History of Rampur
Rampur was once a significant centre on the old trade route to Kinnaur district, Tibet, Ladakh and China. Rampur is now also a connecting point to go to these places. According to the medieval history, this city was under the Princely State of Bashahr, which later fell under the hands of British Empire in India.
Geography of Rampur
This commercial city has a latitudinal and longitudinal limit at about 31.45 degree north to 77.63 degree east. The average elevation of Rampur is about 1350 meters. Sutlej River is flowing through Rampur. Geographically, Rampur is bounded with Spiti, on the east with Tibet, on the south lies Garhwal Division Mountain Range, and on the west Jubbal, Kotkhai, Kumharsain, Kotgarh, and Kullu are bordered. The temperature in winter drops below the freezing point. The summer temperature rises up to 40 degrees.
Festivals in Rampur
The famous International Lavi Fair is held in November and Faag Mela in March every year.
Tourism in Rampur
Rampur has many places for tourism. Its old Hindu and Buddhist shrines include the Ragunath Temple, the Ayodhya Temple, the Narsingh Temple and the Dumgir Budh Temple which has a large prayer wheel and holds important Buddhist scriptures. Dutt Nagar (12 km) is a village of archaeological ruins, located on the left bank of Sutlej. The name of this village is derived from an ancient temple of God Dattareya. Nirath is located about the18 km. It is famous for ancient and unique Sun Temple that was built in Nagara style of architecture. It is one of the two temples in India dedicated to Lord Suryanarayan. Rampur is also the home to Asia's Largest Hydro Power Project-The Nathpa Jhakri Hydro Power Station which was built by Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd. (formerly known as Nathpa Jhakri Power Corporation). Rampur possess world’s deepest surge shaft which is located at Shah (22 km).
Rampur is connected by roadways, railways and airways. Rampur is around 134 km from Shimla on National Highway- 22. Shimla serves as a nearest railway station and airport. One needs to reach her by Rohru via Sungri (80 km) and from Kullu, Manali via Jalori pass (190 Km).