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Royal Taragarh Palace Hotel Holidays - Top 10 reasons for Vacations

About Taragarh Palace Resort

Located at an altitude of 3,400 feet above sea level located amidst tea gardens just after the thickly wooded indian army cantonment, the palace is at the foot of the Dhauladhar Mountains, Formerly known as Al-hilal (land of the crescent moon), Taragarh Palace, was built in the early 1930s as a resort well suited for summers. It was bought by the royal family of Jammu & Kashmir in 1951 for the dowager Maharani who lived there for several years. It is now run as a hotel by the present royal family.

The resort offers a splendid view of the surroundings with snow-capped peaks. It offers modern amenities with a range of services that match the best in the hospitality industry. Its location at one of India’s unspoilt hill stations makes this royal destination a must visit.

Below are the brief reasons as why you must book Taragarh Palace hotel Today..

  • Hotel Boasts of palacial rooms with lovely king size interiors. 
  • The food is yummy and excellent.
  • Hotel was actually a summer home of Kashmiri royalty. The original building has feel of charm nostalgia and lost history The new wing though airy with huge open corridors.
  • Enjoy the royal polo horse riding session in the propery lawns
  • Enjoy the Spa in the old building
  • Enjoy the peaceful environs and Pin drop silence in the night 
  • if you are looking for a place which is peaceful and away from the rush of people then Taragarh Palace is the place to be



Reason-1- Explore the Royal and Brief Interesting History of Taragarh Palace

Built by the Nawab of Bhawalpur in 1937, the Taragarh Palace stands majestically at a height of 1,000 meters, amidst 15 acres of lush forests and tea gardens in the Kangra Valley in Taragarh, Himachal Pradesh. The palace was built as a summer resort by Nawab of Bahawalpur, he built large European-style summer residence for himself up in the cool Himalayan region of Kangra district. He laid out lush green gardens, built a glass pleasure pavilion and a mosque and christened his country palace Al-hilal. It was acquired by the Royal Family of Jammu & Kashmir in 1951.

Developed as a Heritage Hotel in 1971, Taragarh Palace offers splendid views of the snow-clad ranges of the Dhauladhar Mountains, which forms an enchanting backdrop.

It is now run as a Heritage hotel by the present royal family. Its location at one of India’s coveted hill stations makes the destination a must visit.

Reason -2 - Indudge into Paragliding or Just watch paragliders in BIR-BILLING PARAGLIDING Area

Just 20 kms from Taragarh Palace is world's best thermals site suited for paraglidings "Bir Billing", Bir a small village with a Tibetan Colony and monasteries serves as a landing ground and a base for Hang and Para gliders. While the launching take-off destination is 'Billing', is a little meadow at 2,400m (8500 ft) on the Dhauladhar ranges, 14-km up from Bir. This meadow one of the wonders of nature, perfectly designed as a launch pad, has become a legend on the international paragliding circuits and a destination for World Champion Paraglider pilots. It is one of the best gliding sites in the world.

The Billing is a perfact place for para gliding, To the north of the meadow is the high peaks and to the south the plains. The fall from the meadow is about one kilometre and an average straight TTB ( top to bottom) flight to the Bir landing area lasts for about 25-30 minutes. 

Cross Country Paragliding in Billing

If the conditions are rght (like weather, wind speed and direction, cloud base of 4000-5000m etc), one can also make a 'Cross Country' distance flight from Billing to Manali or Billing to Dharamsala (90km). The flying is generally 'ridge-hopping' ie. getting lift from the ridges  or cliff edges running down from the main spine of the range.In the Billing - Dharamsala flight route there are 15 or so ridges. You can have the company of the Huge Himalayan Griffin Vultures during flight. 

Thermal Devta Temple in Biling

In Billing, thermals are found on a regular basis over a temple hence called the 'Thermal Devta', halfway down the eastern spur running down to Bir.The temple can be identified from the air by a red ribbon tied to a tree top. 'Ridge lifts' caused by wind hitting a hillside and 'Thermals' (columns of hot air) are used by the glider to rise higher. Thermalling is an essential skill for flying in Billing. 

Billing is also easily top- landable.


  • Billing, Bir Village, Kangra district (Himchal Pradesh , India)
  • Billing height: 8,500 feet
  • Distance from Taragarh Resort : 20 kms

BEST TIME FOR GLIDING-or best time to see gliders

March to May before the monsoon & September to November.

