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Hoshiarpur : City Travel Guide

Facts at a Glance
Area: 5303 Sq. km
Languages: Punjabi, English, Hindi and Urdu
State: Punjab, India
STD Code: : 91-1882
Population: 14, 78, 045 (in 2001)

Best Time to Visit : : Best time to visit the city is October to March.

Hashiarpur City tour

Geography & Climate
Hoshiarpur City lies in the north east part of Punjab state of India and is situated between northern altitudes of 30°09' and 32°05' and eastern longitudes of 75°32' and 76°12' east. It is surrounded by Kangra and Una Districts of Himachal Pradesh and Jalandhar and Kapurthala districts of Punjab itself.
In comparison to other areas of the state, the city has mild climate owing to abundance of hilly area on the one side and good size of forest cover on the other. Hoshiarpur area has mainly three seasons, viz. summer, rains and winter. The temperature of Hoshiarpur City ranges between 45 degree Celsius and 5 degree Celsius. However, on some days in winter the mercury may dip down to 0 degree Celsius also.

How to Reach
The city is well connected by all means of transport except airways. However, the nearest airport is Amritsar, from where you can get taxies to the city.

By Air:
The nearest airport to visit the city is in Amritsar which is 117 km away. Amritsar has good number of domestic flights to all major cities of India. So, you first come by air to Amritsar and then take a taxi or bus to reach the city.

By Train:
You can visit Hoshiarpur by train also. Trains from various cities of the country come and go from here daily.

By Road
The city has pretty good number of bus services to neighboring cities and states, which ply daily. You can also hire taxi from Delhi and Amritsar, if you prefer so

Tourist Places in Hoshiarpur

The city is supposed to have been founded in 4th century. Maharaja Karan Vir Singh also took hold of the city in 1809. Reports tell the city has also been a part of Indus Vally Civilization and inhabited during Paleolithic age also. The Major attractions of near and around the Hoshiarpur City Guide :

The central place of worship in the middle of Amrit sarover was said to have been designed by the fifth Sikh Guru Arjun Dev Ji himself. Also known as Harminder Sahib Temple, it attracts a large number of people.

Waga Border :
It is an international border between India and Pakistan where you can see colorful Beating of the Retreat ceremony of rangers both India and Pakistan. If you have come Hoshiarpur City Guide don't forget to see the ceremony here.

Hoshiarpur City GuideJallian Wala Bagh :
This place witnessed massacre of thousands of innocent civilians by British army on 13th April 1919. Even bullet marks are still alive on the walls of the garden.

Durgiana Temple:
It is a famous Hindu Temple that attracts thousands of devotees daily.

Hari-K-Pattan :
Harike, or Hari-ke-Pattan is 60 km from Hoshiarpur is lacated on the bank of Wetland, from where you can see picturesque of the Hairke Lake. It is the largest wetland in the northern India.

What to eat:
In Hoshiyarpur and adjoining areas of the city, you can binge on dairy items and lots of traditional cuisines such as Makki ki Roti and Sarson ka Sag, Lassi, Rajma-Chawal etc.

What to Buy
Markets around the city are famous for garments and other local handlooms, so while you are here, visit the markets and get your desired stuffs.
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