History: The history of Hamirpur is closely associated with the Katoch dynasty Hamirpur was the part of old Jallandhar-Trigarta empire. Panin referred to the people of this kingdom as great warrious and fighters. The Katoch dynast became predominating during the period of Raja Hair 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. The hotel hamir has also its name after Raja Hamir Chand.
Description: Hamirpur is one of districts in Himachal pradesh. It is famous for the National Institute Of Technology. Hamirpur is a central distt. of Himachal pradesh, situated at an altitude of 785 meters. It is situated at lower elevation and comparatively warmer but has some hilly ranges covered with pine forests. Hamirpur town is the headquarter of this district, which lies on Shimla dharamshala road. Majority of the population here comprise of Hindus. Bulk of the people speak pahari. Hamirpur is the most literate district in Himachal pradesh. The majority of its population fluently speaks Hindi. Beas river flows through the northern part of and Satluj river flows through the southern part of district Hamirpur. Both of these two rivers namely Beas and Satluj are the famous rivers in Himachal Pradesh. It is situated at lower elevation and comparatively warmer but has some hilly ranges covered with Pine forests.