Sirmaur is a district in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India. It is situated in the southernmost part of the state and shares its border with the states of Haryana and Uttarakhand. Sirmaur is one of the oldest districts in Himachal Pradesh, and its rich history and cultural heritage make it an interesting destination for tourists.
Sirmaur has a rich history dating back to ancient times. The region was known as the Kuru Kingdom during the Mahabharata era. It was ruled by various dynasties such as the Mauryas, Guptas, Rajputs, and Mughals. In the 16th century, Sirmaur became an independent state under the rule of Raja Ajai Dev. The region saw many battles between the Rajputs and the Mughals during this period. In the 18th century, the Gurkhas invaded Sirmaur and ruled it for over a decade until it was liberated by the British in 1815.
Sirmaur is situated in the south-eastern part of Himachal Pradesh. It is surrounded by the Shiwalik Range on the south and the Himalayas on the north. The district has an area of 2,825 square kilometers and is divided into three main valleys: Nahan, Rajgarh, and Paonta. The major rivers flowing through the district are the Yamuna, Giri, and Tons.
According to the 2011 Census of India, Sirmaur has a population of 530,164. The district has a literacy rate of 83.22%, which is higher than the national average. The major languages spoken in the district are Hindi, Punjabi, and Pahari. The majority of the population is Hindu, but there is also a significant population of Sikhs and Muslims.
The economy of Sirmaur is largely based on agriculture. The district is known for its production of fruits, especially peaches, apples, and cherries. The region is also famous for its cultivation of herbs and medicinal plants. The district has several small and medium-scale industries such as textiles, paper, and cement. Tourism is also an important sector of the economy, with several tourist destinations attracting visitors from all over India and abroad.
Sirmaur has a rich cultural heritage that is reflected in its art, music, dance, and cuisine. The region has a unique style of Pahari painting, which is characterized by the use of bright colors and intricate designs. The district is also known for its traditional folk music and dance forms such as the Jhumar and Rasa. The cuisine of Sirmaur is influenced by the neighboring states of Punjab and Haryana and is known for its spicy flavors.
Sirmaur is a popular tourist destination in Himachal Pradesh, known for its scenic beauty, ancient temples, and historical landmarks. Some of the popular tourist destinations in the district are:
|S.No||Tehsil / Taluk Name||District Name||State Name|
|7||Poanta Sahib||Sirmaur||Himachal Pradesh|