Category Archives: History of Himachal Pradesh

Shimla – The Capital of Himachal Pradesh

By | May 19, 2020

As mentioned in the Book namely  “Simla Past and Present” by Mr. Long Whom and  “Shimla Guide of 1870” by Mr. W.H. Garey, Shimla derives its name from “Shyeamalay”  the house built of blue slate erected by a Fakir on Jakkhoo, the first nucleus of the settlement. Another account says that Shimla means blue female… Read More »

Important Historical Places and Buildings in Shimla

By | May 17, 2020

1. The Annadale: The first fun fair was held in Anna dale in September 1833 to raise funds for girl’s school at “Subathu”. The viceregal dance was held in Annadale in honor of the queen’s “birthday” on 24th May 1839. Durand football tournament, inaugurated by Sir Mortimer Durand in 1888 was held here. Presently, Annadale… Read More »

How many times did Mahatma Gandhi visit Shimla?

By | May 10, 2020

During the freedom struggle, Mahatma Gandhi made several visits to Shimla. He met viceroy on various issues and participated in various meetings in Shimla. Gandhiji’s Shimla connection during 1921-1946 is now being forgotten; he visited the summer capital 10 times during this period; amazingly, three times in 1931 in May July and August. Followings are… Read More »

History of Tandi village Lahaul-Spiti

By | April 26, 2020

  The Tandi village has sacred importance to the people of Lahaul, as Haridwar to Hindus of the world. The village is situated above the confluence of the rivers Chandra and Bhaga in the Pattan valley some 7 km away from Keylong. Revenue and settlement records reveal that Tandi was founded by Raja Rana Chand… Read More »

History of Shri Naina Devi Temple – District Bilaspur Himachal Pradesh

By | April 15, 2020

Shri Naina Devi Ji is one of the most prominent places of worship in Himachal Pradesh located in district Bilaspur. This Temple is connected to NH-21 & is 70 kilometers from Bilaspur. It is situated on triangular Hill also known as Naina Dhar hill which is 3,535 feet from sea level. Shri Naina Devi Ji… Read More »

How did Chamba get its name?

By | April 9, 2020

The state derives its name from the principal town, which was in the region of the Rajas, the seat of the darbars. It is now the headquarters of the State Administration. Then from where it is called as Chamba? Or then why the town came to be called Chamba? There is a popular tradition behind… Read More »

History of Chamba Town – Himachal Pradesh

By | April 8, 2020

Chamba an ancient town of Himachal Pradesh is the headquarters of district Chamba which was also the capital of the erstwhile state of Chamba. Located at an altitude of 996 metres above the mean sea level the town is situated on the banks of the Ravi River at its confluence with the Sal River. As… Read More »

History of Kangra Fort – Himachal Pradesh

By | April 8, 2020

The Kangra Fort is located atop a hill at the confluence of Banganga and Patal Ganga river (also known as the Majhi), in the southwestern outskirts of the old Kangra town. The fort was built by the founder of Katoch Dynasty, Bhuma Chand. The fort is also known by other names, Nagarkot and Kot Kangra.… Read More »