Reason -3- Great Trekking Opportunities around Taragarh Palace resort

Several trek routes lead out of Palampur, 11 Kms from Taragarh Palace, particularly over the Dhauladhar Mountains towards the town of Chamba. Some important treks are over the Shinghar pass to Bharmaur via Holi, the forest trek from Mcleodganj to Trihund and from Baijnath over the Jalsu pass to Bharmaur. 



  • Trek: Moderate
  • Maximum Height: 3150 Mtrs.
  • Requirement: Little experience in Trekking 
  • Essential Period: April to November


  • Trek: Moderate
  • Maximum Height: 3760 Mtrs.
  • Requirement: Experience in Trekking 
  • Essential Period: May - June, September - October.

About Triund Trek

Triund is a high altitude alpine meadow placed at a height of 2827 meters. It provides you with mesmerising views of the surrounding peaks Mon peak, dev tibba, it is a treat to spend a night in Triund camp and enjoy the glittering stars and great calmness..Just 3 hours from triund is the snow line cafe, a nice camping site. For more adventure seekers, trek to Indraha pass and Bharmour also can be taken from triund.

Billing to Rajgundha day trek

This trek, also known as the Shepherds trail trek, is limited to people experienced in travel in rugged backcountry and with good know-how of hiking and camping. One of the more challenging routes, it takes one from the lush green Kullu valley to the stark landscapes of Bara Bhangal range. But for the trouble, it is a very fruitful trek that people looking for an isolated, in-tune-with-nature routes.

Uttrala to Gdoh village trek: 

The first destination of this trail is the Parai village located at an altitude of 2390 m and at a distance of 12 km from Uttrala. The trek to Parai Village winds up all along the Parai Nullah. Parai is a captivating village located at an altitude of about 2,390 m above sea level, on the Baijnath - Jalsu Pass trek route. The village offers panoramic view of the Pir Panjal and the Dhauladhar mountain ranges. It is also an ideal base village for trekking and mountaineering and several base camps are available here.

From Parai to Yara Jote: (13 km)

You need to cross the Jalsu pass to reach Yara. It’s an easy and accessible pass. Yara is covered with vast expanse of verdant meadows. The residents of the area set-up temporary tea stalls to help trekkers during the trekking season.


Reason 4 - Great Fishing Adventures & Angling Trout Fish - Near Taragarh Palace

Himachal Pradesh is also an angler’s paradise. It has some of the finest trout streams in Kangra Valley and Kullu Valley. In Himachal, Angling rules are liberal and the fee are nominal. Trout fishing season lasts from1st November to 28th February each year.

Note:- Angler is permitted to catch six trout a day on each license; however a trout should not be less than 40 cm in size.


TROUT FISHING CLOSE TO TARAGARH PALACE ARE Uhl river, a tributary of river Beas. Some of the finest fishing spots are located at Luhandi, Puran hatchery, Lachkkandi, Tikkar, Balh and Kamand.


  • Stretch : Barot to Lohardi
  • Location from Taragarh Palace : 30 Kms
  • Stream Length : 6 Kms
  • Famous for: Trout Fishing in Lambadug River, Trekking in Lohardi, Barot, Barot Guest House Night Stay 
  • Package :- 2 Days, one night package to Barot Lohardi with night stay in Barot Guest House.

Fishing in RIVER UHL

  • Stretch : Barot to Kothikhad
  • Stream Length : 10 Kms.
  • Famous for: Trout Fishing in Uhl River near Dam, Trekking in Barot, Barot Guest House Night Stay 
  • Package :- 2 Days, one night package to Barot with night stay in Barot Guest House.


From Smaller Trouts in the Icy torrents, let us proceed to catch the mighty & Tasty mahseer fish. Near to Taragarh palace, there are sites of river Beas and the Pong Dam reservoir, which provide attractive fishing opportunities to the anglers. Besides mahseer, the other fish available is malhi,soal, bachwa, god shingara etc. the following beats are considered the best for Mahseer Fishing.

SARI MAROG :- Confluence of the Binwas tributary with the river Beas. 

  • Stretch : Seri mulag- Confluence of Binwa to Beas
  • Stream Length : 5 kms
  • Famous For :- Mahseer Fishing
  • How to Reach :-  This place is known for its fantastic size of fish, with deep pools and many stones and hiding places. The approach is via Palampur, Andretta and Jaisinghpur. From Sari Marog village, a 3 km footpath leads to the spot, which entails a steep and a breathtaking climb of about 45 minutes. 
  • Package :- 1 Day package to Beas Riverhead.

