Travel to Hamirpur

Hamirpur Travel

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.

The river Beas gushes within the proximity of this town of Himachal Pradesh. The northern side of the district is bordered by the Yamuna River. It is one of the eldest towns of this state and thus, has got ruins of some of the historical places of visit as well. Being the location of a number of temples, the place is often visited by religious minded tourists. Apart from that, this smallest town is quite rich in its culture and tradition. The place is known for the ?Hamir Utsav?, which is annually celebrated there to commemorate King Hamir, who established this district. The festival reflects the cultural heritage of the region.

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

Nearest Airport

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Last Updated on : 15/10/2013