(Last Updated on : 10/08/2015)
Tira Sujanpur is a hilly town in Hamirpur district
in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh
Location of Tira Sujanpur
Tira Sujanpur is located at 31.83 degree north to 76.50 degree east. It has an average elevation of 562 metres (1,844 feet).
History of Tira Sujanpur
Sujanpur Tira was later added as Maharaja Sansar Chand Katoch moved his capital from Kangra to this place and added more palaces, temples, courts and fort at the top of the hill Tira. Katoch have been kings for time immemorial and their dynasty can be traced back to 4300BC when Rajanaka Bhumi Chand founded the Katoch Dynasty. They claimed to have fought against Lord Rama
in 3000BC and Raja Susrma Chandra fought against Pandavas during the Mahabharata
War in 1500BC. He also built the Kangra Fort. In 900 BC Katoch fought Persian and Assyrian in Punjab and Rajanaka Permanand Chandra (also known as Porus) fought against Alexandra the Great in 500BC. In 275 BC Katoch kings also fought Ashoka the Great and lost their land in Multan.
Climate of Tira Sujanpur
The climate of Tira Sujanpur varies all through from very hot summer to cold winter. Being on the bank of river Beas, the winter is quite severe. The temperature varies from 38Deg C in summers to almost zero Deg C in winters. Winters experience low lying clouds which add to the cold weather and one can enjoy walking amidst the clouds.
Demography of Tira Sujanpur
Tira Sujanpur Nagar Panchayat has population of 7,943 of which 4,262 are males while 3,681 are females as per report released by Census India 2011. The literacy rate of Tira Sujanpur city is 91.73 % higher than state average of 82.80 %. In Tira Sujanpur, Male literacy is around 95.12 % while female literacy rate is 87.79 %. Population of Children with age of 0-6 is 781 which is 9.83 % of total population of Tira Sujanpur (NP). Sujanpur is the only city in Hamirpur where tourists can visit.
Culture of Tira Sujanpur
Tira Sujanpur bears its name from Sajjanpur, which means the town of honest and gentle people.
Sujanpur Tira is well-connected to all the major towns of Himachal Pradesh and of the country in all the directions through road network. It is at stones throw to Hamirpur (25 km), Palampur (35 km) and about 120 km from Dharamshala