Kangra School of Paintings
Under the ambitious Sansar Chand (1775-1823), the Kangra School flourished happily. It is said that Sansar's love for a gaddi (a tribe of Chamba-Kangra region) maiden drove him to commission the paintings.
Kangra Fort, where he held court for nearly 25 years, was once adorned with paintings and attracted art lovers from far and wide.
Later he moved his capital to Nadaun and finally to Sujanpur Tira. The temples and palaces at each of these places were adorned with lovely miniatures. The 1905 earthquake damaged many of these buildings but you can still see some of the miniature wall paintings.