• The small heritage town of Haripur in Kangra district is in a state of neglect.
  • Situated on the banks of the Beas river, the 600-year-old cultural heritage of the ‘Guler Riyasat’ needs maintenance and refurbishing to save it from further degradation.
  • The town is best known for the ancient Haripur fort.
  • It is surrounded by the Banganga rivulet on three sides.
  • Founded in 1464, it is said to be the place where the famous Kangra miniature paintings originated.
  • The town was known as the ‘cradle of the Kangra School of Paintings’ before the art form saw a dip at the end of 19th century.
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