Nurpur region is well-known for Nurpur Fort and a temple known as Brij Raj. Nurpur obtained its name by Jahangir, Mughal ruler, who named it after his wife in the year 1672, Nurjahan. The fort looks magnificent from outside. It was constructed in the late 16th century by Raja Basu. Nurpur Fort is huge and is spread over a large area. It looks very royal and magnificent. It stretches across a long horizontal plateau covering the western part of the crest and has symbols of grand architectural designs. The fort gives a great view of Jabhar Khud, a river of the Chakki rivulet and the enormous valley fashioned by it. Previously the name of Nurpur fort was Dhameri, later Shah Jahan named it after his beloved wife Nur Jahan.
Inside, the palace walls, though crumbling, have deep niches, decorative arches and the faint signs of some paintings. The northwest walls of the fort have some deeply carved panels showing animals. Particularly graceful are the bulls in their various actions like pulling a cart, or walking in a file; there are also figures of men, women, children, the kings, gods and goddesses and birds. The overall impact of the fort is one of awe and wonder.