Rampur - Himachal Pradesh

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Once the capital of the princely State of Bushahar, Rampur is presently one of the biggest commercial town of Himachal Pradesh. It is located on the left bank of river Sutlej. The town was once a major center on the old trade route to Kinnaur, Tibet, Ladakh and China. Even today the tradition is as vibrant as ever. Famous International Lavi Fair is held in November and Faag Mela in March every year.

ACCESS : 134 kms from Shimla on NH - 22. Rampur is connected by regular Bus/Taxi services. The nearest Railhead (134 km) & Airport (157 km) is at Shimla. Rampur can be approached from Rohru via Sungri ( 80 km ) and from Kullu, Manali via Jalori pass ( 190 Km).

CLIMATE : In winter, the temperature can drop below freezing point when heavy woolens are required. In summer the temperature rises upto 40 degrees.

PLACES OF INTEREST

RAMPUR TOWN (924m) : There are many places for sight-seeing. Its old Hindu and Buddhist shrines include the Ragunath Temple, the Ayodhya Temple, the Narsingh Temple and the Dumgir Budh Temple which has a large prayer wheel and holds important scriptures. In an interesting colonial and traditional styles, the Padam Palace is one of Rampur's major attractions.

DUTT NAGAR (970m) : 12 km ancient village on the left bank of Sutlej which derived its name from the ancient temple of god Dattreya.

NIRATH (950m) : 18 km, famous for ancient and unique Sun Temple built in nagara style is one of the two temples in India dedicated to Lord Suryanarayan.

 

Reaching Rampur

From Chandigarh to Rampur, Himachal Pradesh (217 Km)


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From New Delhi, Delhi to Rampur, Himachal Pradesh (490 Km)


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From Shimla, Himachal Pradesh to Rampur, Himachal Pradesh (100 Km)


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