India | Himachal Pradesh


Garli is a heritage village located in Kangra District, Himachal Pradesh. It lies about four kilometers from Pragpur in Kangra Valley. It is said to have been established earlier than Pragpur. Beas River flows close by. In Garli, the Sood Community has built elegant havelis, mansions and Italianate buildings, which are interspersed amongst lovely mud-plastered and slate-roofed houses. These buildings lie alongside streets paved with dressed cobbled stone. Some of the prominent buildings are Bhagwan Niwas and UCO Bank Building. The Government of Himachal Pradesh declared the Garli-Pragpur area as a Heritage Zone in 2002. The ambience of this area is protected by the local residents. Palace of Dada Siba, Chintpurni Devi Temple, Radha Krishna Temple (Dada Siba Temple), Bharwain, Rakkar, Sujanpur Tira and Gagret are nearby tourist destinations. Garli is also an ideal base for trekking. Accommodation facilities are available.

Lohri, a traditional mid-winter festival, is held here every year. Gaggal Airport is the nearest airport. Nearest railway station is at Hoshiarpur in Punjab. By road, Garli is well connected with Dharamshala (60 km.)

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Kangra


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