets, ornamental village tank, mud plastered and slate roofed houses.

The area of Pragpur was part of the Principality of Jaswan whose chief, in the late 16th or early 17th Century charged a band of learned men, led by a Kuthiala Sood, to find a suitable place to commemorate Princess 'Prag' of his royal lineage.

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Pragpur is well connected by air, rail or road. Gaggal is the nearest airport around 30 km away. Pathankot being another airport some 100 km away.

By train, it is connected by the narrow gauge Kangra Railway, that starts at Pathankot. Nearest rail hubs are Guler or Jwalamukhi both some 20 km away.

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

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