Hamirpur, closely associated with the Katoch dynasty Hamirpur was the part of old Jallandhar-Trigarta empire, is located in a relatively warmer region with a lower altitude as compared to the other places of the state.


The 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.


Air: The airport at Gaggal (Kangra) is 83 km.

By Rail: The closet braod gauge railhead is at Pathankot 185 km at Kangra. Taxis and buses are available at all these places.
The nearest broad gauge railway station is Una and nearest narrow gauge railway station is Ranital (Pathankot-Joginder Nagar railway line) and is connected by regular bus service.

By Road
Hamirpur is approachable by road from Shimla, Chandigarh and Pathankot. By road it is 94 km from Dharamsala 206 km from Chandigarh.

Distances : Hamirpur is approachable by road from Shimla, Chandigarh and Pathankot. Good road from Kiratpur via Bilaspur-Ghagas-Gumarwin and from Shimla via Bilaspur-Ghumarwin have a large number of buses running regularly from all places within the state as well as from Delhi and important towns from Punjab and Haryana.


Hotel Hamir of Himachal Tourism is located at distance of 1/2 km away fromHamirpur Bus stand on Bilaspur - Jwalaji Highway. Hotel Hamir has been designed with all modern facilities for the tourists and amidst of in Pine Forests.

Hamirpur district
Best time to visit
July To September