Sirmaur

Sirmaur is south-eastern district of Himachal Pradesh, India. It is mostly mountainous and 90% rural. It’s administrative capital is Nahan. One of the more remarkable places in Sirmaur is Shivalik Fossil Park at Suketi, where fossils over 85 million years old have been found. Agriculture with fruit farming is the main occupation with potatoes, garlic, ginger, tomato, apples and peach being the main produce.

Climate and Geography

Total geographical area of Sirmaur district is  224759 Hectares out of which 48682 Hect is forested and  75914 Hect is cultivated. Highest altitude is 3647 m. It lies between Longitude 77° 01’12” to 77°49’40” East and Latitude 30°22’30” to 31°01’20” North. Major rivers flowing through Sirmaur are Yamuna and Giri.

Tourist Attractions in Sirmaur

Nahan (932 m) is district headquarter of Sirmaur district. it was founded in 1621 by Raja Karam Parkash.  Villa Round, Military Round and the Hospital RoSirmaurund, offer a good walk around the town with good views. The town palace is another attraction along with it’s garden called Ranital Bagh.

Jaitak Fort ( 1479 m, 30º 36′ north and 77º 24′ east ) is the site of  an important battle fought between Gurkhas and the British. The fort was built by Gurkha leader Ranjor Singh Thapa, when he attacked and sacked Nahan in about 1810.

Renuka Ji (660 m) is famous for Renuka lake (circumference 2.4 km) and Prashuram lake.  Both have temples near them. It is a popular spot for boating as well as pilgrimage and fairs. More Details.

Haripur Dhar (2687 m, 77º 35′ north and 30º 45′ east ) is famous for ancient temple of Mata Bhangyani Devi, a god sister of Lord Shirgul, the I principal deity of the area, whose seat is at Churdhar. On way to Haripurdhar, Nohradhar is 28 kms and is a base for trekking to Churdhar. There are many trek routes in the valley to Churdhar, like Sailpaw-Dhokhta~Churdhar (7km), Haripurdhar-Churdhar (17), Nohradhar-Churdhar (14km), Sarahan-Churdhar (7 km), Habban-Churdhar (15 km).

Mata Bhangyani Devi, Haripur Dhar

Mata Bhangyani Devi, Haripur Dhar

Churdhar  (3647 m, 30º 52′ north and 77º 32′ east ) or Churchandni (Bangle of Snow) is on is the highest peak in southern Himachal Pradesh. There is a wildlife sanctuary which has some rare herbs, birds and animals.  A temple called Chooreshwar Mahadev is a pilgrimage spot during Navrataris.

Paonta Sahib  ( 397.7 m, 77º 40′ north and 30º 45′ east) is an important pilgrimage site for Hindus and Sikhs alike. It’s famous for it’s Gurudwara near Yamuna river where Sikh Guru Govind Singh stayed here for about 4 years from 1742 to 1745.

Sarahan (1668 m, 77º 15′ north and 30º 45′ east ) is located on a hill top and commands  panoramic view of the plains on one side and that of ChurDhar on the other.

Rajgarh ( 2168 m, 30 37′ and 30 51′ north and 77 15′ and 77 29′  east) is a beautiful valley famous for it’s peaches and other stone fruits and vegetables. More details.

Circuit Houses and Guest Houses in Sirmaur

Rest House/

Circuit House Location

PWD Division/ Booking Office

STD Code

Phone Number

e-Mail

  Distance from Booking Office

No. of Suites

Circuit House at Nahan D.C. Sirmour at Nahan

01702

225025

dc-sir-hp@nic.in

01.00

13 (New) 4(old)

Rest House at Nahan E.E. Nahan

01702

222260

ee-nah-hp@nic.in

00.50

11

Rest House at Dadahu E.E. Nahan

01702

222260

ee-nah-hp@nic.in

35.00

5

Rest House at Ronhat E.E. Shillai

01704

278524

ee-shi-hp@nic.in

28.00

3

Rest House at Shillai E.E. Shillai

01704

278524

ee-shi-hp@nic.in

01.00

6

Rest House at Kaffota E.E. Shillai

01704

278524

ee-shi-hp@nic.in

27.00

4

Rest House at Jakhna E.E. Shillai

01704

278524

ee-shi-hp@nic.in

40.00

5

Rest House at Sataun E.E. Shillai

01704

278524

ee-shi-hp@nic.in

50.00

2

Rest House at Sangrah E.E. Sangrah

01702

248207

ee-san-hp@nic.in

01.00

4

Rest House at Haripurdhar E.E. Sangrah

01702

248207

ee-san-hp@nic.in

26.00

4

Rest House at Ghandoori E.E. Sangrah

01702

248207

ee-san-hp@nic.in

42.00

3

Rest House at Nohradhar E.E. Sangrah

01702

248207

ee-san-hp@nic.in

60.00

3

Rest House at Paonta E.E. Paonta

01704

222373

ee-pao-hp@nic.in

Local

14

Rest House at Rajgarh E.E. Rajgarh

01799

221023

ee-raj-hp@nic.in

Local

5

Rest House at Chandol E.E. Rajgarh

01799

221023

ee-raj-hp@nic.in

30.00

3

Rest House at Sarahan E.E. Rajgarh

01799

221023

ee-raj-hp@nic.in

70.00

4

Rest House at Bagthan E.E. Rajgarh

01799

221023

ee-raj-hp@nic.in

80.00

4