Masrur Temples

Hindu temple Masrur Temples, Masroor, Lahalpur, Himachal Pradesh 176026, India: 220 reviews of users and employees, detailed information about the address, opening hours, location on the map, attendance, photos, menus, phone number and a huge amount of other detailed and useful information
Masrur Temples
Rate: 4.7
Address: Masroor, Lahalpur, Himachal Pradesh 176026, India

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Latitude: 32.0727630
Longitude: 76.1372739

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orville lewis
One of the best place to visit. Little far away from the city around 30 km or so. So, if you have ample amount of time then only go there as way to the temple is little bit scary so prefer to complete the trip to temple in the afternoon itself.
8 months ago
Will Rosati
Really great historic value but it is not very well maintained by the officials. The road to reach there was not great. It was a huge temple complex but sadly most of the structures went down during 1905 Kanghra earthquake
4 months ago
Ryan Bonnette
Beautiful scenic ancient monolithic temples. Very peaceful Neat and clean Safe
4 months ago
Arianna Muskatt
Carving rock's into the temple how amazingly it is done, 1200 years still standing high. One can visit to have good memorizing view from this temple. 20₹ is the entry fees which bis to be paid online which is worthy as it's not easy to maintain those historical temple's. Nothing more I will say just go experience the view from there.
8 months ago
Eileen Radzwion
Peaceful place ...if you are a fan of old historical structure then it a place for you to visit
6 months ago
Erik Rubin
great monument, clean and tidy. An ancient temple complex, built in around 8th century, something different. Architectural masterpiece, reminds one of the sheer effort made by the artisans and craftsmen of ancient times in making a beautiful structure. The ASI is making some effort to restore this temple to its glory, since it was damaged by an earth quake A lovely waterbody in front of it. Entry ticket is ₹ 20 but mode of payment is only on line. Not many steps and easily accessible, do visit.
6 months ago
Diane Linnea
I thought this place will be very less visited place, but to my surprise it is visited by so many people. Amazing architecture of monolithic stone carving. The view from the top floor of temple is magnificent. If you are interested in ancient architecture this is good place to visit. Food options both at the place and on the way are less so if going with kids go prepared.
6 months ago
Hugo Perez
It's a hidden gem in the district of kangra and the temple is having a unique design which actually made up of rocks... one can come here with cab or bikes and there's an entry fees of 25 bucks for indians and 200 for foreigners.. It's worth a place to visit..
6 months ago
Thomas Nay
This place is known as Masrur or Masroor Temples or Rock-cut Temples at Masrur, it is an early 8th-century rock-cut Hindu temples of Shiva. The temple was first reported by Mr. Henry Shuttleworth in 1913 bringing it to the attention of archaeologists. You can book the visiting ticket by scanning QR Code to avoid the Queue.
5 months ago
Esam Obiedat
It is a Beautiful place.... If u love to travel on hills then u should go there
4 months ago
Larry Diaz
Amazing place ...monolithic temples despite being destroyed due to kangra earthquake...it's really beautiful place ...one of the most unique place in Northern India ...
5 months ago
Brandon Norford
Ancient history has been preserved. Exquisite carving on monolithic rock.
5 months ago
Jack Smith
A Hindu marvel, Masroor is a cluster of 15 rock cut temples carved out of a single rock and built around a central shrine dedicated to Shiva. As per local myths, it is said that the Pandavas used to stay in this temple during their exile and also were building the staircase to Heaven, however was not completed due to Lord Indra's intervention.
9 months ago
Melissa Renacker
*About The temple* The Masrur Temples, also referred to as Masroor Temples or Rock-cut Temples at Masrur, is an early 8th-century complex of rock-cut Hindu temples in the Kangra Valley of Beas River in Himachal Pradesh, India.The temples face northeast, towards the Dhauladhar range of the Himalayas.They are a version of North Indian Nagara architecture style, dedicated to Shiva, Vishnu, Devi and Saura traditions of Hinduism, with its surviving iconography likely inspired by a henotheistic framework. I personally visited the site and that place is awesome. Our India is too rich in Art,Culture. We all should try to understand and respect our Indian Culture. *Muskan Gour* Thank you
4 months ago
Meet Jhatakia
The Masrur Temples, also referred to as Masroor Temples or Rock-cut Temples at Masrur, is an early 8th-century complex of rock-cut Hindu temples in the Kangra Valley of Beas River in Himachal Pradesh, India.[2] The temples face northeast, towards the Dhauladhar range of the Himalayas.
