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Hamirpur- Deotsidh- Sri Naina Devi is a trek from Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, India.

Hamirpur- Deotsidh- Sri Naina Devi is a trek from Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, India.
Trek: Moderate.
Requirement: Experience in Trekking essential.
Period: November- March.
Duration: 9 days.

General Itinerary of the Trek

Day-1 Hamirpur- Bhota 12 Km, village to village Bhota is a prominent town of Hamirpur district on the main road and is a junction to go to Shimla, Mandi, Hamirpur and Una.
Day-2 Bhota- Saloni 8 Km.
Day-3 Saloni- Bijhari 10 Km
Day-4 Bijhari- Deotsidh 6 Km.
Day-5 Deotsidh – Shah Talai 5 Km.
Day-6 Shah Talai- Shiv Bari 5 Km.
Day-7 Shiv Bari- Kosrain 6 Km, All along the road.
Day-8 Kosrain- Khulmi/ Bhakhra 5 Km, By ferry boat.
Day-9 Khulmi- Sri Naina Devi 10 Km Trek, 20 Km by road.

• Boarding
• Lodging
• Transport
• Porterage
• Equipment

Places of interest in Hamirpur

1. Nadaun
• Nadaun used to be the headquarters of the Nadaun Jagir who was Maharaja Sansar Chand of Kangra.
• He used to hold his court during summer for a number of years during his reign.
• Nadaun is also known for Blikleshwar Mahadev temple.
• It is said to be have been founded by the Pandavas.
• Nadaun is famous for a Gurudwara that was founded in A.D. 1929.
• It is peaceful town with a good Rest House, an Old Palace and Shiva temple.
• The Palace Building at Amtar still houses some of the paintings of that time.
• Jawalajee temple provides excellent facilities for Mahaseer fishing in the Beas River.
• River rafting from this place to Dehra and beautiful camping sites for anglers are an attraction to the tourists.

2. Deotsidh Temple
• It is situated on the border of Bilaspur (70 Kms).
• Hamirpur (30 Kms) is well connected by roads from all sides.
• During Navratras, there is a continuous stream of visitors to receive blessings of the Babaji.
• This temple is one of the biggest revenue earning institutions of the Himachal state.
• ‘Mela’s are organized during Holi festival.
• Sunday is considered auspicious day of Babaji.

3. Markanda
• It is located in district Hamirpur, 6 KM away from Dera parol on the bank of Kunah Khad is the place of Markandya Rishi.
• A Natural water spring is also located there.
• The fair of markanda is also famous.

4. Bhota
• It is located on Dharamshala-Shimla road at a distance of 15 KMs. from Hamirpur towards Bilaspur.
• The place is famous for Radha Swami Satsang.
• It is one of the largest charitable hospital of the state.

5. Sujanpur Tira
• It was founded by Raja Abhay Chand, the king of ruling Katoch dynasty of Kangra.
• It was found in 1748 A.D.
• There is a tomb of Nawab Gulam Mohammed of Rampur.
• There are five old temples at Tira and Sujanpur.
• The temple is dedicated to Gauri Shankar.
• It was built during the time of Raja Sansar Chand in 1793 A.D. in the sacred memory of his mother.
• The temple of Murli Manohar and Narbadeshwar were also builit in this time in 1970 and 1823 A.D.
• Other temples of repute are the Mahadev temple, Devi and Vyasheshwar.
• Obreen’s horses grave is also located in Sujanpur.

Other Places of interest

• Sujanpur Tira
• Temples
• Nadaun
• Fairs
• Deotsidh Temple
• Folklore
• Bhota
• Rest Houses

Sujanpur place is suitable for adventure sports like:
• Paragliding
• Angling
• Rafting
• Trekking

• Gasota Mahadev
• Hamir Utsav (State fair)
• Holi fair of Tira Sujanpur (State fair)
• Baba Deotsidh fair
• Ghasian fair
• Awah devi fair
• Chaniary fair
• Piplu-ra-Mela
• Sair fair (Ladraur)
• Baggi Mela
• Tauni Devi
• Markanda fair

Other treks of Himachal
• Baralacha-Chandratal Trek
• Bhabha Pass Trek
• Bir Bhangal Trek
• Darcha Lamayuru Trek
• Darcha Padum Trek
• Deo Tibba Expedition
• Friendship Peak Expedition
• Hampta Pass
• Indrahar Pass

Other Treks

• Chander Trail, Kullu Valley Trek (Duration – 6 Days).
• Malan History Trek, Kullu Valley Trek (Duration – 7 Days).
• Hamta Trek, Kullu Valley Trek (Duration – 5 Days).
• History Trek, Malana – Kullu Valley Trek (Duration – 6 Days).
• Barot – Dansar Lake – Chhota Bhangal Trek (Duration – 5 Days).
• Bajinath – Holi – Jalsu Pass Trek (Duration – 7 Days).
• Indrahar – Minkiani Pass Circuit Trek (Duration – 10 Days).
• Baijnath – Bara Bhangal – Dalhousie Trek (Duration – 11 Days).
• Pongdam – Dadasiba – Dehra Gopipur Trek (Duration – 4 Days).
• Bankhandi – Chohal – Manguwal Trek (Duration – 6 Days).
• Cannabis Sativa Trek (Duration – 8 Days).
• Blue Poppy Trek (Duration – 10 Days).
• Fairy Tale Trek (Duration – 8 Days).
• Mulkila Peak (6517 mts) Trek (Duration – Three to Four Weeks).
• Kullu Pumori Peak (6553 mts) Trek (Duration – Three to Four Weeks).
• Reo Purgyil Peak (6816 mts) Trek (Duration – Two to Three Weeks).
• Deo Tibba Peak (6001 mts) Trek (Duration – Two to Three Weeks).
• Hanuman Tibba Peak (5892 mts) Trek (Duration – Two to Three Weeks).

Best time to visit / climate

• The best time of the Season for this trek is from June – October.
• In winters, the climate is cold but pleasant.
• Woolens are required in winter.
• During summer the temperature is hot.
• Cottons are recommended.

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How to get there?

1. By Train
• The nearest broad gauge railway station is Una.
• Nearest narrow gauge railway station is Ranital (Pathankot-Joginder Nagar railway line).
• It is connected by regular bus service.

2. By Road
• Hamirpur is approachable by road from Shimla, Chandigarh and Pathankot.
• Some of the Stations / Routes from where Buses originates for Hamirpur:
– Delhi / Panipat / Kurukshetra / Ambala / Chandigarh / Ropar / Una
– Amritsar / Jalandhar / Ludhiana / Hoshiarpur / Una
– Jammu / Pathankot / Kangra / Palampur
– Dehradoon / Haridwar / Ambala / Chandigarh / Ropar / Una
– Keylong / Manali / Mandi / Sundernagar
– Kalpa / Rampur / Shimla / Bilaspur
– Chamba / Nurpur / Kangra / Palampur

Some travel books from Amazon about Hamirpur- Deotsidh- Sri Naina Devi

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: India Lonely Planet Indian Himalaya Lonely Planet Trekking in the Indian Himalaya

Places to stay (hotels / restaurants along with website / contact numbers)

Hotels at himachalonline.com
Hotels at himachalhotels.in
Hotels at maplandia.com

Blogs / Sites about Hamirpur Deotsidh Sri Naina Devi Trek

Blogs and reviews at indianoutdoors.com
Blogs at himachaltourism.gov.in
Blogs and reviews at vacationsindia.com

Images and photos of Hamirpur Deotsidh Sri Naina Devi Trek

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