Decorated with the archeological remains of its legendary past, Hoshiarpur in Punjab has a quaint feel to it. Its historical legacy blends with its ancient traditions to give the city a colorful culture that dominates its spirit
As you wade through its ancient temples and narrow crowded lanes, the sleepy town slowly but surely grows on you. Added to its historical legacy is the warmth infused into the city by the geniality of its people. Located between the Rivers Vyas and Sutlej, and surrounded by the Shivalik Hills, Hoshiarpur has been abundantly blessed by nature. Blending nostalgia and novelty, Hoshiarpur has a unique charm that wins over every traveler.Nestled among the Shivalik Hill Ranges, and situated on the border of Himachal Pradesh, the scenic appeal of Hoshiarpur is undeniable. Apart from its aesthetic appeal, Hoshiarpur is popular for its historical significance. The Sheesh Mahal of Hoshiarpur is perhaps the most noteworthy place in the city. As the name suggests, it is a palace made entirely out of glass, and houses some exquisite sculptures. The Archeological Museum and the Bajwara Fort are other significant historical places. Hoshiarpur is home to some important religious shrines and places of worship. The Tomb of Shah Nur Jamal, Dera Santgarh and the numerous Sikh sites are worth visiting as well.There are plenty of opportunities for shopping in Hoshiarpur. The Sheesh Mahal Bazaar is a popular marketplace. You can shop for the colorful, bright scarves known as Pulkaris. Traditional wooden handicrafts and ethnic styles of imitation jewelry can also be bought here. Do not forget to taste the traditional Punjabi beverage, lassi, a sweet milk-based concoction.Due to the ample options of transport facilities available, traveling within Hoshiarpur is convenient and hassle-free. The state-operated minibuses are a great way of traveling within the city, and also to travel to the nearby suburbs. Cycle-rickshaws and auto-rickshaws can be hailed directly from the streets. Taxis are a more comfortable, though slightly more expensive way of getting around the city. The rickshaws and taxis do not operate on a fixed rate system, and it is important to negotiate the fare in advance. You can travel at your own pace and comfort by renting a private vehicle.Ladies are advised to dress modestly and if possible, in ethnic wear, as Hoshiarpur is largely a conservative town.Traveling alone after dark, especially past 11 pm is not safe
Hoshiarpur is not well connected to other major cities of the country via regular flights. The nearest airport is in Ludhiana at a distance of 75kms.
Airports: Ludhiana Airport
You can easily get regular trains to Hoshiarpur from other major cities of the country..
Railway Station(s): Hoshiarpur