4 months ago
Veronica Jones
Awesome place to visit. Ancient Hindu temple firstly made by Pandavas (yeah of Mahabharata) Proud to be Hindu ????????❤️❤️????????????
5 months ago
Amanda Logan
This place is also known as Rock cut temple. Seems a glorious past. They should maintain it in better way.
5 months ago
Ronda Baker
If you're a fan of history this is the place to visit from Pathankot Nurpur or even Jalandhar Monolithic structures as preserved as they can be The location faces the mighty snow clad dhauladhars and one can see yol and McLeod from here on a clear day too
4 months ago
Lyd Hellerich
Adorable architecture. Just liked it
5 months ago
Saul
These are 1200 years old rock cut temples. The beauty is truly mesmerising. Must visit for tourists.
9 months ago
JaCqueline Oswalt
Archeological Site, A temple, rock cut historical site with a pound in front and beautiful cuts on rock.
5 months ago
Phoebe Pun
Beautiful Temple ???? Masroor Temples or Rock-cut Temples at Masrur, is an early 8th-century complex of rock-cut Hindu temples in the Kangra Valley They are a version of North Indian Nagara architecture style, dedicated to Shiva, Vishnu, Devi and Saura traditions of Hinduism. must visit
5 months ago
Damla Kurnaz
The temple standing magnificently on a hill crescent is a unique example of monolithic temples in the sub Himalayan region. Intricate carvings and beautifully ornamented sculptures make one wonder at the skills and perseverance of the people who were responsible for cutting these shapes out of the tough sandstone rock without the support of modern technology by their sides.❣️
7 months ago
Yufei Xiao
The most beautiful historical monument. Love only can define the beauty.
7 months ago
Rebecca Miller
Most loving historical place u have to visit once before die....
5 months ago
Denice Blunt
Beautiful ruins. It makes you imagine what a spectacle the temple complex could have been thousands of years ago
9 months ago
Rabbit Tabbit
Great historical place with 1200 years old temple. It's just sad that no one took care of it. Entire architecture is made with carving out of a huge rock mountain.
3 months ago
K Frost
If you are fascinated by ruins. You'll love it.
5 months ago
Linda Owings
It's one of ancient most temples in north india .. set up in secluded mountains with a beautiful backdrop .. history and nature coming together ..
8 months ago
David Guardino
Only online tickets valid for same day only.. no specific parking, but can park roadside if less crowd.. must see place
5 months ago
soberlush
Interesting monolith temple to visit locally recommended for the mythology fact of being built by Pandavas. The only harrowing time you'll face is making a digital payment for entry due to Himachal Govts idea of showcasing digital advancement of the state. It took us 45 mins to scan n make just 60 Rs for 3 people. To the ASI website toggling between 2 apps, poor Network n almost cancelling the visit twice. Poor staff who are simply not geared to help you out Incase of difficulty of making digital payment . After such a poor experience you don't have an appetite left to explore the place entirely like it happened with us.
5 months ago
Jurgen Vandewal
The temples were carved out of monolithic rock with a shikhara, and provided with a sacred pool of water as recommended by Hindu texts on temple architecture.
4 months ago
Alex Freitas
It is a rock cut temple maintained by ASI
5 months ago
PEKubiak
A very serene and beautiful experience... The road is very small but destination is beautiful... The journey is full of real Himachal Pradesh natural beauty... The fee is very economical... Personal car is recommended... Best way to reach is Google maps... There is nothing to eat there except one small cart outside selling MOMOs, Maggie and tea... The bathrooms are very clean... Try to reach before noon and enjoy the breath taking scenery around the temple...
7 months ago
Bryan McIntyre
Rather than Ajanta and Ellora, this is the only temple made from 1 rock. This is a very good place to visit with family and friends. In 1 hour reach from Dharamshala.
