Sirmaur is a district of Himachal Pradesh with its headquarters at Nahan. It is largely mountainous and rural, with 90% of its population living in villages. Some of its popular towns include Nahan, Paonta Sahib, Shillai, and Suketi. Suketi which is famous for Shivalik Fossil Park, where fossils more than 85 million years old have been found. We have explained in detail the history of Sirmour on this website. So if you want to read Sirmaur history then click on Sirmour history.

Geography and Climate:
There are seven tehsils in this district: Nahan, Renuka, Kamrau, Shillai, Rajgarh, Pachhad, and Paonta Sahib. The Giri River divides the district into two equal parts: Giripar and Giriar. The major cities are Nahan, Paonta Sahib, Rajgarh, Kalaamb, Sarahan, and Shillai. The central government has just declared the Giripar area as a tribal area on December 2023. The temperature rises up to 38 °C in some parts of the district, such as Kala Amb and Paonta Sahib. The temperature in winter ranges from 8 to 15 °C. And in some parts, the temperature goes to minus. There is a lot of snowfall in some hilly areas like Chanpurdhar, Churdhar, Naya Village, and Shillai.

Area: 2,825 km2 (1,091 sq mi)
District HQ: Nahan
Population (2011): 529855
Tehsils: Nahan, Paonta Sahib, Pachhad, Shillai, Sangrah, Rajgarh
Languages: Hindi, Pahari, Punjabi

Rivers: Yamuna, Giri

People, Lifestyle, and Culture:
People of different religions live together in Sirmaur, but the Hindu community is in large numbers. There is a good number of Muslims here along with Sikhs. The people of Sirmauri worship Lord Shiva and Lord Mahasu. Bishu Hariyali Fair is the most famous fair here. Thoda Nritya, Nati, Rasa, and Budhechu are some of the famous dances of the Sirmaur district. Agriculture is the main occupation of Sirmaur. The farmer produces Mango, Apple, and Peach, Tomato, Garlic, Ginger, Potato, Peas, Wheat, Maize, and Paddy.

As of the 2011 India census, Sirmaur district had a population of 529,855, and a literacy rate of 79.98%. The spoken languages in the district are Hindi, Pahari, Sirmauri, Punjabi, Nepali, Haryanvi, and Tibetan languages.

Travel Destination:
Churdhar Peak, Haripur Dhar Temple, Jaitak Fort, Ranital Bagh, Temple of Shrigul, Jaitak Hills, Renuka Wildlife Sanctuary, Renukaji Mini Zoo, Renuka Ji Lake, Suketi Fossil Park, Trilokpur Temple, Chanpurdhar Peak at Shillai, and Gurdwara Patna Sahib.

Fairs and Festivals:
Beas Fair: It takes place five days before the festival of Holi in the month of Chaitra. Sage Vyasa is said to have performed penance at the site of the fair where there is now a temple dedicated to the famous sage. Gandhi Mela: Gandhi Mela is held every year on 30 January in Amboa. Nag Nauna Fair: This fair is held during the festival of Dussehra at an ancient and flood-damaged Nag-Nauna temple near Purowala village of Paonta Sahib Tehsil.

In Shillai, Vishu, Hariyali Lohri, or Maghi Mahotsav are celebrated. Maghi Mahotsav begins on the 28th day of Pausa. Almost the entire month of Magh is spent in feasts and revelry. The preparations for this festival start at least a month in advance.

How to reach Sirmaur:
By Air: Chandigarh and Dehradun airport is the nearest airport.
By Rail: The nearest railway station to Sirmaur is Chandigarh and Ambala, Kalka Shimla Railway Station.
By Road: The whole of Sirmaur is well connected by road and regular private and public transport services are available to Chandigarh, Dehradun, Delhi, Shimla, Solan, and other places in the district.


Suketi Fossil Park Nahan

Suketi Fossil Park

The Suketi Fossil Park, also known as the Shivalik Fossil Park, is a promin...



A treat for trekking and rock climbing buffs, Churdhar Sirmaur Himachal Peak at a height of 3650 m above sea level is a 50km trek. Covered with verdant forests and fields, one can approach this peak f...

Paonta Sahib Gurudwara

Paonta Sahib

Guru Govind Singh, the tenth Guru of the Sikhs stayed here for concerning four years from 1742 to 1745. The origin of the name Paonta

Jagannath Temple

Jagannath Temple

One of the major attraction of the town, Jagannath Temple was built by Raja Budh Prakash in the year 1681

Shillai Sirmaur


According to Census 2011 info the placement code or village code of Shillai village is 023445. Shillai village is found in Shillai Tehsil of Sirmaur district in Himachal Pradesh, India. it’s placed ...

Renuka Lake Himachal Pradesh

Renuka Ji Lake

Located just 38 kilometers away from Nahan, Renuka Ji Lake is the perfect place to visit for p...

Rajgarh Sirmaur


Rajgarh is found within the heart of Sirmaur district during a lush inexperienced natural depression. it’...

Mata Balasundari

Mata Bala Sundari Temple

Trilokpur is found around twenty-three kilometers west of Nahan in Himachal Pradesh. It derives its name from t...

Rani Tal Nahan

Rani Tal Nahan

Nahan is a town in Himachal Pradesh in India and is the headquarters of the Sirmaur District. It is als...

The Renuka Sanctuary

Renuka wildlife sanctuary

The Renuka Ji Sanctuary is situated in the Sirmaur district in Himachal Pradesh. The sanctuary is well connected by a network of motorable roads. Th...