Hoshiarpur is a municipal council situated in the state of Punjab. This city is part of Jalandhar Revenue Division, which is located in the Doaba region. It shares a common boundary with the districts of Una and Kangra in the state of Himachal Pradesh.
This city was founded during the early 4th century and was later occupied by Maharaja Karanvir Singh in 1809. A part of the Indus Valley Civilization, it remained unified under the state of Punjab and holds a special significance. The excavations at different sites across the Hoshiarpur District reveal that this region was inhabited during the Paleolithic age.
Tourists can also see the archaeological remains of the temples situated at Dholbaha, which is situated at around 24 km from Hoshiarpur. These archaeological remains also suggest the inhabitation of the place during the pre-historic times. Moreover, there have been discoveries of certain antiquities belonging to the Pleistocene Period.
HOW TO REACH
By Air :-
Sahnewal Airport, Ludhiana is 78 km away. It is Situated on Grand Trunk road, 5 Km Southeast of Ludhiana City near Sahnewal town.
Air India Flights – To Delhi and Pathankot
Kingfisher Airlines Flights -To Delhi
Shri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport, Amritsar is 100 km away. It is situated 11 Km Northwest of Amritsar City on Amritsar-Ajnala road near Village Rajasansi. It handles 90 Commercial Flights, International as well as Domestic, in a Week.
Chandigarh Airport, Chandigarh, the State Capital, is 140 Km away. It is situated about 12 Km East of Sector 17, Bus Stand of Chandigarh.
Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi is 390 Km away. It is located 16 km southwest of New Delhi’s City center in West Delhi. It connects to all major cities both within and outside India. It is India’s largest and South Asia’s busiest airport with State-of-the-art facilities. It has separate terminals for handling Domestic and International flights.
By Road :-
The District of Hoshiarpur has a vast network of National Highways, State Highways and other Roads connecting it to all the neighbouring Districts of Punjab as well as those of neighbouring State’s. The National Highway-1A passes through Tehsils Dasuya and Mukerian of this District. The buses of Punjab Roadways, Haryana State Transport Corporation, Himachal Road Transport Corporation and Other Private Operators are available. Regular buses for New Delhi, Shimla, Chandigarh, Dalhousie, Jammu Tawi, Chintpurni, Jalandhar, Pathankot and other major Cities of India are available.
By Rail :-
The major Railway Stations in this District are located at Hoshiarpur City and Garhshankar and Dasuya towns. The Railway Station at Hoshiarpur is known as HSX Railway Station. It is directly connected to Jalandhar Junction Railway Station. The Railway Station at Garhshankar is connected to Railway Station at Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar. The Railway Station at Dasuya is connected to Railway Station at Pathankot. There is direct connectivity between Hoshiarpur, New Delhi, Jammu and other major Indian Cities.
WHAT TO SEE
Takhni-Rehmapur Wildlife Sanctuary:-
The 382-hectare Takhni-Rehmapur Wildlife Sanctuary is distributed more or less equally between the two villages that make up its name. Declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1999, it is part of the Shivalik range of the Himalayas.
The Hoshiarpur Archaeological Museum is located within the premises of the Vishvesvaranand Vishva Bandhu Institute of Sanskrit and Indological Studies. Established in 1971, the museum boasts a range of unique and fascinating art found in excavations at Dholbaha, an archaeological site which has revealed evidence of its prehistoric existence. The museumâ€™s treasures include a 10th-century head of Vishnu, with the hair finely combed and the crown decorated with garlands and the Chakra.
Dholbaha is a rich archaeological site reportedly in existence since prehistoric times. Based on the cache of artefacts recovered here, scholars are of the opinion that Dholbaha was among the early inhabited regions of the world. Its historical relevance was first discovered when a variety of sculptures dating back to ancient and early medieval dynasties were found lying around the village. Many of the discoveries from the Gurjara-Pratiharas and the Paramaras dynasties can now be viewed at the Hoshiarpur Archaeological Museum.
Gurdwara Garna Sahib:-
Â Around 39 kms form Hoshiarpur, this Gurdwara is located in Bodal village. The sixth guru of the Sikh community known as Guru Hargobind Sahib visited this place. He used to take rest under the garna tree which gives the name to the place.
Around 40 ksm from Hoshiarpur, this temple is dedicated to goddess Kamakshi. It was known by her name as Kamakshi Devi Temple. It is located in the village of Beh Nangal. It is said that the Pandavas built this temple.
Lala Hans Raj Jain got this monument constructed in the year 1911. Glass is used for building the interior walls and ceilings. Hence, it is called sheesh mahal meaning a palace of glass. King George Vâ€™s coronation ceremony is depicted through the paintings on the first floor. The statues of many gods and goddesses are found on the ground floor.
Sarafan Bazar And Shastri MarketÂ famous for shopping in Hoshiarpur.
Mostly punjabi food is available in anyÂ restaurant.Â