(Last Updated on : 21/12/2015)
Dhanpur is a very small village in Himachal Pradesh
. It is the place famous for its fort, as it is present in that area since ancient era.
Location of Dhanpur
Dhanpur is located near Nadaun, Himachal Pradesh. It is located on the top of a small hill. The village has a historical temple, and there is evidence of some sort of fort or palace in the area. The location of village is good and it has a pleasant climate.
Geographical Extension of Dhanpur
Dhanpur has an average elevation of 650 metres (2,150 feet).
Population of Dhanpur
Dhanpur has a population of around 50 people. The importance of this village lies in it having evidence of a historical palace or fort.
Climate of Dhanpur
The average rainfall is 1599.6 mm (63"). The village has its nearest river Beas at Pataji.
Festivals in Dhanpur
Dhanpur is popular for Holi
. On the eve of Holi festival all the native of Dhanpur village come to temple and do worship at temple. This festival is a social meeting as well.
Tourism of Dhanpur
Dhanpur has an archaeological importance. The villagers found one buried sword near the temple while doing renovation work. The sword was sent to a museum, but still there is no progress in the way of revealing the history of village. While the Public Health department was working for digging water tank, a number of items were found - a small clay artefact, iron to make the small artefact and ash about 16 feet (5m) underground. Today anyone can have a look at the lime-made remains of the boundary wall and other some remains of the underground palace. The village has the Krishi Vigyan Kendra for Hamirpur district
located here helping the local economy to improve by adoption of modern methodologies in farm sector.
Dhanpur is easily accessible from any parts of India and Himachal Pradesh as well. It is about 25 km (16 mi) from Hamirpur and 9 km (5.6 mi) from Nadaun. It is also about 24 km (15 mi) from Sujanpur. The nearest airport is Gagal (Kangra/Dharmshala
). The nearest railway stations are Chururu-Takarla for broad gauge connection to Nangal and Ranitaal for the narrow gauge connection to Pathankot
. One can have a direct bus from Delhi
, Shimla District
and other major towns in Punjab
and Himachal Pradesh. It is connected by a good single lane motorable road from Maloti on the Nadaun-Sujanpur road and can also be reached from Hamirpur by taking the fork off Rangas via Rail and Bara to Maloti. There is an elevated old route upwards via Dhamandad from Bara Village on Sujanpur Route.