Hamirpur

HAMIRPUR 

Tourist Map Hamirpur

Tourist Map Hamirpur

Height 1925 m
From a small town on the highway between Shimla and Kangra, Hamirpur has swiftly expanded as an economic hub for the area. Several roads fan out of this rapidly growing town and this is also the administrative headquarters of the district
with the same name. The story of Hamirpur goes back to the epic, Mahabharata when this formed a part of the ‘Jalandhara tract‘ and was a part of the Trigarta of yore; the Katoch dynasty that ruled the large and prosperous kingdom of Kangra (which included the Hamirpur area), also trace their lineage to the time of the Mahabharata. The town derives its name from Raja Hlamir Chand of the Katoch clan who built the fort of Hamirpur and set the foundation of the town. Today, the district is famous for having one of the highest literacy rates in the country as well as one of the highest levels of road density per square kilometre.
Apart from being a business and education destination, Hamirpur is strategically located for sightseeing in the vicinity and as a stop over for longer trips.

GETTING THERE:

  • By Road: Hamirpur is 151 km from Pathankot, 162 km from Shimla, 92 km from Dharamsala, 38 km from Jwalaji and 52 km from Deotsidh.
  • By Rail: The distance of the broad-gauge station of Pathankot is 161 km, Hoshiarpur is 116 km and Una is 80 km. from Hamirpur; the narrow gauge station of Kangra is 70 km away.
  • By Air: The Kangra airport (at Gaggal) is 72 km from Hamirpur.

CLIMATE:

Summers are warm and cotton clothing is recommended. Winters get cold and woollens are required.

ATTRACTIONS:

  • Sujanpur — Tihra ( 25 km): Sujanpur and the fort of Tihra that lies above the town became the refuge of Sansar Chand in the early 19th century. One of the greatest rulers that Kangra has ever had, Sansar Chand was a great builder and patron ofthe arts; his contribution to the Kangra School of Painting is incomparable. The fortified palace of Tihra (also called ‘Katoch Garh‘) has the remains of the grand ‘Barahdari Hall‘ where Sansar
    Chand used to hold court. This has twelve chambers for the twelve vassal princes. The fort also holds temples dedicated to Chamunda Devi and to Gauri Shanker-the latter has some fine frescoes that cover the walls and
    ceiling; the twelve paintings behind the images are said to have been made by Sansar Chand himself.
  • Sujanpur’s Narbadeshwara temple holds a wealth of paintings. This splendid structure was built in 1802 by one of Raja Sansar Chand’s wives, Prasanna Devi. Hardly an inch of space has been left unadorned. Also in the town, by the wide chaugan, is the Murli Manohartemple built by Sansar Chand, in his mother’s memory. The large images of Radha and Krishna are carved out of a single shaligram and the architecture is loosely modelled on the famous temple of Baijnath.
  • Nadaun (28 km): It was once said of Nadaun, ‘that he who has visited the place, will never leave.’ This was initially chosen by Sansar Chand as his capital once he lost the fort of Kangra to Maharaja Ranjit Singh of the
    Punjab. The remains of the old palace at Amtar can still be seen. This is a small town which was once a thriving centre of business on the old trade routes and much of its importance still derives from the highways that pass
    through this. Nadaun is a well known place for fresh- water fish — especially mahaseer, carp. The town also has the ancient temple of Bhikleshwara Mahadev and a gurudwara.
  • Deotsidh Temple (30 km) : This famous pilgrimage centre is situated on the border of Bilaspur and is well connected by roads from all directions. During the Navratras, there is a continuous stream of visitors to receive blessings of the Babaji. This temple is visited by nearly 45 lakhs of devotees from across the country every year. ‘Mela’s are organized during Holi-festival. Sunday is considered auspicious day of Babaji and attracts numerous devotees.
  •  National Institute of Technology : This is one of the twenty NlTs of the country, established in 1986 as Regional Engineering College, as ajoint enterprise of the Govt. of India and Govt. of Himachal Pradesh. This has
    well maintained campus.

HOTELS

HOTEL HAMIRI – Deluxe Hotel
Located just off the main highway that passes through Hamirpur and flanked by pine trees, the Hotel Hamir is a well- designed structure that combines modern facilities with a traditional look. This is conveniently located and is a short distance from the market, the administrative offices of the district and the bus stand.
ADDRESS :The Hamir, Hamirpur(HP) – 177001
Tel. (O1972)222608, E-mail : hamirpur@hptdc.in

Rest Houses and Circuit Houses in Hamirpur

Rest house/ Circuit house  Location

  Booking Office

STD Code

Phone Number

e-Mail ID

Distance from Booking Office

No. of Suites

Rest House at Main Bazar Hamirpur E.E. Hamirpur

01972

222510

ee-ham-hp@nic.in

Local

2

Circuit House Hira Nagar, Hamirpur E.E. Hamirpur

01976

222510

ee-ham-hp@nic.in

Local

17

Rest House at Nadaun E.E. Hamirpur

01972

222510

ee-ham-hp@nic.in

28.00

3

Rest House at Sujanpur E.E. Hamirpur

01972

222510

ee-ham-hp@nic.in

24.00

8

Rest House at Brahlari E.E. Hamirpur

01894

222510

ee-ham-hp@nic.in

17.00

2

Rest House at Patlandar E.E. Hamirpur

01894

222510

ee-ham-hp@nic.in

26.00 via Chouri

3

Rest House at Samirpur Tehsil Bhoranj Distt Hamirpur E.E. Tauni Devi

01972

278422

ee-tou-hp@nic.in

08.00

5

Rest House at Barsar E.E. Barsar

01972

288041

ee-bar-hp@nic.in

Local

6

Rest House at Bhota E.E. Barsar

01972

288041

ee-bar-hp@nic.in

20.00

7

Rest House at Sera E.E. Barsar

01972

288041

ee-bar-hp@nic.in

35.00

6

Rest Houseat Bijhri E.E. Barsar

01972

288041

ee-bar-hp@nic.in

13.00

3

Rest House at Town Bharari E.E. Barsar

01972

288041

ee-bar-hp@nic.in

25.00

2

Rest House at Deotsidh E.E. Barsar

01972

288041

ee-bar-hp@nic.in

17.00

3

Rest House at Bhoranj E.E. Barsar

01972

288041

ee-bar-hp@nic.in

38.00

4