HAMIRPUR

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Location: Himachal Pradesh
Established in: 1972
Places Of Interest: Deot Sidh Temple, Nadaun, Sujanpur Tira
Best Time To Visit: July To September

Hamirpur is another area situated at lower elevation and comparatively warmer but has some hilly ranges covered with pine forests. Hamirpur town is the headquarter of this district, which lies on Shimla -Dharamshala road.

Hamirpur was a tehsil of district Kangra and accorded the status of district only on 1st September 1972. It has four tehsils and one sub-tehsil. This district is also known as "Birbhumi", because it has produced so many Veers. It is also the 100% literate district and has also got the highest female ratio in the state of Himachal Pradesh.

PRIME ATTRACTION

TEMPLES
Deot Sidh Temple: The cave temple of Baba Balak Nath is thronged by devotees all the year round. It is situated on the border of Bilaspur-70km, Hamirpur-30km and is well connected by roads from all sides. During Navratras, there is a continuous stream of visitors to receive blessings of the Baba.

CITIES
Nadaun: This town became famous when the Kangra rulers shifted their Capital here after they lost Kangra Fort to the army of Jahangir. However, it lost its glory when Raja Sansar Chand re-captured Kangra Fort and became the strong ruler of Kangra valley again. It is situated on the Shimla-Dharamshala road on the bank of Beas River, 20-kms from Hamirpur town and 43-km from Kangra. It is peaceful town with a good Rest House, an Old Palace and Shiva temple. The Palace building at Amtar still houses some of the paintings of that time. Jawalajee (also spelt as Jawalaji) temple is also not very far and can be visited from here.

Sujanpur Tira: It is 22-km.from Hamirpur town. This place had been the capital of Katoch Dynasty and the old fort is worth visiting. It has a huge ground, where the annual Holi fair is held for 4 days, besides being used for sports activities. The Sainik School is also located here. It is also a religious centre and the well-known temples located over here are of Narbadeshwar, Gauri Shankar and Murli Manohar temple.

ADVENTURE

Nadaun provides excellent facilities for Mahaseer fishing in the Beas river flowing close by. Another attraction is the river rafting from this place to Dehra and further. There are beautiful camping sites for anglers. Sujanpur Tira is suitable for adventure sports like paragliding, angling, rafting and trekking in and around the area.   more...

HOW TO GET THERE

Rail: The nearest broad gauge railway station is Una and nearest narrow gauge railway station is Ranital and is connected by regular bus service.
Road: Hamirpur is approachable by road from Shimla, Chandigarh and Pathankot.

PLACES TO STAY

Accommodation options is Hamirpur vary from good quality five and three star hotels to budget hotels and tourist lodges.

NEARBY CITIES

Nadaun: 20-km
Sujanpur Tira: 22-km
Bilaspur: 40-km
Kangra: 63-km





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