There are several places of interest in Hamirpur District. Tourism in Hamirpur District offers visits to various places of religious and archaeological interest. The tourist sites of Hamirpur District attract people from far and wide. The travellers can get a glimpse of the rich history associated with Hamirpur District through its historical sites.
Some of the main attractions of Hamirpur District are as follows -
It was founded by Raja Abhay Chand, king of ruling Katoch dynasty of Kangra in 1748 A.D. There is a tomb of Nawab Gulam Mohammed of Rampur. Further, there are five old temples at Tira and Sujanpur. The temple dedicated to Gauri Shankar was built during the reign of Raja Sansar Chand in 1793 A.D. in the memory of his mother. The temple of Murli Manohar and Narbadeshwar (built by Pransani Devi) were also built in this time in between 1970 and 1823 A.D. respectively. Other temples of repute are Mahadev temple, Devi and Vishweshwar (dedicated to Rishi Vyas) temple. It is said that Sujanpur is suitable for adventure sports like paragliding, angling, rafting and trekking.
In princely days, it is used to be the headquarters of the Nadaun Jagir, Maharaja Sansar Chand of Kangra District used to hold his court during summer for a number of years during his reign. Nadaun is also known for Blikleshwar Mahadev temple which is said to be have been founded by the Pandavas. Nadaun is famous for its beautiful Nadaun Fort and a Gurudwara founded in 1929 AD. Nadaun was a beautiful place, during the reign of Sansar Chand II. It is peaceful town offering several sites for exploring, an old palace and Lord Shiva Temple. The Palace Building at Amtar still houses some of the paintings of that time. Jawalaji temple is also not very far and can be visited from here. This place provides excellent facilities for fishing in Beas River flowing close by. Another attraction is the river rafting from this place to Dehra or Dera and further. There are beautiful camping sites for anglers.
Deotsidh Temple is situated on the border of Bilaspur (70 kms), Hamirpur (30 kms) and is well connected by roads from all sides. During the festival of Navratri, this place is visited by a large number of devotees. This temple is one of the most popular pilgrimage sites of Himachal Pradesh. Fairs are organized during the festival of Holi.
It is located in Hamirpur District, 6 kms away from Dera on the bank of Kunah Khad is the place of Markandya Rishi. According to Indian Puranas, it is there that the idol of Rishi Markandya was installed. A Natural water spring is also located there. Fair of Markandya is also famous.
Bhota is located on Dharamshala-Shimla road at a distance of 15 kms from Hamirpur towards Bilaspur. The place is famous for Radha Swami Satsang.
Peer Saheb Grave
Peer Saheb Grave is situated at a distance of around one km away from Nadaun sub-division at village 'Bharmoti'. This grave is 30 km away from Hamirpur. According to the local history, Sai Fazal Shah was very popular saint of this area. A large 'Bhandara' is organised here in the last week of 'Magha'. Moreover, a wrestling competition is also organized here. King Sansar Chand of Katoch Dynasty had constructed this grave.
(Last Updated on : 15-05-2014)
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