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Tuesday 21 August 2018
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Rampur: A town of great trade and cultural importance

Located on the bank of the river Sutlej and formally the capital of princely state of Bushahar, Rampur is the most important market and one of the biggest commercial towns of Himachal Pradesh. Rampur, which is 135km from Shimla, falls along the ancient trade route that goes to as far as Afghanistan, China, Tibet, Ladakh and Kinnaur. Rampur is a place with pulsating traditional values and breaths afresh and feels new to every visitor.

One of the biggest attractions of the place is Lavi Fair, which is held every year in the second week of November. Apart from the epicenter of many trade and some of the stunning attractions around, Rampur is a base to embark on many trekking expeditions. If you ever feel like visiting this wonderful place, you could find luxurious haven in HPTDC’s Hotel Bushehar Regency, which is named, again, after the princely state of Bushehar. With Pagoda style design, the hotel is located on the NH-22 and is merely 2 km short of Rampur bus stand.

To be there

Rampur is connected with regular bus or taxi services from Shimla. The nearest Railway station and airport is at Shimla, which is 135km and 157km from Rampur respectively. However, one can also approach the place from Rohru via Sungri (80km) and from Kullu Manali via Jalori pass (190 Km).

What makes it so special?

Situated at the bank of mighty river Sutlej, Rampur is a beautiful place to visit. The rich history, being the epicenter of trade and rich cultural and traditional values make this place important. Apart from that Lavi Fair which is the biggest in North India, Rampur is also a great shopping hub and offers exotic items like handcrafted woolen garments with beautiful carvings like Rampuri Chaddars and blankets, clay sculptures and many more.

What does the hotel offer?

HPTDC’s Hotel Bushehar Regency has the following facilities for the tourists:

 All rooms are airy, spacious and well furnished with attached baths and running hot & cold water

 Parking within premises

 For entertainment, satellite television

 Restaurant and good room service

 HPTDC also runs Cafe and Bar at Rampur

Main attractions in the vicinity

Included below are some of the most stunning attractions around Rampur

Rampur town: At the height of 924 meters above the sea level, Rampur town has some of the most beautiful Hindu and Buddhist shrines that include Ragunath Temple, the Ayodhya Temple, the Narsingh Temple and the Dumgir Budh Temple with a large prayer wheel and holds important scriptures. Additionally, Padam Palace, that blends colonial and traditional styles, is one the major attractions.

Dutt Nagar (970m): At the height of 920 meter and a distance of 12 km from Rampur, this ancient village on the left bank of Sutlej is named after the ancient temple of god Dattreya.

Nirath (950m): This place is famous for ancient and unique Sun Temple built in nagara style. The temple is one of the two temples in India dedicated to Lord Suryanarayan (sun). The temple is situated at a height of 950 meter and is merely 15 km away from the Rampur town.

Tariff in the hotel Bushehar Regency are the following:

Bushehar Suite A/C (DBR)……………2800/-

DBR Super Deluxe A/C……………….2400/-

DBR Deluxe A/C………………………2100/-

DBR Regular…………………………..1600/-

DBR Economy…………………………1200/-

For online reservation is also available.



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