India | Himachal Pradesh


Haripur is on the Nurpur-Jwalamukhi road, between Nagrota Suriyan and Balta, in Kangra District. It is nearly 8 km east of Mangwal, 18 km south of Yol and 4 km north of Balta. Founded in 1464, Haripur is a historic place where the famous Kangra miniature paintings (Pahari Paintings) were born. The town was famed as the cradle of the Kangra School of Paintings, which came to a decline at the close of the 19th century. The ancient fort and water springs at Haripur are worth a visit. Pong Dam is within a short distance and the Beas River flows close by. Ranital Railway Station and Gaggal Airport serve Haripur.

Updated on 13th October, 2005
District: Kangra


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