history of Hamirpur is closely associated with the Katoch dynasty.
Hamirpur was a part of old Jallandhar - Trigarta empire. The Katoch
dynast became predominent during the period of Raja Hari Chand who ruled
from 1700 A.D. to 1740 A.D. It was Raja Hamir Chand who built the fort
at Hamirpur and the present town derived its name from this ruler. Hotel
Hamir is named after Raja Hamir Chand.
Hotel Hamir is located at
distance of 0.5 km from the main bus station and conveniently located on
the highway to Jwalamukhi. Hotel Hamir has been designed with all modern
facilities for tourists amidst Pine trees.
The nearest airport is at
Gaggal (Kangra) 83 km. The closet broad gauge railhead is at Pathankot
185 km. Taxis and buses are available at all these places. By road, the
distance is 94 km from Dharamsala and 206 km from Chandigarh.
In winter, the climate is
cold but pleasant when woolens are required. During summer the
temperature is hot and cotton are recommended.
are modern with attached baths and running hot & cold water.
Parking within premises, Sprawling Lawn.
PLACES OF INTEREST :
SUJANPUR TIRA (25 km):
Sujanpur was a refuge of Sansar Chand Katoch, a great ruler of
Kangra region from 1806 till 1824. Known as a builder and patron of
pahari miniature paintings, a fortified palace at Tira overlooking
Sujanpur town, remnants of 'Barahari Hall' and some exquisite frescos on
the walls of Narbadeshwar and Gauri Shankar temple are testimony of
Sansar Chand's abilities. Holi, a festival of colours is celebrated with
fervour in March - April every year.
NADAUN(27 Km): It
used to be the capital of Sansar Chand Katoch of Kangra. The place is
famous for fishing
BHOTA (15 Km): This
beautiful place is located on Dharamsala - Shimla road.
DEOTHSIDH (56 Km):
This is a famous pilgrimage centre and is a cave temple shrine dedicated
to a child saint, Baba Balaknath. Himachal Tourism runs Hotel Deotsidh
at Shahtalai, 10 km from the temple shrine.