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This article is about the municipal corporation in Punjab, India. For its namesake district, see Hoshiarpur district.


Landmarks Of Hoshiarpur
Land Of Saints
Location of Hoshiarpur City in Punjab, India
Coordinates: 31°32′N 75°55′E / 31.53°N 75.92°E / 31.53; 75.92Coordinates: 31°32′N 75°55′E / 31.53°N 75.92°E / 31.53; 75.92
Country  India
State Punjab
Region North India
District Hoshiarpur
Settled by British 1846 A.D.
Founded In 1325-1351 A.D.
Founded by Hargovind Ram & Ram Chand
Named for Hoshiar Khan Of Bajwara
 • Type Municipality
 • Body Municipal Corporation Hoshiarpur
 • Land 480 km2 (190 sq mi)
Elevation 296 m (971 ft)
 • Total 189,371
 • Density 396/km2 (1,030/sq mi)
Demonym Hoshiarpuria, Hoshiarpuri
 • Official Punjabi, Hindi, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 146001
Area code(s) +91-1882
Vehicle registration PB07
Website http://www.mchoshiarpur.org/

Hoshiarpur About this sound pronunciation (Punjabi: ਹੁਸ਼ਿਆਰਪੁਰ) is a city and a municipal corporation in Hoshiarpur district in the Indian state of Punjab. It was founded, according to tradition, during the early part of the fourth century. In 1809 it was occupied by the forces of Maharaja Karanvir Singh and was united into the greater state of Punjab[citation needed].

Hoshiarpur is located at 31°32′N 75°55′E / 31.53°N 75.92°E / 31.53; 75.92.[1] It has an average elevation of 296 metres (971 ft). Hoshiarpur district is located in the north-east part of the Indian state of Punjab. It falls in the Jalandhar Revenue Division and is situated in the Bist Doab portion of the Doaba region. Hoshiarpur shares a common boundary with Kangra district, and Una district of Himachal Pradesh in the northeast. In the southwest, it borders Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar district, Jalandhar district, and Kapurthala district, and in the northwest it borders Gurdaspur district.


As per provisional data of 2011 census Hoshiarpur had a population of 189,731 out of which males were 99267 and females were 90044 The literacy rate was 84.6 per cent.[2]

As of 2011 India census,[3] Hoshiarpur had a population of 189,371. Males constitute 50.9% of the population and females 49.1%. Hoshiarpur has an average literacy rate of 85.40%, compared to 81.00% of 2001, is the most literate district of Punjab. Male literacy is 89.90%, and female literacy is 80.80%. In Hoshiarpur, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.

  • Females per 1,000 males: 962
  • Density of population ( per km².): 396
  • Percentage increase in population (2001–2011): 7.1%
  • Child sex ratio (0–6 Age): 859

The Scheduled Caste population in this district is 34.3%[4][5]


Hoshiarpur is called the land of Saints, land of "choes", some 39 "choes", (seasonal rivulets), which bring floods in the monsoon season. The area is known for wooden and ivory handicrafts. Ivory has now been replaced by synthetic alternatives. It is situated in the Shivalik Hills, which are foothills of the Himalayas. Hoshiarpur is also known as doors to Himachal and Himalayas and is best short cut to go to Jammu & Kashmir via Hoshiarpur it saves a lot of time as well as fuel. Hoshiarpur is the 10th most literate city of India. Manmohan Singh, former Prime Minister of India, is an alumnus of Government College, Hoshiarpur, which was part of the Panjab University for a short duration after partition, until its relocation.


The legends associate several places in the district with pandavas. Dasua is mentioned in epic of Mahabharata as the seat of Raja Virata in whose services the Pandavas remained for thirteen years during their exile. Bham, about 11 km west of Mahalpur is said to be the place where the Pandavas passed their exile. Lasara, about 19 km north Jaijon, also contains a stone temple stated to date back to the time of Pandavas. According to the Chinese pilgrim, Hieun Tsang, the area of Hoshiarpur was dominated by a tribe of Chandrabansi Rajputs, who maintained an independent existence for centuries before the Muhammadan conquest.

In the Hoshiarpur District, Shiwaliks from Talwara on the Beas to Rupnagar on the Satluj have revealed the presence of Acheolian and Soanian cultures. From the shiwalik frontal range in the Hoshiarpur District, sixteen sites have been reported to have yielded stone Age tools. Out of these, besides the Soanian tools, these sited in Hoshiarpur District have yielded Acheolian assemblage.

The Atbarapur group has yielded a large number of Stone Age tools. This group consisting of Atbarapur, Rehamanpur and Takhni close to the dry beds of the Ghos are located at the foothills of the Shiwaliks, about 8 km north-east from the town of Hariana, Atbarapur has yielded 80 tools consisting of 9 handaxes, 19 cleavers, 17 pebble-tools, 28 flakes and 7 cores/core choppers. All the tools in the collection are either on flakes or cores. The raw material is quartzite of varying colours, viz. Green, blue, brown, etc. The tools are fashioned mainly out of fine to medium grained quartzite. In the recent archaeological excavations, some fine pieces of sculptures of Gandhara dating back to 1000 AD and after have been discovered hare. A list of stone tools yielding sited explored by the Department of Archaeological, Punjab is given in Appendix-1 at the end of the chapter.

