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Sirmaur is quite beautiful and mesmerizing, owing to its terrific natural beauty. It is, actually, one of the best locales to explore in Himachal Pradesh. The lush green and the edgy landscapes, along with the mysterious mountains and the tranquil roads are the striking geographical features of Sirmaur. The beautiful nature here leaves you speechless with really nothing but a serene and peaceful experience. All the picturesque sites here would leave you wanting for more. However, while the lakes around this place offer a very soothing atmosphere, you really cannot afford to miss the divine temples along with the mystical stories associated with the place.

History of Sirmaur

Sirmaur was an independent kingdom of India and was founded sometime in the 1090s by Raja Rasaloo of Jaisalmer. Apparently, this place was named after one of the ancestors of the King who also had the same name, that is, Sirmaur. And, while the British Raj Sirmaur also became an 11 Gun Salute princely state of British India, it was also known as Nahan after its main city. Sirmaur was a place which was ruled by the chiefs of the Sirmaur Rajput lineage. 

Why You Should Visit Sirmaur

Sirmaur is a place that is a must-visit owing to its natural beauty. There is no reason not to visit this place. The scenic hills, natural beauty, the lakes, the hospitable people all of them make this place worth visiting and exploring.

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Places to Visit in Sirmaur District

Renuka Lake. The Renuka Lake is one of the tranquil places to explore. While the lake is attached with the mythological stories, you cannot miss the beautiful surroundings of greeneries, and mountains. Read More

Jagannath Temple. Built by King Chodaganga, Jagannath temple is considered as one of the most divine temples of Himachal Pradesh. Sawan Dwadashi is also one of the major festivals which gets celebrated in the temple. 

Dhaula Kuan. The name of this place literally translates into the white well. This place refers to an ancient water well situated in an area where there is white sand. It is speculated that this well was constructed by none other than Shah Alam II who was also the Mughal emperor of India. 

Things to do in Sirmaur District

Trekking to Haripur Dhar. Haripur Dhar mountain is one of the mystical mountains consisting of the temple of Maa Bhangayani on the hilltop. If adventure is what you really seek then this is absolutely the kind of place which you must visit with your loved ones.

Nahan. This place lets you roam around the lush green forest which is named “Nahan” and it was founded by Raja Karna Prakash during the 16th century. Right from offering the mind-boggling scenery to lush scenic views, this place is actually quite great for trekking around.

Events and Festivals in and Around Sirmaur District

Renuka Fair. This is actually one of the most prolific extravaganzas celebrated at the Renuka Lake every year. The fair is usually very vast and now, it is also considered as an international fair. This fair is basically the homage to the great mythological personality named “Renuka-the mother of Parshuram”.

Bala Sundari Fair. The great Bala Sundari Fair is celebrated at Trilokpur, near Nahan, in the Sirmaur District. It has been dedicated to the Goddess Bala Sundari, who is celebrated during the months of April and October.

Best time to Visit Sirmaur

The place looks even more picturesque during the winter months. Such is the result of an unexplained combination of nature and weather. So, if you are planning a trip to Sirmaur, make sure you are booking your tickets in the very starting months of winter.

Famous Food and Clothing of Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh is one of the most amazing places to explore in India. The people here are simply awesome when it comes to hospitality. The food of this place is really amazing and is quite popular like Dham, Mittha, Sidu, Babru, Chha Gosht, etc. Moving to the attire people wear here, the Himachalis wear Pahari topi, churidhar pyjamas, kurta, etc.  

How to Reach Sirmaur

By Air. The nearest airport to Siramaur district is Dehradun Airport aka Jolly Grant Airport. After reaching the airport, you can take a bus or book a cab to reach the Sirmaur district. The airport has very good connectivity via nearby and major cities like Delhi, Pune, Chandigarh, etc. 

By Road. Sirmaur can also be traveled via road from major cities like Delhi, Chandigarh, Pune, Chandigarh, etc. The overall road networks enable people to visit this place in a hassle-free manner. 

By Rail. The closest railway stations towards Sirmaur district are Jagadhri Wshop Railway Station, Solan Railway Station, Barog Railway Station etc. They have a very good connectivity with nearby and major cities like Delhi, Pune, Chandigarh etc. After deboarding the train you would need to take some means of transportation to reach your destination.  

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