8 months ago
Stephanie Carlson
The Masrur Temples, also referred to as Masroor Temples or Rock-cut Temples at Masrur, is an early 8th-century complex of rock-cut Hindu temples in the Kangra Valley of Beas River in Himachal Pradesh, India.The temples face northeast, towards the Dhauladhar range of the Himalayas.They are a version of North Indian Nagara architecture style, dedicated to Shiva, Vishnu, Devi and Saura traditions of Hinduism, with its surviving iconography likely inspired by a henotheistic framework. Though a major temples complex in the surviving form, the archaeological studies suggest that the artists and architects had a far more ambititious plan and the complex remains incomplete. Much of the Masrur's temple's sculpture and reliefs have been lost. They were also quite damaged, most likely from earthquake. The temples were carved out of monolithic rock with a shikhara, and provided with a sacred pool of water as recommended by Hindu texts on temple architecture.The temple has three entrances on its northeast, southeast and northwest side, two of which are incomplete. Evidence suggests that a fourth entrance was planned and started but left mostly incomplete, something acknowledged by the early 20th-century colonial era archaeology teams but ignored leading to misidentification and erroneous reports.The entire complex is symmetrically laid out on a square grid, where the main temple is surrounded by smaller temples in a mandala pattern. The main sanctum of the temples complex has a square plan, as do other shrines and the mandapa. The temples complex features reliefs of major Vedic and Puranic gods and goddesses, and its friezes narrate legends from the Hindu texts. The temple complex was first reported by Henry Shuttleworth in 1913 bringing it to the attention of archaeologists. They were independently surveyed by Harold Hargreaves of the Archaeological Survey of India in 1915. According to Michael Meister, an art historian and a professor specializing in Indian temple architecture, the Masrur temples are a surviving example of a temple mountain-style Hindu architecture which embodies the earth and mountains around it.
8 months ago
Robert Lowe
Beautiful place worth visiting
5 months ago
Claudio Marquez
Quiet and nice place. Amazingly built rock cut architecture.
4 months ago
Edwin Belen
Very unusual temple in a poor state Try and visit early when the sun is on the front face. Temple is fascinating as cut from a single rock, but has serious deteriorated mostly due to the 1905 earthquake. Still some of the detailed carvings are in reasonable condition. Try and get a photo from across the pool as great reflection amazing trip
8 months ago
reuben foodie
Its a good place to take photos. Not a really special thing but its just okay . You will find it in broken pieces due to a earthquake that happened years ago.
4 months ago
Roselyn Hanson
The temple is picnic spot. Worth visiting. It is being looked after by archeological survey of India.
5 months ago
Debra Pereversoff
The monolithic rock cut temple is has a backdrop of Dhauladhar mountains, which makes it more beautiful and serene. Away from the hustle of the town this temple is peaceful and sublime.
6 months ago
Tony Kilic
A must watch Heritage site to visit. Beautiful and well maintained roads. The local people are amazing. And the ones working in the vicinity are very supportive and helpful.
8 months ago
Joshua Stone
Peaceful, beautiful and unique. If you're looking for an off-beat heritage experience, this is it. But in such covid times, we couldn't find a guide and couldn't grasp the true entirety. Parking is inadequate but not many would be interested to come here anyway, lol. Must visit !
11 months ago
Janie Tijerina
This is a historical temple of lord Rama it's a beautiful place
4 months ago
Unknown Account
Very nice and ancient place
4 months ago
Tammy MacGovern
Great art work. Jai hindutva
4 months ago
TL Wallace
My friend visited this place and he's explaining it as a art of old man who has no clue about the modern world ????????????????
4 months ago
DELIA VELASQUEZ
A historical monument carved from single rock. Avoid road through Haripur as it is under construction. Route through Ranital is excellent
7 months ago
Charles Snowden
Excellent place, the monolithic rock temples are a must see. The effort that would have gone into hewing the entire structure out of a single rock is mind boggling. The temples are exquisite despite the extensive damage caused to them, during the Kangra earthquake of 1905. The roads to the place are also well maintained. Good effort by the Archaeological Survey of India in maintaining the ancient property.
4 months ago

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