Places of religious, historical or archaeological and tourist importance in District Hamirpur

By | June 24, 2020

There are not many places of historical and archaeological importance in the district except Tira
Sujanpur and to some extent Nadaun both of which are the headquarters of the respective tehsils:

Tira Sujanpur:

  • Tira Sujanpur has been the picturesque town on the left bank of river Beas 26 kms. away from the district headquarters Hamirpur.
  • It was founded by Raja Abhey Chand the king of ruling Katoch dynasty of Kangra in 1748 A.D.
  • The chief attraction of the place is idyllic and expensive grassy plain ground on the side of which lie houses and shops.
  • There is a tomb of Nawab Gulam Mohammad of Rampur who having left his country, sought the protection of Raja Sansar Chand.
  • There are five old temples at Tira and Sujanpur.
  • The temple dedicated to Gauri Shankar was built during the time of Raja Sansar Chand in 1793 AD.
  • The temple of Murli Manohar and Narbadeshwar were also built in his time in 1790 and 1823 AD, respectively.
  • The Frescoes in Kangra style adorn the walls of Narbadeshwar temple.
  • A number of miniature paintings depict Raja Sansar Chand and his courtiers playing Holi which used to be the famous festival of the times.
  • Other temples of the repute are Mahadev temple and Devi temple.
  • The recent additions to this historical town are the beautiful Rest House overlooking river Beas and the Sainik School which adorn the ground of “Chaugan” a befitting recognition to the Rajput bravery of the past.


  • Nadaun is another town situated on the left bank of river Beas on Hamirpur-Kangra road.
  • In the princely days, it used to be the headquarters of the Nadaun Jagir.
  • Maharaja Sansar Chand of Kangra used to hold his court here during the summer for a number of years during his reign.
  • The Nadaun temple is famous for its frescoes paintings.
  • Another temple about 7 kms. from Nadaun is known as Bliklesher Mahadev temple and said to have been founded by the Pandavas which also contains frescoes paintings.
  • Presently, Nadaun is a town which is the headquarters of the tehsil with a beautiful Rest House.
  • Indeed, it is ideal place for boating and fishing.


  • Hamirpur town situated on Dharmsala-Bilaspur road is the headquarters of district administration.
  • It was said to have been founded by Raja Hamir Chand of Kangra who built a fort here.
  • Its main attractions are the chil forests and its undulating surroundings which, indeed, unfold massive scenic beauty.
  • Large number of district-level Government offices have made the town to bustle with life.
  • For the first time Notified Area Committee was set up in December, 1965 which got converted into fullfledged town later on with its considerable expansion and increased trade and commercial activities.
  • One of the recent additions of Hamirpur town is the cosy Rest House on the hill top surrounded by sylvan chil forests which at once commands a massive view of Hamirpur town and its suburbs along with the serenity and tranquility all round.


  • Barsar which used to be one time a tehsil headquarters has been upgraded into sub-divisional headquarters recently.
  • It is located on Hamirpur-Una road at a distance of 35 kms. southwards from Hamirpur.
  • It has a newly built Rest House and the sylvan surroundings.

Temple of Deothsidh Baba Balak Nath:

  • Deoth- sidh Baba Balak Nath temple is located bordering Bilaspur district in Bhoranj tehsil of the district.
  • It is a very ancient temple and almost round the year hundreds of people as far as from Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Punjab and also from the state come to offer their prayers at this famous temple of Baba Balak Nath.
  • It is believed that worship in this temple fulfill one’s dreams and it is also believed that Baba Deothsidh blesses child to a childless couple.
  • On this analogy, a large number of issueless couples come here to get the blessings of the Baba Balak Nath for having children.
  • State Government has taken the management of this temple for its proper development and for providing adequate facilities to the devotees.
  • Besides, more bus services have been introduced for the visitors and devotees from Hamirpur and other parts of the state.

Read more: Fairs and Festivals of District Hamirpur

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