Spread over a 15-acre forested land with surrounding tea gardens in the Kangra Valley, Taragarh Palace falls into the category of the most beautiful yet unexplored areas of Himachal Pradesh. The glorious palace is situated at the height of 1000 meters at the foot of the Dhauladhar Mountains from where one is likely to get a splendid view of the peaks covered in snow. This picturesque residential property snuggled in the Himalayan foothills belongs to the royal family of Jammu and Kashmir. Earlier known as Alhilal meaning the land of the crescent moon, the palace was bought by the royal family of Jammu and Kashmir in 1951 Taragarh Palace Kangra.
The personal summer residence of the Nawab of Bahawalpur, this palace was constructed in the European-style of architecture with greenery all over in the form of gardens along with a glass pavilion and a mosque. Its name was later changed to Taragarh after the wife of Hari Singh of Kashmir Maharani Tara Devi took over the property in 1950. It was converted into a hotel in 1971 by the son of Maharani Tara Devi.