Fishing in - Harsipattan- Confluence of Kunha tributary of Beas

  • Stream Length : 10 kms
  • Stretch : Harsipattan- Confluence of Kunha tributary of Beas
  • Stream Length : 10 kms
  • Package :- 1 Day package to Beas Riverhead.There are numerous beats on this stretch, easily accessible from the Palampur-Bhawarana-Thural road. The famous spots are the Mandh-Khad confluence, Lambagaon pool, Neogal confluence near Alampur, and Ambter, 2 km above Nadaun itself.

Fishing in Dehra Gopipur, Pong Reservoir

  • Stream Length : 10 kms
  • Package :- 1 Day package to Pong reservoir from Dehra to the Dam proper offers excellent fishing for mahseer almost round the year when fishing is open. 


Accessible from Jwalamukhi via road. After 8.5 km this locality offers three good spots, viz. the Chamba Pattanpool, the Kaleshwar beat opposite Chamba Pattan village, and the Uppar Chamba Pattan Run. All these places offer safe catches and can’t be fished in one day.

KURU Fishing Area

Kuru village offers two fishing spots, both of which are accessible from one of the two river banks. The Kuru- Pool is the confluence of a small Khad with the Beas river, joining about 1 km above the village and forming a small bay, above and below which exceptional catches have been experienced. Access is through a 3 km- footpath from Dehra-Jwalamukhi road where a peepal tree and a small water tank is located at the rode side.

Reason 5 - Buddhist Monasteries near Taragarh Palace Resort

Tashi Jong Monestary ( 3 Kms)

In 1958, the 8th Khamtrul Rinpoche, Kalzang Dongyu Nyima,the head of Khampagar Monastery of the Drukpa Kagyü lineage in East Tibet, left for India with a group of 16 monks and lamas. In Eastern Tibet he had over 200 branch monasteries, nunneries and retreat centers. It was considered one of the foremost monasteries in East Tibet.

In India, they settled first in Kalimpong in West Bengal, where many lay people from the Khampagar area in Kham came seeking refuge, and affiliated themselves with the newly formed community. In 1969, they moved to Himachal Pradesh in North India. There they settled in the peaceful Kangra valley on 37 acres of land, which was named Tashi Jong, Tibetan for Auspicious Valley. The late Tokden Amtin mentioned that at the time of the initial consecration of the land of Tashi Jong, both H.H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and H.E. the 8th Khamtrul Rinpoche clearly felt this place to be the pure land of the Five Manjushris.

Khamtrul Rinpoche settled in Tashi Jong and  Today it is a bustling community and monastery. It encompasses a small stratum of the Tibetan refugees..This monastery depicts structures at different levels, there is a college for freshers and a Tibetan restaurant. The main shrine is placed on a top platform at the fag end of a garden.

SherabLing Monastery ( 5 Kms)

Sherab Ling Monastery is located at Baijnath in Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh. It provides a complete range of facilities for monks to study and practice. The monastery has shrine halls, a monastic college, school, library, museum, exhibition hall and dispensary. There are full retreat facilities for monks, nuns and lay people.
The monastic college offers seven years long basic education. Debates are organized regularly for the students. The exhibition hall displays photographic exhibits, art and other presentations that show the life at the monastery and spirituality and works of the Tai Situpa, one of the main disciples of Buddha.
The craft center intends to teach traditional Tibetan arts, religious paintings, metal-work, wood carvings, sculpting and tailoring. Direct buses are available from Kangra. Baijnath Paprola Railway Station is the nearest railhead.

Bir, Dirru Sakya Monastery ( 10 kms)

The centre belongs to the Sakya School of Tibetan Buddhism which was founded in 1073 by the great Tibetan Master Khon Konchok Gyalpo. The Sakya lineage has been a stable force that has greatly enhanced and preserved, in a pure form, the teachings of the Buddha. The head of their lineage is His Holiness the 41st Sakya Trizin, a great Spiritual Master. His Eminences Gyalsay Rinpoche and Dungyud Rinpoche are the joint Spiritual Heads of Sakya Tharpa Ling.

