In this blog, you can read the very interesting history of Kinnaur Himachal Pradesh. Kinnaur can also be called the home of Bholenath because the famous Kinnar Kailash is in Kinnaur only. Kinnaur is 235 km from Shimla and it has six tehsils. The district headquarters is at Reckong Peo. It is the second least populous district of Himachal Pradesh after Lahaul and Spiti. The peace and lush green mountains here attract a lot of people. The culture of Buddhism is also seen here. The stories of the rocks, Shivling, and Pandavas here are very attractive.
History of Kinnaur Himachal Pradesh
Kinnaur is said to have been a part of the then Chini tehsil of Mahasu district. It became a separate district on 1 May 1960. Earlier, Kinnaur was a north-eastern part of the erstwhile Bushahr princely state, whose capital was Kamru. Later, the capital was shifted to Rampur Bushahr. After the decline of the Kannauj kingdom, the rulers of Kamru forcefully occupied the surrounding territories and laid the foundation for the state of Bushehr, which was the territory of Kinnaur until the disintegration of the state after India’s independence. The early history of the Kinnaur region is obscure in the absence of authentic historical records and references to Kinnaur or Kannaura and their lands are limited to legends and mythological accounts. Kinnaur also has historical cultural links with the Nagari province of the Tibetan Autonomous Region.