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Hoshiarpur’s mythical antiquity reaches back to the Mahabharata, one of two Sanskrit epics of ancient India, with various sites here linked to its valiant heroes, the Pandavas. They are said to have spent their 13 years in exile at Dasuya. Excavations in the district have revealed evidence of Palaeolithic inhabitation, the Indus Valley civilisation, and 1,000-year-old Gandhara art. Perhaps the most well-known of these sites is Dholbaha with evidence of it having been a flourishing temple town between 700-1200 AD. Hoshiarpur has a long border with Himachal Pradesh and is located at the foothills of the Shivalik range, making it a hub for trade between the hills and plains. Even today, Hoshiarpur is a thriving market town, known particularly for its inlay work, the finest examples of which can be purchased at the Cottage Industries Corporation, and Gunesh Jain in Dabbi Bazaar, amongst others. Places of interest to visitors include the 400-year-old Biranwala temple in nearby Balachaur, the pre-historic artefacts from Dholbaha at the Hoshiarpur Archeological Museum, and the Takhni-Rehmapur Wildlife Sanctuary.

Bajwara Fort

Bajwara is an old historic town situated in Hoshiarpur District. It is birthplace of Mata Sundri, second wife of Guru Gobind Singh. History[edit]. This town was founded by Baiju Bawra. This was placed from where Pathans kept an eye on Hill Rulers. Raja Sansar Chand built a fort known as Bajwara Fort.

Anandpur Sahib Gurudwara

Gurudwara Takht Sri Kesgarh Sahib: is the principal Sikh temple in the town. It marks the birthplace of Khalsa and one of the five religious authorities (Five Takhts) of Sikhism. Standing on a hillock, the present complex was built between 1936 and 1944.

Bhakra Dam

Bhakra Dam is a concrete gravity dam on the Sutlej River in Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh in northern India. The dam forms the Gobind Sagar reservoir. The dam, located at a gorge near the upstream Bhakra village in Bilaspur district of Himachal Pradesh of height 226 m

Mata Chintpurni Devi Temple

Chintpurni is a major pilgrimage Centre and one of the Shakti Peethas in India. The Chintpurni shakti peeth (Chhinnamastik shakti peeth) is located in Una district Himachal Pradesh state, surrounded by the western Himalaya in the north and east in the smaller Shiwalik (or Shivalik) range bordering the state of Punjab.

Jwala Devi Temple

Jawala Ji or Jwala devi temple is one of the 51 Shaktipeeths of India and Jawala Ji Temple is one of the highly venerated Shakti Temples in India. It is situated in the lap of Shivalik range of Kangra valley called “Kalidhar”. This is believed to be the first ever temple built by the Pandavas. Jwala Ji is a Devi Temple Dedicated to the “GODDESS OF LIGHT”, located in Jawala Mukhi, district Kangra of Himachal Pradesh.