Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, India
Hamirpur is located in the Lower West Central Outer Himalayas at an average elevation of 790 M above sea level . Far northern High Altitude Dhauladhar Ranges overlook the city. Hamirpur is a rapidly developing City in Himachal Pradesh with New Entrepreneurship and Modern Construction. It is also a major junction on National Highway 3 While National Highway 103 starts at Here . Hamirpur is Famous for its High literacy rate , Educational Institutions and Traditional Festival Of Hamir Utsav .
Attractions near Hamirpur
The palace-fort, Sujanpur Tira is situated at a distance of 22kms from Hamirpur town and touches the Kangra border. The fort was built by Raja Abhay Chand of the Katoch dynasty of Kangra in 1758. For more than a century, Sujanpur Tira remained the royal residence for the Katoch dynasty. The fort in the early 19th century was also the residence of Raja Sansar Chand, who is reckoned to be the patron of Kangra School of miniature paintings.
Rewalsar Lake is a mid-altitude lake located on a mountain spur in the Mandi district. The lake is shaped like a square with the shoreline of about 735 m. It is held as a sacred spot .
The unparalleled scenic view of rolling hills and plains overlooking the azure blue tint of the man-made reservoir of the Gobind Sagar lake is an alluring vista to gaze upon. The gigantic reservoir is formed on the Sutlej river by the Bhakra Dam, one of the highest gravity dams in the world. Built in 1963
This is a concrete gravity dam on the Sutlej river in Bilaspur. The dam forms the Gobind sagar reservoir. The dam, located at a gorge near the (now submerged) upstream Bhakra village in Bilaspur. the dam attracts tourists from all over India.
The Victorian Suspension Bridge over the river Beas was built in 1877 A.D. It connects the Jawahar Nagar or Khaliar and Old or Purani Mandi areas to the main town. It was built at the cost of one lakh rupees or about $ 1700, during the regime of Raja Bijai Sen in 1877. He built the bridge with the help of the British Government which had granted protection to the state under a treaty after the Sikhs had invaded Mandi in 1840. The ropes of the bridge had been embedded with concrete under the rock
Chintpurni is a major idolized shrine of the Hindus, which is located in the Una district of Himachal Pradesh. It is placed on one of the highest peaks of the Sola Singhi Range. Chintpurni Devi is the goddess here who takes away all the worries and stress of devotees. In this temple, the Goddess is showed without her head in a pindi form. Many Devotees have been flocking Shaktipeeth for centuries to worship at the lotus feet of Mata Shri Chhinnamastika Devi.
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Hamirpur derived its name from Raja Hamir Chand who ruled this area from 1700 AD to 1740 AD. The district shares its geographical boundaries with Bilaspur, Mandi, Kangra and Una districts. Majority of the people serve in the defence services, thus also known as “Veer Bhoomi”.