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Kunihar (princely state) is a valley situated between the mountains in the Solan district, which is also known as "Hatkot" and "Choti Vilayat." Kunihar a small valley, surrounded by a small river (translated as Kuni Khudd) in shape of garland (translated as Har) so he named it "Kunihar" during his visit.
Kunihar was founded in 1154 by Abhoj Dev, a Raghubansi rajput from Akhnoor in Jammu. The state was occupied by Nepal from 1803 to 1815. The rulers of the state used the title of 'Thakur'.
Thakurs of Kunihar
- 1815 - 1816 Mungri Das
- 1816 - 1866 Kishen Singh
- 1866 - 1905 Tegh Singh
- 1905 - 15 Aug 1947 Hardev Singh