Haripurdhar is a small town in Sirmour District of Himachal Pradesh in India. This place derives its name from a mountain called Haripur Dhar. Haripurdhar is one of the less frequented destinations in the area. Luscious cotton clouds will welcome you to this simple town enveloped by lush green beauty. The town is perched on a high ridge watching over a deep valley. There are many places of natural beauty and religious importance in the surrounding region of Haripurdhar.
Haripurdhar was earlier known as 'Dungbhangayani'. Formerly, this was the summer capital of the Sirmour. Situated on a crest of Haripur hill like a silent sentinel, there is a fort named “KILLA” that was built on this mountain range by the rulers of incipient Sirmour State. It was mainly meant to guard the state outskirts with the neighboring Jubbal State as there were regular boundary disputes between the two states and there was unusual push into each others territory. It has fallen into abandonment and the part which is still livable is used by the Forest Department as forester’s headquarters.
It lies 77º 35' north and 30º 45' east at an elevation of 2687 m above mean sea level. Haripurdhar is a one of the most beautiful town of shivalik hills. It connects four sub regions Sangrah, Ronhat, Kupvi and Nohradhar to each other by road, language and culture. It is also a frontier town of Sirmour and Shimla district.
Haripurdhar has a pleasant climate during summer and cold during winter. In the winter season there is heavy snowfall in Haripurdhar region. Tourists enjoy this snowfall, that's why Haripurdhar has its own importance. One can visit Haripurdhar all round the year.
Places To Visit In Haripurdhar
Maa Bhangayni Temple - Maa Bhangayni Temple in Haripurdhar is a famous religious place of Sirmour District. The Temple is perched at the outskirts of Sirmour and Shimla District on a beautiful hill about 7500 feet above from sea level. A bird’s-eye view of long eastern Himalayas can be seen from Temple campus. Maa Bhangayni Temple is a part of Tikri-Dasakna Panchayat of Sangrah Development Block and the area is covered with snow during winter season. Maa Bhangayni is known as the Goddess of Justice. According to folklores Maa Bhangayni was sister of Lord Shirgul Maharaj who helped them during wars with Mughal Emperors at Delhi. People of this region have great faith in Maa Bhangayni and hundreds of religious people come to pray on occasions like Sankranth, Navratri, and every Sunday. This beautiful Temple is located on Sangrah-Chopal/ Rajgarh-Chopal road near Haripurdhar Village.
Places To Visit Around Haripurdhar
Renuka Ji – Renuka Ji is the most cardinal place of religious and tourist attraction in Sirmour District. It is nearly 40 kms away from Nahan and is well linked with motorable metalled road. This place has an eminent lake. Boating in Renuka Lake is the prime attraction for the tourists visiting there. This holy oval shaped lake has a hoop of 2.4 km. Near this lies the Parshu Ram Lake which hazily resembles a human figure. This eminent lake is visited by thousand of pilgrims every year on Kartika Ekadashi.
Renuka zoo - Renukaji Mini Zoo is the oldest Zoo in Himachal Pradesh, which was, at first, started during 1957 with stray, rescued and deserted wild animals from the forests. At present the Lion Safari, Zoo, Sanctuary and Aviary is being managed as Renukaji Wildlife Range under the administrative control of Shimla Wildlife Division.
Churdhar peak - Churdhar peak is at a height of 3647 meters and is a trekker’s treat from Nahan and Renuka. The peak offers an excellent view of the Gangetic plains, Badrinath to the north and the Sutlej River in south. Also seen are the hills of Chakrata and Shimla from the top.
Habban valley - Habban valley is a village in India which is 70Km from Solan via Rajgarh. It is surrounded by forests of deodar and is perched in the hills of Sirmour, a lush green village that is 6770 ft in altitude. The wildlife in the area includes: peacocks, tigers, deers, bears, kakkar, ghol and kastura.
Rajgarh - Rajgarh is a town and a nagar panchayat in Sirmour district, popularly known as the Peach valley. Rajgarh has two sub-divisions namely, Sarahan and Rajgarh, which is also a beautiful valley of Sirmour. Rajgarh is a place of luscious natural beauty and is about 40 km from Solan. One can trek and camp in the valley.
How To Reach Haripurdhar
Haripurdhar is about 100 kms from Solan, 50 kms from Renuka Ji and 30kms from Shimla city. This little town can be reached via cabs.