Further upstream on the banks of river beas, is the capital city of Raja Sanasar Chand, just 22Kms from Hamirpur. Located amidst idyllic surroundings, the temples of Narbadeshwar, Gauri Shankar and Murli Manohar built by the king are still adorned with fine wall paintings.
Sujanpur Tira was founded by Raja Abhay Chand, the king of ruling Katoch dynasty of Kangra in 1748 A.D. There is a tomb of Nawab Gulam Mohammed of Rampur. There are five old temples at Tira and Sujanpur. Bara-dari (Court Room) of Raja Sansar Chand at Sujanpur.The temple dedicated to Gauri Shankar was built during the time of Raja Sansar Chand in 1793 A.D. in the sacred memory of his mother. The temple of Murli Manohar and Narbadeshwar (built by Pransani Devi, The Suketi rani of Raja Sansar Chand) were also builit in this time in 1970 and 1823 A.D. respectively. Other temples of repute are the Mahadev temple, Devi and Vyasheshwar dedicated to Rishi Vyas) temple. Obreen’s horses grave ( he was Raja Sansar Chand’s commander) is also located in Sujanpur. This territory was first visited by a German, named 'Traveck' and then by a British traveller named 'Moorcraft'. Sujanpur place is suitable for adventure sports like Paragliding, Angling, Rafting and trekking in and around this area.
Here lived Sansar Chand II who Is known more as the patron of miniature pahari paintings than the warrior king who fought battles. The fortified palace of Tira that overlooks the town of Sujanpur is the remnant of history. The 'Barahdari Hall' where Sansar Chand used to hold court. The temple of Chamunda Devi within the fort all is there in shape or out of it. The Gauri Shankar temple nearby has some exquisite forecos that cover the walls and ceilings. Narbadeshwar temple, a splendid structure, was got built in 1802 by Sansar Chand's wife Prasanna Devi. Paintings showing the themes of love between Radha and Krishna and Shiv and Parvati have been drawn here with artistic fingers. Sansar Chand got built Murli Manohar temple near the chowgan in memory of his mother. Other temples are the ones dedicated to Lord Ganesh and Lakshmi Narayan.
Bil-kaleshwar Temple : This temple of God Shiva is situated at a distance of 5 km on the Nadaun- Sujanpur road at the meeting place of Beas river and Kunah Khad. This temple is about more than 400 years old.
Tauni-Devi Temple: The temple of goddess Tauni- Devi is situated on the Hamirpur- Awah devi road at a distance of about 12 km from Hamirpur. The temple is more than 200 years old and a fair is held during the month of Asharh (June- July).
Gurudwara sahib Nadaun: Shri Gurudwara Saheb10th Patshahi is situated at Nadaun in District Hamirpur at a very beautiful place at the bank of Beas river. This Gurudwara is managed by the Shiromani Gurudwara Management committee Amritsar, Punjab.
Nadaun : This town became famous when the Kangra rulers shifted their Capital here after they lost Kangra Fort to the army of Jahangir. It is situated on the Shimla-Dharamshala road on the bank of Beas River, 20 kms. from Hamirpur town and 43 kms from Kangra.
District : Hamirpur (Himachal Pradesh)
Climate : The Climate of the district is characterised by an intensely hot summer, a pleasant cold season.
Altitude : varies from 400 meters to 1,100 meters.
Best time to visit : All the year round.
How to Reach:
By Train : The nearest broad gauge railway station is Una and nearest narrow gauge railway station is Ranital (Pathankot-Joginder Nagar railway line) and is connected by regular bus service.
By Air : Nearest airport is Gaggal ( Kangra ).
By Road : Hamirpur is approachable by road from Shimla, Chandigarh and Pathankot.
Other Palaces around Una and Hamirpur