Hamirpur area situated at lower elevation and comparatively warmer
but has some hilly ranges covered with Pine forests. These hills
can be developed for trekking and camping during winter months.
This district was made in 1972 by carving it out from
the Kangra district. It is well connected by roads from all sides
and thus can be promoted as a tourist destination by developing
some historical and religious places. At present the known attractions
are Deot-Sidh, Temple of Sujanpur Tihra and Nadaun. Hamirpur town
is the Headquarter of this District, which lies on Shimla Dharamshala
The cave temple of Baba Balak Nath is thronged by devotees
all the year round. It is situated on the border of Bilaspur (70
Kms), Hamirpur (30 Kms) and is well connected by roads from all
sides. During Navratras, there is a continuous stream of visitors
to receive blessings of the Baba. Government makes arrangements
for stay in tented colonies and provides water, toilets and other
essential services. Additional accommodation and installation of
rope way to Shah -Talai is expected to attract more tourists (http://www.jaibabedi.com).
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 kms 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
temple is also not very far and can be visited from here. This place
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. In view of its beautiful setting, there is a famous local
saying "He who goes to Nadaun, why should be return".
Sujjanpur Tihra: It is 22 kms. 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.Sainik school is also located
here. It is also a religious centre.The well known temples are of
Narbadeshwar, Gauri Shankar and Murli Manohar temple. This place
is suitable for adventure sports like Paragliding, Angling, Rafting
and trekking in and around this area.
Cotton clothes in Summer and light woollen in winter.
Hindi, Punjabi, English are understood and spoken by the people
engaged in tourism trade.
The nearest broad gauge railway station is Una and nearest
narrow gauge railway station is Ranital (Pathankot-Joginder Nagar
railway line) and is connected by regular bus service.
Hamirpur is approachable by road from Shimla, Chandigarh
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