The archaeological explorations made during the recent years have revealed the antiquity of the Hoshiarpur District to the Harappan Period. On the basis of surface exploration, the following new sited have been brought on the Archaeological map of India and the traces of the selfsame people as at Harappa and Mohenjadaro have also been detected in the Hoshiarpur District [6]


The city of Hoshiarpur has a mild climate due to the abundance of hilly terrain and the sizeable forest cover. Temperatures drop as low as 5 °C in the winter.

The pattern of seasons in the district is similar to that of other districts in Punjab, except slight variations at the terminals. The year is be divided into three main seasons. The summer season begins in April, and lasts until the end of July. The rainy season starts in the beginning of July and lasts until the end of September. The winter season starts when rains are over in October, and lasts until the end of March. May and June are the hottest months of the year in Hoshiarpur (during which time the temperature can rise over 45 °C).

The local climate here is suitable for citrus fruit cultivation, and a large area is dedicated to this crop. Hoshiarpur has always been known for the distinctive variety of mangoes (as is referred in this popular Punjabi song, "Ambiyaan nu tarsengi chadd ke des doaba").


The total avg. rain falls in disst. is 1125 mm .Broadly speaking 75 percent of the rainfall is experienced in the period July to September, Whereas 15 Percent rainfall is experienced in the winter months of January and February are under the influence of western disturbances in the Persion Gulf. Hail storms may occur in the closing period of winter when there is quite a sizeable damage to fruit crops, especially the mango fruit for which this distinct is quite renowned in the State. India has a different season called monsoon where rain will fall most of the time.

How to reach Hoshiarpur[edit]

One can visit Hoshiarpur through various means of transport.

By road[edit]

Bhagwan Valmiki ISBT

Hoshiarpur's Bus Stand is Bhagwan Valmiki Interstate Bus Terminal, which has a large network of bus services of Punjab Roadways, Himachal Roadways, Delhi, Haryana Roadways, P.R.T.C,[7] Chandigarh Transport Undertaking, Jammu & Kashmir Roadways, Rajasthan State Roadways, apart from private operators.

By rail[edit]

Hoshiarpur Railway Station is placed in “Ferozepur Division Northern Railway”. It is connected with direct trains to Jalandhar, Amritsar, Ferozepur, Delhi.

By air[edit]

The nearest major airport is Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, Amritsar. This airport has international and domestic flights and is 108 km from the Hoshiarpur city.


Panjab University Regional Centre


  • Guru Nanak Institute Of Engineering And Management, Naushehera (Hariana) (affiliated to P.T.U.)
  • Rayat-Bahra Education City, Hoshiarpur has Engineering, Pharmacy and Law colleges. Rayat-Bahra Institute of Engineering and Nanotechnology; Rayat-Bahra College of Engineering and Nano-technology for Women; Rayat-Bahra Institute of Pharmacy, rayat bahra college of nursing.
  • Government College, Hoshiarpur was home to part of the Panjab University for a short duration after partition, until its relocation. Manmohan Singh, the Prime Minister of India, is an alumnus.
  • Shri Guru Ram Dass College of Nursing
  • Guru Gobind Singh Polytechnic College, Village: Handowal Kalan(chabbewal) www.ggspc.com
  • Guru Gobind Singh College of Management and Information Technology, VPO: Patti Chrnpur(Mahilpur) www.ggscmit.com
  • S.D. College, HoshiarpurSD College Official Website
  • Vishveshvaranand Vishwa Bandhu Institute of Sanskrit and Indological Studies, sadhu ashram hoshiarpur
  • Pt. Jagat Ram Government Polytechnic College, Jalandhar Road, Hoshiarpur
  • D.A.V. College, Chandigarh Road, Hoshiarpur
  • D.A.V. College of Education, Arya Samaj Road, Hoshiarpur
  • Saini Bar College Bulhowal at Khadiala Sainian
  • Government College, Hoshiarpur was home to part of the Panjab University for a short duration after partition, until its relocation. Manmohan Singh, the Prime Minister of India, is an alumnus.
  • Sri Guru Gobind Singh Khalsa College, Mahilpur
  • The town is home to the Vishveshvaranand Institute of Sanskrit and Indological Studies (VSIS), at Sadhu Ashram on Hoshiarpur Una road.
  • Government Polytechnic, Government I.T.I. institute and G.E.S Polytechnic college provide various trades and vocational level courses.
  • Hoshiarpur's first professional college is Hoshiarpur institute of Management And Technology (HIMT) situated near vill Baghpur at Dasuya Road.
  • Kalams Institute of Technology(KITINDIA)Near Bus Stand Chowk.
  • S.B.C.M.S. Polytechnic Attalgarh Mukerian Distt Hoshiarpur
  • NICE Computers, Mall Road, Hoshiarpur
  • PICT(Punjab Institute of Computer Technology),Near Bus Stand,Hoshiarpur.