Norbulingka Institute , Mcleodganj ( 30 kms)

Norbulingka is dedicated to handing down tradition and restoring standards by providing training, education and employment for Tibetans. It supports an environment in which Tibetan community and family values can flourish. It reconciles the traditional creatively and respectfully with the modern, and seeks to create an international awareness of Tibetan values and their expression in art and literature.

Situated at a distance of 4 km from Dharamsala, Norbulinka Institute has a mission to preserve and promote. It is a picture of old rural Tibet with all its shady paths, wooden bridges, small streams and tiny water falls, along with wooden carvings, Tibetan Thangka paintings, Tibetan handicrafts and arts. The setting of the institute makes it look paradisiacal. Department of Religion and Culture founded the Norbulinka Institute of Tibetan Culture.



Reason 6 - Tourist Attractions near Taragarh Palace Resort

Palampur (10 Kms)

Palampur is a fascinating green hill station and a municipal council in the Kangra Valley in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, surrounded on all sides by tea gardens and pine forests before they merge with the Dhauladhar ranges. Palampur is the tea capital of northwest India but tea is just one aspect that makes Palampur a special interest place. Abundance of water and proximity to the mountains has endowed it with mild climate

McLeod Ganj ( 30 Kms)

Public relations are important to the Tibetans, for McLeodganj is more than just temples and the Dalai Lama's residence. It is home to a flourishing number of enterprises, political, religious and commercial, all of which are designed to demonstrate the seriousness and competence of the government in exile. Everywhere we go we are handed well-produced information sheets by well-dressed, knowledgeable and patient young men, who do a thoroughly professional job of marketing the mysteries of Tibet.

There are two main Tibean temples, the Tsuglagkhang and the Kalachakra temple, plus a series of buildings forming the Namgyal Gompa where many monks live and study. It's a rather strange experience to walk into these temples.

St. John's Church ( 25 kms)

This Church stands on the Gandhi Chowk approximately 2 kms. from the main bus stand of Dalhousie. This Church was the first to be built after the town of Dalhousie was founded. Prior to 1863 a wooden structure stood at this place. The idea to build a stone structure took birth with the arrival of Rev. John H. Pratt who came to Dalhousie on 11-04-1863 and inspired the Christian community to build a permanent church building at this place. Building of this church is a copy of Roman Catholics church of England but this church belongs to Protestants. The church building stands in a good condition. Service is conducted on every Sunday.

Barot ( 60 kms)

Barot is a picnic spot and tourist location near by, The road to Barot branches off at Jogindernagar-Mandi high ways and from Jogindernagar the distance is 40 km.You can also use the trolley up from Jogindernagar which is a great thrill and reduces the distance by 12 km, it passes through terraced fields and thick cedar forests, the track rises to Jhatingri, an enchanting spot atop the hill.

Barot also forms the gateway to the Nargu Wildlife Sanctuary which lies across the Uhl. The sanctuary is home to the monal, black bear and ghoral. Within it are forest rest house s at Thaltuckhod and Silbandhwari. Through woods of cedar and pine a trek route cuts across the sanctuary to Kullu.

Andretta Village & Pottery Institue (15 kms)

Andretta village is near by, which is home to Sardar Sobha singh Art Gallery, in addition it has a famous Pottery, run by Mansimran "Mini" Singh, son of famous potter Gurcharan Singh. Andretta Pottery and Craft Society was started in 1983. it also provides 3 month courses for aspiring potters. Near by town is Panchrukhi (paanch(five)-rukhi(trees)), which also has a railway station as name suggest it had five big trees, is the main town and use to have lot of hustle and bustle.

Uttarala Village

Uttrala is a small hamlet located nearly 11 km north of Baijnath. Uttrala is an ideal place to enjoy a peaceful break from the city life. If you are a Trekking enthusiast, this serene destination is worth the visit. The trek to Ravi valley over Jalsu Pass starts from Uttrala. Jalsu Pass (3600 m) is one of the lowest passes of the majestic Dhauladhar, and is easy to cross. Alternatively, one can also trek from Uttrala to Gdoh village.

Masroor Rock Temple (35 kms)

The rock-cut temple is a unique example of monolithic structure in the sub-Himalayan region. The beautiful and complex structure of this temple stands magnificently on a hill crest and was erected around in 8th century. The entire complex comprises more than 15 Shikhar temples and a large rectangular water tank known as 'gan' in the local dialect. Unfortunately, most of the Shikhars of this historical temple have lost their base owing to a massive earthquake in 1905.

