National Heritage Monuments of Himachal Pradesh

February 14,2020

The beauty of Himachal Pradesh is spellbound. The charm of the scenery view, the landscapes, the falling snow, the airy atmosphere calms, and regenerate your soul. It is said that Himachal is a land of gods and goddesses. The main reason for its personified beauty and serenity makes it the most beautiful and visited place in the world. Not only the people of India love to visit Himachal during their vacation period. Here are some monuments of Himachal which have iconic beauty and is favorable for all the tourists.

1) The Rashtrapati Niwas:

The Rashtrapati Niwas located in Shimla is also called Viceregal Lodge. The site depicts the history of India. The tourists to have an overview of the beautiful monument like to visit here in summers mostly. The Niwas has an old historical value as the mesmerizing building located in the Queens of Hills is the home of the Viceroy Of India during the British rule. The place has many ancient artifacts and the aura of the colonial period. The beautiful area was designed and created by a British architect named Henry Irwin.

 2) Hadimba Devi Temple:

When we talk about Himachal and its beauty, it will be an incomplete picture if we don't mention the distinct temples created there. Hadimba Temple, also known as the Dhungari temple, is in the hills of Manali. The temple is made in a cave form and mainly related to the mythology of an Indian epic Mahabharat. This temple relates to Devi Hadimba. People of Manali worship Devi Hadimba in the form of a huge rock. Around the temple, there are cedar trees and known as Dhungiri Van Vihar. The history related to Mahabharat is written in the temple for the public to know about the place. It is related to the Pandavas and Kauravas during their exile.

3) Tabo Monastery:

The place is mainly related to the Buddhist religion, and it was found primarily by a Tibetan Monk named Rinchen Zangpo. The famous monastery is in a small village called Tabo of Spiti valley. The monastery walls have words of Budh religion. The scrolls and statues are one of the holiest places in Himachal Pradesh. This monastery is ancient but still the most famous monastery of the state. One unique feature of this monastery is that it is situated below the valley. As the calm and serenity felt here is helpful for the monks to meditate in the cave.

4) Kangra Fort:

The famous Kangra Fort also has its relation with the Indian mythology Mahabharat related to the Trigarta Kingdom. It is one of the oldest forts in India, but still, its beauty is never-ending. It has a statue of Rishabnatha, who said to be Jain lord. The fort has lots and lots of fascinating facts as there were many big emperors who couldn't conquer Kangra Fort. Next to the fort, there is a museum Maharaja Sansar Chand Katoch Museum.

 5. Champavati Temple:

One more beautiful temple is known as the Champavati Temple situated in Chamba of Himachal Pradesh. Chamba is a lovely station which has numerous historical places and temples. There are two famous fairs which are held every year in Chamba and many sightseer visits there to enjoy themselves. The Minjar Mela is very famous, and there are cultural events that are organized every evening during that time of the year. The Champavati Temple is located in the mountains and has a beauty all around it. The temple mainly shows the architecture of Nepal. There is a cylindrical sculpture divided into 5 to 9 parts. The temple is very different and attracts many tourists because of the historical importance of the Archaeological Survey of India.

6)Rock Cut Temple:

 It is famously known as the Masrur temple, also situated near the Kangra valley of Beas river. It is an ancient temple of the 8th Century. The sculptures made in this temple are mainly related to various Hindu Gods, Shiva, Devi, Vishnu. The architecture of this temple is primarily associated with North Indian Nagara. This temple was also damaged because of the natural calamity like earthquakes, so the detailed study about the architecture couldn't be done correctly.

7. Prashar Rishi Temple:

This temple is situated beside the Prashar lake in Himachal Pradesh. There are many pilgrimages who visit here in this Hindu temple to seek the blessing. There are some unsolved mysteries related to temple existence. It is related to the time of Mahabharat when a famous sage Prashar used to meditate and practice his devotion near the banks of the river.

 8. Jaitak Fort:

One of the forts, which is a live proof of its historical importance, is located on top of Jaitak Hills. The most exciting fact about this fort is that it was constructed using the material of the Nahan Fort, which was destroyed. It has an essence of the ruined fort in it. The view from the height is mesmerizing as the mountain view looks astounding. The fort lies above the sea level.

9) Baijnath Temple:

The most famous Hindu temple of Himachal Pradesh is Baijnath. It is a temple that belongs to Lord Shiva. It is said to be built in 1204 AD. The architecture and inscription of this temple are constructed on stone slabs. It even has the details of history. This unique temple beauty is alluring and also seems to be unique because of the mountains on the back. The peaceful temple offers calmness to the mind and soul. Many sage visits here on the eve of Mahashivratri to seek the blessings of Lord Shiva.

 10) Palace Hotel:

One of the famous palace hotels in Chail is situated near the hill station Shimla. The palace has a class of high room with heritage value and is a famous tourist spot in Himachal. It comes with lavish hotel rooms with a vintage look and a private garden .

Conclusion:

The famous places mentioned here are the most visited places in Himachal Pradesh. The beauty of Himachal is irreplaceable and is irresistible. These monuments are ancient, but the aura of these places makes it blissful for the visitors.