Based on the Himalayan foothills, this is a town cum district of north India. The place is a combination of both plain lands and hilly regions. The famous Shivalik range covers the most of this hilly tract. However, as compared to the different Himachal Pradesh districts, this one is positioned at a low elevation.
Best Time to visit
This town cum district of the state of Himachal Pradesh is featured with a pleasant climate. The low altitude of the area does not make it too hot to stay in. Though the place is frequented by travelers throughout the year, however, the best time of the year to visit this place is the period in between the months of July and September. The extreme winter time is best to be avoided since, during those days, the temperature even goes down to as low as 5? C.
Places to see in and around Hamirpur
This district of the Himachal Pradesh state is said to have got good potential for tourism. Besides being historically important this district of north India houses many temples and other places of interest which attracts tourists from its neighboring areas as well as the different parts of the country. Following are some of the famous places of visit in the district of Hamirpur:
- Awah Devi Temple- Positioned on a hilltop on the Hamirpur - Sarkaghat Road this Hamirpur temple is dedicated to Awah Devi or Jalpa Devi.
- Bhota- Known for being the location of the renowned Radha Soami Satsang Bhawan this place is based on the Dharamshala - Shimla Road.
- Blikleshwar Temple- Located near the meeting place of the Kunah Khad and the Beas River on the Sujanpur ? Nadaun Road this God Shiva temple dates back to over 400 years and mostly attracts devotees during the fair which is organized there every year during the months of May and June.
- Deotsidh Temple- Dedicated to Baba Balak Nath this temple of Himchal Pradesh is positioned on the border area of the districts of Bilaspur and Hamirpur and is frequented by many devotees during the fair that is held every year during the festival of Holi.
- Markanda- Situated on the Kunah Khad's bank this is believed to be the place where Rishi Markandya's idol was installed.
- Murli Manohar Mandir- Constructed in the architectural style of Shikar during the rule of Maharaja Sansar Chand this age old temple is dedicated to God Krishna and Goddess Radha.Nadaun- Maharaja Sansar Chand (the king of Kangra) used to set up his summer court in this place.
- Narvdeshwar Temple- Built by Maharaja Sansar Chand's chief queen this temple dates back to more than 200 years and reflects the Bhitti style of architecture. Many small temples which are devoted to the Hindu Gods encircles the main temple.
- Sujanpur Tira- Founded in 1748 A. D. by Raja Abhay Chand who was the king of Kangra's Katoch dynasty this place is known for housing the tomb of Rampur's Nawab Gulam Mohammed.
- Tauni Devi Temple- This temple of the Hamirpur district is around 200 years old and is famous for the annual fair held there in the months of June and July. Goddess Tauni Devi is believed to be Goddess Durga's sister.
- Mahadev Temple
- Gurudwara Sahib (Nadaun)
- Jhanyari Devi Temple
- Kalanjari Devi Temple
- Peer Saheb Grave
How to Reach Hamirpur
The absence of any airport within this town of Himachal Pradesh has resulted in the unavailability of any air transportation service there.
Nearest Railway Station
Being a small town, it has not got any direct connection to the rest of the country through railways. However, the broad gauge rail head of the Una Railway Station links the area to the different parts of its neighborhood as well as India. Based at a distance of about 80 km from this town cum district, this is among the nearest railway station to the region. As far as narrow gauge rail line is concerned, the Jawalamukhi Road Railway Station is the nearby one to this Himachal Pradesh district though.
Hamirpur, being a part of the state of Himachal Pradesh that has got a rich cultural heritage, is not quite far behind in terms of art and craft. The local shops of this place offer different kinds of handcrafted items, which one can take back as souvenir of their travel to Hamirpur of Himachal Pradesh. Such goods include woolen shawls and garments, paintings, embroidery works, wood carvings and many more. Rugs and carpets that are featured with motifs of conventional style are even available in the local market areas of this place. The district has not got much big shopping complexes. Apart from the local markets, the wholesale market of this town is one of the best places to shop in.
Last Updated on : 15/10/2013