Reason 7 - World Famous temples near Taragarh Palace Resort

Baijnath Temple ( 5 Kms)

World famous Ancient Shiva temple, Continuously under worship since 1204 A.D. The Svayambhu form of Sivalinga is enshrined in the sanctum sanctorum of the temple that has five projections on each side and is surmounted with a tall curvilinear Shikhara. The entrance to sanctum is through a vestibule that has a large square Mandapa in front with two massive balconies one each in north and south. There is a small porch in front of the mandapa hall that rests on four pillars in the front preceded by an idol of Nandi, the bull, in a small pillared shrine. The whole temple is enclosed by a high wall with entrances in the south and north. The outer walls of the temple have several niches with images of gods and goddesses. Numerous images are also fixed or carved in the walls.

Baghsunath temple Mcleodganj ( 30kms)

Bhagsunath Temple, an ancient temple 3 km east of Mcleodganj and 11 km from Dharamsala. This temple has a pool of glaciar fed water,considered sacred by devout Hindus. The annual fair in September is famous. Other major attractions include a majestic waterfall. The region offers breathtaking views of surrounding hilly ranges and woody forests. The ambiance of the place is dynamic and the atmosphere is cool and pleasant.

Chamunda Mata Temple ( 15 kms)

The demons ‘Chand” and “Mund” were killed by hence known as “Chamunda”. Meri Maiya Chamundadevi Mandir is seven hundred years old; build by a Maiya bhakt from the village, who was asked by Meri Maiya Herself in his dream to fetch the idol across Ban Ganga and place it in the temple over "Holy Meri Maiya Pindi" and worship Her. The Mandir is a holy shrine of 'Shiva and Shakti' and is known as 'Chamunda Nandikeshwar Dham'. Meri Maiya Mandir is a seat of spirituality since ancient times and is situated on the bank of Ban-Ganga.

Himani Chamunda Devi Temple via helicopter

Himani Chamunda temple is located at 15000 feet altitude on the Dharamsala-Palampur road. From the new temple to the old one, it’s a 13 Km stiff uphill trek. Now the old Chamunda devi temple is now linked by helicopter services, the Sidh Peeth Adhi Himani Chamunda temple will become a very attractive tourist and hindu pilgrimage center of the area,cost of the trip costs around Rs 3500/- only..

The heli taxi service, from Chamunda Temple to Himani Chamunda Temple, takes approx 15-minute journey one side by helicopter, govt plans to develop The Himani Chamunda temple on the pattern of Vasishno Devi temple in Jammu and Kashmir.

Brajeshwari Temple Shaktipeeth or Kangra Mata temple ( 35 kms)

The Brajeshwari Devi temple, A shaktipeeth is located in the old Kangra Township, is said to have been built over the charred breasts of Sati. This shrine, once renown for its great wealth, was plundered relentlessly over the ages. The first of the plunderers was Mahmud of Ghazni, who looted it in 1009. A mosque was built on the ruins and a garrison was left behind. 35 years later, the local king regained its possession. The shrine was repaired and a replica of the idol was enshrined. The temple was filled with gold, silver and diamonds only to be ransacked again in 1360 by Firoz Tughlaq. Later Emperor Akbar visited the shrine with his Dewan, Todar Mal and restored it to its former grandeur. The temple was razed to the ground by an earthquake in 1905, but a new one came up the very same year.

Jwalamukhi Temple - Shaktipeeth ( 50Kms)

Jwalamukhi Temple is dedicated to Goddess Jwalamukhi. There are natural flames in the temple which are worshipped as a manifestation of the nine Goddesses - Mahakali, Unpurna, Chandi, Hinglaj, Bindhya Basni, Maha Lakshmi, Saraswati, Ambika and Anji Devi. These flames burn continuously without any fuel or assistance and may be seen erupting from a rock-side.

