Dehra, Himachal

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For town in Uttarakhand, see Dehradun.
Dehra Gopipur
Dehra is located in Himachal Pradesh
Dehra is located in India
Location in Himachal Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 31°52′55″N 76°12′55″E / 31.8819125°N 76.2153554°E / 31.8819125; 76.2153554Coordinates: 31°52′55″N 76°12′55″E / 31.8819125°N 76.2153554°E / 31.8819125; 76.2153554
Country  India
State Himachal Pradesh
District Kangra
 • Body Municipal Council
Elevation 503 m (1,650 ft)
 • Official Pahari
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration HP 36

Dehra was a town of British India, currently a tehsil in Kangra district in Himachal state, India.

The River Beas divides the town into Dehra & Gopipur.

Dehra is the oldest of Tehsil in Himachal Pradesh. As the town is fusion of two words Dehra & Gopipur both have a reason for the same. Gopiupur being an older version & from the times of Mahabharta. According to the legend when Kalyavana (the Yavan or Greek) demon was running behind lord Krishna lord disappeared in some caves in the Gopipur foothills & killed the demon inside the caves. An ancient Pandav temple is the oldest temple in the town aging from the time of Mahabharata.

The town of Dehra is as recent as mid 15th century when foreign invaders used this place as a DERA (camp) for their expedition to hill states. British made the evolving town as the tehsil in year 1868.

Pong Dam[edit]

Dehra River Side
Main article: Maharana Pratap Sagar

As River Beas flows from the sub town it ends up in the Pong Dam reservoir/lake, also known as Maharana Pratap Sagar. This man made lake is 45 km long & 15–18 km wide. It attracts a lot of anglers come for fishing mahasher fish.

Dehra Town is so beautiful and it could become one of the most famous place among the historical place and it can also develop itself through various channels of development like National level Fairs, crafting etc.

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