Hamirpur head quarters of Hamirpur district is located south of Kangra valley and north of Bilaspur district. Hamirpur is known for its temples and educational institutes more than anything else. There is a National Institute of Technology located in Hamirpur. Narvdeshwar Temple, Baba Balak Nath Awah Devi Temple located at the highest point in the district are all famous temples in Hamirpur.
Temples and Gurudwars in Hamirpur is one of the major reasons for tourists to visit Hamirpur. Baba Balak Nath temple in Deothsidh village about 45 kms from Hamirpur is a famous pilgrim centre and every year thousands of devotees visit this cave temple. Temples of Sujanpur Tira built by Maharaja Sansar Chand Katoch are also a major tourist attraction.
NIT Hamirpur is one of the twenty NITs in the country, established in 1986 as Regional Engineering College, as a joint enterprise of Govt. of India and Himachal Pradesh.
Maharaja Sansar Chand Katoch moved his capital from Kangra to Sujanpur and built palaces, temples and a fort atop the hill Tira. Some of the temples in Sujanpur Tira are great repositories of Kangra paintings. Narbadeshwar Temple with frescoes on its walls and ceiling is a fine example of the famous Pahari School of painting. Chamunda Devi temple atop Tira still attracts a large number of devotees. At the southern end of Sujanpur Tira is the temple of Gauri Shanker that houses life-size statues in 'ashtadhatu' of Lord Shiva and his consort Parvati.
Gurudwara Sahib Nadaun
Gurudawara Sahib has been built in memory of Guru Gobind Singh ji Who fought his second battle here against the Mughals in which Guru ji was victorious and after that he stayed here for 9 days and this place got the name Nadaun which mean nine days.