Hamirpur is associated with the golden history with the Katoch dynasty. During colonial period 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.
Airport : The nearest airport is at Gaggal (Kangra) 83 km.
Railway : The closet broad gauge railhead is at Pathankot 185 km.
Road : By road, the distance is 94 km from Dharamshala and 206 km from Chandigarh.
Sep-Mar- In winter, the temperature get cold but pleasant woollens clothes are required.
April- Oct- summer, the climate is hot and cotton are recommended.
BHOTA (15 Km) : This beautiful place is located on the way to Dharamshala - Shimla road.
SUJANPUR TIRA (25 km) : Sujanpur was a refuge of Sansar Chand Katoch, a great ruler of Kangra region from 1806 till 1824.
It is also 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) : The place is famous for fishing , earlier it used to be the capital of Sansar Chand Katoch of Kangra.
DEOTHSIDH (56 Km) : Famous pilg