Nurpur – A Historical Town in Himachal
Nurpur is a small town in Himachal Pradesh located near Punjab and Himachal boarder. Nurpur has historical importance and is very famous for an splendid and old fort and a famous temple of Brij Raj.
Earlier name of Nurpur was Dhameri. Nurpur is named after Nurjehan, wife of Jehangir, the then Mughal Emperor who visited Nurpur in 1672. The Emperor Jehangir and his wife Nurjehan fell in love with this place when they visited here for the first time.
Raja Basu built Nurpur fort in the 16th century. Nurpur fort is uniquely constructed and is huge and massive and sprawling. Nurpur Fort has huge area and the fort is spreads across a long flat plateau constructed with great architecture and unique.
Nurpur Fort overlooks the beautiful and serene Jabhar Khud (Small River) which joins Chakki river and forms a vast valley
Inside the palace walls of Nurpur Fort, have deep niches though crumbling apart from numerous decorative arches and the faint signs of some unique and beautiful paintings.
The northwest walls Nurpur fort offers beautifully carved panels showing different animals, predominantly elegant are the bulls in their various actions like pulling a cart, or walking in a file. Nurpur Fort also has figures of the kings, men, women, children, gods and goddesses, animals and birds. On the whole impact of the Nurpur fort is one of awe and wonder.
Brij Maharaj temple Nurpur
Yet another famous place to visit in Nurpur is Brij Maharaj temple. The famous and ancient Brij Maharaj temple is located inside the fort complex. Brij Maharaj temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna and it has a elegant black stone idol of the Lord Krishna.
The Idol of the Lord in Brij Maharaj temple was brought from Rajasthan during Raja Jagat Singh's reign. The walls of Brij Maharaj temple are decorated with exquisite paintings from Indian mythology.
How to reach Nurpur
Nurpur is just 25 Km from Pathankot and 50 Km from Dharamshala. It is well connected by National Highway from all parts of Himachal, Punjab and Delhi.
Nearest Broad Gauge Raiway station is Pathankot around 25 Km
Climate of Nurpur - Hot in summers and cold in winters.
Accommodation in Nurpur - There are few Medium range lodges and hotels in Nurpur and.
Other Places of interest Near Nurpur
Kotla Fort, Trilokpur cave temple, Kathgarh shiv temple.