Chintpurni Temple - Shaktipeeth ( 70 kms)

When Lord Vishnu cut up the body of Sati into 51 pieces so that Lord Shiva would calm down and stop his Tandava, the pieces were scattered over various places in the Indian subcontinent. It is said that the feet of Sati fell at this place and is thus considered one of the most important of the 51 Shakti Peeths. The temple dedicated to Mata Chintpurni Devi is located in District Una of Himachal Pradesh. Mata Chintpurni Devi is also known as Mata Shri Chhinnamastika Devi. Devotees have been visiting this Shaktipeeth for centuries to pray at the lotus feet of Mata Shri Chhinnamastika Devi. They bring with them their worldly concerns and seek blessings from the Devi. It is believed that if you ask something from the Devi with a true heart, your wish will be granted.
Apart from the holy shrine, according to Manav Bhardwaj, the place is full of picturesque surroundings. Some very nice places for sight seeing, indoor and out door activities are situated in and around Chintpurni. Chintpurni is very well connected through roads and with good number of hotels and dharamsalas erceted in and around chintpurni, accommodation is not a problem at all. You can come here for religious visit, on a holiday or for both, you would enjoy your time there and should return with everlasting memories.

Reason 8 - Best Services & Facilities in Himalayas - Hotel Taragarh Palace Resort

Taragarh Palace provide a plethora of facilites be it recreational, health or general. The resort boasts of its restaurant, bar, conference hall, swimming pool, recreation room.

Visitors and guests, who come to Taragarh Palace Resort, experience an exciting and refreshing rejuvenation that stays in their memories forever. The resort rooms, suites are a pleasing delight for the visitors. The moment you enter the well-lit spacious rooms, you will be impressed by the detailing of magnificent decor and unsurpassed comfort. The internationally styled furniture and furnishings reflect quaint elegance and supreme quality.


The Imperial dining hall has a seating for fiftyfive people and serves Indian, Contenintal & Chinese cuisines. Meals and snacks are also served in the patio overlooking the Dhaulandhar mountains.


The outdoor seating area close to the dining hall overlooking the majestic Dhauladhar ranges where we also serve snacks and evening tea. During winters it is an ideal place to enjoy a warm bonfire.


Has been specially designed for conferences & special events.  Depending on seating options, the hall is capable of accomodating fifty to hundred people. Please contact the reservation office for details. We welcome you to Taragarh Palace at Kangra Valley & we hope you have an enjoyable stay. The following information is being provided for your convenience.


A gift/souvenir shop with collectibles consisting of Tibetan brocades/ tankas & other items, Kangra & Kashmiri kehwa tea, papier mache items from Kashmir, stoles/scarves/caps from Kullu & Kashmir, books, t-shirts, jackets, kurtis, handbags, jewellery items of crystal beads & silver, cushion covers, silver curios, incense.Memorabilia to take back home with you from ‘Chandni’ at Taragarh.



Reason 9 - Famous Art Gallaries Taragarh palace

Kangra Art Museum (25 kms)

Situated in Kotwali Bazaar of Dharamsala, Kangra Art Gallery was inaugurated in 1990. It houses an impressive collection of arts, crafts, artifacts, costumes and other treasures, which can be traced to as far back as 5th century. The variety of items on display includes woodcarvings and tribal jewellery, sculptures and pottery, anthropological items, collections of coins and manuscripts, royal tents, Shamianas and pandals, etc.
Open from Tuesday to Sunday, Kangra Art Museum has a library and a separate section to display the works of contemporary artists, sculptors and photographers. There is also an art gallery that houses exemplary specimens of famous Kangra Kalam works or the Pahari miniature paintings, the exquisite art that is being actively promoted from the museum. This school of painting is famous for the use of seductive figures and fine colors. It is said to be a pictorial representation of the cultural heritage of Himachal Pradesh. The colors used in this style of painting are extracted from dried-up flowers and herbs and this art form has a strong thematic base. The most famous miniature paintings of the Kangra School revolve around historical, religious and traditional background of the royalty and the courts of the former rulers of Kangra that belonged to Katoch dynasty.

Losel Doll Museum ( 20 kms)

Losel Doll Museum inside the Norbulingka Institute exhibits beautifully decorated dolls. Costumes and activities of the people in each of the regions of Tibet are represented through these dolls. Along with the crafts produced at institute, models of dolls are also put on sale.
The Losel Doll Museum can be found in the Norbulinka Palace ("Beautiful Garden Palace", originally the name of the summer palace of the Dalai Lamas in Tibet) in Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India. It is a place that might have been designed by a Tibetan relative of Jan Svankmajer ( [link] ), filled with stately, strange, vivid dolls recreating the lost traditional clothes and customs of the Tibetans.

