Mandi: Masroor temple of Kangra and Tabo monastery may ratchet up stature of Himachal Pradesh as they are likely to get tagged with world heritage. A UNESCO team is slated to inspect the well-famed sites in April next year for their viability of entering into the list of world heritage.   

The Hadimba Devi temple in Manali and the historical Kangra Fort will also be added to the list by UNESCO. The team will evaluate and ascertain the information about these sites, which has been confirmed by TR Sharma, ASI's superintending archaeologist, Himachal.

The Tabo monastery, located at the dizzying height of 10,000 ft, is a Buddhist monument set on the bank of river Spiti. It was built in 1000 AD.

UNESCO will also visit the Kangra Fort, Himachal’s oldest fort and 458-year-old Hidimba Devi cave temple.
Built in the 1533 AD, the Hidimba Devi cave temple has a three-tier pyramid-shaped roof made with timber. The carvings on the temple are unique and rare.

On the other hand, the Kangra Fort, also known as Nagarkot, has witnessed the remains of the Hindu and Jain temples of ninth and tenth century. The first historical reference of this temple goes to down 1009 AD when Mohammed Ghazni invaded the place.

JPN/Bureau