The construction of famous architectures in Himachal Pradesh

Protrainy | Aug. 4, 2023, 12:41 p.m.


The construction of famous architectures in Himachal Pradesh: Home to famous architectures that reflect the region’s history & culture.









Himachal Pradesh, a northern state in India, is renowned for its breathtaking natural
beauty, serene environment, and rich cultural heritage. The state is home to
numerous magnificent architectures that have stood the test of time and are a
testament to the region's rich history,architectural brilliance and some mysterious

With its awe-inspiring landscapes and architectural marvels, it offers a captivating
blend of natural beauty and cultural heritage.From the divine aura of Bhimakali
Temple to the ancient wisdom of Tabo Monastery and the historical significance of
Kangra Fort, each structure narrates a unique story. Exploring these architectural
gems not only enriches our understanding of the region's past but also leaves us in
awe of the human ability to create enduring marvels.

The region has been practising buddhism along with indigenous local hinduism that
celebrates some of the famous festivals from sajo to the festival of spirits called
phagul, Tends to wear their traditional attires that includes dohru,shawl,mulmento
and many more.Himachal Pradesh truly is a treasure trove that would be my or your
next dream destination!

Here are some notable structures in Himachal Pradesh:


Kamru Fort

The ever stunning Kamru Fort stands at an altitude of 2600 metres above sea level
and is only 2 km from the beautiful Sangla Valley. The fort is set at a picturesque
location and offers tourists beautiful views of the Sangla valley, streams, apple
gardens and many more. The entry to the fort is through a series of gates and at the
main gate, a stunning image of Lord Buddha is kept to greet the guests. The Kamru
Fort is a popular tourist attraction in the region, which is visited by a large number of
tourists every day.The top of the building is an idol of Kamakhya Devi (Kamakshi
Devi), which is worth seeing. The idol is believed to have been brought from
Guwahati and is of great importance for the people of Sangla village. There is also a
Badrinath Temple in the Kamru Fort, which dates back to the 15th century and serves
as the venue of a fair, held once every three years in the honour of the deity.

Bhimakali Temple, Sarahan

Bhima Kali Temple is a temple at Sarahan in Himachal Pradesh in India, dedicated to
the mother goddess Bhimakali, presiding deity of the rulers of former Bushahr State.
The temple is situated about 180 km from Shimla and it is as holy as 51 Shakti
Peethas. The architecture of the temple is believed to be about 800 years old. It is
said that the architecture that is used in Bhimakali Temple cannot be seen anywhere
in the hill state. The sculptures around it were simple but followed the iconography
as per the scriptures. The shikhara of this temple is well sculpted with many figures
including a prominent 3-faced figure. When you stand in this courtyard, all around,
you see the delicate interplay of stone and wood complimenting each other. Stone
brings in its toughness and earthiness. Wood brings in its delicacy and ability to be
carved at the hands of a craftsman.

Tabo Monastery

Tabo Monastery (or Tabo Chos-Khor Monastery) is located in the Tabo village of Spiti
Valley, Himachal Pradesh, northern India. It was founded in 996 CE in the Tibetan
year of the Fire Ape by the Tibetan Buddhist lotsawa (translator) Rinchen Zangpo
(Mahauru Ramabhadra), on behalf of the king of western Himalayan Kingdom of
Guge, Yeshe-Ö.Tabo is noted for being the oldest continuously operating Buddhist
enclave in both India and the Himalayas.A large number of frescoes displayed on its
walls depict tales from the Buddhist pantheon. Tabo Monastery (Tabo 'Chos-Khor' or
Doctrinal Enclave) now has nine temples, four decorated stupas, and cave shrines.
The paintings date to the 10th-11th centuries for the main temple (Tsug la Khang),
13th-14th centuries for the stupas, and from the 15th to the 20th centuries for all the
other temples. Yeshe-Ö and his two sons when they built the monastery in 996 AD
blended the provincial and regional characteristics with that of India and Central
Asia. One particular feature mentioned in this regard is the iconographic themes of
non-Buddhist traditions emanating from the protectress deity Wi-nyu-myin. The main
temple is conjectured to represent the entire Vajradhatu Mandala.The monastery has
a huge collection of manuscripts and Pramana texts, which were filmed between
1991 and 1998.

Great Himalayan National Park

The Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) is a national park in India, located in
Kullu region in the state of Himachal Pradesh. The park was established in 1984 and
is spread over an area of 1171 km2
; elevations within the park range between 1500
and 6000 m. The Great Himalayan National Park is a habitat to numerous flora and
more than 375 fauna species, including approximately 31 mammals, 181 birds, 3
reptiles, 9 amphibians, 11 annelids, 17 mollusks and 127 insects. They are protected
under the strict guidelines of the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972; hence any sort of
hunting is not permitted.
In June 2014, the Great Himalayan National Park was added to the UNESCO list of
World Heritage Sites, under the criterion of "outstanding significance for biodiversity

Hidimba Devi Temple

Hidimba Devi Temple, locally known as Dhungari Temple,also known variously as the
Hadimba Temple, is located in Manāli, a hill station in the State of Himāchal Pradesh
in north India. It is an ancient cave temple dedicated to Hidimbi Devi, wife of Bhima, a
figure in the Indian epic Mahābhārata. The temple is surrounded by a cedar forest
called Dhungiri Van Vihar at the foot of the Himālayas. The sanctuary is built over a
huge rock jutting out of the ground which was worshipped as an image of the deity.
The structure was built in 1553 by Maharaja Bahadur Singh. The base of the temple
is made of whitewashed mud-covered stonework. The main doorway includes an
elaborately carved wooden entrance that is believed to be over 400 years old. These
and other carvings center on the goddess Durgha who is a mainstay of pan-Indian
stories. However, the goddess herself is represented only once in a three inch tall
brass image.

Rang Mahal

As legend goes, King Umed Singh made this palace but later Raj Sri Singh- the king
of the same dynasty repaired the Rang Mahal. The main aim behind repairing this
palace was not only for the King's accommodation but also to have a warehouse for
royal grain and treasure. Over the years, the Rang Mahal has become a government
property and handicrafts department uses this palace as the workshop for shoe,
slippers, and the rest. All the things that were in the palace have now been taken out
and kept in different museums all across India. The wall paintings that beautify Rang
Mahal are breathtaking, representing one of the most encompassing hill collections.
These paintings follow the stories of Lord Krishna.