Kangra Valley has beautiful and breathtaking scenery. When you visit a resort in Himachal Pradesh
you will uncover the history and art of this quaint town.
In 1905, an Earthquake took away the loss of around 20,000 people in and around the valley of Kangra in Himachal. The death toll from the pernicious effects on the Western Himalayas was the highest.
Despite the fact that nearly everything in this small town has been lost, the Kangra Art Museum in Dharamshala preserves and reminds you of the past and beautiful culture. The Kangra Earthquake is commemorated in this museum, which houses photographs and mementos from the disaster. This museum's skillfully detailed miniature paintings are also one of the most enjoyable sights for art lovers.
Located amidst a bustling Kotwali bazaar, and right next to the Kangra Fort, This british architecture is situated near picturesque mountains and you can get the best views while staying in a resort in Himachal Pradesh
Kangra Museum of Art
The presence and patronage of various kings who ruled in the Kangra Valley is known to have influenced and patronised the now-famous Kangra paintings. Raja Sansar Chand (1775-1823), who ruled the Kanga Valley, was one of these kings. At the age of 20, he attracted plenty of talented artists from Guler's court. During his reign, he was a generous patron who helped art and culture flourish.
Paintings depicting Radha and Krishna, Buddha, and focal themes of prurient feelings began to rise after the decline of Basohli Paintings in the mid-eighteenth century. Under the umbrella of Pahari paintings, the Kangra school of art arose from the depth of background and subjects.
This style of painting arose in Guler state, a small hill near the lower Himalayas, as a result of influences from the Kashmiri Mughal painting.