was a town of British India
, currently a tehsil in Kangra district
in Himachal state
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
) 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.
As River Beas flows from the sub town it ends uo 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 and etc.