Sunday, September 4, 2011

Hamirpur

This is another 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 road.

A view of Sujanpur Fort


General information

Area: 1118 sq. km

Population: 4.12 lakh

Clothing: Cotton clothes in Summer and light woollen in winter.

Language Hindi, Punjabi, English are understood and spoken by the people engaged in tourism trade.

Approach

Rail: 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.

Road: Hamirpur is approachable by road from Shimla, Chandigarh and Pathankot.


  • Distances from Hamirpur

    Places to visit
    Km
    Awa Devi 25
    Deotsidh temple
    45
    Nadaun
    27
    Sujanpur Tihra
    24
    Kangra 75
    Una 82