  • G.M.A City Public School, Singriwala
  • St. Joseph's Convent School, Chandigarh Road
  • Mount Carmel Senior Secondary School, Dasuya Road, Kakkon
  • Ch. Balbir Singh Sr. Secondary School, Hoshiarpur
  • Marigold Public School, Tagore Nagar, Hoshiarpur . www.marigoldpublicschool.com phone:- 01882-252703
  • Lajpat rai sr.sec. school, college road, Hoshiarpur.
  • Toodlers Home Study Hall, Model Town Hoshiarpur...
  • St. R.N.A's Gurukul, Shivalik Avenue, Hoshiarpur
  • G.M.A City Public School, Chandigarh Road, Chabbewal
  • D.A.V. Sr. Sec. School, Arya Samaj Road, Hoshiarpur.
  • St. Paul's Convent school, dasuya
  • St. Soldier Divine Public School, Una Road
  • St. Farid Public High School, Boolanwari
  • GEMS Cambridge International School, Bypass Road, Singriwala
  • Takshila School, Dasuya Road
  • Woodlands Overseas School, Dasuya Road
  • Sri Guru Harkrishan Sr. Sec School, Pandori Khajoor
  • Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School, Model Town, Hoshiarpur
  • Moon Light Modern School, Dashmesh Nagar, Hoshiarpur
  • SIR MARSHAL INSTITUTIONS (PB) Sir Marshal sports School Bains Awan, Sir Marshal Convent School, Bhaliala (C.B.S.E Affiliated),
  • Sir Marshal Convent School Nainowal Vaid(Tanda Hoshiarpur Road)
  • Little Flower High School, Una Road


  • Civil Hospital
  • Narad Hospital
  • Saini Hospital
  • Ivy Hospital, Opp. St. Joseph's Convent School, Ram Colony Camp
  • Kanwar Hospital, Fatehgarh Road, Hoshiarpur (erstwhile Modern Hospital)
  • Modern Hospital, Session Chownk
  • Shivam Hospital, Phagwara Road, Near Railway Crossing (Director- MLA Sunder Sham Arora)
  • Bal Krishan Hospital
  • Satish Agarwal Nursing Home
  • Saini Hospital
  • St. Joseph's Hospital, Ram Colony Camp


  • Clock Tower
  • Sheesh Mahal (Lala Hans Raj Jain got this monument constructed in the year 1911. Glass is used for building the interior walls and ceilings)[8]
  • Bajwara Fort
  • Dabbi Baza


Hoshiarpur is also very good place for shopping.

  • City Center Hoshiarpur, Near Bus Stand
  • Sarafan Bazar And Shastri Market
  • Dabbi Bazar, Famous for wooden handicrafts
  • Swaran Cineplex-Mall
  • Mall Road
  • Arora Complex
  • Clock Tower
  • Kashmiri Bazaar
  • Clock tower to Bus Stand Road
  • Shiraz Hotel Road
Hoshiarpur Archaeological Museum


Religious places[edit]

  • Hari Baba Mandir (SACHIDANAND ASHRAM)
  • Gurudwara Singh Sabha
  • Punj Mukhi Shiv Mandir
  • Gurdwara Bhai Joga Singh, Muhalla Shekhan
  • Shri Khuralgarh Sahib at village Khuralgarh, Garhshanker[9]
  • Gurdwara Garna Sahib
  • MONA Memorial Church, more than 104-year-old church of city (under Diocese of Chandigarh (CNI))
  • Gurudwara at Mananhana
  • Gurdwara Harian Vailan
  • Sati Mata Temple In Hariana on Road. from Hoshiarpur to Jammu Road

Places of interest and fun[edit]

  • Swaran Cineplex-Mall
  • Shiraz Miniplex (K Sera Sera Miniplex Hoshiarpur) 3D as well 2D movies near Hotel Shiraz Regency[10]
  • Hoshiarpur Archaeological Museum located within the premises of the Vishvesvaranand Vishva Bandhu Institute of Sanskrit and Indological Studies.
  • Citrus County, Chhauni Farms[11]
  • Takhni-Rehmapur Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Dholbaha archaeological site

Famous personalities From Hoshiarpur[edit]



Bhai Sahib Singh one of the Panj Pyare

Arts and culture[edit]

Monica Bedi is from the city




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  4. ^ "State-wise, District-wise List of Blocks with >40% but less than 50% SC population". Retrieved 12 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "Jat Sikhs: A Question of Identity". Retrieved 12 July 2012. 
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