10 Hidden Heritage Sites in the Himalayas That You Must Explore

05 November /2022

Tabo Caves 

Situated in the lap of the majestic Spiti Valley, Tabo is a small village surrounded by the Leo Pargil peak on the east and the Manirang mountain ranges on the west. 

Rabdentse, Sikkim 

Rabdentse, which was the second capital of the former Kingdom of Sikkim between 1670 and 1814, is currently an archaeological site. 

Pari Mahal,  Jammu & Kashmir 

Pari Mahal, or ‘the angels’ adobe’, is a seven-terraced garden located on top of the Zabarwan mountain range in Kashmir Valley.

Thembang,  Arunachal Pradesh 

Situated in a remote corner of Western Arunachal Pradesh, Thembang is an ancient village and home to the Monpa tribes of Arunachal Pradesh.  

Martand Sun Temple, Jammu & Kashmir 

Built during the 8th century CE, the Martand Sun Temple, or Pandou Laidan, is an ancient Hindu temple dedicated to the Sun God.

Dwarahat, Uttarakhand 

An ancient town situated in the Almora district of Uttarakhand, Dwarahat is noted for housing several ancient temples mostly built by the Katyuri kings. 

Garli-Pragpur, Himachal Pradesh 

Garli and Pragpur, twin villages in Kangra district, are known for their grand havelis, which were built in the 19th and 20th centuries by timber merchants of the Sood or Sud clan. 

Masroor Rock Cut Temples, Himachal Pradesh 

The Masroor rock-cut temples are an early 8th -10th century complex of Hindu temples situated in the Kangra Valley. 

Devalgarh,  Uttarakhand 

A historical hill town situated in the Pauri district of Uttarakhand, Devalgarh was once the capital of the erstwhile Garhwal kingdom. 

Mongpu,  West Bengal 

A small mountain village in Darjeeling, Mongpu is famed for its scenic locations, verdant tea gardens, clear water streams, orchid nurseries, and cinchona plantations.