Reason 10 - Famous Heritage Forts around Taragarh palace

The Kangra Fort (30 kms)

The Kangra Fort situated on the out-skirts of the Kangra Town. From kangra town, a long and narrow passage leads up to the top of the Fort through the Ahani and Amiri Darwaza, both attributed to Nawab Alif Khan, the first governor of Kangra under the Great Moghuls Some 500 feet from the outer gate the passage turns round at a very sharp angle and passes through the Jahangiri Darwaza who built it after his conquest of the Fort in A.D. 1620. Then there is Darsani Darwaza, flanked by defaced statues of he river-goddess, Ganga and Yamuna, and must date back to a time previous to the Muslim occupation of the Fort.Along the south side of which stood the shrines of Lakshmi Narayana, Sitala, and Ambika Devi.They were square chambers profusely decorated with carvings. It is questionable whether they have been rightly designated as temples, as there was no indication that they ever contained any object of worship. 
Next to the Kangra fort in the old town of Kangra there is situated a beautiful Jain temple which was built thirty years ago. Build in traditional jain architecture it incorporates skillful stone carving of which the exquisite rosette at the centre of the ceiling is especially worth mentioning.

Package Overview  : 3 N /4 D  Dharamshala  Taragarh Palace Heritage Tour Package Rates & Dates

This Heritage package of dharamshala is designed around Taragarh Palace. Here you will relax in beautifull Himalayas and soak in to the history as well. Places covered in this tour package are really ultimate beautiful and scenic. The drive through the Himalayas during the sight seeing  will give you the complete feel of peace far from the noisy and polluted metro life. So enjoy this tour package and take along with you some real beauty full memories with your loved ones from beautiful  picturesque Dharamshala in Historical Taragarh Palace. 

Rates & Dates :- 3 N /4D  Dharamshala  Taragarh Palace Heritage Tour Package

Option – 1 : Pick & drop from Gaggal Airport ( Kangra).

Validity Package Type Hotel : Dhramshala Total Package Rates : Per Person on twin Sharing Basis ( INR) Return Air Fare : Per Person ( INR)
From Delhi From Mumbai From Kolkata From Chennai
Validity : 1st April 2015 till 30th Sep 2015 Heritage Package Taragarh Palace 20,000 13,500 17,500 22,000 20,000
GST:  will be charged extra as applicable

Note: Rates may not be applicable for extended weekends / special occasions

Option – 2: Pick & drop from Chandigarh Airport.

Validity Package Type Hotel : Dhramshala Total Package Rates : Per Person on twin Sharing Basis ( INR) Return Air Fare : Per Person ( INR)
From Mumbai From Kolkata From Chennai
Validity : 1st April 2015 till 30th Sep 2015 Heritage Package Taragarh Palace 20,000 11,000 16,000 15,000
GST:  will be charged extra as applicable

Note: Rates may not be applicable for extended weekends / special occasions


v  Return Airfare: – Only if you choose Airfare inclusion.

v  3 Nights accommodation in Taragarh Palace in Dharamshala

v  Daily breakfast & Dinner

v  Return Airport transfers.

v  Dhramshala & Mcleodganj sight seeing

v  Palampur Sight seeing

  1. All Transfers & Sight seeing by Dedictaed Innova
  2. Pick Up & Drop from Gaggal Airport / Chandigarh Airport as per the Option Chosen

Itinerary: - 3 N /4 D   Dharamshala Taragarh Palace Heritage Tour Package .

 Day:-1 Gaggal Airport/Chandigarh  Air port - Dharamshala

Our representative will meet you at Gaggal Airport/ Chandigarh airport i.e. . After meet and Greet we will proceed to Taragarh Palace Dhramshala .  Check in to the  hotel & rest of the day is for your leisure. Enjoy dinner & Overnight stay in Taragrh Palace hotel.

Day 2: Dharamshala /Mcleod Ganj  Local sightseeing

After Break Fast visit Dalali Lama Temple, Bagsunnag temple, tibten monastery, Dallake. If you wish then can visit to Naddi village to have a look at  sun set,  which is very beautiful from naddi village.  Back to hotel &  enjoy dinner at the hotel. Overnight stay in Taragrh Palace hotel

Day 3:  Dhramshala -Palampur

After breakfast depart For Palampur visit enjoy the visit to tea gardens , Pay visit to  Chamunda Devi temple and other locations . Back to the Hotel in the evening ,  Enjoy dinner & Overnight stay in Taragrh