Hoshiarpur is 45 kms. from Jalandhar by road. The Vedic Research Institute (V.V.R.I.) situated at a distance of 4 kms. from the town publishes books on lndology and Vedic scriptures and houses the Punjab Govt. Archaeological Museum. The town is known for manufacture of wooden toys, in-lay and lacquer finished furniture and musical instruments such as Harmonium, Tabla, Sitar etc.
Local tradition associates this place with the legendary Dhol. number of amalakas, buried walls, plinths, temple plans, idols such as a head of Vishnu, reclining Ganesha, Shiva Parvati, female figures or couples on architectural members and a statue depicting four Jina images seated back to back were found here. The site is lost in Dholbaha dam. Sculptures and artifacts found here are now exhibited in the Archaeological Museum at the V.V.R.I.
The Green Land of Punjab
Chintpurni, Jwalaji, Kangra Valley, Dharamshala, Maclodgunj, Dalhousie are some of the various Hill Stations of Himachal Pradesh where you can go to through Hoshiarpur.
How To Reach
There is a vast network of bus services of Punjab, Himachal, Delhi, Haryana, Pepsu, Chandigarh, Rajasthan State Roadways, apart from private operators. Important destinations include Delhi, Shimla, Chandigarh, Dalhousie, Jammu and Chintpurni.
Chandigarh 140 Kms.
New Delhi 390 Kms